Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
Chicago’s upcoming mayoral election could put tensions in the Democratic Party over teachers’ unions front and center. (Vox)
After months of negotiations, seven California school districts have received a one-year extension of the waivers from the federal government exempting them from key provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act in return for meeting a slew of new requirements mandated by the Obama administration. (EdSource)
Nationwide, about 2.5 million public school students were enrolled in charter schools last school year, up from 789,000 a decade earlier, according to the most recent enrollment estimates from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Last year, the number of students enrolled increased by 12.6 percent from the year before. (Washington Post)
David Boies, the superlawyer who chairs a group that is trying to overturn teacher tenure laws in New York and elsewhere, said Monday that his organization is not looking to take the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court — at least not in the short run. (Washington Post)
New Jersey
Today’s meeting of Joint Committee on the Public Schools will consider next steps when — or if – pay limits for top administrators expire in 2016. (NJ Spotlight)


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