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Remainders: Is TFA’s political power growing or hyperbole?

  • A look at Teach for America’s rising influence in the halls of Congress and big school districts. (Politico)
  • Alexander Russo: Politico’s take is hyperbolic and lacks context for its claims about fellowships.
  • A mother and a civil rights veteran share moments of candor on education. (Humans of New York 1, 2)
  • Study: “Urban signifiers” confer social status to black boys but not girls in suburban schools. (Atlantic)
  • A recent Fannie Lou Hamer graduate is part of a documentary about Latino high schoolers. (GS in Brief)
  • Almost 6 million young people are neither working nor in school, according to a new study. (HuffPost)
  • At PS 46 in Queens, one teacher focuses on explaining students’ digital footprints. (Innovative Educator)
  • Today was the start of Ally Week, which encourages teachers to act as allies for LGBT youth. (GLSEN)
  • Rajon Rondo should get to known Holden Caulfield, a city English teacher argues. (Slam Online)