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Remainders: City schools may see additional 2 percent cut

  • Budget director Mark Page says the city may still cut education budgets by 2 percent. (Bloomberg)
  • Diane Ravitch critiques Pres. Obama for endorsing the lion’s share of No Child Left Behind. (Newsweek)
  • Randi Weingarten says the common ground she shares with Joel Klein will drive achievement. (HuffPo)
  • Fifth-graders with autism at Staten Island’s PS 4 don’t yet know where they will go to middle school. (SIA)
  • Harry Potter fans are holding a book drive (called “Accio Books”) for a Bed-Stuy charter school. (Patch)
  • More advice from Stephen Lazar on how to combat the problem of teacher turnover. (GS Community)
  • Conflicts over N.J. school budget cuts are being fueled by opposition to charter schools. (Star-Ledger)
  • Pensions, not charters, are the real reasons for school budget cuts, says an advocate. (Centerpoint)
  • Chicago’s new mayor’s goal for the schools: students focused on studies, not safety. (NPR)
  • How Michelle Rhee is leading the charge nationally to remove low-performing teachers. (NYMag)
  • Ed. Sec. Arne Duncan spent the day in Delaware, celebrating Race to the Top’s birthday. (Flypaper)