First bell: 9-27-12

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

Fordham's latest

"Ohio pension fix will cause painful unintended consequences," Terry Ryan, Ohio Gadfly Daily

Ohio released slimmed down school report cards yesterday that don’t include attendance rates (at the heart of a data-tampering scandal) or an overall grade. (Columbus Dispatch)

Some elite private schools have begun offering full-credit online classes. (Wall Street Journal)

The National Parent Teacher Association is suing the company School Family Media for infringing on its trademark by using the acronym “PTA.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

The Virginia Department of Education announced that 93 percent of state schools met accreditation requirements this year, down 3 percentage points from last year. (Associated Press)

How federal funds should be used in education is a dividing line between the presidential candidates. (McClatchy)

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