Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
As the national debate over the Common Core K-12 academic standards rages on, most of the states that originally adopted them are standing by the standards, though they’re calling them something different. (Washington Post)
American teachers work hard. Like, really hard. This year’s education report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development outlines the state of education in the world’s most developed countries. It finds that American elementary school teachers spend more hours actually teaching students than peers in any other surveyed country. (Huffington Post)
He’s been called both a respected voice in the African American community and a tool of billionaire conservatives. He’s a onetime labor activist who says teachers unions are blocking poor children from getting a good education. And he’s a civil rights champion who broke with the NAACP over publicly funded vouchers for private schools. (Washington Post)
A former charter school executive aiming to unseat California’s education chief is in a statistical tie in a race shaping up to be a proxy war between school reform advocates and the state’s powerful teachers unions, a poll showed on Tuesday. (Huffington Post)
New Jersey
Gov. Chris Christie, on a visit to the Octavius V. Catto Community Family School here today, said the “renaissance” Camden’s school district has undergone in the last year should serve as a model for “other places” in the state currently struggling through their own education reforms — specifically in Newark, where the school year there has begun under a haze of ongoing controversy. (Politicker NJ)


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