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Remainders: On the ground with teachers in Wisconsin

  • Gov. Cuomo said that seniority alone shouldn’t drive layoffs, but there is no objective criteria. (DN)
  • Cynthia Nixon stars in a video opposing budget cuts; Cuomo’s office says it’s unjustified. (Politico)
  • WNYC launched a Public Insight Network to solicit listeners’ opinions about education. (Mediabistro)
  • The firm hired to plan a “net-zero” school building is famous for less energy-efficient projects. (Observer)
  • The teacher wife of Wisconsin’s State Senate majority leader, a Republican, got a pink slip. (TPM)
  • Comparing piecemeal change and paradigm change, a school leader prefers the latter. (GS Community)
  • Deborah Meier reports from on the ground at labor protests in Wisconsin. (Bridging Differences)
  • The principal of a District 13 school explains how she balances choice and diversity. (Insideschools)
  • The text of the termination notices sent to Providence, R.I., teachers is scaring them. (Tom Hoffman)
  • Layoffs by lottery might be silly, but they’re also reality in many places. (Sara Mead’s Policy Notebook)
  • A parent says the data say good physical education supports higher test scores. (Insideschools)
  • A group of Brooklyn mothers says a charter school just for them would be separate and unequal. (BYMC)
  • Checker Finn says the union protest in Midwestern states force tough choices for reformers. (Flypaper)

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