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What We’re Reading: Stultifying teacher training, caught on tape

  • A repetitive training session for Chicago teachers is drawing fire. (Answer Sheet)
  • Six North Carolina teachers discuss why they left the classroom. (Learning Matters TV)
  • An educator and parent patiently explains the fuss over the Common Core. (Motherlode)
  • A professor says his daughter’s Common Core experience made him critical. (HuffPo)
  • New Jersey’s new education chief is returning to a job he had before. (State Ed Watch)
  • Ezra Klein’s “Project X” has hired an experienced education reporter. (Ed & the Media)
  • A look back at a Denver zoning decision with lasting consequences. (Chalkbeat Colorado)
  • Newark schools chief Cami Anderson is going after seniority layoffs. (Teacher Beat)
  • Now, parents, teachers, and Randi Weingarten want Anderson fired. (Politico)
  • One city teacher’s week included a class trip to meet gold medalists. (B Niche)
  • Murry Bergtraum’s union leader explains the high school’s deterioration. (Labor’s Lessons)
  • Philadelphia teachers are quitting over too-large special ed classes. (Notebook)
  • Students at a California charter school are designing their school’s library. (Slate)