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Scheduling: Canceling School For Columbus Day Is The Worst Idea Ever

Canceling school for Columbus Day is the dumbest idea ever, according to Vox, but I'm still taking the day off (reserving the right to post things on Twitter). Really, really need a morning news roundup? Check out RealClearEducation, Annenberg Institute, or Politico.

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: Reform Critics Gather In NYC

@NEPCtweet: An agenda for solutions in #edreform with @NetworkPublicEd @palan57 Reactions to @edtrust school rating report rounded up at @morning_edu “The Educator and the Oligarch" - The Washington...Show More Summary

Morning Video: Weingarten, Finn, Darling-Hammond Debate School Progress

As you may already have seen via my Twitter feed, this week's @StanfordSOTU session featured the AFT president, Fordham guru Finn, and Stanford professor. Here's the video -- 90 minutes or so. Click here if the video doesn't work. Search for #StanfordSOTU to see what folks were saying in real time.

AM News: Chicago Union Head Steps Down; Ed Trust Slams NCLB Waiver School Ratings

CTU President Karen Lewis 'not well,' but union mum on details Chicago Sun-Times: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis is "not well" but under top-notch medical care, the union said Tuesday, refusing to detail the health crisis that has landed Lewis in the hospital. Show More Summary

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: Deputy Takes Over For Chicago Union Leader

Success Academy Network Has An Extremely Small Lobbying Operation in DC CTU's Lewis Recovering From Surgery, Sharkey To Assume Duties For Now #Twill #IL #P2 In These Times reports on pro-reform contributions to Minnesota board race No mention of union $. Show More Summary

Events: Reform Advocates Meet In Chicago

From deep inside a Chicago hotel, the day after StudentsFirst announced Jim Blew as Michelle Rhee's replacement and at roughly the same time as CTU is announcing that Karen Lewis has a serious illness and her duties are being taken over...Show More Summary

AM News: NYC To Get 17 More Charters, Despite District Opposition

SUNY green-lights 17 more city charter schools, 14 for Success Academy ChalkbeatNY: A State University of New York committee unanimously approved 17 additional charter schools to open over the next two years, with 14 of the charters going to Success Academy, the city’s largest and most controversial network. Show More Summary

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: StudentsFirst Succession, Success Academy Expansion

California School Voucher Backer [& Democratc] To Head U.S. Education Reform Group Major expansion for Success, growing dread in districts | Capital New York @elizashapiro Common Core Copyright: What Does It Really...Show More Summary

Charts: Education Majors Enjoy Low Unemployment, High Satisfaction

Special education teachers are on the list of low-paying majors at mid-career ($47,000), and Elementary and Early education jobs pay even less (13 charts that explain why your college major matters). But on the other hand, unemployment rates for education majors are 5 just percent, second-lowest after health care and roughly the same as STEM. Show More Summary

John Thompson: Restoring the "Clash of Ideas" in Public Schools

How is it possible that the New York Times food columnist turned education commentator who wrote The Trouble with Tenure could turn around and write nearly the opposite: The Wilds of Education? Now, Frank Bruni praises the students,Show More Summary

Morning Video: First-Generation Houston Students Going To Yale, Smith

I don't usually run these, but here's an uplifting video from HISD about the EMERGE program, featuring Edgar Avina (HISD's EMERGE program helps students aim high). Or read about a HISD graduate now at Smith College.

AM News: Big Education Decisions For 11 States

Education Measures on Ballot in 11 States EdWeek: The initiatives could have a significant impact on school funding, class sizes, the use of technology, and teacher evaluation and tenure systems. Voters in Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, and New York will see proposals that would increase funding for public schools paid for through a new tax or bond. Show More Summary

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: Common Core > Teachers' Low Expectations?

Common Core could help limit impact of teachers' low expectations of minority students, notes CAP report When it comes to teacher testing rebellions, it's hard to beat @CTULocal1's George Schmidt More Summary

Afternoon Video: Rock The Vote 2014 "Turn Out For What?" Features Education

Here it is, via the NYT, featuring a shout-out from Darren Criss for education and a visual reference to student loan debt. #TURNOUTFORWHAT

Quotes: Teachers' Expectations & The Common Core

All else equal, 10th grade students who had teachers with higher expectations were more than three times more likely to graduate from college than students who had teachers with lower expectations. -- New CAP report on teachers' expectations & the Common Core (click link to see report -- via HPEdu)

Media: NYC Public Radio Revamps Education Site

On Monday, WNYC's SchoolBook education site relaunched with new media partners and a new expanded focus on school data. As you may remember, WNYC and the New York Times launched SchoolBook together a few years ago, but even before things...Show More Summary

AM News: Flat SAT Scores, Philly Contract SNAFU, Lewis Hospitalized

SAT scores for Class of 2014 show no improvement from previous marks Washington Post: High school graduates this year fared no better on the SAT college admission test than their predecessors in 2013, a stagnant result that exam overseers said should sound an alarm for the nation to get more students on track for college. Show More Summary

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: SchoolBook Relaunches NYC Media Collaborative

Schoolbook relaunches today with new media partners - Nieman via Current @bethfertig @pwillens @ceodonovan See also: Ki Sung taking over editing @mindshiftKQED from Tina Bargesghian Educators increasingly optimistic on the Common Core, despite general public uncertainty. Show More Summary

Quotes: Misunderstanding Accountability (The Fog Of Rhetoric)

I get the desire for a clean break from NCLB’s bad reputation and the ever-changing, ever-more-complicated NCLB waivers... But before we rush to adopt a “new accountability,” let’s first make sure we understand the policies we have. -- Anne Hyslop (What NYT No Child Left Behind Story Missed)

Charts: Pay No Attention To The Giant Funding Gaps Among Districts

For all the policy chatter and debate out there about funding inequities (between charters and neighborhood schools is one favorite), you don't hear much talk about just how inequitable the funding gaps can be among the 15,000 or so school districts (or among schools within the same district -- don't even get me started). Show More Summary

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