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Remainders: Across country, schools are rethinking suspension

  • Nationally, schools are reexamining the value of “zero-tolerance” discipline policies. (Hechinger/TIME)
  • Townsend Harris HS’s principal, bound for Scarsdale, says he wants a smaller system. (Daily Scarsdale)
  • The city’s charter school sector is again reporting about five applicants for every seat. (SchoolBook)
  • A teacher argues against the full-speed-ahead approach of tech-infused Olympus Academy. (Pissed Off)
  • An English teacher is fretting about the Regents exam that’s in just 14 days. (Miss Eyre/NYC Educator)
  • The after-school knifepoint mugging of a Brooklyn Tech student tops a Fort Greene police blotter. (Patch)
  • A tiff erupted almost immediately over a new report than pans current teacher preparation. (HuffPo)
  • The AFT is also planning to tackle teacher prep and reconsider old recommendations. (Teacher Beat)
  • A comic strip offers a guide for educators contemplating a flipped classroom. (The Innovative Educator)
  • Mitt Romney has named his education advisors, who do not include Margaret Spellings. (Politics K-12)

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