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Weekend Reading: A 99-year-old oil heiress, a $40 million gift and a tiny school's good fortune

Oliver Morrison
  • An oil multimillionaire ends her quiet, humble century with a massive gift to the tiny school she loved. (Washington Post)
  • A new study reveals a white collar crime epidemic in charter schools. (Salon)
  • A teacher spent two days shadowing students and came away with inspiration and sympathy. (Answer Sheet)
  • The mother of a child with special needs notes problems with evaluating nonverbal children. (Uncommon Sense)
  • Teachers unions are pressing Time Magazine to apologize for its cover story about “rotten apple” educators. (HuffPo)
  • The KIPP charter network is moving beyond the basics to invest heavily in technology-infused instruction. (Hechinger)
  • Getting low-income kids to go to school more frequently could have a big impact on test scores. (Vox)
  • California students lost a wormy science experiment in this week’s NASA rocket explosion. (Oakland Tribune)
  • Los Angeles officials are working feverishly to fix sweeping errors in high school transcripts. (L.A. School Report)
  • U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has softened on testing. Some say the president pushed him to. (Politics K-12)
  • Some say teachers unions have turned on the Common Core, but the truth is more complicated. (Ed Next)
  • An internal memo reveals the lengths that Teach For America goes to to combat what it sees as criticism. (The Nation)
  • Kids who don’t love science class love watching YouTube-star science teachers. Here’s why. (Atlantic)
  • Stock photos tell hilariously misleading stories about teaching. (Buzzfeed)

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