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Remainders: Former city testing chief calls cheating probable

  • The city’s former testing chief says the current data climate encourages cheating. (Hechinger)
  • An attempt to change students’ subway habits after dismissal falls flat. (An Urban Teacher’s Education)
  • K-12 testing programs should be more like pre-K assessments, not the other way around. (The Nation)
  • For Hilary Lustick, graduation reflected on her students’ successes — and her own. (GS Community)
  • Just 6 of 300+ communities aiming to be Promise Neighborhoods will get federal help. (Politics K-12)
  • Top-25 lists of the top education influencers and educators on Twitter. (Education Next)
  • Education reporters explain why they published a confidential document revealing city plans. (Notebook)
  • The NEA also eliminated its opposition to merit pay, but no one seems to have noticed. (Mike Antonucci)
  • A Philadelphia charter school that’s trying to stop unionization says its not a public school. (EdWeek)
  • A teacher says he won’t miss the paltry Teacher’s Choice funds for buying supplies. (Accountable Talk)
  • A legislator’s request that Arne Duncan offer NCLB flexibility guidance wasn’t answered. (Politics K-12)
  • Inspired by Diane Ravitch, the Times is asking readers for advice about how to fix schools. (Edwize)
  • Private donors are enabling the city to offer more youth jobs than it planned before budget cuts. (Patch)