• Things people think teachers say during break, and what they’re actually saying. (Ms Eyre/NY Educator)
  • Diane Ravitch: New York’s new evaluations will continue a recent tradition of data-obsession. (NYRB)
  • Aaron Pallas suggests that new evaluations account for measurement error. (GS Community/Hechinger)
  • Teacher Deven Black is telling his high school-senior son not to be a teacher. (Education on the Plate)
  • A teacher describes the projects of his past that he hasn’t found time to do with his students. (Mr. Foteah)
  • A charter leader collects defenses of monetary fines for poor student behavior. (Starting an Ed School)
  • One of the authors of the principals’ petition talks teacher evals from a student’s view. (Answer Sheet)
  • Newly released data in D.C. shows high expulsion rates at some charter schools. (D.C. Schools Insider)
  • A top Teach for America recruit in New Haven is weighing whether she’ll stay there. (N.H. Independent)
  • Geoffrey Canada delivered an ed-related clue during tonight’s teacher “Jeopardy!” (Relay GSE Twitter)
  • A “story of transformation” from the student-centered Mission Hill School in Boston. (Sam Chaltain)
  • A rousing call for more read-alouds in today’s classrooms. (The Book Whisperer via Core Knowledge)