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

Fordham's latest

"The Xerox effect: Why replication in education falls short," by Kathleen Porter-Magee, Common Core Watch

"What the Democratic Party platform used to say about school choice," by Adam Emerson, Choice Words

The Chicago Teachers Union went on strike this morning after negotiations with the district broke down on Sunday. (Chicago Tribune)

An Atlantic article explains how Michelle Rhee is taking over the Democratic Party’s education agenda.

Los Angeles charter-school advocates are questioning the legality of a proposed moratorium on new charters that is scheduled for discussion on Tuesday. (Los Angeles Times)

A Wall Street Journal op-ed highlighted Fordham’s latest study, Boosting the Quality and Efficiency of Special Education, in arguing that special education cannot be exempt from cost-benefit analysis.

Studies suggest cheating is on the rise in college and K-12, the New York Times reports.

An excerpt of Chester Finn and Jessica Hockett’s forthcoming book on selective public high schools was published in the NY Post.

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