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Remainders: A mother’s lament at her daughter’s education

  • A mother’s poem about how her daughter got 90’s and 3’s, then bombed the PSAT. (EdNotes)
  • Last-minute registration centers opened today to place the unplaced. (Insideschools)
  • The charter cap lift was big but not “mathematically” key for NY’s RTTT win. (EdVANTAGE)
  • Los Angeles teachers aren’t too happy with the LA Times’ value-added project. (LA Times)
  • A study finds “mutual consent” policies against forced teacher placement don’t pay off. (Ed Week)
  • “Value-added data is not gospel,” writes David Leonhardt, summing up the LAT drama. (NYTM)
  • A 29-page chronicle of reasons to be skeptical of value-added. (Economic Policy Institute, PDF)
  • Poll: Michelle Rhee is so divisive that she is a “political wash” for DC’s mayor. (WashPost)
  • A lack of training to teach special ed is deemed a “national crisis.” (Hechinger Report)
  • Nationwide, charter schools are being urged to serve more English language learners. (Ed Week)
  • Preschoolers use statistics when they interact with each other, a researcher finds. (Ed Week)