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Remainders: Matt Damon snubbed Arne Duncan before SOS

  • Arne Duncan offered to meet Matt Damon at the airport before July’s teacher march. (Answer Sheet)
  • Highlights of Duncan’s Twitter Town Hall today, which included few Twitter questions. (Politics K-12)
  • Watch the Town Hall interview itself. Host John Merrow promises a second in the future. (
  • A city teacher reports the unusual occurrence, for him, of not wanting to go back to school. (Jose Vilson)
  • Is there a movement afoot within Teach For America’s NYC corps to change its approach? (Ed Notes)
  • The federal government is quietly giving states more time to work out teacher evaluations. (Politics K-12)
  • A deeper look at crowdsourcing theory behind the New York Times and WNYC’s SchoolBook. (Russo)
  • After a noisy co-location fight, Upper West Success charter school opened quietly today. (City Room)
  • Inside a wealthy New Jersey district’s charter school fight. (Hechinger Report)
  • An autism expert outlines four things needed for great schools, other than great teachers. (EdVox)
  • A takedown of the notion that students should add 10 minutes of homework per grade. (Mrs. Ripp)
  • An interactive timeline of the last 30 years in education, from an outlet that covered them all. (Ed Week)