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Remainders: As tests near, revisiting the option to opt out

  • A mother whose daughters are feeling test anxiety asks if state tests are optional. (Insideschools)
  • Just to be clear, it’s not true that 80 percent of New York City graduates can’t read. (Daily Intel)
  • Pam Cantor of Turnaround for Children: We actually do know ways to fix schools. (Crain’s NY)
  • A teacher says she prefers the “Whole Novel” method over dumbing down classics. (Ariel Sacks)
  • The Long Island principal who’s critical of the Common Core advances her case. (Answer Sheet)
  • A mom says she thinks the Common Core isn’t new for homeschoolers. (Homeschooling in NYC)
  • NewsCorp’s Amplify tablet is the first by a content producer, and that could be an issue. (Forbes)
  • “Why do I love teaching? It’s seeing my students succeed,” a teacher writes. (Chaz’s School Daze)
  • This is what an elementary school teacher’s Project Cicero book drive fruits looks like. (B Niche)
  • Inner-city kids have made a valiant effort to inspire their teacher, but they’re falling short. (Onion)

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