Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
In 2010, a who’s who of American educators and politicians joined forces to spearhead a national initiative with wide appeal and few if any critics. It was called the Common Core. (Chicago Tribune)
Education reform measures from the Common Core standards to teacher evaluations have come under increasing criticism this year as the plans have started rolling out in classrooms. (Baltimore Sun)
New Jersey
New Jersey’s latest move since taking over the Camden City School District – laying off 206 teachers – “is just unfair,” Karima Dickerson says. (
New York
Sixty years ago today, the United States Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the principle of separate but equal. (New York Post)
Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Eileen Rakower dismissed a lawsuit by the city’s public advocate seeking to block co-locations of charter schools inside traditional public school buildings. (Wall Street Journal)


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