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Remainders: Test questions draw criticism in England, Chicago

  • A British religious studies exam asked students to explain prejudice against Jews. (Jewish Chronicle)
  • And a test question in Chicago was scrapped amid criticism that it was pro-charter school. (Sun-Times)
  • A teacher’s open letter to State Education Chief John King starts, “Testing is not natural.” (Jose Vilson)
  • The New York Times’ new national education reporter has two children in city public schools. (Russo)
  • A teacher celebrates achieving the difficult task of earning tenure — and plans his next move. (BNiche)
  • A union veteran speculates that “turnaround” arbitration could settle other open issues. (Ed in the Apple)
  • A homeless victim of a high-profile violent attack in Florida went to Stuyvesant High School. (HuffPo)
  • Student arrests ticked upwards in the first quarter of the year, when there are few days off. (SchoolBook)
  • Following “Concept Cards,” a coach offers tips for maximizing note-taking. (Coach G’s Teaching Tips)
  • A photographer has helped students at M.S. 571 document their school’s phaseout. (SchoolBook)
  • Romney’s education plan would buck a trend of dividing city and suburban students. (Campaign Stops)
  • Andy Rotherham thinks Romney’s rhetoric that suggests integration is just that — rhetoric. (Eduwonk)
  • A survey of this week’s NCLB waivers shows a continued emphasis on testing. (Curriculum Matters)

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