First Bell 3-1-13

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

Fordham's latest

"Lift the Bay State charter cap," by Adam Emerson, Choice Words

"KIPP Middle Schools: Impacts on Achievement and Other Outcomes," by Brandon Wright, Choice Words

New York City has picked out new Common Core–aligned textbooks and materials(Wall Street Journal and New York Times)

Fact-checkers question Arne Duncan’s claims about the potential impact of sequestration on education. (Politics K–12)

Well-known programmers, including Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, urge students to learn code. (Digital Education)

Finnish and American researchers are working together to improve K–12 STEM education. (Curriculum Matters)

The Colorado Court of Appeals has decided that the one of the state’s first voucher programs is fine, overturning a previous lower-court ruling that blocked the program. (Huffington Post)

A truck fatally struck a six-year-old P.S. 155 student when his school’s crossing guard was AWOL. (Wall Street Journal and New York Post)

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