First bell: 10-22-12

A first look at the most important education news from the weekend and this morning:

Fordham's latest

"Where is the promised leadership on school choice in Pennsylvania?" by Adam Emerson, Choice Words

Tom Friedman dissects President Obama’s education reform successes, among his “best-kept secrets” and “most innovative domestic programs.” (New York Times)

The Associated Press describes how the Common Core standards are already changing the way students in New York learn.

TFA CEO Wendy Kopp argues that education should be an important part of foreign policy debates in a TIME op-ed.

The presidential debates have increased focus on the candidates’ education policies. (Education Week)

Teacher Beat profiles teacher-pay experiments in New Jersey and Michigan.

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