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Remainders: Sandy spikes Sunday's specialized HS test seating

  • Saturday’s specialized high school exam is on, but Hurricane Sandy has canceled Sunday’s. (DOE)
  • The 42 percent of applicants who would have taken Sunday’s test will get three extra weeks to prepare.
  • AFT President Randi Weingarten took questions and heat during an “Ask Me Anything” today. (Reddit)
  • New Jersey teachers are discussing their role in giving students “soft skills” such as grit. (VIVA N.J.)
  • A teacher wonders how a student hasn’t learned any English, and why she isn’t fazed. (NYC Educator)
  • A new teaching assistant worries about his role in the “white savior industrial complex.” (GS Community)
  • The debate path from China’s currency manipulation to “We all love teachers!” is explained. (Hechinger)
  • A court affirmed that the city didn’t share plans to protect South Bronx students from toxins. (Schoolbook)
  • We’ve know how the DREAM Act is helping immigrant students. Here’s a teacher’s take. (Jose Vilson)
  • The Common Core’s creator named priorities in his first talk as College Board chief. (Curriculum Matters)
  • Here’s a sneak preview of GothamSchools’ next event. We’re looking for a few good teachers to help us!

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