* Two Teachers and a Microphone rap Arne Duncan and nominate Diane Ravitch for Secretary of Education. accountabletalk.com
* 1,040 Teachers in the Absent Teacher Reserve (ATR) as of August 19, 2011. nytimes.com
* A New Approach to School Discipline: Criminal Prosecution.
* Due to budget cuts, a record number of teachers have been in the Absent Teacher Reserve this summer. wnyc.org
* Bloomberg's two-pronged attack on working mothers, at Bloomberg LLP and at the DOE. New York City Eye
* More reports of cheating on standardized tests in NYC. NY Daily News
* Charter schools admit it: they have fewer English Language Learners and fewer children with disabilities. NY Daily News
* The ATR crisis grows, together with class sizes. Chaz's School Daze