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Remainders: Walcott leaps first waiver hurdle in unanimous vote

  • A state advisory panel backed Dennis Walcott’s waiver. David Steiner still has to decide. (GS Twitter)
  • Joel Klein responds to the NYT Mag cover story on the effect of his reforms at MS 223. (6th Floor)
  • Alexander Russo says a recent article about testing in Colorado doesn’t back up its claims. (TWIE)
  • PS 20’s principal was acquitted on assault charges; no word on if he’ll be reinstated. (Insideschools)
  • Suggestions for ways schools can celebrate Earth Day, even though it’s during break. (GS Community)
  • Diana Senechal ponders the question, “What do teachers produce?” (Core Knowledge Blog)
  • Top students in Denmark are looking to America for advice about how to boost their schools. (Flypaper)
  • The plan for Race to the Top 2.0 suggests last year’s losers could get first crack at winning. (Politics K-12)
  • Author Alex Kotlowitz urged education journalists to look beyond the classroom for stories. (
  • An interview with Jerry Weast, the unique outgoing superintendent in Montgomery County, Md. (WaPo)
  • Hyperbole all around in a Diane Ravitch-initiated contest to name new charter schools. (Flypaper)