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Remainders: Teaching the non-academic ingredients of success

  • A Riverdale private school and KIPP NYC are both grappling with how to teach character. (NYT Mag)
  • With a lawsuit looming, Arizona will stop monitoring teachers’ English skills. (Learning the Language)
  • A proposal before Senate would get dump the “highly-qualified” designation for teachers. (Teacher Beat)
  • New research finds that watching “Spongebob Squarepants” is bad for children’s brains. (L.A. Times)
  • Jamaica’s chapter leader: Class sizes have grown while our excessed teachers are idle elsewhere. (ICE)
  • UFT vice president Leo Casey points out that”Class Warfare” doesn’t grapple much with class. (Edwize)
  • Former NBA star Magic Johnson is setting up a chain of 10 Edison Learning schools in L.A. (HuffPo)
  • When one student needed encouragement, the mantra “Dare to Try” became a team effort. (Mr. Foteah)
  • Diana Senechal, an education wonk who taught in New York, won a prestigious prize. (Core Knowledge)
  • A charter school chain has launched a school data visualization tool that anyone can use. (Schoolzilla)