Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
‘Big data’ analysis provides insights into everything from school attendance to the progress of talented students. (Wall Street Journal)
I have spent much of my life studying China and the countries near it. Just ask and I’ll show you my master’s degree in East Asian regional studies, and my five years of Washington Post articles from Hong Kong and Beijing. So it’s depressing to realize what I learned about the cultural advantage Asians have over us Americans — particularly in the classroom — might be wrong. (Washington Post)
Hey, you there. You have a college degree? How’d you like to be a teacher? Indiana has just approved a license that clears a new pathway to the teaching profession. It allows anyone with a bachelor’s degree, a B average and approximately three years of related work experience to become a middle or high school teacher in a subject such as math, science or music, provided they pass a content test. (NPR)
New Jersey
The goal of a rich educational experience is to prepare students for college, career, and life. (NJ Spotlight)
Possible mayoral hopeful Karen Lewis last week traveled to Newark and apparently took part in a series of meetings and seminars, including with the city’s mayor, who happens to have a bit in common with Lewis. (Chicago Sun-Times)


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