AM News: Education On The Middle Burner For Obama, Romney
Vouchers Unspoken, Romney Hails School Choice NYT: “Voucher” is a fighting word in education, so it may be understandable that when Mitt Romney speaks about improving the nation’s schools, he never uses that term.
Obama Uses Aid, Executive Muscle to Drive Education Agenda EdWeek: Now, as President Obama prepares to face the electorate again, there's little question of where he stands on some of the most hotly debated issues—and little doubt that, if re-elected, he plans to stick with his education redesign agenda.
Nearly 90 percent of Chicago teachers authorize strike Chicago SunTimes: Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard Monday called the largest strike authorization mandate in Chicago Teachers Union history a reflection of local “frustration” and national “anger’’ from teachers tired of being “vilified.’’
Judge poised for final ruling on teacher evaluation system as LAUSD board meets SPCR: "Academic Growth over Time" is a measurement system developed by the district using state test scores that forms the basis of its current pilot program involving 700 teachers, who have volunteered to try having student progress included as a measurement in their evaluations.
Central Regional, N.J., High Schools More Expensive Than Harvard HuffPostEdu: The cost to taxpayers to send each student to high school in the resort town of Seaside Park, N.J. is $112,000 -- double the tuition at Harvard's medical school, notes theVineland Daily Journal.