AM News: Nearly Half Of States Changing Certification
More Teaching and Less Testing NYT: New York and up to 25 other states are moving toward changing the way they grant licenses to teachers, de-emphasizing tests and written essays in favor of a more demanding approach that requires aspiring teachers to prove themselves through lesson plans, homework assignments and videotaped instruction sessions.
Biden: Romney Doesn't Think Education 'Is Worth The Investment' AP: Vice President Joe Biden, in a speech Sunday to the nation's second largest teachers unions, said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney doesn't treat public education as a priority and distrusts the hardworking teachers who struggle to create opportunity for the nation's young people.
Ohio Probes Its Schools in Alleged Data Fudging WSJ: The Ohio Auditor of State has launched a statewide probe into allegations that several school districts fudged student data in an effort to improve the districts' academic standing.
Is a charter school chain called Rocketship ready to soar across America? WashingtonPost: Cities across the country, including in the District and New York, are clamoring for Rocketship to set up shop. The Obama administration has invested $2 million to speed its growth.
Tennessee Directs Nashville to Back Charter School WSJ: The Tennessee State Board of Education has cleared the way for a charter school backed by neighborhood parents to open in middle-class West Nashville.
Adelanto school parents seek charter operator Los Angeles Times: Adelanto parents' first choice was a partnership with the district that would retain most employees and services but give parents control to hire a principal with more power over curriculum, budgets and staffing decisions.