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Remainders: 19 Race to the Top finalists named in 2nd round

  • State Senate Democrats were happy to take credit for NY being a RttT finalist. (State of Politics)
  • Hawaii and Arizona were the surprise finalist picks. (Politics K-12)
  • Florida & New Jersey have really fought with their unions, but they made the cut. (edReformer)
  • The RttT finalist announcement could affect common standards adoption. (Quick and the Ed)
  • There’s debate over whether the Obama admin has spent all its edu political capital. (WashPost)
  • 200 of the highest scoring 1000 students on the G&T exam live in district two. (InsideSchools)
  • Kim Gittleson maps which NY districts are home to the most G&T students. (Curious2)
  • From RttT’s beginning, to the finalist announcement, a look at where states stand. (Hechinger Report)
  • TFA members teaching multiple grades & subjects are more likely to leave teaching. (Teacher Beat)
  • Which came first? Unprofessional teachers or condescending principals? (Mrs. Mimi)
  • Brooklyn teacher Jemal Graham will be a Teaching Ambassador Fellow next year. (Examiner)
  • And a New York Observer editorial says NY can’t afford to have bad teachers in classrooms