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Remainders: The downside of opening one’s gradebook

  • A teacher illuminates the dark side of making student grades more transparent. (Tween Teacher)
  • Despite her health focus, Michelle Obama handed out candy at the White House. (Politics K-12)
  • Chicago announced the criteria on which officials will decide which schools to close. (Catalyst)
  • The principal of a school based on “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” tells all. (SchoolBook)
  • An Australian urges her countrymen to look away from the U.S. on education, and to Finland. (The Age)
  • After parent-teacher conferences, pondering what support freshmen should get. (High School Hustle)
  • A teacher runs down the good, the sloppy, the sweet, and more in his conference marathon. (JD2718)
  • A final evaluation of Denver’s performance pay program finds lasting changes. (Quick & Ed)
  • A new blog by social studies teachers who are trying to help each other improve. (NYCS2CFG)