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Remainders: 75% of charter school studies called flawed

  • Three-quarters of research studies on charter schools don’t meet rigorous standards. (Ed Week)
  • Can a teacher maintain expectations amid “student apathy” and “adult incompetence”? (GS Community)
  • Michelle Rhee’s lobbying group is running a six-word essay contest for students. (StudentsFirst)
  • Atlanta must repay $363,000 in federal funds awarded because of falsified test scores. (AP)
  • Responding to a UFT survey, Murry Bergtraum teachers say discipline isn’t enforced. (SchoolBook)
  • Hawaii teachers rejected a contract seen as crucial to the state’s Race to the Top funds. (Politics K-12)
  • An analysis of which shortlisted schools the city decided to close reveals needs disparities. (Edwize)
  • What happens when brand designers tackle an under-appreciated commodity: teachers. (Studio 360)
  • Republican presidential hopefuls on whether pre-school is a government responsibility. (Early Ed Watch)
  • Sal Khan: “I do believe education should become as close to free as possible.” (Forbes)
  • Peninsula Prep parent: Advocates who defend the school’s closure don’t get it. (SchoolBook)

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