A first look at today's most important education news:
A Columbia University professor and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan bring combine hip-hop and science in New York City schools. (New York Times)
The Poverty and Race Action Council released a study suggesting that federal housing aid did not lead to low-income families to enroll their children in higher-quality schools. (Education Week)
The Hechinger Report and Times-Picayune take an in-depth look at Louisiana’s contentious new teacher-evaluation system.
The Washington Postcompares D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson’s plan to close twenty city schools with former Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s round of closures in 2008.
An analysis by the Education Department found that the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program, which invested $3 billion into chronically underperforming schools, has had mixed results thus far. (Politics K-12)
The Alliance for Excellent Education reports four central challenges that public school district leaders will face within the next two years when bringing education technology into K-12 classrooms, a requirement of the Common Core State Standards, and implores them to “take a more deliberate approach.” (Huffington Post and Digital Education)