A first look at today's most important education news:
Christine C. Quinn, a New York City city-council member and mayoral candidate, proposes a plan to provide more gifted-and-talented spaces for children and relax admissions standards. (New York Times)
A new study argues that only students headed into STEM careers need advanced algebra. (Wall Street Journal)
Education Week profiles the deepening rifts and unusual alignments between actors in the education-policy sector.
Starting in 2015, the ACT will be offered as a computerized exam. (New York Times)
A report finds that teacher pay took a hit during the recession and its aftershock. (New York Times)
After the story of Kiera Wilmont (a sixteen-year-old expelled and charged with felonies for a science project gone awry) went viral, scientists have come to her defense with stories of their own failed experiments. (Miami New Times)