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Remainders: Resistance to special ed push at selective schools

  • Parents at a selective school are pushing back against increased special ed enrollment. (Insideschools)
  • Suggestions for class treats when school rules prohibit cookies, cakes, and other sweets. (The Kitchn)
  • The city could eliminate pre-K programs to make space for waitlisted in kindergarteners. (DNA Info)
  • Elmo loves chancellor! in a photo the DOE snapped during a school tour. (NYCSchools Twitter)
  • On the frustration teachers feel when a needy student simply disappears. (Miss Eyre/NYC Educator)
  • Anthony Cody reflects on retention, not replacement, turned around his school. (Living in Dialogue)
  • An early and prolific teacher-blogger has taken a buyout from his suburban school system. (Daily Kos)
  • A list of the charter schools opening this fall; applications are due next week to all. (Insideschools)
  • Teacher absenteeism is up in Atlanta, raising questions about mental health days. (Get Schooled)
  • A Gates-funded study of teachers found 73 percent feel prepared to teach the Common Core. (CCW)
  • A teacher describes the challenge of test-prepping for a moving target and a bell curve. (Ariel Sacks)
  • A teacher launches a series about teaching academic language to ELLs. (No Sleep ‘Til Summer)