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Remainders: “Budget Hold ‘Em” for cash-strapped school chiefs

  • A consulting firm has created a card game to help school leaders decide what to cut. (District Dossier)
  • Circling back to “miracle schools” and finding that low scores have fallen further. (Gary Rubinstein)
  • From schedules to staff lists, what to attach when submitting a charter application. (Charter Notebook)
  • An inquiry into the psychology and motivations of the internet’s “angry commenters.” (Slate)
  • Two-thirds of British schools were closed yesterday as teachers struck over pension changes. (BBC)
  • Does the education reform movement have a persistent problem with sexism? (Alexander Russo)
  • A report (by a former professor of mine!) explores improving evaluations for high school teachers. (CAP)
  • A principals union official calls new evaluations “nightmares waiting to haunt” the city. (SchoolBook)
  • Midway through an ed policy program, Ruben Brosbe refocuses on the classroom. (GS Community)
  • Congrats to Liz Willen, the new director of Columbia’s Hechinger Institute on education reporting. (TC)
  • An ATR who has been to eight schools offers sartorial observations from the road. (Chaz’s School Daze)
  • A roundup of research conclusions and open questions relating to “value-added” data. (Shanker Blog)
  • The Common Core has been around for a while, but associated assessments are still far off. (Flypaper)