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Remainders: Concerns about how teacher evaluators are trained

  • A new report says too many teacher eval systems overlook the training evaluators get. (Teacher Beat)
  • A Pi Day lesson plan about the history of the number for social studies teachers. (Outside the Cave)
  • A father describes the agony of a 10-minute conference with a slow-talking teacher. (Gay NYC Dad)
  • Across the country, foundations are pushing reforms in budget-crunched states. (American Prospect)
  • Rahm Emanuel’s leadership of Chicago’s schools channels an early Mayor Bloomberg. (Atlantic)
  • Some schools fear that crowding means they can’t execute special education reforms. (Insideschools)
  • The city is looking for a “special assistant” to help out with the turnaround initiative. (Simply Hired)
  • Wendy Kopp challenges Diane Ravitch’s representation of the TFA founder’s views. (HuffPo)
  • From the Kopp piece, a tidbit that just 3 percent of TFA alums work in the private sector. (Eduwonk)
  • Occupy the DOE has picked its next protest location, at the New York Post on Thursday. (Ed Notes)
  • More examples of the value teachers can add that wouldn’t count in a value-added score. (Mr. Foteah)
  • The student who placed in a national science contest describes the “brutal” experience. (SchoolBook)