AM News: Shifting Politics Change Jeb Bush Political Chances
Jeb Bush’s education legacy loses luster Politico: Several of his potential rivals for a GOP nomination, among them Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, have outflanked him by coming out against the Common Core, which many tea-party activists see as a heavy-handed federal intrusion into local control of education.
Jeb Bush Defends Common Core At ALEC Meeting Huffington Post: The speech places Bush, a Republican, among an ever-dwindling group of conservatives who speak out in favor of the Core.
Education scandals cast cloud over Jeb Bush’s presidential prospects Miami Herald: When asked what Bennett’s resignation would mean for Bush, Bush spokeswoman Jaryn Emhof said: “The question should be what will the resignation mean for students. Improving student achievement is at the heart of Gov. Bush’s passion for reform and has been for the 20 years he has devoted to this cause.”
Philadelphia Faces School Funds Fight WSJ: Philadelphia officials are racing to find $50 million they say is needed to operate the city's beleaguered public school system just weeks before the district's 136,000 children are scheduled to resume classes.
When Charter Schools Are in Churches, Conflict Is in the Air NYT: There are practical reasons to allow charter schools to be set up in houses of worship, but some worry that the arrangement makes church-state separation impossible.
Fundraising at D.C. charter schools varies widely Washington Post: D.C. charter schools also vary widely in their ability to tap into philanthropic donations, according to data the D.C. Public Charter School Board recently released, with the best fundraisers boosting their budgets by thousands of dollars per student each year.
Montgomery schools look for dropout indicators early on Washington Post: Students could show signs of becoming high school dropouts as early as first grade, according to a Montgomery County schools study that officials hope will provide a road map for shrinking dropout rates and improving academic achievement.
Reading, Writing, 'Rithmetic...and Respect? NPR: Some psychologists say teaching emotional literacy in school is key to better behavior — and better grades. Marc Brackett and Maurice Elias, two experts in social emotional learning, talk about how emotional literacy is woven into a standard curriculum, and how it can tackle problems like bullying and absenteeism.
Common Core Curriculum Brings Big Shifts To Math Instruction NPR: With the implementation of the new Common Core standards, parents across the country will notice a few changes in their kids' math homework.
Mayoral Candidates See Cincinnati as a Model for New York Schools NYT: Replicating “community learning centers” has become a centerpiece of several campaigns, even as some schools in the Ohio district are still in dire academic straits.