From New York City:

  • After admissions changes, gifted programs’ enrollment and diversity are down. (Times, Daily News)
  • A best-case budget scenario for next year would include no increases in state aid for schools. (AP)
  • The UFT is fighting for Teaching Fellows whose jobs are on the line. (Post)
  • A fired teacher who called his students “animals” lost a bid to be reinstated. (Daily News, Post)
  • Bronx principals report data errors in the DOE’s recent arts report. (Riverdale Press)
  • A new building housing four schools was dedicated yesterday. (Staten Island Advance)
  • A Harlem teacher in Antarctica spoke to her students by videoconference. (AP)
  • Graffiti gets a gallery at New Design High School on the Lower East Side. (The Villager)
  • Kids at PS 19 grilled a state senate candidate who was principal for a day. (Downtown Express)

And beyond:

  • Massachusetts districts want to be able to stop paying students’ charter school tuition. (Boston Globe)
  • The Wall Street Journal takes a look at presidential candidates’ education platforms.
  • A California judge delayed the state’s plan to require algebra in 8th grade. (San Francisco Chronicle)
  • Students learning English and in special education fear required high school exams. (Baltimore Sun)
  • New NCLB rules take aim at the nation’s dropout crisis. (Time)
  • Chicago schools chief says a top federal education job isn’t on his mind. (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • Australia’s government wants proposed school reforms to happen faster. (The Australian)