“My manicurist requires a license to do my nails, but our nation isn’t sure we should license teachers.” Camilla Benbow in an excerpt from John Chubb’s new book, The Best Teachers in the World. (Defining Ideas)*
More Chicago woes. District leaders are working to identify as many as 100 schools eligible for closure. (The Atlantic)
Preparing high-schoolers for life. At least 40 percent of high school counselors say they lack training for college and career counseling, according to a new survey. (National Office for School Counselor Advocacy)
On the bright side. For this fourth-grader, standardized tests mean extra recess and snacks. (ASCD)
*This post was updated since its original posting.