First bell: 10-5-12

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

Fordham's latest

"What's next on the school-reform agenda," by Michael J. Petrilli, Flypaper

"Coleman's coming: Look busy!" by Kathleen Porter-Magee, Common Core Watch

"Gotham's exam-school problem," by Chester E. Finn, Jr., Flypaper

"How the parent trigger's biggest advocate harms his own cause," by Adam Emerson, Choice Words

Chicago teachers voted overwhelmingly to approve the new contract negotiated after last month’s strike. (Chicago Tribune)

Education was the top Twitter topic during Wednesday’s presidential debate. (USA Today)

A vocal supporter of school vouchers was named head of Texas’s Senate Education Committee, setting up a new fight over vouchers in the Lone Star State in January when the next legislative session begins. (Houston Chronicle)

The New York Times describes Boston’s efforts to overhaul its school busing system four decades after the city’s busing riots.

One in eight teachers in North Carolina left their jobs last year, a slight increase in the turnover rate. (Associated Press)

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