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Remainders: Against the idea that bad weather excuses truancy

  • A charter school principal laments that parents think bad weather excuses absences. (Insideschools)
  • Revisiting a fact-check of Gov. Cuomo’s claims, repeated today, about the state’s school quality. (WNYC)
  • On the education policy of Mitt Romney, the Iowa Caucus’s narrow winner. (Politics K-12)
  • And three takes on the views of Rick Santorum. (Politics K-12, Dana Goldstein, Learning the Language)
  • A Dallas student was deported to Colombia despite being 14 and an American citizen. (Dallas ISD Blog)
  • Radical educators are running a series of “Inquiry to Action” training sessions for teachers. (Ed Notes)
  • Two Boston teachers and TeachPlus fellows offer suggestions for better teacher evaluations. (HuffPo)
  • A tip for parents of private school applicants: Send your children to camp in the suburbs. (Abacus Mom)
  • “What’s wrong with education in America?” is an old debate with some new voices. (Business Insider)
  • An argument that students can and should read the classics, not just what’s popular. (Daily News)