AM News: The Return Of Private School Choice
Tax Credit Strategie Fuels Private School Choice Push EdWeek: The political climate in many states has become ripe for private-school choice, and few choice models are proving as popular as tax-credit scholarships.
L.A. Teachers Face New Evaluations WSJ: In the past three years, at least 30 states have begun to use student achievement to evaluate teachers, spurred in part by President Barack Obama's Race to the Top education initiative as well as by some Republican governors. California isn't one of them.
Reading, Pennsylvania: Poorest U.S. City Loses Pre-Kindergarten, 170 Teachers HuffPostEdu: School funding problems are particularly bad in Pennsylvania, where the state cut $860 million in education spending last year.
Duncan Calls on Parties to Work Together on Student Loans EducationNews: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has made an appeal to lawmakers around the country to leave the politics out of the education debate if they hope to make any strides in fixing the problems afflicting American’s academic system.
Reacting to Criticism, Cuomo Adds to His Education Commission SchoolBook: Seeking to address complaints about the makeup of his new education reform commission, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has added five additional members to the panel in advance of its first meeting later this month.