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Remainders: On the absurdity of schools talk with non-teachers

  • A teacher recalls a conversation with her non-teacher husband about testing. (Miss Eyre/NYC Educator)
  • Arne Duncan said he doesn’t know why states keep offering free tutoring that doesn’t work. (Politics K-12)
  • Education writers from across the country have convened in Philadelphia. Read their updates. (Twitter)
  • The director of fiscal strategy for StudentsFirst says LIFO causes more teachers to be laid off. (Flypaper)
  • Students who left a Denver school suspected of cheating saw their scores fall later. (EdNews Colorado)
  • The UFT has issued the RFP for community social services grants that it promised last week. (Edwize)
  • “Top-rated” teacher Maribeth Whitehouse offers 10 explanations for why she teaches. (Learning Matters)
  • A Camden principal fired six years ago for whistle-blowing thrives; the district struggles. (Inquirer)
  • Rishawn Biddle calls New York City’s latest ed policy news “all in all, not a bad move.” (Dropout Nation)
  • The chair of L.A.’s Democratic party wants DFER to stop using the party name. (LACDP via Ravitch)

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