- UES parents are petitioning the DOE to protest the elimination of one of P.S. 290’s kindergarten classes.
- Robert Gebeloff, the Times’s education data guru, offers advice about crunching the DOE’s numbers.
- A look inside school vending machines reveals a trove of unhealthy ingredients.
- Miss Eyre worries that she over-prepared her students for the essay section of the state ELA test.
- Members of Congress seem unenthused about Obama’s plan to tie Title I funds to common standards.
- A new report examines how charter authorizers affect schools’ autonomy.
- High school seniors should be required to complete a big project before graduating, Jay Mathews argues.
- The City Room blog has the entire report about alleged bullying in Bronx Science’s math department.
- Word in the halls is that NYC Educator is the craziest teacher at his school, and he’s okay with that.
- If you do top-notch research about teacher quality before June 1, you could win $10,000.
- More than 88 Afghani schoolgirls have been poisoned, perhaps to prevent them from going to school.
Remainders: De-mystifying Department of Education data
By Maura Walz