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Remainders: For Bloomberg, 12 ways of talking about the UFT

  • Mayor Bloomberg has been effusive, reserved, and scathing when talking about the UFT. (SchoolBook)
  • On Super Bowl Sunday, a teacher parses online notes to identify seven defenses of the union. (Assailed)
  • A math teacher updates about his self-help regimen of focusing on tough stuff. (Rational Expressions)
  • A mother shares her conflicted feelings about having her son screened for special needs. (Insideschools)
  • The Department of Education is looking, internally, for a chief charter school evaluator. (Simply Hired)
  • A former teacher riffs, critically, on a recent report about democracy-focused schools. (Commonal)
  • Alabama no longer plans to adopt common exams aligned to the Common Core. (Curriculum Matters)
  • New Jersey is playing catch-up with technology to be prepared for Common Core exams. (N.J. Spotlight)
  • In letters, educators and parents share their thoughts on testing’s value — or lack of value. (Times)
  • Rhode Island’s schools chief has decreed that districts must do away with seniority hiring. (Pro Jo)
  • Researchers say the data in the Gates Foundation’s latest teaching study don’t hold up. (Teacher Beat)

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