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Remainders: On the last day of school, a chance to rate the year

  • Data-conscious city schools don’t let their attendance rates lag the last week of classes. (City Room)
  • Teachers, parents, and students can generate data of their own by rating the school year. (Insideschools)
  • Diane Ravitch cites six reasons for hope in the current education policy moment. (Bridging Differences)
  • A series of movies about moving beyond cars is accompanied by curriculum teachers can use. (Streetfilms)
  • Los Angeles is capping the weight of homework at 10 percent of students’ grades. (L.A. Times)
  • Data used to show how hard U.S. teachers work might not be comparable. (Jay Greene)
  • Photographs helped Kate Quarfordt lose her regrets about the school play she directed. (GS Community)
  • Cathie Black is one of many high-powered alumnae of D.C.’s Trinity College. (Washington Monthly)
  • Students at PS 11 in Fort Greene assembled a salad on their penultimate day of school. (The Local)
  • The Walton Foundation’s most recent spending report shows continued support for school choice. (HuffPo)
  • And today was officially the last day of the 2010-2011 school year. Happy summer break!