Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
Self-discipline and high standards can secure the future of public schools. (USA Today)
Between a third and 44 percent of students in California and 16 other states taking the same test next spring on the Common Core standards are expected to score at grade level in math and reading, according to projections released Monday by the creator of the states’ tests. (EdSource)
The Walton Family Foundation has awarded a $1.2 million grant to the Urban League of Greater New Orleans to help the organization expand its efforts to help parents evaluate their children’s education options. (Education Week)
New Jersey
While key data is still not available, survey suggests that new rating system based on ‘student growth objectives’ is mostly working well. (NJ Spotlight)
Talk about pent-up demand. After the Philadelphia School District announced that it would accept applications for new charter schools for the first time in seven years, it received 40, the district said Monday. (Philadelphia Inquirer)


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