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Remainders: Extra burden of proof for controversial principals

  • Teachers say heavy-handed principals need to deliver extra on student performance. (Jay Mathews)
  • Schools in Texas get credit for boosting scores even if a student gets no answers right. (Rick Casey)
  • Steven Brill is writing “a narrative about the so-called education reform movement. (Alexander Russo)
  • Whatever happened to carefree summers, asks the mom of a rising first-grader. (Insideschools)
  • Teacher dispatches from the weekend’s American Federation of Teachers convention. (Twitter)
  • Bill Gates, the convention’s keynote speaker, is “the most dangerous man in America.” (Leonie Haimson)
  • A hotly anticipated anti-Race to the Top resolution never made it to the floor. (Teacher Beat)
  • The new national edu-stats chief is an NYU prof who studies privatization. (Inside School Research)
  • Early childhood expert Sara Mead’s new blog launched with a look at lessons from Singapore. (EdWeek)
  • What Spain’s World Cup victory has to say about education reform. (Flypaper)