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Remainders: On the end-of-year frenzy of musical classrooms

  • A city teacher describes the annual end-of-year game of musical classrooms. (America’s Future)
  • DOE budget cuts mean there are fewer places for kids to get free lunch this summer. (Daily Politics)
  • A progressive overview of what school reform is doing to American teachers. (Dissent Magazine)
  • Charter advocate James Merriman lists five missed facts about the UFT-NAACP lawsuit. (Eduwonk)
  • Andres Alonso, who left the DOE for Baltimore, is taking hard line against cheating. (Class Struggle)
  • To win the next Race to the Top round, states will have to launch pre-K testing. (Politics K-12)
  • The elephant in Collin Lawrence’s school was his principal’s leadership, he reports. (GS Community)
  • Members of a famous school chorus finish off the year by explaining what they learned. (PS 22 Chorus)
  • Anecdotal evidence suggests that the city’s teacher attrition estimates might be low. (Ed Notes)
  • Residency programs train teachers who want to make an entire career in the classroom. (Hechinger)
  • Updates on Promise Neighborhoods in four American cities, from Georgia to Minnesota. (Paul Tough)
  • The UFT’s Leo Casey offers a five-point proof of Joel Klein’s “bad-faith” arguments. (Edwize)
  • Class sizes are likely to grow at some city schools because of budget cuts. (Insideschools)