First Bell: July 7, 2014

TEACHER TENURE
On Thursday, an advocacy group filed a lawsuit challenging New York City’s teacher-tenure laws. (New York Times)
 
TEACHER EQUITY
Today, Arne Duncan outlined his fifty-state strategy for enforcing NCLB’s teacher-equity requirement. (Politics K–12)
 
EDUCATION RESEARCH
The Education Department announced a burst of new research partnerships on topics such as D.C.’s IMPACT teacher-evaluation system and support for English-language learners. (Inside School Research)
 
BALANCED LITERACY
A New York Daily News editorial argues that Chancellor Fariña should not revive the Balanced Literacy curriculum. (New York Daily News)
 
FORDHAM IN THE NEWS
Daily Caller: “Common Core Backers Regret Obama’s Involvement
TES Connect: “Want the best? Then pay top dollar

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