Here’s what the editors of Schools of Thought are reading today:

The Telegraph (UK): Millions of children off school as teachers take to picket lines

More than half of England’s schools are closed today as teachers joined a nationwide public-sector strike. Teaching unions and government officials are at odds over new pension plans.

Star Tribune: Governor to appoint task force on bullying

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is appointing a 15-member committee to investigate the effectiveness of anti-bullying measures around the U.S.

New York Times: Line Grows Long for Free Meals at U.S. Schools

As families across America feel the effects of economic uncertainty, more children are eligible for free and reduced lunches.

Educational Leadership: What We Learn from Grades

Author and educator Marge Scherer says that for grades to be meaningful, they must be accurate and fair.

Smart Kid

The author recounts his personal experience as a smart, but not necessarily motivated, student.