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Remainders: Chicago’s school board okays 50 school closures

  • Chicago’s appointed school board approved 50 school closures, over loud protest. (Tribune, Sun-Times)
  • A local argues that cutting communities out of the closure conversation will impede reform. (Atlantic)
  • School science projects strike again, this time when one was mistaken for a bomb on a bus. (HuffPo)
  • The latest issue of the “Public School Press,” a promotional paper about the city’s schools, is out. (DOE)
  • When student dancing veers almost out of on control, a school official kicks up his own feet. (Upworthy)
  • To provide low-cost schooling to children in developing countries, schools turn to large classes. (Fixes)
  • Brooklyn charter schools offer kids unique opportunities to study Greek and Hebrew. (Brooklyn Ink)
  • This “listicle” is meant to help readers figure out if they have been in the classroom too long. (Buzzfeed)
  • A teacher calls the city’s threat to shutter the few remaining teacher cafeterias “callous.” (NYC Educator)
  • Districts might or might not be losing interest in winning federal Race to the Top funds. (Politics K-12)
  • Marcus Winters: In New York, people paradoxically like both school reform and teachers. (City Journal)