• A handful of schools labeled failing by this year’s progress reports did well last year. (Insideschools)
  • Bloomberg criticized N.Y.’s teachers union for backing Democratic senate candidates. (Daily News)
  • Some celebrated local musicians helped raise money to keep I.S. 171’s band program running. (WSJ)
  • A former Stuyvesant debate coach says the school should teach ethics to entering students. (Forbes)
  • The Times has a shortlist of celebrated baseball players who graduated from  city high schools. (Times)
  • A look at KIPP Infinity Charter School’s efforts to combat teacher burnout and turnover. (Andrea Gabor)
  • A nonprofit is looking for teachers and other mentors to coach girls on technology. (Iridescent Learning)
  • The new Peck Slip School is seeking artificial turf for its mostly-dirt downtown playground. (Tribeca Trib)
  • A Chicago inpatient teacher disputes the role of “grit” laid out in Paul Tough’s book. (The ChalkFace)
  • A New Teacher Project spokesman says “Won’t Back Down” goes beyond typical narratives. (Atlantic)
  • Two educators attribute New Dorp High School’s successes to “empowered” teachers. (Atlantic)
  • A Detroit student labelled “unpopular” by others is in her school’s homecoming court. (Detroit News)
  • The U.S. Department of Education found a N.J. district segregated students with disabilities. (EdWeek)