• Diane Ravitch argues that New York’s tests are bad because the spends too little on them. (DR’s Blog)
  • At long last, state ed chief John King explains why all students must count in evaluations. (School Zone)
  • A report from this weekend’s NYSUT convention, when teachers walked out on King. (Peter Goodman)
  • Bill de Blasio: If the mayor wants to release teacher ratings, he should release his deputies’. (Capital NY)
  • Mike Albertson outlines other recent changes at Flushing HS as turnaround starts. (Music and Beyond)
  • Parsing the data and recent history of Long Island City HS, also being turned around. (NYC P.S. Parents)
  • A DOE official and a Success Academy pupil appeared on a people-spotting site. (Humans of New York)
  • Dana Goldstein: Research shows that more resources, not respect, will make teachers happier. (Nation)
  • In California, students using mobile devices posted hundreds of pictures of this year’s state tests. (SCPR)
  • A New York teacher speculates that new evaluations could deter challenge enrollment. (Answer Sheet)
  • Teacher Laura Klein describes visiting a student with a tough life in a psychiatric hospital. (SchoolBook)
  • An kids’ lit expert says the “Pineapple” saga is a retelling of “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” (New Yorker)
  • The first and probably last link to GothamSchools on a fashion site is about Kenneth Cole. (Racked)
  • An observation: City schools named after several U.S. presidents have been killed recently. (Ed Notes)
  • A poll asks parents and teachers if responded honestly on the city’s school surveys. (Insideschools)
  • A teacher discusses the value of rewards and shares a reward-based student behavior plan. (Mr Foteah)