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Remainders: High-stakes testing to hit new subjects

  • The next generation of testing will attempt to assess learning for phys ed and the arts. (Slate)
  • A tale of two PTAs show what parents can and can’t do for their school principals. (Schoolbook)
  • Developers hope there’s an app for whistler-blowers who want to report bullying. (Mashable)
  • At the opening of an art gallery featuring student work, Bloomberg waxed poetic. (CapitalNY)
  • Hakeem Jeffries can’t shake his opponent despite endorsement and money advantages. (Gonzalez)
  • Congress is trying to deal with NCLB’s mandate for “highly qualified teacher.” (Answer Sheet)
  • Horace Mann’s administration has been “cooperative” with investigators on abuse reports. (WNYC)
  • Some parents pick schools specifically for after-school programs, now getting cut. (Insideschools)
  • On gentrification, some might hear “integration” but others still see a social dilemma. (Slate)
  • An immigrant principal in the Bronx prides himself on helping newcomers excel. (DNAInfo)