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Remainders: TFA truce costs national union two celebrity fans

  • A TFA alliance cost the NEA its chance to honor Matt Damon and his educator mom. (SchoolBook)
  • And here’s the pair’s Save Our Schools appearance that made him award-worthy. (GothamSchools)
  • A Finn points out that Finland has no private schools and little interest in school choice. (Atlantic)
  • Once upon a time we tried to rename “reformers.” Now here’s an effort to name their opponents. (Russo)
  • A protest against the city’s plan to evict churches from public school buildings drew arrests today. (AP)
  • Answers about the parent-centered strategy for starting dual-language programs. (Insideschools)
  • Stephen Lazar on what he knew when he started teaching and what he knows now. (SchoolBook)
  • It’s not quite a happy birthday for No Child Left Behind, which turns 10 this week. (Huffington Post)
  • Mike Petrilli lists five lessons learned from NCLB and wishes it no more birthdays. (Flypaper)
  • Jay Mathews praises one superintendent’s successful achievement-gap closure plan. (Class Struggle)
  • Ed Sec Arne Duncan’s “advance guy” is trying to lose 10 pounds. (Washingtonian via Twitter)
  • Three of 30 people under 30 with big ideas are thinking education. (Christian Science Monitor)
  • Chicago is now referring to its push for “extended day,” which was unpopular, as “full day.” (District 299)

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