A first look at today's most important education news:
Despite reports that the Chicago Teachers Union and district officials were close to reaching a deal that would end the ongoing strike, negotiations lasting until early this morning had yet to result in an agreement. (Wall Street Journal / Chicago Tribune)
In a Chicago Tribune op-ed, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush argued that the Chicago teachers’ strike is about teacher evaluation and accountability, not money, and that the CTU can only hope to delay the inevitable.
Alexander Russo suggests that the Chicago strike may leave reformers and career educations wondering whether they “can get themselves where they want to go as long as they’re so closed tied to one party.” (This Week in Education)
A New Jersey legislative committee held a special session to investigate the potential risks and rewards of online education for the Garden State. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Nina Rees, president and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, explains what lessons about public education can be learned from twenty years of charter schools. (Huffington Post)