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Remainders: Florida governor signs merit pay bill into law

  • The census found that New York City’s population barely grew in the last decade. (Times)
  • But Mayor Michael Bloomberg says those numbers are way too low. (Daily Politics)
  • Florida’s governor signed an expansive merit pay plan into law at a charter school. (Orlando Sentinel)
  • Why it’s important to understand the different ways child poverty can be measured. (School Finance 101)
  • Does Joel Rose’s departure illustrate the gulf between talk of innovation and public sector reality? (Time)
  • Customizing instruction is a way of getting beyond tracking, Mike Petrilli argues. (Flypaper)
  • Green Dot’s Steve Barr discusses his plans to turn around two Bronx schools next year. (Inside City Hall)
  • Responsibility for improving schools can’t be placed on teachers alone, a TFA alum argues. (Hechinger)
  • The Times’ labor reporter is taking questions about unions and labor law. (City Room)
  • Paul Vallas’ successor in New Orleans could be named in the next month. (Times-Picayune)
  • Two N.J. principals have very different views of the value of social media in schools. (Hechinger Report)
  • The state board of ed in Virginia voted to change the way they approve textbooks. (Curriculum Matters)