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Remainders: Fewer buses ran today, but more kids got to school

  • Even though fewer yellow buses ran today, more students made it to school. (GS Twitter 1, 2)
  • The last school bus strike, in 1979, came against a backdrop of widespread labor activity. (City Room)
  • A teacher is blogging again after switching schools and adding science class. (Mr D’s Neighborhood)
  • Schools in a teacher-led turnaround effort in Massachusetts are outpacing others. (Teacher Beat)
  • A panel considered the state’s plans to replace the GED exam; watch its discussions. (NYC Future)
  • A preschool model favored mostly by some wealthy parents comes from humble roots in Italy. (Atlantic)
  • A teacher describes his sneaky strategy to get students to stop proclaiming, “I’m finished!” (Mr Foteah)
  • The city’s teacher evaluation fight reflects a “potent mix of politics” that will shape 2013. (SchoolBook)
  • Chicago introduced a new evaluation system today, for principals, that includes test scores. (Catalyst)
  • From the folks who review city schools, a guide for filling out financial aid forms. (Insideschools)
  • Yes, parents needn’t freak out when picking a preschool, but all kids benefit from preschool. (Sara Mead)

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