Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
While the public remains divided on the new standards, educators are increasingly optimistic. (The Atlantic)
Millions of American parents spend countless hours trying to figure out how to help their children get better grades, better teachers or better schools. (CNN)
For the first time, the College Board has combined its release of Advanced Placement, SAT, and Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test scores in a report that generally reflects expanded participation but stagnant performance. (Education Week)
New Jersey
Coming soon to classrooms across the nation: standardized tests to measure students’ mastery of the Common Core, the new academic standards that have been adopted by most states. (New York Times)
In a stunning move that could reshape the face of city schools, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted Monday to unilaterally cancel its teachers’ contract. The vote was unanimous. (The Inquirer)


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