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Remainders: Detroit teachers get contract without union consent

  • Detroit’s schools chief has imposed a collective bargaining agreement without the union’s consent. (AP)
  • The NEA’s annual meeting is focused on backing President Obama but not his policies. (Teacher Beat)
  • Sunset Park parents are upset that the chancellor hasn’t yet kept a vow to meet with them. (DNAInfo)
  • The flip side of urban school segregation is that suburban schools are growing less white. (WBEZ)
  • A teacher has collected more than 600 images on visual inspiration board for her classroom. (Pinterest)
  • A city teacher says she’s glad she gets the summer off — to recover from the stress of the year. (Prelife)
  • A few Bronx high schools supply all of the batboys who work at Yankee Stadium. (SchoolBook)
  • A city teacher explains why she asks her students to publish their writing publicly online. (Atlantic)
  • Teachers are critiquing Khan Academy’s online lessons and challenging others to do the same. (HuffPo)
  • A father offers a tongue-in-cheek address to his daughter’s graduating first-grade class. (Insideschools)
  • Richard Rothstein: Regular, thorough inspections of schools would curb many issues. (Class Struggle)
  • A funny picture illustrating the low quality of some publishers’ content says it all with elf-math. (Russo)
  • A relatively new blog aims to document life in city schools that are being phased out. (Phaseoutschools)
  • The tech group Wireless Generation could change as its parent company, NewsCorp, does. (Eduwonk)
  • Pearson is launching schools in Africa and Asia that will cost $3 a month. (Independent via Ravitch)
  • The city’s ex-turnaround schools have a year (really five months) to prove themselves. (Ed in the Apple)