Duncan backpedals on Common Core comments (The Washington Post): Education Secretary Arne Duncan blamed “clumsy phrasing” for causing an uproar over comments he issued late last week on the Common Core curriculum. Duncan said Friday that he’s fascinated some of the Common Core opposition is coming from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.”
Colleges could soon take over K-12 schools in Rochester (Democrat & Chronicle): The superintendent in Rochester, N.Y., announced plans Monday to hand over management of the city’s struggling schools to local colleges and universities. Rochester City School District ranked dead last in New York’s last statewide standardized test.
Columnist: Road Map Project offers anti-poverty model for suburbs: Seattle Times editorial columnist Lynne K. Varner blogged Monday about suburban poverty and how regional nonprofits like South King County’s Road Map Project work to improve basic services — including education — in these areas.
- Conservative student group calls off “catch an illegal immigrant” game (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Small, private colleges woo veterans with scholarships (NPR)
- Cyberbullying incident prompts Portland officials to contact Instagram (The Oregonian)
- Is it better to have a great teacher or a small class? (The Atlantic)