• A Chicago teacher says his school spent more than 12 hours on testing in three weeks. (Answer Sheet)
  • A comprehensive series examines Chicago’s high absenteeism rate in elementary schools. (Tribune)
  • In honor of Veterans Day, Teach For America is ramping up veteran recruitment. (TFA via Eduwonk)
  • The UFT’s activities for retired teachers include a trip to Good Housekeeping’s headquarters. (POed)
  • A school choice advocacy group wants New York State to adopt statewide open enrollment. (NYFERA)
  • Parents push back against the idea that opting out of testing is somehow elitist. (Parent Voices NY)
  • A new film about the fight over Khalil Gibran Academy is being screened tomorrow. (GS Calendar)
  • The winners of an essay contest for Japanese students describe the healing power of sports. (Times)
  • Harbor School students explain why building oyster reefs could stop the next Sandy. (Dot Earth)
  • A TNTP study of teacher retention in D.C. says performance pay helps, but not principals. (TNTP)
  • The president of Denver’s school board says voters clearly support its reforms. (EdNews Colorado)
  • Indiana’s new schools chief’s platform included opposition to the Common Core. (Curriculum Matters)