- A veteran teacher believes Race to the Top is built on ten flawed assumptions.
- Michelle Rhee said people should not assume that laid-off teachers are bad teachers.
- There are still more than 5,000 open pre-k spots, but many are in half-day sessions.
- Pissed Off Teacher finds out that one of her freshman students did not pass a single eighth grade class.
- About 600,000 students will be eating Rachel Ray’s chicken taco recipe at school on Thursday.
- School nurses will be giving swine flu vaccinations at 125 elementary schools on Wednesday.
- Jonathan Gyurko remembers when Ted Sizer visited his school in South Africa.
- Columbia Teachers College’s Susan Fuhrman is the new head of the National Academy of Education.
- Teacher Beat wonders if seniority in hiring is on its way out.
- Data systems linking students to teacher prep should be experiments, not policy, writes Aaron Pallas.
- Parents were sweating bullets at last week’s gifted and talented info sessions, reports Michael McCurdy.
- And Jay Mathews wonders what it’s like to be suspended. (He wouldn’t know; he was a goody-goody.)
Remainders: Vaccines, gourmet tacos in store for students
By Maura Walz