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Remainders: Better late than bad, Gates says of teacher evals

  • Bill Gates: It’s better to take longer to create new teacher evals than create bad ones. (Get Schooled)
  • Years into data-driven instruction, a study will examine whether it works. (Inside School Research)
  • A group making a set of Common Core tests wants help defining “college-ready.” (Curriculum Matters)
  • The head of a national private school consortium explains the sector’s position on data. (Class Struggle)
  • Stephen Lazar: Before extending the school day, let’s use the time we already have better. (SchoolBook)
  • A mother whose son fell short on a Regents exam says she’s just glad he didn’t cheat. (Insideschools)
  • Two teachers at a Bronx charter school say they were fired after getting pregnant. (El Diario/Voices of NY)
  • In Virginia, a reporter covering the city schools was also a paid consultant for them. Oops. (Romenesko)
  • A Congressional hearing delved into discipline in schools and alternatives to tough forms. (HuffPo)
  • Just because states have gotten NCLB waivers doesn’t mean won’t have to crunch data. (Politics K-12)
  • Teaching for the first time in two weeks, a teacher says summer brings new ideas. (Shoulders of Giants)