Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
The afternoon school bell may ring a little later for some D.C. public school students starting in the next academic year. As part of the city’s 2015 budget, Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson want to dramatically expand a pilot program that allows low-performing schools to extend their school days. (WAMU)
The proposed contract would allow the district superintendent to pursue her plan to create more flexible schools, including some relief for crowded classrooms. (Star Tribune)
New York
This year’s results of the computer-driven process that matches eighth-grade students to a New York City public high school were similar to previous years, with 45 percent of applicants getting their top choice and 73 percent matching with one of their top three choices. (WNYC)
North Carolina
Jim hunt served as North Carolina’s governor longer than anyone else, but today he learned a few new tricks. This morning he took a break from politics to play and educate folks on why it is so important to keep our kids learning. (WWAY)
The theory behind public charter schools is simple: greater flexibility in exchange for increased accountability will produce more high-quality options for families. What’s proven to be the challenge is the “accountability” part of this equation. (Courier Times)


Recent Posts

More posts from Today in Education

See All Posts