House Democrats propose tax increases to raise $1.4 billion for education: A proposal introduced Friday by Democrats in the state House of Representatives would raise $1.4 billion toward the state’s education funding mandate through increases in the business and occupancy tax and a 5 percent capital gains tax. The plan also would freeze college tuition and completely fund all-day kindergarten during this budget cycle.
Schools experiment with stretching great teachers across multiple classrooms (NPR): Bailey Middle School in Nashville, Tenn., hires “teacher leaders” who have their own classrooms but also oversee a small group of fellow teachers. Supporters say it’s a way for high-quality teachers to move into a management role without leaving the classroom.
Addressing myths in the political debate over Common Core (AP): From the standards’ origins to the role of the federal government, many misconceptions have surfaced around Common Core.