First Bell: 11-6-12

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

Fordham's latest

"The history of unrequited love: U.S. presidents and K-12 education," by Andy Smarick, Flypaper

The New York Times profiles the charter-school initiative in Georgia.

Two more states will be voting on charter-school initiatives today: Washington and Missouri. (Atlantic)

Colorado considers revoking federal School Improvement Grants from five failing schools due to continued achievement issues. (Politics K-12)

A Chicago teacher makes the case that all parties to the education debate have the same objective

results for studentsand that respectful dialogue would be the best way to achieve that end. He cites a successful professional-development conference on the Common Core State Standards as an example. (Hechinger Report)

On Special Education paints a dismal comparison between the United States' progress in special education and progress worldwide.

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