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Remainders: On the last day of school, tallying the memories

  • Teacher Jose Vilson lists five reasons that his year was especially memorable. (Future of Teaching)
  • Diane Ravitch provides a lengthy account from an upset teacher in a turnaround school. (DR’s Blog)
  • What makes a classroom are the people in it, writes a teacher who has just packed up. (Mr. Foteah)
  • Soon-to-be-Rep. Hakeem Jeffries says government should support religious schools. (Ft. Greene Local)
  • Private high schools in the D.C. area recruit among junior highs for their basketball teams. (Times)
  • A SUNY board approved proposals for six more Success Academy charter schools in 2013. (DNAInfo)
  • A parent-led composting initiative led five schools to cut cafeteria waste by 85 percent. (Insideschools)
  • New York City is among the districts getting Race to the Top buzz before they apply. (Politics K-12)
  • Students are setting the traditions at city schools that are graduating their first classes. (SchoolBook)
  • A second-career teacher recalls her best lesson ever and frets over the rating it would get. (Larry Cuban)
  • In a survey, D.C. education insiders prefer New York’s Common Core consortium. (Curriculum Matters)