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What We're Reading: An optimistic back-pay calculator for city teachers

  • A city teacher puts together an optimistic back-pay calculator for his colleagues. (NYC Urban Ed)
  • A Tennessee school district is ending its foreign exchange program because visiting students were complicating accountability data. (Johnson City Press)
  • Stepping back and taking stock of New Haven’s experiment in union-school district collaboration. (Christian Science Monitor)
  • A former DOE official who now advises students on high school applications warns them not to assume they’ll get into their top choice. (Brooklyn Family)
  • In a note to his supervisor, a teacher and union leader says the Danielson Framework doesn’t recognize teaching as an art. (Labor’s Lessons)
  • A new coalition offers steps that Mayor de Blasio can take to engage young people in civics. (City Limits)
  • A Rutgers professor identifies problems in the Manhattan Institute’s recent study finding that charter schools shouldn’t pay rent. (Great Lakes Center)
  • A seventh-grade teacher describes her students’ reaction to a Robert Frost poem. (Edwize)
  • Australia has made it harder to become and stay a teacher. Are there lessons for the United States? (Hechinger)
  • Here’s another new use for video: watching students do their Common Core work. (Curriculum Matters)
  • And don’t forget our event on Tuesday, about the use of video in teacher observations. RSVP here.