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Weekend Reads: Where have all the teachers gone?

  • Why doesn’t anybody want to be a teacher anymore? (NPR)
  • Standardized tests aren’t the most efficient way to collect great data about students and what they’re learning. (Wired)
  • Why the ‘backfill’ debate within the New York City charter school sector isn’t going away. (Chalkbeat)
  • Despite years of budget cuts, arts education is making a comeback in urban school districts. (Huffington Post)
  • One of America’s top testing tutors says no one should take the SAT in 2016. (Yahoo Finance)
  • Researchers examine the effect of having an incarcerated parent on children. (Education Week)
  • All 94 New York City struggling schools in a $150-million turnaround program must improve or face closure, but some are still waiting for the help they expected. (Chalkbeat)
  • Schools on military bases hope Common Core(ish) standards will help ease transitions for a very mobile group of students. (Hechinger Report)
  • A few takes on how to make sure students are getting high-quality educations. (New York Times)
  • Just what should be taught in sex education courses isn’t clear in a diverse and sometimes divided society. (The Atlantic)
  • A parent: Public school will teach my child things a private school couldn’t. (Salon)