First bell: 9-21-12

A first look at this morning's most important education news:

Fordham's latest

"Common standards≠national curriculum," by Chester E. Finn, Jr., Flypaper

"The Chicago strike's silver lining," by Chester E. Finn, Jr., Flypaper

"Third-grade reading guarantee: Is money the answer," by Emmy L. Partin, Ohio Gadfly Daily

A Washington Post story describes how President Obama has overhauled education in his first term through stimulus funding and NCLB waivers.

New Hampshire’s board of education enacted a moratorium on authorizing new charter schools this week. (Nashua Telegram)

A proposal to buy out New York City teachers without permanent positions in schools has stalled. (Wall Street Journal)

Mike Antonucci writes at Intercepts that Randi Weingarten’s position as AFT president is safe due to the union’s membership distribution.

A new report indicates that parental involvement in New York City schools has fallen dramatically. (Wall Street Journal)

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