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AM News: Common Core Questions, Pessimistic #ESEA Insiders, Chicago Scandal

Common Core Tests Continue After Server Problems, But With Leeway AP via HuffPost: Limited testing was successful Friday in Nevada for the troubled Common Core assessments, but now the state is offering school districts leeway that could present an unprecedented challenge to the federal testing mandate. Show More Summary

Events: Torrent Of Tweets From #EWA15 In Chicago

#EWA15 Tweets The torrent of social media updates from #EWA15 is pretty overwhelming. Any of it any good? I've yet to find out. But I'm asking.

People: Meet The Teacher Who Started #IWishMyTeacherKnew

Meet Kyle Schwarz, the Denver 3rd grade teacher who apparently started the #IWishMyTeacherKnew meme that has spread to at least 17 states, according to CBS News. Image via Twitter. @kylemschwartz.

Correction: NPR Blogger Corrects New Orleans Tweet (But Stands By Story)

CORRECTION : 61K is the state #. NOLA still 3x state avg. (Wrong in Tweet, not in piece) http://t.co/5fnKxHbELP — Anya Kamenetz (@anya1anya) April 17, 2015 I don't know all the details but here's a tweet from NPR's Anya Kamenetz correcting a previous message about suspensions. Show More Summary

Books: First Look At Dale Rusakoff's Forthcoming "The Prize"

Here's a first look at Dale Rusakoff's forthcoming book about Newark, titled The Prize and scheduled for release in September. "Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Christie, and Cory Booker were ready to reform our failing schools," proclaims the book promo copy. Show More Summary

AM News: All Eyes On Chicago

Feds eye CPS records on education group backed by state's, city's elites Chicago Tribune: Launched in 2000, the group was first led by then-Chicago Tribune Publisher Scott Smith. Rauner joined the board the next year and later was its chairman before becoming an emeritus member of the board, along with future U.S. Show More Summary

Video: Tisch Vs. Ravitch On Opting Out (What's Hayes Making Of All This?)

Perhaps the most interesting thing about this segment from Tuesday is watching host Chris Hayes try and make sense of the issues. Tisch and Ravitch basically stick to their talking points and fight to a draw. Along the way Hayes raises the education-poverty question and brings up the comparison to anti-vaxxers. Show More Summary

Afternoon #TBT Video: Homey The Substitute Teacher

It's a Thursday afternoon that feels like a Friday afternoon -- so balmy outside, and such post-ESEA markup euphoria -- so here's a #TBT segment from In Living Color in which Homey D. Clown tries his hand as a substitute teacher: via Grantland: Bragging Rights

Quotes: Why De Blasio Hasn't (Yet) Endorsed Hillary

I think progressives all over the country, I think everyday Americans are demanding that their candidates—the President and every other level—really say that we have a plan that we can believe in for addressing income inequality... It has to include increases in wages and benefits. Show More Summary

Pop Culture: Meet "Primary School Problems," One Of The UK's Most Viral Twitter Feeds

#PrimarySchoolProblems Eating your dinner squashed onto one of these with twelve other kids pic.twitter.com/n5rfcrGNL8 — Primary School Probs (@PrimarySklProbs) April 11, 2015 The account is one of several run by a group of young entrepreneurs...Show More Summary

Morning Video: In Iowa, Hillary Clinton Talks Common Core

Yesterday, Hillary Clinton named Ann O'Leary as one of her top policy wonks for the campaign, and I predicted that the candidate might make it until Memorial Day before talking about Common Core. Well, she talked about it yesterday in Iowa, and the good folks at PJ Media's Tatler shared the clip (starts at 5:33), asked by a teacher. Show More Summary

AM News: Testing Snafus In 3 States, Plus NJ Opt-Outs Range From 4 To 15 Percent

Common Core Tests Halted in 3 States Because of Server Issue AP: A problem with a computer server is stopping Common Core testing in Nevada, Montana and North Dakota after a previous technical issue delayed it last month, officials said. Show More Summary

Thompson: Building on Common Ground

In their joint Huffington Post contribution Is There a Third Way for ESEA?, Linda Darling-Hammond and Paul Hill acknowledge that they are "members of very different 'camps' on school reform," but "we think there is more common ground...Show More Summary

Update: Mainstream Coverage Of NY Testing All Over The Place

A few weeks ago, I chided mainstream media outlets for how they covered the New Jersey testing rollout. Are they doing any better this week, with New York? It's a mixed bag, with several outlets yet to show their stuff. Some of themShow More Summary

Events: More Visuals From Today's Senate NCLB Markup, Please?

Heading into Day 2 of the Senate education committee markup of #EveryChildAchievesAct (aka #ESEA or #FixNCLB), we can't help but wish for a little more Campaign 2016-style coverage by traditional media and everyone else who's there.Show More Summary

Reality Check: Restorative Justice Not As Easy As It May Seem

.@Teachers_Unite my piece on restorative justice in NYC went up on @Medium today would love your thoughts https://t.co/4eiWTIXrXH — Ruben Brosbe (@blogsbe) April 15, 2015 Check out this new story from Bright about the realities behind "restorative justice," the approach meant to replace zero-tolerance school discipline policies.

AM News: NY Opt-Out Rates, Senate NCLB Markup, Atlanta Sentencing

Some schools see high opt-out rates The Journal News: In Mahopac, some students were kept home by their parents for the duration of the tests and others, who showed up at school, sat in the cafeteria or..... See also Daily Journal: New...Show More Summary

Quotes: Why Those Cali. Poll Numbers Looked So Bad For Tenure, Seniority

This poll happens in a certain context, which is that over the last number of years, there’s been a well-funded, concerted effort to attack teachers’ seniority, to misrepresent it—and to scapegoat teachers for problems in the classroom. Show More Summary

Morning Video: Christo Rey Featured On Al Jazeera

Now 28 schools nationwide, Christo Rey has expanded to Baltimore, and has corporate support, but its graduation rate is about average and not all kids thrive there (Cristo Rey: The school corporate America built) via Al Jazeera.

AM News: You Watch The NCLB Markup, I'll Watch The NY Testing Launch

Senate Attempts To Revise No Child Left Behind Measure NPR: A Senate committee begins work on a bill that would overhaul the education law. That measure — once considered a great uniter of politicians on the left and right — has since become a great divider. Show More Summary

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