• The United Federation of Teachers is suing over the ban on teachers wearing campaign buttons in school. (Times, Washington Post)
  • New York is creating more in-state residential schools for children with severe special needs. (Times)
  • Several new charter schools in New York City will have a theme, such as environmentalism or Hebrew language and culture. (Post)
  • City lawyers have advised that board members of the nonprofit Fund for Public Schools should not have to disclose their finances under a 2006 law designed to make government more transparent. (Times)
  • Despite a lawsuit last year, students at Frederick Douglass Academy IV are still not receiving mandated special ed services. (Daily News)
  • Problems abound in the new, limited distribution of teacher parking permits. (Daily News)
  • Queens’ Francis Lewis and Benjamin Cardozo High Schools received the most applications in last year’s high school admissions process. (Post)
  • Schools in states that required small test score gains in the first few years of NCLB must now make much larger gains if they are to reach 100 percent proficiency by 2014. (Times)
  • In Connecticut, 40 percent of schools did not make Annual Yearly Progress this year under NCLB. (Times)
  • The economic downturn is making it tougher to open new charter schools and run existing ones, in D.C. and nationally. (Washington Post)
  • Jay Mathews suspects Prince George’s County superintendent John Deasy’s departure for the Gates Foundation might reflect tension with the school board. (Washington Post)