First Bell 5-3-13

A first look at today's most important education news:

Fordham's latest

"How facility funding fails charter schools," by Adam Emerson, Choice Words

"Conservatives and the Common Core," by Chester E. Finn, Jr., Education Gadfly Weekly

"Replication, rural, resistance, reauthorization, and revamping," by Andy smarick, Flypaper

Detroit schools emergency manager Roy Roberts announces that he will step down, citing progress made and leaving the district with a “road map” to eliminate the remaining deficit. (Detroit Free Press)

Texas is considering revamping its teacher-evaluation system, which is currently based on forty-five minute observations by district administrators. (New York Times)

The Center for Education Reform makes the case for independent charter authorizers. (Charters & Choice)

Florida’s state legislature reached a revised budget deal, which includes merit-based pay raises. (Huffington Post)

Virginia’s first fulltime statewide virtual school is on the brink of getting shut down. (Washington Post)

The Hechinger Report profiles the effort to grade teacher-preparation programs.

A report finds that rising out-of-state enrollment at public universities is crowding out poor and minority students. (Huffington Post)

A report finds that English-learners, the fastest-growing subgroup in public schools, need more education philanthropy dollars. (Learning the Language)

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