First bell: 9-18-12

A first look at this morning's most important education news:

Fordham's latest

"The strike—and the stakes," Peter Meyer, Board's Eye View

Chicago Teachers Union delegates are expected to vote this afternoon on the contract settlement negotiated over the weekend with the Chicago Public Schools. (Associated Press)

A judge refused to rule on a lawsuit brought by the Chicago school district to force striking teachers back to work yesterday. (Wall Street Journal)

CTU leaders may have difficulty mustering support for the contract settlement from more radical members of the union who distributed leaflets calling CTU President Karen Lewis a “sellout” at a delegates meeting on Sunday. (Chicago Tribune)

Columnist Eugene Robinson argued that “teachers are being saddled with absurdly high expectations.” (Washington Post)

Obama campaign and administration officials said at a press briefing yesterday that the president has not spoken to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel about that city’s strike and that the strike is not a distraction for the campaign. (Politics K-12)

Education Week profiled Imagine K12, the nation’s largest edtech incubator.

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