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Weekend reads: Family-friendliness as a teacher retention strategy

  • Five real-life educators, including New York’s Jose Vilson, share their takes on what makes a good teacher. (NPRed)
  • A Milwaukee education reporter trashed public schools in a speech accepting an award. (Gawker)
  • A graduate of the Harbor School is helping to design a similar school, with a river theme, for Rochester. (HWS)
  • A new study says D.C.’s test score gains mostly were not driven by an influx of affluent students. (Greater Greater)
  • Minneapolis’s superintendent will personally review all suspensions of students of color. (Blackstar)
  • New York City is not alone in reevaluating elite schools’ admissions policies. (Gotham Gazette)
  • Important sector-wide context was missing from coverage of a high-paying charter school’s scores. (Neerav Kingsland)
  • One teacher’s story of the roller-coaster ride from optimism to defeat to joy. (Edwize)
  • Charter schools are increasingly trying to retain teachers by adopting family-friendly work rules. (Hechinger)
  • Research explains why some high schools are cliquier than others, and the finding is surprising. (Atlantic)
  • Decades before Teach For America, there was the National Teacher Corps. (American Prospect)
  • A major publishing company is outlining its vision for high-quality content in a new “manifesto.” (HMHCo)
  • A fellow of the right-wing Manhattan Institute says the UFT has gotten a lot over time, while giving little. (City Journal)
  • Teachers did better in the second year of Chicago’s new evaluation system, which weighs test scores. (Catalyst)