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Remainders: Mandela inspired a NY student to pursue her dream

  • A Bronx student decided to become a teacher after meeting Nelson Mandela. (GothamSchools)
  • Mandela, who died Thursday, spoke of the world-changing power of education. (Answer Sheet)
  • A list of teacher resources focused on Mandela, South Africa and apartheid.  (Teachers Net)
  • A roundup of the year’s top ed stories, featuring de Blasio, the opt-out movement and “grit.” (Atlantic)
  • Diane Ravitch has won a $100,000 award for her 2010 bestseller about school reform. (GS Blog)
  • A national teachers union is spending $1.2 million on ads for a 60-city “Day of Action.” (Huff Post)
  • San Diego passed a law to keep schools clear of the air pollution around freeways. (Voice of San Diego)
  • A startup lets students pay $19.99 for digital versions of textbooks that can cost up to $200. (Hechinger)
  • A CEC member and others talk Common Core, co-location and pre-K. (BK Independent Media)