GET YOUR (POLITICAL) GAME ON: The Thomas B. Fordham Institute is creating its own version of game-based learning: A contest to devise great rating systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act, which tasks states with building their own measures of accountability. Proposals should focus on elementary schools and must include design objectives, specific indicators that underpin the rating system and recommendations for the Department of Education. Deadline: January 24. Finalists get a trip to DC. Want to play? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.