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Remainders: Detente between TFA's Kopp and NEA president

  • Common ground reigned when Teach for America’s founder talked with the NEA’s chief. (Teacher Beat)
  • Teachers at PS 277 in the Bronx don’t know how their efforts yielded an F grade. (Schoolbook/WNYC)
  • Charter schools were twice as likely as district schools to get F progress report grades. (Gary Rubinstein)
  • A city teacher recalls being wrongly assigned to special ed and ESL classes in his youth. (Jose Vilson)
  • None of the finalists in a national contest to find the most innovative teacher is from New York (GOOD)
  • A teacher-blogger who’s up for the prize explains why she favors recognition but not rewards. (Mrs. Ripp)
  • SUNY’s Charter Schools Institute rejected a Victory school for Long Island. (Newsday via HuffPo)
  • A city teacher offers 10 reasons for his colleagues to start their students on blogging. (Mr. Foteah)
  • A New Jersey’s education law expert offers five myths about Chris Christie’s ed policy. (Answer Sheet)
  • The leaflet that the Grassroots Education Movement is handing out at union ATR meetings. (NYC ATR)
  • A guidebook to winning an NCLB waiver signals that judging will play a major role. (Politics K-12)
  • An investigation finds half of students in Colorado’s costly online schools drop out. (Ed News Colorado)
  • The big new idea is for schools to do homework at school and schoolwork at home. (Curriculum Matters)
  • A study finds it’s not a longer day but how the extra time is used that matters. (Inside School Research)
  • NYC charter exec James Merriman starts a blogging stint with a call for elevated dialogue. (Eduwonk)