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Remainders: Why kids who love reading sometimes hate school

  • Even kids who love reading can learn to hate school and homework. (Diamond in the Window)
  • The National Education Association’s chief came out against step pay increases. (American Progress)
  • When D.C. unified admissions processes, some popular charter schools opted out. (Greater Greater Ed)
  • Many gifted programs across the city still have seats open, despite the frenzy to get in. (Insideschools)
  • A veteran parent coordinator was fired for using a school form for $37.05 in personal costs. (GS in Brief)
  • More than 100 children’s authors asked President Obama to ease testing rules. (School Library Journal)
  • A study finds gains to older immigrants taking classes with younger students. (Inside School Research)
  • NYSUT officials are trying to “clarify” critical comments made about some Senate Dems. (Capital NY)
  • Hundreds showed up for yet another protest at still-in-flux John Dewey High School. (GS in Brief)
  • Mike Petrilli offers ways to level the playing field, i.e. barring legacy admissions. (Bridging Differences)
  • A budget watchdog warns that funding pre-k expansion could be harder than imagined. (GS in Brief)