• A New York City teacher who is also a rapper is making waves with “Bored of Education.” (NPRed)
  • Educators are increasingly reassessing the once-popular “no excuses” approach to discipline. (Atlantic)
  • An investigation found that Chicago’s school financing has come with great risk and little scrutiny. (Tribune)
  • Tracking effectively segregates schools by race and class, and the U.S. DOE wants that to change. (Quartz)
  • Cable news channels aren’t featuring education very much — and they’re featuring educators less. (Answer Sheet)
  • A new report finds that professionals missed many chances to intervene with the Sandy Hook shooter. (Politico)
  • Take a look inside creepy, abandoned school buildings in the United States and Japan. (Buzzfeed)
  • Minnesota could be the next state to see a Vergara-inspired challenge to teacher tenure laws. (Teacher Beat)
  • A new website aims to close the gap between education researchers and practitioners. (Inside School Research)
  • A request for personal recollections of teaching in U.S. schools has already yielded 800 replies. (Gawker)
  • One promising student illustrates the challenges and possibilities of a struggling New Jersey school. (Hechinger)
  • One teacher swapped the podcast phenomenon Serial for Hamlet to achieve Common Core-alignment. (Slate)