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Remainders: A new look at the Gates value-added data

  • A Berkeley researcher thinks the Gates Foundation misinterpreted its own research findings. (EdWeek)
  • Race to the Top changes have NY’s charter school laws ranking #5, up from #8. (The Chalkboard)
  • Bloomberg’s State of the City address didn’t include anything new about education. (City Room)
  • A former teacher says John Jay High School students feel excluded by the neighbors. (More Thoughtful)
  • White House officials hint that education will be a big theme in Obama’s speech. (National Journal)
  • Teachers at P.S. 114, which is slated for closure, defend their school. (Edwize)
  • Ruben Brosbe says he joined Educators 4 Excellence to connect with teachers. (GS Community)
  • Paterson, N.J. is trying to duplicate the Harlem Children’s Zone model. (WSJ)
  • Cathie Black’s critics have scrapped plans to toss condoms at her for her birth control joke. (Ed Notes)
  • A city parent says flawed value-added rankings are the best we’ve got, so we should get them. (DoubleX)