House Speaker Boehner, Key Architect of NCLB, to Resign From Congress PK12:&nbsdivp;Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, was the chairman of the House Education and the Workforce committee when Congress passed the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, and played a key role in shepherding NCLB through the legislative process. See also Washington Post.
LAUSD board to vote on $6.4 million settlement proposal with Apple over iPad software KPCC: Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Ramon Cortines told board members this week he’s negotiated a $6.4 million settlement with Apple Inc. and tech company Lenovo to resolve a dispute over faulty software on the tablets they sold to the district. Most of the settlement money will come from Apple.
BeyoncÃ©, Michelle Obama, and Malala Yousafzai Unite to Push for Girls’ Education
TIME: Women and girls took center stage at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City on Saturday night, with BeyoncÃ©, Michelle Obama and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai rallying more than 60,000 fans in support of girls’ education. See also USNWR.
Study: Principals Satisfied with TFA Teachers Atlanta Journal Constitution: Most principals are satisfied with the Teach for America teachers in their buildings, according to a study released today by the RAND Corporation.
Black math scores lag the most in segregated schools Hechinger: More than half of the achievement gap could be attributed to factors inside the school. Only about 15 percent of the achievement gap could be attributed to inequities in funding and resources between schools. The remainder of the achievement gap is an unexplained mystery. See also Washington Post.
Test scores complicate the debate over expanding L.A. charter schools LA Times: As the battle to greatly expand charter schools in Los Angeles begins, both sides are touting statistics they claim make their case.
White House honors teenager who inspires girls to do computer coding Washington Post: Swetha Prabakaran, 15, runs a nonprofit to teach elementary schoolers about computer coding.
How One Principal is Trying to Get More Black Men Into the Classroom Washington Post: One Philadelphia principal is trying to do his part by launching a new organization that aims to bring together Philly’s black male educators and provide them with professional support to thrive in their jobs.
Marla Krolikowski, Transgender Teacher Fired for Insubordination, Dies at 62 NYT: In a well-publicized lawsuit, Ms. Krolikowski sued St. Francis Preparatory School in Queens for dismissing her over her appearance.
Tag ban lifted on Mercer Island; school playgrounds return to normal Seattle Times: The Mercer Island School District has reinstated the game of tag following an outcry from parents.