Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
Teach For America could have a smaller corps in its coming year due to recruitment challenges, potentially falling short of placement demand by 25 percent, the organization said in a letter sent to its partner school districts this weekend. (Education Week)
Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines is asking state officials to hold off on using test scores to measure improvement for the second year in a row. (KPCC)
New York
Competition is making even non-charter schools do better in New York. Yet the city still is undermining school choice. (Wall Street Journal)
This summer, students in nearly 250 failing schools across the city waited patiently for the de Blasio administration to produce plans that would turn around their schools. (NY Post)
The city’s charter-school oversight came under harsh scrutiny Monday after it submitted a slew of school renewal recommendations that state education officials said were too lenient. (Chalkbeat)


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