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Remainders: Philly "school reform" includes $1 million turnstiles

  • In Philadelphia, the school reform commission spent $1 million on turnstiles. (Notebook)
  • CNN launches week of programming featuring concrete ways to improve schools. (CNN)
  • 49 million students go back to school this fall; about 3 million will finish high school. (NCES)
  • DFER endorsed Smikle, Bing, Hoyt, Squadron, Clark, Fields, Senator Diaz. (Daily News)
  • A teacher is criticized for a lesson about derogatory words like “bastard” and “wuss.” (WashPost)
  • A Minnesota charter school is housed on two semi-trailers. (Bemidji Pioneer)
  • A new radio documentary explores proposed changes to teacher training. (America RadioWorks)
  • Who wants the chance to fill David Steiner’s shoes at Hunter College? (Rick Hess Straight Up)
  • Philadelphia’s mayor is making the black-and-Latino male dropout rate. (Inquirer)
  • A fancy school in Moldova launches with new teaching materials, indoor toilets. (Jezebel)
  • Ratings of one group proposing to rewrite tests differed “wildly” depending on reviewer. (EdWeek)
  • The case for “Twitter-sized queries that unpack into full-bodied math… investigations.” (dy/dan)