• State board members showed some goodwill in a planning meeting. (StateImpact)
  • Promised state board mediator meeting comes today. (Indy Star, WIBC)
  • Four years of financial and legal trouble ending for teachers union, but at a high cost. (Chalkbeat)
  • The Indiana State Teachers Association agrees to pay $14 million to settle state lawsuit. (AP, Indiana Public Media, NWI, WIBC, Indy Star)
  • Colts among groups who give shoes and clothes to IPS kids. (WTHR, WISH-TV)
  • Ritz and Elsener say it’s too early to predict Common Core’s demise. (WIBC)
  • Common Core debate is creating odd political allegiances. (WTHR)
  • Matt Tully: Can we save Indy’s lost generations? (Indy Star)
  • Norhwest Schools decide to go ahead with closings. (StateImpact)
  • Gary wants to sell vacant Charter School of the Dunes, possibly for a hotel. (Post-Tribune)
  • Contract gives Union County teachers pay raises, dependent on evaluation scores. (Palladium-Item)
  • Cars, laptops, air conditioners were among a huge number of missing items in Memphis schools’ first asset audit in decades. (Chalkbeat Tennessee)
  • You can’t blame poverty for the U.S.’ new, low PISA scores. (Hechinger Report)
  • It’s up to NYC’s new mayor to make pre-K a reality. (Gotham Schools)
  • Far more students to SAT and AP exams under NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg. (Gotham Schools)
  • In Colorado, the recession counterintuitively helped forestall an education budget shortfall study says. (EdNews Colorado)