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Remainders: Spike Lee lauds alma mater Dewey, pans big soda

  • Spike Lee, a fan of the big-soda ban, said he got a great education at John Dewey High School. (Vulture)
  • A reporter considers how to tell his kids that their teacher from P.S. 58 murdered her children. (HuffPo)
  • A paean to charter schools notes that soon, half of Britain’s schools will follow the model. (Economist)
  • Finland’s latest education policy initiative gives new meaning to “structural change.” (EdWeek)
  • The Truth-O-Meter says a New Jersey official is correct to say that tenure still exists there. (Politifact)
  • A charter operator thinks a movie could put a positive spin on being held back. (Starting an Ed School)
  • A retired teacher says diagnostic tests like the ones at Truman HS aren’t accurate either. (PO’ed Teacher)
  • Here’s a primer on the city’s summer school program, which might soon shed the name. (SchoolBook)
  • Ed Sec Arne Duncan crashed the court of the local basketball team “Can’t Be Stop.” (DC Sports Bog)
  • After one year with paraprofessionals in her classroom, a teacher gives a good review. (SchoolBook)
  • Mathews: Investigators don’t seem to be trying to get to the bottom of all those erasures. (Class Struggle)