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Remainders: Brooke Astor estate to leave $30M to city education

  • Brooke Astor’s estate has been settled; “New York City Education” is getting $30 million. (Daily Politics)
  • P.S. 125 in Harlem is getting help from a nonprofit after cutting its arts program last year. (Spectator)
  • A look at a social and emotional learning curriculum at Brooklyn’s P.S. 24. (Learning Matters)
  • At least 18 states allow teacher ratings to be made public, a practice that is divisive. (Ed Week)
  • Ed Sec Arne Duncan defended key elements of his policy agenda to a skeptical Congress. (Politics K-12)
  • Denver now has an “early warning” system to tell schools which students are at risk. (Ed News Colorado)
  • Leonie Haimson transcribes — and annotates — the city’s school budget testimony. (NYC P.S. Parents)
  • Hilary Lustick describes an effort to teach a student to challenge authority safely. (GS Community)
  • A math teacher laments the forces that seem to pigeonhole teachers by subject area. (Jose Vilson)
  • After lamenting the time crunch before for the class play, a teacher lauds the performance. (Mr. Foteah)
  • The head of human capital for D.C.’s public schools says he wishes he could end choice. (Hechinger)
  • Dozens of Chicago-area professors warn against student test scores in evaluations. (Answer Sheet)
  • An educator who is launching a new school continues a series on the Common Core. (Charter Notebook)
  • Be sure to follow our coverage of three schools’ turnaround hearings tonight on Twitter. (GS Twitter)