Friday Rundown: 1.20.12

A good Friday morning to you! This week has been filled with education news, so let’s get to it, as we look back on the week that was in the Rundown.

There were plenty of reactions from¬†Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget proposal on Tuesday.

School district consolidation is touted as a way to save money at a time of shrinking education aid, but the choices are not simple.

The New York Times examines the debate on teacher evaluations and concludes “the sides are not as far apart as their public posture would indicate.”

School administrators don’t hold back on tax cap: It’s about as bad as it can get’¬†

Education Week reports that Education Secretary Arne Duncan intends to use the vast majority of RTTT money to design a new competition just for school districts. They also sat down for a Q&A with Secretary Duncan.

Apple boldly reinvents the school textbook with iBooks 2 and iTunes U, but will educators bite?

Digital Learning Day, designed to celebrate pioneer teachers and innovative teaching practices that make learning more personalized and engaging, will be celebrated on Feb. 1

President Obama’s administration is moving ahead in reforming U.S. education without the help of the Congress.

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