AM News: Senate Committee To Try #ESEA Again Today
Loss for Waivers at Kick-Off of ESEA Markup EdWeek: Lawmakers have said they'd like to get this bill passed in the Senate before Christmas to negate the need for waivers.
Civil Rights Coalition Harp On Harkin's Education Bill HuffED: StudentsFirst's CEO Michelle Rhee fired off a missive of her own to her group's members Wednesday morning, saying the bill doesn’t go far enough in holding teachers accountable.
ESEA Markup Paused Due to Sen. Paul Procedural Objection Politics K-12: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., employed a rarely used procedural move to put the brakes on the Senate education committee's consideration, saying that lawmakers hadn't had enough time to digest the bill.
States rewrite education rules, with or without Race to the Top Stateline: Six states were near-miss finalists in the first two rounds of a federal competition that rewards changes in state education policy. Most of them are continuing the school reform process with their own money.
Tennessee Teachers Find It Hard To Make The Grade NPR: Tennessee overhauled its teacher evaluation system last year to win a grant from the federal Race to the Top program, and now teachers say they are struggling to shine.
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School Lunch Potato Fight Gets The Colbert Treatment NPR: You know that a political food fight may be a teensy bit out of hand when it becomes fodder for late night TV. And that's exactly what happened last night to the long-running saga of the subsidized school lunch spud.
At New York Schools, Finding Time for Exercise NYT: Amid budget cuts and testing pressures, some New York teachers and principals have stretched money, space and time to prioritize movement during the school day.
Tackling the problem of cheating teachers Marketplace: Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt discuss why teachers cheat and how we can deal with the problem.