- Anna Phillips inaugurates a new series of school portraits with a trip to East New York’s P.S. 13.
- More unions are pulling the plug on support for their states’ round-two Race to the Top applications.
- Arne Duncan recently seems to have dropped out of the public RttT conversations, Politics K-12 notes.
- Mayor Michael Bloomberg blasted State Sen. Bill Perkins over his charter school stance.
- Leonie Haimson points out that Perkins is one of many Harlem politicians critical of charter schools.
- Peter Murphy of NYSCA: state audits would be too rare to make charter schools accountable.
- A federal grant will mean 20,000 new computers for low-income city sixth-graders next year.
- One school’s test prep: an ELA pep rally featuring superheroes and the Beyonce hit, “All the 3’s and 4’s.”
- Jay Mathews: the story that Garfield HS went downhill after teacher Jaime Escalante left is myth.
- A new law will force schools to report how much time their students are required to spend in gym.
- Colorado charter school teachers won a free speech case against the school’s principal.
- Andy Rotherham says Aspire Public Schools should be brought in to run the closing Stanford charter.
- And Kim Gittleson is building an interactive map of NYC schools and wants your help.
Remainders: At Brooklyn's P.S. 13, boredom, restlessness rule
By Maura Walz