• New research on Head Start finds that academic and social gains taper by third grade. (Early Ed Watch)
  • U.S. News’s annual list of the country’s best high schools again has many from New York. (U.S. News)
  • A short film about students reveals stark differences between two Massachusetts high schools. (Reuters)
  • An effort is underway to answer the tricky question of who controls Detroit’s schools. (District Dossier)
  • A list of wishes for children in 2013 starts with policies that support families. (Nation via Answer Sheet)
  • P.S. 22’s famous chorus paid tribute to Sandy Hook Elementary School with a song. (YouTube)
  • A Christmas wish is for Common Core critics to agree that good curriculum is needed. (Core Knowledge)
  • Are you looking for something to do over break? Here’s a list of free museums to visit. (Insideschools)
  • If you’re a teacher, you might apply for a U.S. Department of Education fellowship for teachers. (USDOE)
  • Or nominate a really great teacher you know for a $25,000 prize for teaching excellence. (TNTP)
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  • Like the city schools, we’re taking next week off. Stay tuned for our year-in-review and see you in 2013!