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Remainders: How a school closure becomes high(er) drama

  • A not-for-profit theater group is putting on a show about a school closure called “And Miles to Go.”
  • TNTP President Tim Daly compares the state teachers union’s tactics to the Tea Party’s. (TNTP Blog)
  • Mayors of four mid-size cities are promoting an education agenda, but not calling it “reform.” (HuffPost)
  • Michael Petrilli says Diane Ravitch’s education solutions aren’t “data-honest,” either. (Education Next)
  • A parent coordinator asks for more respect, and compensation, from the city’s next mayor. (SchoolBook)
  • Chancellor Walcott subtly compared his and John King’s approach to hostile crowds. (GS in Brief)
  • An early-childhood education researcher takes apart a recent op-ed on de Blasio’s pre-K plan. (ECE)
  • A city arts organization won $1.1 million to develop a Common Core-aligned curriculum. (GS in Brief)
  • Geoffrey Canada is trying to start a conversation about Social Security on college campuses. (WNYC)
  • Independent mayoral candidate Jack Hidary’s education plan doesn’t wade into controversial issues.
  • An account of how Socratic discussion focused students on questions of Indian history. (Deborah’s Diary)
  • An author argues that autonomy can backfire for private schools that don’t keep evolving. (Atlantic)
  • Here are some collected tweets from E4E’s discussion with Chancellor Walcott this week. (E4E)

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