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Remainders: Common Core could have little national impact

  • The Brookings Institution says the national impact of the Common Core will be low. (Notebook)
  • A fruitless search for proof that the authorization process affects charter school quality. (Shanker)
  • Inspiration from Saul Alinsky about the role of school improvement in combating poverty. (Sara Mead)
  • A review of Chicago’s turnaround efforts found better teacher retention but flat scores. (Teacher Beat)
  • Teacher survey says arts, language and PE programs are facing widespread cuts. (Curriculum Matters)
  • Study: federal policies and state standards have caused “bubble kid effect.” (Inside School Research)
  • Hundreds of students walked out of John Dewey High School to protest turnaround plan. (Ed Notes)
  • Students from Schomburg Satellite Academy also walked out today, to protest a colocation. (DNAinfo)
  • An English teacher describes the “roller-coaster” experience of receiving his TDR. (Schoolbook)
  • Suggested lesson plans for teachers interested in the 2011 earthquake in Japan. (Learning Network)
  • Nonprofit Classroom Champions is looking for teachers and athletes to pair. (Classroom Champions)
  • Opponents of FL’s “parent trigger” bill said it could lead to for-profit school takeovers. (Answer Sheet)
  • Nonprofit is accepting nominations of teaching improvement plans for annual prize. (Teaching Matters)