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Remainders: Rejecting the idea that state tests ended the year

  • A teacher describes how he handles the idea that the year is over because state tests are. (Jose Vilson)
  • Parents barraged City Hall with phone calls protesting cuts to child care programs. (Capital NY)
  • Changes to city procedures are creating a “wild west” in prekindergarten admissions. (Insideschools)
  • Chancellor Walcott: The story of recent grad Tanairy Carbo shows the city’s needs to do better. (Atlantic)
  • Taking a hard look at the report the city cites to show the success of its small schools. (Gary Rubinstein)
  • Richard Whitmire argues that black and Hispanic students shouldn’t be lumped together. (USA Today)
  • Ravitch explains ALEC, the right-wing legislators group that influences schools. (Bridging Differences)
  • After criticism, the “publishers’ criteria” for Common Core materials were revised. (Curriculum Matters)
  • The UFT says the charter sector’s data dump is a big step but leaves questions unanswered. (Edwize)
  • After an antagonistic start, Cleveland is now working with a charter school partner. (Plain-Dealer)
  • A surprise career teacher says she benefits from having experienced colleagues. (Shoulders of Giants)

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