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What We're Reading: Chicago's union chief weighing a mayoral bid

  • The head of Chicago’s teachers union is considering running against Rahm Emanuel for mayor. (Sun-Times)
  • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is losing allies over his opposition to the Common Core standards. (Politico)
  • A satirical obituary says close reading, a central focus of the Common Core, was killed by “buzzwordification.” (Teaching the Core)
  • A report released this week argues for treating principals like CEOs — in responsibility and pay. (Atlantic)
  • Venture capital investment in education technology fell by more than half since the first quarter of the year. (TechCrunch)
  • Ed tech also seems to be growing achievement gaps, not closing them. (Slate)
  • A new study finds that students who are struggling in math don’t need fun activities to engage them. (Curriculum Matters)
  • A city principal who is leaving her school for the Department of Education offers a few parting words. (DNAInfo)
  • A Philadelphia educator reflects on a year of building a school from scratch. (Philly Teacher)
  • Graduating seniors at the Harbor School share their stories of the sea. (The Common)
  • City high schools take a variety of approaches to closing the college guidance gap. (City Limits)