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Media: Publishing On Instagram

Given how much kids and teachers like Instagram (and the coming death of Twitter), I'm wondering whether anyone out there is publishing school-related content on the image-based social media platform. The New York Times recently described...Show More Summary

Morning Video: Maryland 6th Grader Didn't Mean To Be Rude To Obama

"I didn’t mean to cut him off,” said Bennett Middle School student Osman Yahya, 12, in a telephone interview with POLITICO. "I was just nudging him to get on." (POLITICO)

AM News: All Eyes On Baltimore, Atlanta, & Detroit

Judge Reduces 3 Educators' Sentences In Atlanta Cheating Scandal NPR: In a highly unusual move, the judge in the Atlanta test-cheating case said he had a change of heart. He reduced three people's sentences from seven years in prison to three. Show More Summary

Five Best Tweets Of The Day: Hot Takes On Blatimore Unrest

Also, related, a great piece from a Baltimore high school teacher on teaching kids during all of this. — Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) April 30, 2015 Education groups were top NY lobbyists of 2014 - Times Union More Summary

Charts: Rich and Poor Spend Relatively More On Education Than Middle-Income Families

"Higher-earning consumers spend less on housing, food and health care. (They spend more total dollars in these categories, but because of their higher incomes, such purchases are a smaller share of their expenditures.) Transportation,...Show More Summary

Teachers: It's About Time You Got To Know #Educolor

#Educolor April Chat: @Storify'd! — Christina Torres (@biblio_phile) April 30, 2015 In case you hadn't noticed, the #educolor hashtag has been floating around a lot on Twitter lately and made the Twitter Trending list recently following last night's Twitter chat. Show More Summary

AM News: Baltimore Schools Recover; Teachers At The White House

Baltimore Public School Officials Want To Hold Students Accountable For Their Involvement In Riots HuffPost: CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools Gregory Thornton made it clear in his statement that students who participated in violent behavior on Monday would not get off the hook for their actions. Show More Summary

Thompson: Why Teachers Leave the Profession

The best thing about a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year teacher is that they have the potential to become a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year teacher. I kid the young teachers - mostly. Besides they are on the receiving end of far more abuse than my good natured jab. Show More Summary

Quotes: How About Rebuilding Baltimore Schools For A Start?

If we're spending $1 trillion to rebuild Afghanistan's schools, we can't throw a little taste down Baltimore way? - Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

Charts: Charter School Closure Rate Holds Steady At Just Under 4 Percent

Here's a screengrab from a new NACSA infographic and report showing that charter closings remain at about 4 percent a year and that non-renewal is more common a method than outright revocation (The State of Charter Authorizing). Click the link and read the report to get a deeper sense of what's going on. Show More Summary

Maps: Yellow & Orange Show States Where Tests WIll Matter (Somewhat) For Teachers

"A majority of the states that have adopted Common Core won't use results to rate teachers this year. Of the 21 states that plan to use the tests as part of teacher evaluations in the future, many have already specified that the score...Show More Summary

Standardized Trailer

Watch yesterday's Fordham interview with Greg Toppo about his book on game-based learning, with interviewer Robert Pondiscio. Or, click below to watch the trailer for Standardized, an anti-testing documentary that's been making the rounds. STANDARDIZED Lies, Money & Civil Rights: How Testing Is Ruining Public Education - Trailer from Rockfish Productions on Vimeo.

AM News: Stakes For Spring 2015 Tests Generally Low For Students & Teachers

Stakes for “high-stakes” tests are actually pretty low Hechinger Report: Very few states will be using this spring’s scores for any student-related decisions. And the stakes for teachers are only slightly higher. Half of juniors optShow More Summary

Events: What's New At NewSchools 2015?

I may or may not make it to the annual NewsSchools Venture Fund summit this year, but thought you might like to know about the annual confab held most frequently in San Francisco. This year's headliner is "author, researcher and TEDShow More Summary

Teachers: Beautiful Image From The Supreme Court

Algebra teacher from Theodore Roosevelt High School — Mikayla Bouchard (@MikaylaBouchard) April 28, 2015 This is an Algebra teacher from Theodore Roosevelt High School, according to @MikaylaBouchard.

Quotes: Patty Murray's Remarkable Negotiating Skills (Are They Enough?)

[Compromise] doesn’t mean that you come in here and say, ‘Lamar, I’ll do whatever you say. I want a bill out of here and you write it and I compromised because I’m with you... That’s not compromise from either side.-- US Senator Patty Murray in TNR (Patty Murray's Negotiating Skill Has Made Her the Democratic Dealmaker)

Morning Video: Education Reporter Gets Close To Cover Baltimore #FreddyGrey Protests

All out war between kids and police — Erica L. Green (@EricaLG) April 27, 2015 Baltimore Sun education reporter Erica Green put herself in harm's way covering yesterday's protests and rioting, but in the process documented lots of what was going on. Show More Summary

AM News: Baltimore Closes Schools After Protests Turn Violent

Freddie Grey Protests Turn Violent in Baltimore ABC News: Tonight, we report from Baltimore where the governor of Maryland has declared a state of emergency and the mayor of Baltimore has announced a week-long curfew beginning tomorrow night. Show More Summary

Magazines: How Can I Help You (Finish College)?

A crash course in reviving the American dream. — Amanda Ripley (@amandaripley) April 22, 2015 The most interesting thing about reluctant education writer Amanda Ripley's latest piece (The Upwardly Mobile Barista)...Show More Summary

Maps: 10 Districts Using "Strategic Compensation" To Attract & Retain Teachers

Here are 10 districts out of the nation's 15,000 using strategic compensation to attract and retain teachers, according to a recent CAP report via DFER/ERN. They include two in Colorado, a couple in New England, and a couple in the Mid Atlantic region. Show More Summary

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