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Remainders: Two Olympics-oriented education observations

  • As the Olympics kick off, here’s a proposal for “teacher teams” to start training young. (Eduwonk)
  • Plus, a city teacher points out a logical contradiction in an “education Olympics” infographic. (Yo Mista)
  • Randi Weingarten opened the AFT convention by calling for community-oriented unions. (Answer Sheet)
  • The new brand of unionism she’s proposing will be “solutions-oriented,” Weingarten said. (Teacher Beat)
  • Confused about what the AFT is, why it’s meeting, and how it operates? Here’s a primer. (Teacher Beat)
  • Mayor Bloomberg’s spending to back a pro-charter candidate in California didn’t help him win. (PolitiCal)
  • The Anti-Defamation League wants Diane Ravitch to push back against Nazi analogies. (DR’s Blog)
  • And a city teacher who think he might have triggered the ADL’s response explains his views. (DR’s Blog)
  • An economist summarizes recent research about how to get better teachers without firing any. (Slate)
  • A teacher argues that great life lessons that some say aren’t taught in schools actually are. (Mrs. Ripp)
  • North Carolina is going to train all new teachers in integrating arts instruction. (Curriculum Matters)
  • Finally, don’t forget to RSVP now for our end of summer happy hour, set for Aug. 15. (GS Calendar)