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Remainders: StudentsFirst raises $29 million but doesn’t hit goal

  • Michelle Rhee’s group, StudentsFirst, tripled its budget to $29 million last year, its second. (Politico)
  • But StudentsFirst did not raise anywhere close to the $200 million a year goal it set for itself. (HuffPo)
  • A teacher shares a sneak peek of Diane Ravitch’s new book, on “the hoax of privatization.” (Twitter)
  • Oklahoma has become the latest state to opt out of the PARCC testing consortium. (Curriculum Matters)
  • A teacher questions recent changes in the city’s crediting of science classes. (Chaz’s School Daze)
  • Uncommon Schools won the first-ever Broad Prize for charter management organizations. (GS in Brief)
  • A leading ambassador for Finland’s schools believes in their excellence but not their scores. (Guardian)
  • A city teacher shares the saga of his family’s school search, which ended where it began. (Teach for Us)
  • A Dallas teacher wore the same sweater vest in class photos every year for 40 years. (Morning News)
  • Our Emma Sokoloff-Rubin on a student play that fills a gap in Brazilian history classes. (Foreign Affairs)
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