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Remainders: A strident defense of a 139-year-old high school

  • Teacher Mike Albertson traces the recent history of Flushing HS, which could close. (Music and Beyond)
  • A former city principal, now a top D.C. schools official, was fined for a conflict of interest. (GS Scribd)
  • The Manhattan principal who created a teacher dress code now has one for students, too. (DNA Info)
  • Across the country, dual-language instruction — classrooms in two tongues — is on the rise. (Ed Week)
  • A teacher describes running a mock United Nations with new immigrants. (No Sleep ‘Til Summer)
  • D.C.’s teacher rating system suggests that teachers improve at first, then plateau. (D.C. Schools Insider)
  • The principal of Brooklyn’s P.S. 186 says teachers created their own Common Core tasks. (SchoolBook)
  • More evidence that D.C. teachers suffer when their students’ previous teachers cheat. (Class Struggle)
  • New York got low marks on Race to the Top transparency but high marks on data use. (Politics K-12)
  • In a collaboration with Youth Communication, Anthony describes being the new kid. (GS Community)
  • A teacher says what she would do if state tests weren’t school days away. (On the Shoulders of Giants)
  • City Councilman Brad Lander issued a report showing more students in crowded classes. (SchoolBook)
  • A former city teacher is suing, saying she was fired because of 15-year-old pictures. (Courthouse News)
  • Another look at the soon-to-open city high school that focuses on software development. (Mashable)