• A teacher says last week’s reading tests were too long to be fair to students. (On the Shoulders of Giants)
  • TC Readers and Writers founder Lucy Calkins wants comments on New York’s tests. (ELA Feedback)
  • A Center School student says the state’s test was “twisty” but not intellectually taxing. (Insideschools)
  • A testing defender says there’s no pointing in separating tests from how they’re used. (More Thoughtful)
  • Some Chicago high schoolers are planning to walk out of their second day of testing this week. (WBEZ)
  • Checker Finn is the latest to predict that testing companies will unseat national consortia. (Flypaper)
  • A study finds that states’ variation in student performance is more about states than students. (Shanker)
  • In the building cited today for inequity, teachers are sharing space for ice cream. (Inside Co-Location)
  • A chess teacher asks how her students can keep winning if they won’t do homework. (Elizabeth Spiegel)
  • Author Philip Roth eulogizes his high school homeroom teacher, who died recently at 105. (Times)
  • A sprawling argument for labor solidarity spans Seattle, Chicago, and New York’s bus strike. (Jacobin)