First bell: 10-8-12

A first look at the most important education news from the weekend and this morning:

Fordham's latest

"They have internet access in Siberia!" by Andy Smarick, Flypaper

Schools in San Antonio are using high-tech IDs to track the locations of students, allowing them to better monitor student attendance. (New York Times)

A new pro-President Obama ad criticizes Mitt Romney for supporting education cuts. (CNN)

Jay Mathews describes the raapid growth of homeschooling, a potential “hidden rival” to charter schooling. (Washington Post)

A USA Today op-ed argues that today’s education reforms tend to favor girls over boys.

Education is a dividing issue in New Hampshire and North Carolina’s gubernatorial races. (Telegram / News & Observer)

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