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DFER News Round Up

By Devin Boyle, Director of Communications

DFER Seen & Heard:

  • Did you miss the launch of Teachers for Education Reform? Check it out here
  • School choice supporters involved in “Whistle-Stop Rally” to celebrate National School Choice Week. See here and here
  • Gotham Schools quotes DFER’s Joe Williams in “Praising ‘consensus’ report, Cuomo hints at education agenda” 
  • “Her vision of a seamless education system from pre-kindergarten to higher education was spot on,” said DFER’s Lisa Macfarlane of WA Gov. Gregoire as she prepared to leave office (The Bellingham Herald

From DFER's Blog:

  • Statement from Joe Williams on NY Gov Cuomo's State of the State address 
  • Get the details here on the “Teachers for Education Reform Launch” 
  • Statement from Joe Williams on release of NY Education Reform Commission report 

In Related News:

  • Joy Resmovits of Huff Post now has her own blog on the site, which features a morning and evening news round up along with short commentary on ed related news. She also accepts relevant requests. So, if anyone has interesting story ideas, send them her way. 
  • Nine states make student learning the deciding factor in tenure decisions according to NCTQ 
  • “Schools closed = kids saved” according to veteran teacher in NY (NY Daily News
  • "Effective teaching can be measured," according to findings of the Gates Foundation’s MET Project (Huff Post)
  • Hot Air reports on the “Top 10 Public Education Quotes of 2012” 
  • StudentsFirst issues report on public school policies. Read the overview from NYT’s Motoko Rich.
  • “District Race to Top Winners Turn to Implementation” (Ed Week
  • New Jersey Education Commissioner Chris Cerf and Senator Teresa Ruiz talk education in 2013 (NJ Spotlight

Fun with Infographics & More:

  • Photos from the 2012 Brian Bennett Education Warrior Awards Ceremony 

Have a Great Weekend!