First bell: 9-24-12

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

Fordham's latest

"Florida school choice—great, but could be better," Adam Emerson, Choice Words

CTU President Karen Lewis and AFT President Randi Weingarten coauthored a Wall Street Journal editorial arguing that the recent teachers’ strike in Chicago has “changed the conversation about education reform.”

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a quartet of bills on Friday aimed at reducing the state’s suspension rate through a variety of policies. (LA Times)

School report cards in Ohio will include physical education performance next year. (Columbus Dispatch)

The New York Times profiles controversial ballot measures that would overhaul teacher policy in Idaho.

Teachers in New York are starting the school year under new pressures presented by the state’s new evaluation system. (Associated Press)

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