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Remainders: Students speak out after a segregated education

  • Chicago students describe what it was like to attend racially segregated schools for 12 years. (WBEZ)
  • At least one person hired at a turnaround school didn’t know the offer was conditional. (NYC Educator)
  • Teacher Mike Albertson cheers the news that Flushing HS won’t close this year after all. (Urban Ed)
  • Online teacher training is seen as one solution for problems facing public schools. (Hechinger/TIME)
  • AFT chief Randi Weingarten suggests a “bar exam” for teachers to boost confidence in them. (Atlantic)
  • To write a book in two months, Diane Ravitch is going to blog only four times a day. (DR’s Blog)
  • A national Common Core observer says New York is offering guidance everyone needs. (Flypaper)
  • A guarded defense of the Gates Foundation’s “engagement” bracelets. (Dan Willingham via Eduwonk)
  • Advocates say the number of homeless students in America is “horrifyingly high” and growing. (HuffPo)
  • A teacher recalls how a student came out to him: by first ostentatiously confessing drug use. (Yo Mista)