• A Los Angeles teacher says a robust teacher evaluation protocol has turned into a checklist. (Hechinger)
  • Jay Mathews says he changed his mind about value-added ratings: They won’t work. (Class Struggle)
  • A city teacher with top students scored low while her students aced an advanced exam. (GS Community)
  • Analysts say the “Pineapple” debacle isn’t likely to hurt Pearson’s growing education arm. (Crain’s NY)
  • Two Denver schools are under scrutiny after test scores fell amid tighter security. (EdNews Colorado)
  • Reading materials at city schools are likely to change under Common Core standards. (Learning Matters)
  • A teacher and union leader reports that a principal sent to sensitivity training has resigned. (JD2718)
  • A Park Slope parent makes and sells maps showing the zones for neighborhood schools. (SchoolBook)
  • A teacher worries what will happen to a depressed student over the summer. (Miss Eyre/NYC Educator)
  • Tech leaders are showing an increasing interest in public schools and their students. (Fast Company)
  • A half-hour show on education innovation by Channel 13 features Chancellor Walcott. (Metrofocus)
  • A parent asks whether she must honor her child’s teacher’s summer school suggestion. (Insideschools)