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Remainders: De Blasio blanking on "transcendental meditation"

  • Bill de Blasio once petitioned Joel Klein to teach “transcendental meditation” in schools. (Politicker)
  • Houston won this year’s Broad Prize today. Past winners haven’t shown sustained progress. (Flypaper)
  • Federal budget cuts have had a devastating impact on Head Start programs across the country. (Atlantic)
  • A math teacher uses drawings to explain value of teaching beyond formulas. (Math With Bad Drawings)
  • Teacher preparation programs in California have seen a 24 percent enrollment decline. (Hechinger)
  • There is still little evidence that shows effectiveness of teacher prep programs. (Shanker Blog)
  • Only nine states met their academic goals for English language learners. (Learning the Language)
  • Author Amanda Ripley discusses with parents whether students should play sports after school. (NPR)
  • A PBS documentary explores life after high school for six young men with autism. (On Special Education)
  • City superintendents could decide what grade to place a child with a late birthday. (Insideschools)
  • A graduate student argues that Gates Foundation funding shouldn’t always be seen as bad. (The Line)
  • A parent action site wants parents to ask for a public hearing on Kindergarten Connect. (NYC Public)