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Remainders: Funding for NOLA charter schools watchdog site

  • Among winners of a community journalism grant: A watchdog for New Orleans charter schools. (Knight)
  • A concrete example of how the “gamification of society” and schools could pay off. (Talking Points Memo)
  • A charter school that Oprah Winfrey supports is accused of not serving disabled students. (Bloomberg)
  • The turnaround process at one Philadelphia school included five principals in a year. (Notebook)
  • Children who came here illegally do worse in school than other immigrants. (Inside School Research)
  • Members of the Absent Teacher Reserve who requested a UFT meeting are getting one. (NYC ATR)
  • A teacher dusts of his high-school Spanish to communicate with parents during orientation. (Mr. Foteah)
  • An argument that fixing schools will require substantial changes to housing policy. (Matt Yglesias)
  • Evan Osnos: China isn’t ready to embrace failure, but it’s less obsessed with achievement. (New Yorker)
  • The rock band R.E.M. announced it’s breaking up today, 10 years after a “Sesame Street” gig. (YouTube)