First bell: 11-5-12

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

Fordham's latest

"The history of unrequited love: U.S. presidents and K-12 education," by Andy Smarick, Flypaper

Mitt Romney has been working education into “closing argument” speeches he’s delivered over the last three days. (Huffington Post)

Many schools are reopening in New York City today, although dozens damaged by Hurricane Sandy in the Big Apple—and hundreds in New Jersey—remain closed. (New York Times)

The winners of tomorrow’s elections must address a range of important federal education issues over the next few months, from sequestration to Pell Grants. (Education Week)

ASCD CEO Gene Carter argues that it might be a good thing that a complex issue like education has stayed at the periphery of the presidential campaign. (CNN.com)

An Ed Week commentary summarizes the economic importance of education outlined in a September Hamilton Project report.

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