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Remainders: Study finds city's exam schools add little value

  • A new study finds the city’s specialized high schools don’t actually add value to their students. (NBER)
  • Not that any study is likely to dissuade New Yorkers from fighting tooth and nail to get in. (Daily Intel)
  • Potential implications of the federal debt ceiling deal on K-12 education are not yet clear. (Politics K-12)
  • Novelist Dave Eggers eulogizes the teacher who helped him love reading, and, in turn, writing. (Salon)
  • But a professor argues that a love of reading just can’t be taught. (Chronicle of Higher Ed via Pondiscio)
  • An interesting point about Newark’s “dance of the lemons”: The school that got lemons got better. (NCTQ)
  • A principal envisions a school where reading the New York Times inspires each day. (Practical Theory)
  • An argument that the problem with schools in Central Falls, R.I., is their tiny tax base. (Dana Goldstein)
  • A special education advocate repeats a call for parents to weigh in on teacher evals. (NYC PS Parents)
  • What teachers do in the first week of school can easily guarantee a bad year, a teacher says. (Mrs. Ripp)

Report from Washington:

  • A complete roundup of the Save Our Schools rally from a city teacher who was there. (James Boutin)
  • Save Our Schools march organizers are plotting their next steps and refining their platform. (Politics K-12)
  • An organizer said the turnout was limited by teachers’ and parents’ low morale right now. (Answer Sheet)
  • Norm Scott: “The GEM crew”bonded during the weekend and came home to the city stronger. (Ed Notes)
  • After you’re done with our Matt Damon interview, here’s Jon Stewart’s SOS video address. (Russo)

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