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Remainders: Dennis Walcott rejects rumors of mayoral ambition

  • Dennis Walcott says he’s “not interested” in the “absurd” idea that he might run for mayor. (Politicker NY)
  • Colorado plans to evaluate all teachers, in all subjects, by their students’ test scores. (American Prospect)
  • A collection of the varying and sometimes contradictory explanations for Cathie Black’s firing. (NYCPSP)
  • Black’s failure has implications for the national trend of non-traditional superintendents. (Hechinger)
  • A rundown of the most promising high schools that have seats for shut-0ut students. (Insideschools)
  • Student activists released a report detailing the negative effects of school closures on students. (Ed Vox)
  • A mom describes waiting to hear her son’s name picked in the Community Roots lottery. (Insideschools)
  • Norm Scott detects a pattern of unrest emanating from Brooklyn’s District 14. (Ed Notes)
  • The federal budget deal includes $700 million for a second version of Race to the Top. (Politics K-12)
  • What Ed Sec Arne Duncan said at the Education Writers Association meeting. (Flypaper)
  • A Canadian principal is soliciting 10-photo school tours. (The Learning Nation via Mrs Ripp)
  • La.’s schools chief was rebuked for not announcing John White’s appointment earlier. (Times-Picayune)