Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
Whoopi Goldberg is the latest celebrity to weigh in on the topic of teacher tenure, fueling what seems to be increasing national attention to the topic. (Education Week)
The executive director of the association that represents Washington school superintendents says Washington state should challenge the revocation of the state’s waiver from the No Child Left Behind law in federal court. (The Seattle Times)
Education is historically considered to be the thing that levels the playing field, capable of lifting up the less advantaged and improving their chances for success. (NPR)
New Jersey
The New Jersey State Board of Education took the first formal step Wednesday to modify the teacher evaluation process to reduce the importance of student test scores for the upcoming school year. (AP)
New York
The lesser-known of two lawsuits aimed at taking down New York’s teacher tenure laws got a boost on Wednesday. (Chalkbea)


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