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Remainders: 60 percent more high-poverty schools since 2000

  • Nationally, the number of high-poverty schools increased by 60 percent since 2000. (Hechinger)
  • A teacher says due process, not value added scores, is the real fight in teacher evals. (Accountable Talk)
  • The advocacy group NYCAN issued a paper supporting charter schools’ right to have pre-K. (GS in Brief)
  • The principal of Aviation High School also graduated from it, surprised to be a mechanic. (DNA Info)
  • A side project by Amplify staff is offering robot classes for high school students. (Robots in the LaRE)
  • A mother worries that technology will distract her son and his classmates from exams. (Insideschools)
  • Jeb Bush cited flimsy research when making the case for expanding Michigan’s charter sector. (HuffPo)
  • The head of a national charter group’s New York City history involves cabs and big plans. (Flypaper)
  • A principal who runs a tight ship cautions against authoritative language and ideas. (Practical Theory)
  • Diane Ravitch panned the parent trigger activist whose work ended a principal’s career. (DR’s Blog)
  • Rick Hess says Ravitch offered some legitimate criticism but crossed the line of decency. (Straight Up)
  • Lisa Hansel: The Common Core needs a common curriculum; teachers won’t object. (Core Knowledge)

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