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Weekend Reads: When the school-to-prison pipeline doesn’t involve travel

Candis Tolliver from the New York Civil Liberties Union spoke with students at East Side Community School in 2014 about how to interact with the police.
Candis Tolliver from the New York Civil Liberties Union spoke with students at East Side Community School in 2014 about how to interact with the police.
Patrick Wall
  • Some schools, especially in the South, have discipline codes that make them feel — and operate — a lot like prisons. (The Marshall Project)
  • Counterpoint: Tough, military-style discipline is falling out of favor in schools. But an English teacher says some students might need it. (The Atlantic)
  • From Bangladesh to Boston, look inside 15 classrooms from around the world. (Answer Sheet)
  • A North Carolina teacher says she switched to a charter school after 10 years because her district kept ending programs that worked. (Raleigh News & Observer)
  • A teacher says she’s noticing more colleagues assigning ID numbers to their students and she doesn’t know why. (Pedagogy of the Oppressed)
  • A new coalition aims to “modernize” teaching. But its member groups can’t agree on what that means. (Teacher Beat)
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s personal take on his investment in Newark’s schools: Yes, there’s work to do, but we also made gains. (Facebook)
  • An argument against the acronyms and jargon that turn conversations about education into alphabet soup. (Hechinger Report)
  • A New Zealand educator outlines the project-oriented approach that he says is paying off in the schools where he works. (Real Clear Education)
  • The U.S. Department of Education’s report on the impact of its Race to the Top grants omits discussion of downsides. (Politics K-12)
  • Chicago’s teachers union appears to be inching toward a strike, although a “practice vote” wasn’t as clear-cut as the union announced. (Chicago Tribune)
  • Charter school advocates and critics are united in the wake of a study showing that virtual charter schools don’t help students. (Buzzfeed)

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