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Remainders: A teacher lists pros and (more) cons for new evals

  • A teacher outlines what he likes and doesn’t like about the state’s teacher evaluation law. (DOENuts)
  • Pallas: The evaluations pose deep tension between fairness and efficiency. (GS Community/Hechinger)
  • The AFT, Randi Weingarten’s national union, endorsed President Obama for reelection. (Teacher Beat)
  • But Norm Scott predicts rank-and-file members will be less likely to hit Allentown in 2012. (Ed Notes)
  • A Washington Irving HS teacher offers a deeply personal argument against school closures. (Edwize)
  • Legacy HS students’ organized closure protests were seeded in an after-school program. (SchoolBook)
  • The vice president of P.S. 161’s PTA reiterates the school’s recent history as it faces truncation. (EdVox)
  • An teacher finds many students with long commutes at a school facing turnaround. (Chaz’s School Daze)
  • A list of schools in all four outer boroughs that might still have space. (Insideschools 1, 2, 3)
  • The principal of Arts Media Prep describes how his school uses technology. (Learning Matters)
  • A N.J. teachers union head who earns $500,000 a year had wise words for the poor. (Real Clear Politics)
  • The Chicago Tribune yanked a comic touting the funding site DonorsChoose. (Romenesko via Russo)
  • D.C. is launching a gifted and talented program, but not for the first time. (D.C. Schools Insider)