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Remainders: A visit from the Common Core consultant

  • A city dad makes his kindergartner eat school lunch, which is both healthy and $1.50. (Insideschools)
  • The teacher forced to resign after blogging about her past as a sex worker explains all. (Salon)
  • A Bronx teacher chronicles his school’s visit from a Common Core consultant. (The Reflective Educator)
  • Eight years ago, Mayor Bloomberg wanted experienced teachers; now he wants newer ones. (Ed Notes)
  • The new City Hall editor at the Daily News, Erin Einhorn, used to be on the ed beat. (Daily Politics)
  • Looks like the nation’s largest teachers union will endorse President Obama’s reelection. (TPM)
  • One of Obama’s opponents? Newt Gingrich, a major Education Equality Project backer. (Politics K-12)
  • A teacher explains the steps she took to address low motivation among her grade-schoolers. (Mrs. Ripp)
  • More than 100 people have attached their names to a petition against the Common Core. (Rick Hess)
  • “Critical thinking” has been replaced by “deep thought” among education jargon users. (Flypaper)
  • Satire alert: A clerical error resulted in school districts nationwide being funded adequately. (The Onion)
  • Theater teacher Kate Quarfordt offers part one of her tumultuous “Guys and Dolls” saga. (GS Community)
  • Class sizes would be sure to grow if the city loses 8 percent of teachers. (NYC Public School Parents)
  • Diana Senechal: What urban students need is not saving but more classroom challenges. (Flypaper)
  • A wealthy family, the Devoses, is underwriting a push for school vouchers. (Alternet via Norm’s Notes)

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