DNC: President Obama suggests Mitt Romney would gut education spending, but avoids mention of Race to the Top (redefinEd). (Image from Minnesota.publicradio.org) Panel discussions sponsored by Democrats for Education Reform highlight the battle within the party over education policy (redefinED). Teachers union leaders promise to campaign hard for Obama, despite difference over teacher evaluations, charter schools and other policies. (Education Week)
Florida: The new chair of the state Board of Education helped bring the KIPP charter school network to Florida (redefinED).
North Carolina: The state board of education authorizes the opening of 25 more charter schools next year. (Associated Press)
California: The Los Angeles school district, which has more charter schools than any district in the country, is scheduled to discuss a moratorium on new ones. (Los Angeles Times)
Indiana: Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence unveils an education agenda that includes expanding vouchers, but it’s light on details. (Associated Press)
Pennsylvania: Cyber charter school are growing rapidly in the state, creating tensions with traditional school districts. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Tennessee: The state education commissioner blasts a privately-owned online school for its test results, calling them “demonstrably poor.” (TheLeafChronicle.com)
New Mexico: The state’s first virtual charter school begins classes. (Santa Fe New Mexican)