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Remainders: Arts options in schools rise, then plateau

  • A report finds that access to arts education here is on the rise, but plateauing. (Curriculum Matters)
  • Which schools are winners and which are losers under the revised capital plan: a map. (Gotham Gazette)
  • The deadline to apply to middle school approaches, and there are new options. (Insideschools)
  • Arne Duncan backed efforts to end LIFO layoffs, but wasn’t specific about alternatives. (WNYC)
  • Why we will probably pass the 2014 proficiency deadline without changing NCLB. (Time)
  • Inside Central Falls High School, tardiness is a problem, but some teaching is dynamic. (Dana Goldstein)
  • A European-born parent, dismayed by American schools, considers returning home. (Failing Schools)
  • Teachers in states without collective bargaining make more in salary, pay more for benefits. (Flypaper)
  • An argument for reforming school pensions by tying benefits to contributions. (Gadfly)
  • Why do we need employment protections like tenure? Because employers are biased. (Shanker Blog)