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Remainders: Unseated Indiana schools chief heads to Florida

  • Indiana’s outgoing education chief was selected to run schools in Florida. (Orlando Sentinel)
  • Millions of federal “turnaround” dollars (wait, what?!) have been distributed to city schools. (DOE SAM)
  • With teachers at the helm of turnaround, some Boston schools improved, a study found. (Hechinger)
  • Recent charter school co-location hearings sound like past ones, according to reports. (Insideschools)
  • A union activist says there are signs that the UFT’s leadership might postpone elections. (Ed Notes)
  • England’s education secretary wants schools to dock the pay of teachers’ who organize. (Guardian UK)
  • Before picking presents for your child’s teacher, a guide to the city’s gifting policies. (Insideschools)
  • A mom (who’s also a professor) is holding Chicago accountable for its school space planning. (DNAInfo)
  • Families zoned out of Brooklyn’s P.S. 321 are already making plans for the new school’s PTA. (DNAInfo)
  • KIPP’s Dave Levin theorizes classroom ratios of interaction, questioning, and work. (Team & Family)
  • A teacher describes how he communicated his aspirations for a student who acts tough. (Jose Vilson)
  • Democratic schools, where students set the pace, could be attractive to today’s harried families. (Atlantic)
  • In honor of today’s date, here’s what newspapers said last time 12-12-12 happened. (Fast Company)