First Bell: July 17, 2014

COMMON CORE IN NORTH CAROLINA
Rather than abandoning the Common Core entirely, North Carolina lawmakers will convene a commission to find ways to revise them. (Washington Post)
 
HORIZONS SCIENCE NETWORK
The Horizons Science network, a charter school chain in Dayton, Ohio, is under investigation after allegations arose of serious misconduct among school officials at one of their schools. (Charters & Choice)
 
PRE-K RISING
A New America Foundation report argues that preschool programs should be seen as essential parts of elementary schools and be given comparable funding and school hours. (Washington Post)
 
BOSTON CHARTERS
On Wednesday, the Massachusetts Senate rejected a bill that would have allowed an expansion of charters in Boston and other urban areas. (Associated Press)
 
FORDHAM IN THE NEWS
Dallas Observer: “The People Choosing Texas' Social Studies Texts Don't Know Enough about Social Studies

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