Friday Rundown: 1.13.12

Another busy week in education news, both in New York and nationally.

A CNBC study ranks New York’s education system as first in the nation for providing what businesses need. Click here to read their report.

Education Week released its Quality Counts report on Thursday.  The new edition of this annual report on state-level efforts to improve public education looks at U.S. schools’ international standing and lessons to be drawn from high-performing countries. New York placed third out of the 50 states in the “State of the States” part of the report.

Response on the internet: (as always this list will be updated as more coverage develops)

  • NYSUT hails state’s B grade in Ed Week survey
  • More states improved their standards

The School Improvement Grant/ teacher evaluation melee continues:

  • Feds warn NYS on Race to the Top, Governor responds
  • Feds warn NY that teacher eval fight is costly
  • Teacher evaluation law needs chance to succeed
  • Losing the Race to the Top
  • Who’s to blame for teacher evaluation delays?
  • At Regents Meeting, a Protest Over School Improvement Grants
  • New York teachers union rallies against federal aid cut

Another player enters New York’s advocacy arena and their report says many aren’t ready for college

A new report spotlights the “Trouble with Triborough.”

Let us know about any stories we may have missed in the comments. Have a great weekend!