Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
Indiana’s governor on Monday signed legislation withdrawing the state from the Common Core, making it the first to officially dump math and reading standards that have been adopted by nearly all the states. (Wall Street Journal)
The U.S. Department of Education released a whopping nine monitoring reports last Friday, taking a look at how states are doing with implementation of flexibility from the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act. (Education Week)
As educators and Teach Plus teaching policy fellows, we thank the dean of Indiana University Bloomington’s school of education Gerardo Gonzalez for responding to us in his Commentary “Defining Teacher-Prep Accountability.” We also commend the Indiana University Bloomington school of education for its track record of producing Indiana Teachers of the Year and for its preparation of several of our Teach Plus colleagues. (Education Week)
New Jersey
Officials offered a bleak outlook for Camden’s school budget, while residents and teachers voiced wide-ranging criticisms at a board of education meeting Monday night. (Courier-Post Online)
Rhode Island
The Ocean State suffers from a deficiency of available capital to improve its infrastructure. World class public infrastructure is essential to sustain the development and growth of businesses at scale. After years of neglect Rhode Island’s roads, bridges, public buildings and schools are in dire need of repair and up-dating. Concurrently, the State’s per capita tax-supported debt is the tenth highest in the nation. (Go Local Prov)


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