First Bell 3-12-13

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

Fordham's latest

"The 10 Best Television Shows for Young Children," by Michael J. Petrilli, Flypaper

"Alabama school-choice decision as Theater of the Absurd," by Joshua Dunn, Choice Words

Last night, a New York City panel rejected a school-closure moratorium—and early this morning, it voted to shut down twenty-two low-performing schools. (New York Times and NBC New York)

The National Science Foundation issued a call for multidisciplinary research on education: “Education is not a monolithic field; it’s many, many areas studying the same phenomenon.” (Inside School Research)

Politics K–12 runs down legislation pertaining to pre-Kindergarten expansion that is currently in play in Congress.

A panel of top education research and policy experts laid out a ten-year plan for states to develop better systems of assessment. (Education Week)

The Hechinger Report’s Digital blog reflects on lessons learned from last week’s South By Southwest Education conference.

More By Author