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Remainders: More exams for high schoolers

  • Three quarters of American high school students now have to take exit exams. (EdWeek)
  • The Senate nearly lifted the limit on how many schools a district can “transform.” (Ed Money)
  • Spending Race to the Top funds on iPads isn’t the way to get better results. (Rick Hess)
  • A list of things charter schools probably won’t tell you about themselves. (Smart Money)
  • Part two of NY1’s year end coverage: a look at how the teachers union fared. (NY1)
  • Randi Weingarten asked Rhode Island’s governor to intervene in Central Falls HS. (AP)
  • Ruben Brosbe: Test-prep is a disservice to students, even if they’re better prepared for tests. (GS)
  • John Wilson talks to Stephen Sawchuk about leaving the NEA after ten years. (EdWeek)
  • Nearly a fourth of students trying to join the Army fail its test of basic math and reading skills. (AP)
  • In a series on teacher tenure, Alexander Hoffman begins by defining his terms. (More Thoughtful)