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Remainders: An exploding PCB light sends students to hospital

  • Students were taken to the hospital after a PCB light fixture exploded at a Harlem school. (DNA Info)
  • The rabbi of the city’s “gay synagogue” is Christine Quinn’s friend, Randi Weingarten’s partner. (Tablet)
  • TED Talks’ first television special airs tonight, with an education focus and John Legend as host. (PBS)
  • A teacher describes engaging students with poetry after learning from Billy Collins. (HuffPo via Edwize)
  • A teacher the city tried to fire for posting off-color comments online won a big legal decision. (NYCourts)
  • Manhattan Institute honorees say the teachers contract and teachers should go. (Future of Capitalism)
  • A recent survey found serious room for improvement in the city schools’ recycling habits. (NYC H2Ogo)
  • Jennifer Jennings, nee Eduwonkette, apologizes for her colleagues who booed Arne Duncan. (EdWeek)
  • Diane Ravitch said the booing was appropriate since it’s the only way researchers can resist. (DR’s Blog)
  • A looming dispute in education is who owns the intellectual property that teachers upload. (Eduwonk)
  • A teacher points out an obvious question about the city’s Common Core ad campaign. (Gary Rubinstein)
  • A social scientist argues against labeling “value-added” teacher ratings as “junk science.” (Shanker)
  • President Obama name-checked the city education nonprofit Blue Engine as high-impact. (White House)
  • A survey of states’ privacy laws shows you can’t access teacher ratings at all in 22 states. (Teacher Beat)

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