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Remainders: NYC is emerging as an education technology hub

  • With startups, investors, and industry, New York City is emerging as an ed-tech hub. (On Innovation)
  • Stanford researchers found that charter schools in Newark are outperforming district schools. (CREDO)
  • There might be a value in tallying schools’ performance and progress, but why do it together? (Shanker)
  • A teacher describes his students’ many shocked reactions to seeing that he shaved his hair. (Mr. Foteah)
  • A Common Core advocate worries about the backlash against the nonfiction requirement. (Flypaper)
  • A parent, concerned about a school’s low progress report grade, is told to stop worrying. (Insideschools)
  • Students at schools that have had low and high scores say the grades don’t reflect reality. (SchoolBook)
  • A new method for comparing graduation rates nationally finds a wide range among states. (Politics K-12)
  • The U.S. DOE named 61 finalists for Race to the Top-District, include New York City. (District Dossier)
  • The RTTT-D finalists include groups of charter schools and consortia of small districts. (Answer Sheet)