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Remainders: New Race to the Top just for little kids and losers

  • The new round of Race to the Top will focus on early childhood and last year’s losers. (Politics K-12)
  • A former city charter schools official has decamped to boost schools in Abu Dhabi. (Teachers College)
  • Parents parked a school bus at City Hall and invited Mayor Bloomberg to lobby for funding. (EdVox)
  • Norm Scott offers a gloss from the left of tomorrow’s charter school rally. (Ed Notes)
  • Al Shanker’s widow condemns Joel Klein for hijacking Shanker’s legacy. (Shanker Blog)
  • A teacher has drafted a letter to the Regents about the continuing surge in testing. (The Jose Vilson)
  • San Diego is trying to identify “quality schools” so it can make more of them. (Voice of San Diego)
  • A political scientist says the courts haven’t been effective in improving schools. (School Law Blog)
  • A new report says special education needs to be updated for the 21st century. (On Special Ed)
  • Nationally, special education identification rates are falling. Not so in New York. (Flypaper)
  • For autistic children, sports are challenging but no less fun, a mother writes. (Insideschools)
  • Wake County, N.C., is contemplating two ways to integrate schools without using race. Flypaper)