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Remainders: Dissent from within charter world over advocacy

  • A pseudonymous former charter administrator argues against advocacy-driven schools. (Flypaper)
  • A Pennsylvania school is selling itself on eBay; the winning buyer will speak at graduation. (AP)
  • A teacher removed in April says his school changed his classroom lock during testing. (Portelos)
  • New York State elementary schools must now adopt new literacy screening systems. (SchoolBook)
  • A new intra-UFT movement is holding weekly “listen and learn”s starting next week. (Ed Notes)
  • D.C. wants to fast-track new schools from experienced charter school operators. (D.C. Schools Insider)
  • North Carolina legislators overrode their governor’s veto to enact grading of schools. (Jay P. Greene)
  • At the NEA convention, VP Biden warned teachers of a coming assault from Mitt Romney. (HuffPo)
  • A poll finds most teachers know about the Common Core but the public doesn’t. (Curriculum Matters)
  • The AFT has compiled an easy-to-digest guide to what’s in and out in the Common Core. (Teacher Beat)
  • USDOE told Georgia that changes to its teacher evaluations could cost it federal funds. (Politics K-12)
  • Happy Fourth of July! We’re declaring independence from our computers but will be back on Thursday.