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Remainders: Scrutiny over Arne Duncan's sequestration doom

  • After fact-checkers poked holes in USDOE’s sequestration claims, lawmakers want answers. (EdWeek)
  • Joel Klein delivered a bleak message about civics: “The American dream is dying.” (Greenwich Times)
  • Francesco Portelos, an activist teacher relegated to a “rubber room” is suing colleagues. (DNAInfo)
  • Noah Gotbaum, a parent advocate and long-shot for Public Advocate dropped out of the race. (Cap NY)
  • Here’s the 2-hour video of a mayoral forum about education that took place this week. (Daily Politics)
  • Another video: A panel of Common Core players spoke of their hopes and concerns for the standards.
  • A report concludes that homeless students remain underrepresented in city charter schools. (ICPH)
  • Like K-12 education, medical schools are struggling to teach and assess character education. (Well)
  • An audit of the education department’s bully tracking system found that its data is faulty. (Schoolbook)
  • Teachers are worried that when test scores drop their annual ratings will fall with them. (Post-Standard)

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