A first look at today's most important education news:
The Wall Street Journal reports that Tuesday’s election reveals an American public fragmented over education policy.
As of this morning, the results of Washington State’s charter-school vote are still unclear; if the state does pass the law, it will become the 42nd to allow charter schools. (Associated Press)
Reuters points to ed reform losses in Indiana (where reform-minded state superintendent Tony Bennett was unseated by union-supported Glenda Ritz), Idaho, and South Dakota (two states in which voters rejected education-reform packages) as signs that teacher unions won the night.
A week and a half post-Sandy, students whose schools remain closed have been squeezed into packed schools all over the city. Transportation hitches and new-school blues ensue. (New York Times)
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a group of roughly half the states that plan to implement the Common Core, has set a definition of what it means to be “college ready.” (Curriculum Matters)
Politics K-12 lays out five issues that Arne Duncan will have to face in a second term: waivers, Race to the Top, NCLB reauthorization, fiscal issues, and the Common Core.