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Remainders: Quinn ramps up mandatory kindergarten lobbying

  • Council Speaker Christine Quinn is ramping up her lobbying for mandatory kindergarten. (Insideschools)
  • Rick Hess says American schools are plagued by a “culture of can’t” that holds them back. (Straight Up)
  • Joel Rose of New Classrooms offers a blueprint for how to reinvent classrooms for the future. (Atlantic)
  • Diane Ravitch says the Quinnipiac poll question about school closures was misleading. (DR’s Blog)
  • A summary of city, state, and Obama administration teacher appreciation messages. (NYC P.S. Parents)
  • A parent explains why he filed a Freedom of Information Law request to see the state tests. (SchoolBook)
  • A math curriculum’s Kickstarter bid raises crowdsourcing vs. venture capital issues. (Hack Education)
  • The superintendent of Scarsdale’s public schools makes a case against new evaluations. (Newsday)
  • Research and experience show an educator urban students can fall apart after graduation. (Coach G)
  • The irony of a new teacher licensing exam is that it was designed by teacher educators. (Teacher Beat)

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