• Half of the high-profile Rhode Islanders who took a mock high school exit exam failed it. (Answer Sheet)
  • There are few surprises on the same-as-last-year list of most popular high schools. (Insideschools)
  • Math teachers are worried that the Common Core standards disadvantage weak students. (Ed Week)
  • One of the top NBA scorers of all time has a great sinecure: He’s a school crossing guard. (Deadspin)
  • A charter school leader describes the effort of going from a short-term to long-term renewal. (Harlem Ink)
  • Here are screenshots of what the controversial inBloom data warehouse really holds. (NYC P.S. Parents)
  • The MORE caucus’s latest UFT campaign ad has a list of grievances and some mood music. (YouTube)
  • Teach for America’s new co-CEO is raising money for a former student who was deported. (With Ganas)
  • Does “assessment” just mean “test”? A journalist examines the jargon du jour. (Educated Reporter)
  • A teacher says she believes in data-driven instruction — when the data are valid. (Hechinger)
  • A teacher lauds the resource he found to help him bring philosophy into his classroom. (Mr D’s Nabe)