Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
The teacher held up a card with a number on it, then looked at the 4-year-olds waving their hands eagerly in front of her. “Anderson,” she said, calling on a small boy in a blue button-up shirt and a sweater vest. (New York Times)
Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House education committee, and Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the panel, are working to combine forces on a bill to bolster charter schools, sources say. (Education Week)
Minnesota has gotten a lot of good news about its schools lately: graduation rates are up, achievement gaps are closing, students are outscoring their peers on national tests. (Twin Cities)
New Jersey
Unapologetically old school in his attitude toward education, Baraka might actually galvanize NJ’s dispirited reform community into taking action. (NJ Spotlight)
New York
To call Eva S. Moskowitz a walking lightning rod is to deeply understate the matter. Electricity all but arcs and leaps off her scalp. (New York Times)


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