Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
About two-thirds of district superintendents say states should stick with their common-core testing consortia, while 16 percent remain on the fence over the issue, according to results from a new survey. (Education Week)
Justice Robert H. Jackson famously warned in 1948 that the U.S. Supreme Court should not become “a super board of education for every school district in the nation.” (Education Week)
The line of parents waiting to attend back-to-school night stretched down the sidewalk, and many of them had no idea what to expect as they approached the historic school on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast Washington. (Washington Post)
A national teachers union is set to spend a record amount in the 2014 election cycle, focused on ousting several conservative governors who have gone after labor unions and cut spending for public education. (Huffington Post)
New Jersey
Today, the New Jersey State Assembly voted in favor of the students and families of Camden by passing S2264. The bill now awaits a signature from Governor Christie to become law. (NJ Left Behind)
New York
New York teachers are great—just look at their ratings. Too bad so many students can’t read. (Wall Street Journal)


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