Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
Teachers’ unions are spending big in an otherwise boring cycle. (TIME)
So where do they go, all the teachers, when the bell rings at 3 o’clock? (NPR)
Outgoing Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy hinted Friday he may run for public office, but he declined to say exactly what post he might seek. (LA Daily News)
Republicans thought this would be the year to make education their winning issue. The plan was simple: Talk up the GOP’s support for school choice — including vouchers to help parents pay for private school — and win the hearts of moms everywhere. (Politico)
New Jersey
In 1995, the New Jersey State Department of Education took control of Newark’s schools, disbanding the local board and appointing its own superintendent. I had just then become a teacher in Newark. (New York Times)
Ruiz’s legislation notable for setting up second authorizing body as well as calling for performance contracts and NJ residency mandate. (NJ Spotlight)


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