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Remainders: Special education reforms to expand citywide

  • Chancellor Walcott told all schools they’ll have to follow new special ed rules next year. (Insideschools)
  • Virginia’s school calendars are set according to amusement park season. (Slate)
  • A former teacher says school policies, not poor compensation, influenced her decision to leave. (Slate)
  • Five views on the Common Core, ranging from ecstatic to skeptical to critical. (Learning Matters)
  • Brian Lehrer will talk school choice with Walcott and other school community members. (SchoolBook)
  • Safety officials are using “surprise screenings” to catch kids who bring phones to school. (CBS Radio)
  • NYPD cops aren’t the only public employees getting in trouble for Facebook postings. (WNYC)
  • The first of five blog posts about public education and Occupy Wall Street. (Democracy and Education)
  • Oakland’s head of schools is pushing Geoffrey Canada’s vision for public education. (WSJ)
  • College readiness at newer city schools are lagging behind older school counterparts. (EdWize)