First Bell 7-9-13

A first look at the most important education news from this weekend and today:

Fordham's latest

"Skewering a widely circulated Common Core myth," by Terry Ryan, Ohio Gadfly Daily

CREDO finds that, on average, Pennsylvania’s charter school students lost the equivalent of twenty-nine days of learning in reading and fifty days of learning in math, compared with their traditional public school peers. (Education Week)

A review panel set up by the U.S. Department of Education concludes that the Common Core assessment consortia need to pay more attention to English-language learners and students with disabilities. (Curriculum Matters, Learning the Language, and On Special Education)

Following the announcement of Joanne Weiss’s departure from the USED, the Department’s press secretary Daren Briscoe revealed that he too will be leaving this summer. (Politics K–12)

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