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Remainders: Next Race to the Top program will be for districts

  • Ed Sec Arne Duncan wants the next Race to the Top to be for individual school districts. (Politics K-12)
  • Highlights of a wide-ranging Duncan interview about accountability and commitment. (Politics K-12)
  • Duncan is also pretty in pink as GQ Magazine’s 32nd most powerful person in Washington, D.C. (GQ)
  • A city principal outlines tension between differentiation and one-size-fits-all accountability. (SchoolBook)
  • A new report concludes that wraparound social services help teachers focus more on instruction. (CAP)
  • Students and teachers across the world today ran into trouble with Wikipedia’s protest blackout. (Gawker)
  • Hillary Lustick: Planning ahead is a pleasure, but teachers don’t have time for that. (GS Community)
  • A city teacher ponders the political situation and decides to stick to his students. (Music and Beyond)
  • What if we swapped the words “needs improvement” for “failing” when talking schools? (Eduwonk)
  • A “distinguished educator” promised to help lead Buffalo’s schools hasn’t yet arrived. (School Zone Blog)
  • A charter school’s “week of service” includes hearing senior citizens’ civil rights stories. (Bed-Stuy Patch)
  • The design for a Stockholm “free school” is meant to encourage community and curiosity. (Architizer)
  • Sounding the alarm that black students’ academic achievement has regressed by decades. (Black News)

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