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Weekend Reads: How a disconnected cable in Kansas canceled Alaska’s state tests

Patrick Wall
  • Hillary Clinton has won endorsements from top teachers unions, but rank-and-file educators seem slower to offer their support. (Politico)
  • Some families commute for hours because Detroit’s strongest schools aren’t where students live. (Chalkbeat)
  • The newest teacher on TV: Rory Gilmore, in her first job after college. (Vulture)
  • This week’s test-glitch roundup starts with missing pages in New York. (Chalkbeat)
  • Thousands of students taking online tests in Texas had their answers inadvertently deleted. (Texas Tribune)
  • How a disconnected fiber optic cable in Kansas caused Alaska to scrap its 2016 tests entirely. (EdSurge)
  • Meet the outspoken principal who has earned his colleagues’ support by criticizing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Chicago Mag)
  • New licensing exams could work against the growing priority of teacher diversity. (Hechinger Report)
  • Denver students remix viral dance videos to get up to speed on social skills. (Chalkbeat)
  • Judge Merrick Garland has tutored D.C. students for years. He isn’t stopping now that he’s a Supreme Court nominee. (Washington Post)
  • Many large school districts employ more security officers than counselors. (The 74 Million)
  • A viral video that appears to show a school safety officer body-slamming a 12-year-old has sparked an investigation in Houston. (CNN)
  • What school (not “guidance”) counselors want you to know about their jobs. (Motherlode)

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