First Bell 3-21-13

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

Fordham's latest

"SIG, tests, and state legislative proposals," by Andy Smarick, Flypaper

New York’s new budget framework will help New York City schools recuperate dollars it lost during the teacher-evaluation debacle earlier this year. (Wall Street Journal)

According to a new report on American infrastructure, U.S. school buildings are very out-of-date. (Inside School Research)

A Rutgers study finds that the effects of New Jersey’s state-funded pre-K program last at least through fifth grade for kids in the poorest school districts. (Hechinger Report)

After months of deliberation, CPS is expected to announce fifty school closures. (Chicago Tribune)

A panel of education-tech experts discussed the latest in K–12 technology projects and barriers to implementation. (Digital Education)

Sen. Tom Coburn’s measure prohibiting the National Science Foundation from funding political science research, unless it is certified as “promoting national security or the economic interests of the United States,” passed in the Senate yesterday. (Huffington Post and PR Newswire)

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