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Remainders: Teacher-led evaluation petition picking up steam

  • A teacher’s petition against the state’s new evaluations got 500 signatures in 24 hours. (Insideschools)
  • A highly personal take on the city’s teacher ratings and what they really say. (No Sleep Til Summer)
  • A film about I.S. 318’s award-winning chess team premieres at South by Southwest Saturday. (SXSW)
  • Andy Rotherham: What happens after the parent trigger is what’s really important. (School of Thought)
  • A teacher describes his response to a student’s really annoying cell-phone behavior. (NYCDOEnuts)
  • A teacher relays a breaking-stereotypes-but-not-totally-sunny scene from the front office. (GS Community)
  • Math is middle schoolers’ third-favorite subject, behind art and phys ed. (Curriculum Matters)
  • In the kitchen of International Studies, set to share space with a Success Academy. (Inside Colocation)
  • And behind the author of “Inside Colocation,” a photo blog by an English teacher. (SchoolBook)
  • Checker Finn makes a conservative, small-government case for the Common Core standards. (Flypaper)
  • The city’s chief lobbyist in Albany, Micah Lasher, was inspired by “The West Wing.” (Vanity Fair)