Education News Roundup: Jan. 20, 2015

In today’s Education News Roundup: Tribune takes a closer look at the proposal to use school grades in potentially converting district schools to charter schools. Taxes and school revenue continue to be discussed ahead of the Legislature. New NBER study looks at school funding and school performance. Jordan looks at phasing out year-round schools. Look for student testing to come up Wednesday in the Senate education committee hearing on reauthorizing NCLB. Look for student privacy to come up in tonight’s State of the Union address. “U.S. youth eating too much pizza: study.” Wait. There’s such a thing as too much pizza? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More