FROM NEW YORK CITY:

  • The state will decide this week whether to open a Hebrew language charter school in Brooklyn. (Times)
  • The band from Brooklyn’s Boys and Girls High School is playing in the inauguration parade. (Times)
  • A popular Stuyvesant High School junior died suddenly, apparently of meningitis. (Times, Daily News)
  • Some city schools have special programs to teach about the Holocaust. (Daily News)
  • A small Bronx school struggles with the gun deaths of two members of its first senior class. (Daily News)
  • A Post columnist says Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver despises Joel Klein.

AND BEYOND:

  • Joel Klein and Al Sharpton tell Barack Obama what to do about education. (WSJ)
  • A host of wonks offer education advice for Obama. (Washington Post)
  • To save money, Massachusetts might slow down its charter school expansion. (Boston Globe)
  • In his last major act as Chicago schools chief, Arne Duncan is closing 25 schools. (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • In some places, charter schools provide a haven for immigrant students. (Times)
  • Los Angeles schools are getting one-page report cards for the first time. (L.A. Times)
  • Jay Mathews says schools should take parents’ suggestions more seriously. (Washington Post)
  • Thomas Friedman suggests giving federal tax cuts to teachers. (Times)
  • A Washington Post columnist looks at how Michelle Rhee’s tactics are playing out at one school.