First bell: 10-25-12

Fordham's latest

"In defense of repetition," by Kathleen Porter-Magee, Common Core Watch

"A new concept of what it means to be educated will drive Dayton's economic revival," by Terry Ryan, Ohio Gadfly Dail

Here's a quick look at today's most important education news:

The U.S. Office of the Inspector General criticized the Department of Education for poor oversight of hundreds of millions of dollars in charter-school funding. (Associated Press)

California Governor Jerry Brown warned the Associated Press that Proposition 30, the ballot initiative he is backing to raise taxes and prevent $6 billion in education cuts, is “profoundly serious. It's either going to strengthen or weaken our social fabric."

A judge’s decision in Los Angeles means that seniority will again be used to determine which teachers are laid off first in the Los Angeles Unified School District. (Los Angeles Times)

A federal judge ordered John White, Louisiana’s top education official, to testify about the state’s new school-voucher program as it relates to a desegregation case. (AP)

Amid controversy, New Jersey’s only all-boys public school opened last month. (Huffington Post)

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