Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
Mayor Martin J. Walsh is expected to announce Wednesday the appointment of Turahn Dorsey as Boston’s first “chief of education,” a new Cabinet-level official who will cultivate relationships with all schools in Boston. (Boston Globe)
As students return to school, the national dialogue on controversies surrounding teacher tenure, salaries, the core curriculum, testing and teacher competence will get more fervent. (WNYC)
t took 30 years, but Minnesota will benefit for decades to come. (Star Tribune)
New York
While black and Hispanic students did better on the math and reading exams this year compared with 2013, the achievement gap still worsened, since white and Asian kids saw bigger increases. Families for Excellent Schools CEO Jeremiah Kittredge said the findings should shock the city Education Department into taking better steps to help struggling kids. (NY Daily News)
When the city schools open on Thursday, students at hundreds of schools will be starting a little earlier or later so that teachers can have more time to meet with parents, and with each other. The change is part of the new teachers contract, which rearranges the 150 minutes teachers used to spend helping small groups of students before or after school. (WNYC)


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