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

Fordham's latest

"Sandy Hook is an outstanding school," by Chester E. Finn, Jr., Flypaper

"Should we care how much money charter school leaders make?," by Terry Ryan, Ohio Gadfly Daily

"The turnaround merry-go-round: Dizziness ensues," by Pamela Tatz, Flypaper

On Monday, a Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to billing the NYC Education Department $2.7 million for sign-language interpretation that he never provided. (New York Times)

As part of their “30 under 30” series, Forbes identifies thirty Millennials changing the face of education.

Rick Hess sets the record straight on for-profit education in the Wall Street Journal.

Harvard’s Center on Education Policy Research finds that whether or not academically promising students choose to attend college may have a lot to do with the high school they attend. (Inside School Research)

An audit of New York State’s Education Department finds that inadequate oversight over preschool special education. (New York Times)

The Helmsley Charitable Trust granted $11 million to the NEA, AFT, and SAP in support of their efforts to build an online warehouse of instructional tools for the Common Core State Standards. (Teacher Beat)

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