First Bell 3-27-13

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

Fordham's latest

"Camden and big data in the Big Apple," by Andy Smarick, Flypaper

The Indiana Supreme Court unanimously upheld the state’s school-voucher program, the only such program in the nation that is not limited to low-income students and does not have an enrollment cap. (Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and Charters & Choice)

Next year, NAEP will administer a new assessment on technology and engineering literacy to eighth graders. (Education Week)

As the Supreme Court takes on the issue of same-sex marriage, the debate over the impact of such unions on children heats up. (School Law)

On a case-by-case basis, the Education Department will consider granting the original twelve Race to the Top winners an extra year to accomplish their goals. (Education Week)

The documentary The New Public, which follows a high-poverty school in Brooklyn, explores the possibilities and limits of personalized learning. (Hechinger Ed)

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