First Bell 6-3-13

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

Fordham's latest

"The moratorium as protective tariff," by Adam Emerson, Choice Words

"What we talk about when we talk about poverty," by Michael J. Petrilli, Flypaper

In New York City’s new teacher-evaluation system, issued on Saturday by the state’s Education Commissioner after the union and city “failed to agree [on a system] after three years of negotiations,” 20 to 25 percent of teachers’ ratings will be determined by students’ scores on state test; the city will also develop new tests for subjects like music and gym. (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times)

Following a trend of backlash against the Common Core, some Michigan lawmakers have introduced a bill that could block funding for the standards. (AL.com, StateImpact Indiana, and HechingerEd)

LAUSD school-board members are divided over how to spend new Prop 30 funds. (Huffington Post)

Wisconsin lawmakers are working on a deal that would expand the voucher program to the entire state and allow an increase of $150 per student for the next two years. (Associated Press)

A summit cohosted by the Department of Education and the MacArthur Foundation the potential of technology to to better prepare students for the workforce and close access gaps in STEM, foreign language, and art classes. (Digital Education)

An analysis has found that Indiana’s voucher program saved the state’s public schools $5 million. (Associated Press)

The state of New Jersey has moved to take over the Camden public school district, prompting questions about the efficacy of such  (Education Week)

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