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Remainders: Amplify pilot suspended after hardware meltdown

  • The N.C. district that was a showcase for Joel Klein’s Amplify has suspended the program. (TechCrunch)
  • Teachers-to-be from Hickory, N.C., are getting training virtually from Brooklyn’s P.S. 10. (Brooklyn, N.C.)
  • An ex-Baltimore deputy mayor says Andres Alonso took only the good from working for Klein. (Flypaper)
  • But a Klein fan says Alonso didn’t raise test scores enough to run New York’s schools. (Dropout Nation)
  • Ireland’s education minister had positive impressions after visiting three city schools. (Belfast Telegraph)
  • A parent says getting tea and cotton balls from his child’s teacher at P.S. 9 soothed his fears. (City Room)
  • A Syracuse, N.Y., program aims to get more students to college, but results so far are mixed. (Atlantic)
  • A Bronx high school’s art teacher says students win since art class has become popular. (SchoolBook)
  • A city teacher details her first graders’ benchmark assessment about sea turtles. (Critical Classrooms)
  • Joe Lhota says his family plans to march in Tuesday’s rally to support charter schools. (GS in Brief)
  • An upstate mom’s post against her child’s test scores has gotten 1,322 appreciative replies. (Facebook)
  • A documentary highlights restorative justice programs in New York City schools. (American Prospect)