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Remainders: Chicago teachers union ends voting, starts protest

  • After Chicago’s teachers union concludes its election, it will start three days of protests. (Answer Sheet)
  • A parent offers a dispatch from the frontiers of urban schools’ field trips by subway. (NYC Taught Me)
  • Newark’s Cami Anderson: Reform efforts focus too much on principals, not their managers. (Rick Hess)
  • Eight mayoral candidates said in surveys that they’d emphasize the arts more in schools. (Metropolis)
  • On the future of Teach for America, which is in the middle of a long-awaited transition. (Education Next)
  • Enrollment in American private schools is shrinking, for a variety of surprising reasons. (Atlantic)
  • What to do if you received a dreaded “promotion in doubt” letter about your child. (Insideschools)
  • Alternative routes to teaching are growing in popular, even without proof to support them. (Hechinger)
  • Philadelphia’s efforts to offer quality summer programming have dwindled with its budget. (Notebook)
  • “Rocket Boy” Homer Hickam is encouraging the Florida teen whose experiment exploded. (The Root)