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Remainders: Dennis Walcott kicks off his graduation grand tour

  • City budget talks are paused while a major union considers a teacher layoffs deal. (Daily Politics)
  • Dennis Walcott’s first graduation speech was at a school for students with disabilities. (Capital NY)
  • A new movie pokes fun at the lengths parents go to get their children into private schools. (WSJ)
  • A bad math problem from the algebra Regents exam sparks a conversation among teachers. (JD2718)
  • A teacher suspects he was given extra Regents grading because he is an ATR. (Chaz’s School Daze)
  • Parents across the city cheat to get their kids into schools they’re not zoned for. (Gotham Gazette)
  • Nationwide, charter schools offer a range of alternatives to states’ teacher pension plans. (Flypaper)
  • A founder of Rocketship Education charter schools on the pros and cons of online learning. (Hechinger)
  • The federal Department of Education created a new office just for school turnarounds. (Politics K-12)
  • The city plans to change the tests it uses for admission to gifted programs. (City Room)
  • The case of a Chicago high school shows there’s no perfect code for vocational education. (The Lookout)
  • Ten tips for a good teaching interview, starting with the old standby, “Be prepared.” (Mrs. Ripp)

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