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Remainders: Having a home computer hurts student learning

  • A home computer causes slightly lower reading and math scores. (Freakonomics)
  • Meanwhile, a city teacher uses video technology to teach writing. (Innovative Educator)
  • One city school didn’t have calculators for Regents-taking students. (Pissed Off Teacher)
  • Three ways for schools to get better and cut their budgets at the same time. (Learning Matters)
  • The Times picks up the school safety budget increases we reported on first. (CityRoom)
  • Three funders will gather here next week to talk about educating ELL’s. (EdWeek)
  • Grading each other, Chicago teachers gave more “unsatisfactories” than principals. (Catalyst)
  • Pittsburgh has a new teachers contract, negotiated partly by the Gates Foundation. (AP)
  • The contract includes voluntary individual merit pay and a school-based program. (EdWeek)
  • A study of a more learning time program finds disappointing results. (Quick and the Ed)
  • A write-up of the study showing Harlem Success lottery winners outperform losers. (EdWeek)

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