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Remainders: Still no formal plans for most "turnaround" schools

  • On deadline day, public notices about half of the city’s proposed “turnarounds” aren’t up yet. (GS Twitter)
  • Half of all online instruction in America is now made up of credit recovery courses. (Harvard Ed Letter)
  • UFT vice president Leo Casey unpacks the city’s agreed-upon appeals process for evaluations. (Edwize)
  • A story of a smart fourth-grader who refused to take the state reading test. (The Diamond in the Window)
  • Poking holes in the idea that value-added data would identify consistent low-performers. (Shanker)
  • A top teacher offers a view into the value of collaboration in teacher improvement. (Gotham Gazette)
  • On a rubric for assessing Teacher Data Report coverage, GothamSchools gets an A. (Sherman Dorn)
  • Advice for a teacher fretting over being trapped in a toxic environment: “Breathe. Just breathe.” (Salon)
  • A parent offers a new view on a beleaguered Chinatown school. (A Concerned Shuang Wen Parent)
  • Linda Darling-Hammond: What happened in NYC is not the goal of teacher-evaluation reform. (EdWeek)
  • A city teacher compares very different support two principals in two different schools offered him. (E4E)
  • A drummer who teaches music at P.S. 66 in the Bronx says his school supports music. (Local 802 News)
  • Joel Klein says education needs to take a more central role in the presidential contest. (WaPo)
  • Laura Klein: Teaching is more about relationships than I thought it was supposed to be. (SchoolBook)
  • Practical instructions for students who were not admitted to any high school last week. (Insideschools)
  • The mother of an eighth-grader says the city’s high school admissions process divides students. (HuffPo)
  • A subbing experience prompts questions about efforts to help schools as organizations. (GS Community)
  • A parent parses a bureaucratic, jargon-filled, seemingly irrelevant letter that came home. (Insideschools)