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Remainders: Council demands more DOE openness, and less

  • The DOE is the only agency the City Council would exempt from a law about contracts. (City Hall News)
  • The council said today that it will require the DOE to offer more details about space. (Schoolbook)
  • A question: Does Michael Winerip’s column today extol practices he condemned before? (Eduwonk)
  • A suggestion that teacher hiring include two demo lessons, plus coaching. (Starting an Ed School)
  • A teacher’s takeaways from learning how to elicit higher-order thinking, a la Danielson. (Mr Foteah)
  • Parents say they have been shut out from the Contracts for Excellence process. (NYC P.S. Parents)
  • Five major education groups are asking Sen. Harkin to slow down on revising NCLB. (Politics K-12)
  • A revision to Harkin’s bill leaves the specifics of teacher evaluation up to each state. (Politics K-12)
  • A teacher parses the players participating in the end-of-accountability scenario. (Flypaper)
  • Four things to consider when analyzing the study of Houston’s “no excuses” schools. (Shanker Blog)