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Remainders: Deep cuts to Philadelphia's cash-strapped schools

  • Philadelphia’s cash-strapped school district is making radical cuts. (Naked City, Notebook, Flypaper)
  • A South African leader weighed in on unionization at a city charter named for his father. (SchoolBook)
  • Diane Ravitch launched a blog to escape Twitter’s constraints; she’s already posted 6 times. (DR’s Blog)
  • Two Neighborhood School students are pleading for their library to stay open amid cuts. (The Lo-Down)
  • A teacher at DeWitt Clinton High School reflects on changes to the state’s pension system. (Marketplace)
  • A teacher wonders why her high school students don’t attend free field trips. (Miss Eyre/NYC Educator)
  • A Brooklyn high school principal says the city’s high schools need more testing, not less. (SchoolBook)
  • Amid feedback, SUNY’s Charter Schools Institute tabled a vote on Success’s fees. (NYC P.S. Parents)
  • Principals are still concerned about the amount of time teachers will spend grading. (SchoolBook)
  • A teacher set to share space with a Success school recalls a visit from construction. (Inside Co-Location)
  • In a Pineapple-inspired fable, the animals didn’t eat the pundit with undigestible ideas. (Aaron Pallas)
  • A teacher and his colleagues worry about the ninth grade’s collective apathy. (Urban Teacher’s Ed)
  • “A dog that keeps digging holes … wants to be a gardener, right?” based on the ELA exam. (Gawker)
  • Law students have been training students at J.H.S. 22 about Fourth Amendment rights. (SchoolBook)
  • The national teacher of the year is a seventh-grade English teacher from California. (Huffington Post)
  • The promise and problems with Common Core implementation get a wave of press attention. (EdWeek)