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Remainders: An Intel finalist says science class wasn't inspiring

  • A Staten Island Tech student recalls the interactions with science that made him a finalist. (SchoolBook)
  • A father argues that city life isn’t good for boys, who need more activity than the city allows. (Motherlode)
  • The U.S. DOE answers questions about the national consortia trying to make shared tests. (Flypaper)
  • John Merrow: The media helped make Atlanta’s cheating scandal bigger than D.C.’s. (Taking Note)
  • Nationally, dropout rates for students with learning disabilities are very high. (On Special Education)
  • A Finnish education expert says Finnish teachers wouldn’t take what teachers here do. (Answer Sheet)
  • Chicago parents describe their frustration and fears about the city’s school closings. (Hechinger 1, 2)
  • “Teach Your Children” is an early nominee for a list of songs about schooling. (Twitter via Eduwonk)
  • A look inside a classroom at Bronx Leadership Academy II that Blue Engine has transformed. (Fixes)
  • The CEO of New Schools for New Orleans offers more details on his “relinquishment” theory. (Flypaper)
  • An advocate of getting kids into programming reflects on volunteering in Brooklyn schools. (EdSurge)

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