Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
You didn’t know that nine California kids were suing their state over substandard teaching at their public schools? You should—it’s an example to all who want equal access to education. (The Daily Beast)
Opposition to the Common Core, a set of reading and math standards for elementary, middle and high school students that were originally adopted by 46 states and the District of Columbia, has gathered momentum among state lawmakers in recent weeks. (New York Times)
Fortunately legislators mostly listened to community leaders and students like Sam Petrov, Cherish Kovach, Kelly Charpentier-Berg and Aaliyah Hodge as they considered Minnesota’s pioneering Postsecondary Enrollment Options law. After months of debate, and on a bipartisan basis, legislators agreed with students and many community and business groups that families and students need more, and more up-to-date, information. (Stillwater Gazette)
New Jersey
Embattled Newark schools superintendent defends “One Newark” reforms, suggests plan is misunderstood and misrepresented. (NJ Spotlight)
Chief concern: how often must teachers be evaluated, and for how long. (NJ Spotlight)


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