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What We're Reading: Former city schools official up for New Orleans' top job

  • Former city education official Veronica Conforme is among three finalists for New Orleans’ schools chief. (Times-Picayune)
  • A city mom who says she becomes crazed when testing approaches shares what she has learned. (Rewire Me)
  • P-TECH Principal Rashid Davis describes what makes his school’s much-hyped model so special. (Forbes)
  • In Los Angeles, teachers under investigation will now spend their time at home, instead of in city “jails.” (L.A. School Report)
  • For the second time this year, a Philadelphia student has died after falling ill at a school with no nurse on duty. (Notebook)
  • Something to tell students who prefer sports to studying: an NFL team is choosing college graduates. (WSJ)
  • Looking back on Brown v. Board of Education through the lens of a lesser-known school in the lawsuit. (The Atlantic)
  • “More testing makes better education,” concludes John Merrow’s school spin on a Robert Frost poem. (Learning Matters)
  • Oklahoma will no longer hold back students who fail the state’s third-grade reading test. (Curriculum Matters)
  • Congress is sparring now over just how much free food should make its way to hungry children this summer. (Slate)