- A Queens teacher explains why he doesn’t think the UFT should grant concessions in exchange for raises.
- A former head of NYC’s Teach for America office has been tapped to head D.C.’s parks department.
- Teachable Moment argues that Chicago’s new socio-economic admissions preferences make sense.
- The USDOE will give states RttT credit for narrowing the achievement gap on state tests, not just NAEP.
- A new open-enrollment policy in Colorado caused a school district’s computer system to crash.
- Norm Scott takes on a UFT party for not fighting the UFT’s cooperation with charter schools.
- Jay Mathews says we should keep an eye on a teacher and principal bonus program in the D.C. suburbs.
- A new study shows noteworthy benefits to a 30-year-old phonics-based reading curriculum.
- A British headmaster ponders the benefits of co-ed schools that teach boys and girls separately.
- John Thompson predicts RttT will result in a few successes and disasters, but mostly middling results.
- Peter Murphy argues RttT judges might not trust state officials’ promise that the data firewall will expire.
- A Brooklyn principal starts a new InsideSchools blog series inspired by Ted Sizer.
- And a reminder: the GothamSchools party is a week from today! We hope you’ll join us.
Remainders: Should the UFT make concessions for pay raises?
By Maura Walz