This new teacher study out of LA has a lot of people talking, multiple findings at the flashpoints of today’s big debates.
Conservative state legislative organization ALEC will continue to stay neutral on Common Core. Big political win for supporters of Common Core. Business groups involved in ALEC played a role in heading off the effort to set the organization against the standards initiative.
Future of learning map from 2Revs (pdf), tries to roll up what’s happening out there. Good conversation starter.
In a new ES brief Constance Clark and Peter Cookson use NAEP data to see how challenging standards impact low-achieving students. Their answer? It helps. New report from Say Yes looking at education as part of community improvement efforts (pdf).
New NLNS report takes a look at how good principals build and lead teams. New Leaders CEO Jean Desravines; take via Eduwonk here.