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Remainders: Rounding up likely mayoral candidates on schools

  • A roundup of how six likely Democratic mayoral contenders stack up on education policy. (City & State)
  • The graduate of a top D.C. school describes his poor preparation for Georgetown University. (WaPo)
  • The Brooklyn Zen Center lets area high school students replace detention with meditation. (City Room)
  • The Department of Education is looking for “talent acquisition associates” to screen teachers. (OpenHire)
  • Mitt Romney told supporters privately that he would shrink the U.S. education department. (MSNBC)
  • Dan Brown brainstorms five things teachers should never say and asks for others. (Get in the Fracas)
  • The principal of Amistad Dual Language School outlines her path to bilingual leadership. (DNA Info)
  • A teacher reminisces after seeing an ex-student who was always in trouble everywhere else. (Mr. Foteah)
  • Leonie Haimson rounds up and maps what we know and don’t know about wait lists. (NYC P.S. Parents)
  • A teacher argues that teaching for the test is far more insidious than teaching to the test. (SchoolBook)
  • A retired city schools researcher is seeking survey responses about testing from city teachers. (Ed Notes)
  • A package of news stories about violence in Philadelphia’s schools won a Pulitzer Prize. (Inquirer)
  • An oldie but goodie: A teacher recalls Manning Marable, who also won a Pulitzer. (GS Community)
  • We’re tweeting tonight from public hearings at two high schools facing turnaround. (GS Twitter)