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Remainders: Starting the Year of the Dragon without a day off

  • Two city politicians continued an annual push to make Lunar New Year a school holiday. (SchoolBook)
  • A report, with video, from a closure hearing at P.S. 215 that Chancellor Walcott attended. (Ed Notes)
  • A street repair has left a crucial word misspelled outside Marta Valle High School. (The Lowdown NY)
  • An argument that Gov. Cuomo’s competitive grants programs would mostly reward luck. (Shanker Blog)
  • A retired superintendent says teacher evaluation problems are surmountable but very real. (Newsday)
  • A Colorado teacher explains that “punitive testing” drove him/her out of teaching. (United Opt Out)
  • The UFT notes that most charter schools coverage left out good news for Opportunity. (Edwize)
  • Suggestions for seven classroom practices that should just go away already. (Core Knowledge Blog)
  • A 2005 graduate of Lehman High School describes how she wasn’t prepared for college. (EdVox)
  • A newspaper ombudsman cautions on writing about Race to the Top. (Washington Post via Eduwonk)

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