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Remainders: City calls snow emergency but not snow day, yet

  • The city has declared a weather emergency; a decision about whether schools are open is due by 5 a.m.
  • A teacher says the last blizzard hid a media “snow job” around Joel Klein’s departure. (Answer Sheet)
  • Courtney Ross says politics, not poor performance, is behind her charter school’s closure. (New Yorker)
  • City Councilman Brad Lander offers a long list of ideas for restructuring the John Jay campus. (EdVox)
  • Parents at PS 101 in Queens were rewarded after they asked for less rigidity and more play. (City Room)
  • More kindergartners are classes of 25+ than in classes of 20 and under. (NYC Public School Parents)
  • Arthur Goldstein says his students met Cathie Black and found her slick but staged. (GS Community)
  • Edward R. Murrow HS students are advising the producers of “Skins” on teen lingo. (New Yorker)
  • Former DOE deputies in two cities are teaming up to help dropouts. (New Haven Independent)
  • Applications are due Thursday for a reporters’ seminar on teacher effectiveness. (Educated Reporter)
  • Every $1 million in education stimulus money created 4.2 jobs, a new report says. (Campaign K-12)
  • But that’s better than 2.7 jobs for every $1 million spent across all federal agencies. (Flypaper)
  • An argument for why few reporters do a good job writing about education philanthropy. (Dissent)
  • States can tweak their Race to the Top plans, but not about common standards. (Curriculum Matters)