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Weekend Reads: Young, gifted, and black or Hispanic? It depends on your district

  • Few districts identify giftedness often in black and Hispanic students — until they try to. (New York Times)
  • An Arizona district has taught teachers to spot giftedness in students who don’t yet speak English. (NPRed)
  • New York City is changing the rules after few students in some poor neighborhoods made the cut for gifted programs once again. (Chalkbeat)
  • You know Pearson as the maker of tests and textbooks. It’s also behind a chain of $2-a-day schools in the developing world. (Wired)
  • A watchdog group says two-thirds of states have reported glitches with computerized testing this year. (Fairtest)
  • Florida, at least, seems to be handling online testing pretty well this year. (Tampa Bay Times)
  • An appeals court ruling in favor of California’s teacher tenure and seniority laws could have far-reaching consequences. (L.A. Times)
  • A male teacher of color ponders his role as a relatively unusual presence in schools. (Jose Vilson)
  • Being a first-year teacher is exhausting. Follow along as one 37-year-old career changer enters a D.C. classroom. (Hechinger Report)
  • An ed policy realization: “If you’re burning it to the ground, they are not going to invite you back to rebuild it.” (Dad Gone Wild)
  • A detailed look at Denver’s remarkable expansion of school choice, from a fan of the shift. (Education Next)
  • U.S. Education Secretary John King wants states to do make sure students get a well rounded education. (U.S. News)

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