Re-designing the calendar:  Generation Schools gets away from platoon system, enhances competency-based learning (CompetencyWorks) I’d be interested in hearing how this is panning out in terms of results.

Adult workforce: former Politico reporter tells what it’s like working retail in 2014 (The Atlantic)

Common Core: union cuts ties with Gates (and Gates funding) over Common Core.  (Washington Post)  Oh, to be a fly on the wall when/if unions sit down with the Tea Party to discuss Common Core. 

SXSWedu: Getting Smart’s Tom Vander Ark lists 110 interesting edupreneurs at last week’s SXSWedu conference in Austin (Getting Smart)

EdTech:  think before you buy (EdSurge)