First bell: 10-2-12

A first look at today's most important education news:

A Wall Street Journal editorial ripped California Governor Jerry Brown for bailing out the Inglewood school district which is struggling with declining enrollment.

Ed Week describes the Wake County, North Carolina school board’s decision to fire Superintendent Anthony Tata.

On the day that Chicago Teachers Union members will vote to approve a new contract, a Chicago Tribune op-ed calls on Chicagoans to “join together against the common obstacle to reform—the teachers unions.”

Sal Khan penned an Ed Week commentary on the direction Khan Academy is headed.

Economist Raj Chetty, a leading researcher on teacher value-added analysis, received a MacArthur "genius" grant.

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