First Bell 6-25-13

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

Fordham's latest

"Big takeaways from CREDO’s 2013 charter study," by Andy Smarick, Flypaper

"Enter the mayor," by Aaron Churchill, Ohio Gadfly Daily

The update of CREDO’s widely cited study on charter quality finds that, on the whole, charter school results are on the rise, albeit unevenly. (New York Times, Huffington Post, Hechinger Ed, Charters & Choice, and Washington Post)

In a 7-to-1 decision, the Supreme Court avoided directly addressing whether the use of race in college admissions is constitutional, ordering an appeals court to reconsider the case. (New York Times)

A survey of 200 Idaho teachers finds that teachers need training, not convincing, to use education technology in their instruction. (Digital Education)

Education Week’s Curriculum Matters blog reports that Pennsylvania may withdraw from both the Smarter Balanced and PARCC testing consortia.

After officially gaining the UFT’s support, NYC mayoral candidate Bill Thompson is carefully crafting his stance on education policy. (Wall Street Journal)

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