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Remainders: Highlights from the Atlantic’s Joel Klein letter pile

  • Joel Klein’s op/ed got more responses than any other Atlantic piece this year. A sampling. (Atlantic)
  • The city employs at least a dozen octogenarian teachers. Meet three of them. (Daily News)
  • Advice about what to do if your math teacher frequently goes off on political tangents. (Dear Prudence)
  • An analogy: Using bad data to assess reality is like using bad binoculars to see. (James Boutin)
  • A nonprofit news site got a $100,000 to launch a Brooklyn bureau. Congratulations to City Limits!
  • Could Arne Duncan’s veiled criticism of Common Core objectors doom the whole project? (Flypaper)
  • Some folks on both sides of the education aisle are worried about new NCLB waivers. (Politics K-12)
  • A teacher’s letter to himself on the eve of his first day in the classroom, two years ago. (Mr. Foteah)
  • More flesh, aka “content maps,” is being thrown onto common standards’ bones. (Curriculum Matters)
  • An argument that state test scores’ stability doesn’t make them any more reliable. (NYC P.S. Parents)
  • A new data tool created by Colorado makes it easy to look at progress, or its lack. (Gary Rubinstein)