First bell: 10-10-12

A first look at today's most important education news:

Fordham's latest

"Digital learning, Cartesian planes, and falling apples," by Andy Smarick, Flypaper

The Ohio Department of education will release school ratings and attendance rates for Buckeye State schools as early as next week. (Columbus Dispatch)

The teachers strike in the Chicago suburb of Evergreen Park continues this week, with negotiations scheduled to resume this afternoon. (Huffington Post)

NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin is hosting a live show and Twitter conversation on education featuring Michelle Rhee, Margaret Spellings, Diane Ravitch, and Arne Duncan today.

DFER’s Charlie Barone posted a Romney Bingo card to track the GOP candidate’s statements on education.

The battle between competing school-funding ballot initiatives in California has turned ugly, Reuters reports.

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