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Remainders: Wishes, advice, plans, and a poem to start the year

  • “Twas the eve of the school year, and all through the town, no teacher was sleeping …” (Mr. Foteah)
  • A teacher’s advice about how to address race in the classroom starts with being prepared. (Jose Vilson)
  • A Bronx teacher advises colleagues to hope for the best but prepare for the worst this year. (JD2718)
  • A city teacher says she’s glad she doesn’t have a letter from her former self to refer back to. (Miss Brave)
  • A teacher explains why she is alone in not establishing a list of rules on the first day of school. (Mrs. Ripp)
  • A teacher’s plan for a new start includes setting class goals and going paperless. (No Sleep ‘Til Summer)
  • A database of city high schools’ college readiness rankings, complete with caveats. (NYC P.S. Parents)
  • Children who were in kindergarten at PS 150 on 9/11 reflect on their experience 10 years later. (NY Mag)
  • On the composition of the Panel for Educational Policy, the city’s “fake school board.” (Brooklyn Rail)
  • Jay Mathews says “good riddance” to new national standards just as they start to arrive. (Class Struggle)
  • Reviews of the two competing sets of Common Core “content frameworks.” (Flypaper 1, 2)
  • Educators say they’re hungry for resources to help them teach to the new standards. (Curriculum Matters)
  • A Philly principal is shocked by the idea that educators can collaborate in just 2 days. (Practical Theory)