The item on Green's contract extension was among the nuggets piled up in my inbox after two weeks of vacation. And yes, after two blog-free weeks I just couldn't resist that headline.
Here's a roundup of other tidbits:
*MeckEd has published its annual roundup on charter schools, just as parents are preparing for the 2013 school selection season.
*Reader Deb McLean passed along this link to a letter from a teacher resigning from Union County Schools in disgust with North Carolina's focus on testing kids and rating teachers.
*Two CMS/Queens University partnerships to prepare principals -- Leaders for Tomorrow and the School Executive Leadership Academy -- have been recognized by the Alliance to Reform Education Leadership, part of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
*UNCC math professor Harold Reiter has been honored for his work with MATHCOUNTS and other efforts to develop math skills among younger students. Reiter, who deserves extra credit for his patience in explaining math to journalists, received the UNC Board of Governors award for public service.
*And if you're looking for an Election Day smile, watch this video of Heather England's third graders at Smithfield Elementary singing "Vote Me Maybe," a takeoff on Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe."