First Bell: July 29, 2014

VERGARA GOES BICOASTAL
An advocacy group led by former news anchor Campbell Brown has filed a second Vergara-inspired lawsuit seeking to overturn New York’s teacher-tenure and laws. (Washington Post, NPR, Teacher Beat)
 
OVERESTIMATING POVERTY
Principals’ overestimation of student poverty, as reported by an OECD report last week, negatively correlates with student math achievement—and U.S. principals were the worst offenders. (Hechinger Report)
 
ONLINE EDUCATION
The Atlantic ponders whether MOOCs will eventually replace a college education. (Atlantic)
 
FORDHAM IN THE NEWS
Education Week: “Indiana teachers worry about revamped ISTEP test
Wall Street Journal: “More Schools Open Their Doors to the Whole Community
Politico: “Moms winning the Common Core war

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