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Weekend Reading: Will 'family friendliness' help retain teachers?

Alan Petersime
  • Charter schools are increasingly trying to retain teachers by adopting family-friendly work rules. (Hechinger)
  • Five real-life educators share their takes on what makes a good teacher. (NPRed)
  • A Milwaukee education reporter trashed public schools in a speech accepting an award. (Gawker)
  • A new study says D.C.’s test score gains mostly were not driven by an influx of affluent students. (Greater Greater)
  • Minneapolis’s superintendent will personally review all suspensions of students of color. (Blackstar)
  • Several big cities are reevaluating elite schools’ admissions policies. (Gotham Gazette)
  • One teacher’s story of the roller-coaster ride from optimism to defeat to joy. (Edwize)
  • Research explains why some high schools are cliquier than others, and the finding is surprising. (Atlantic)
  • Decades before Teach For America, there was the National Teacher Corps. (American Prospect)
  • A major publishing company is outlining its vision for high-quality content in a new “manifesto.” (HMHCo)
  • Teachers did better in the second year of Chicago’s new evaluation system, which weighs test scores. (Catalyst)
  • States listen as parents give rampant testing an F (New York Times)
  • Why China has the best, and worst, education system in the world. (New York Times)
  • Arne Duncan profiles Kahn Academy’s Sal Kahn. (Vanity Fair)
  • How baby boomers ruined parenting forever. (Quartz)
  • Are we raising a generation of helpless kids? (Huffington Post)
  • Kevin Chavous says teachers unions flunked their midterms. (USA Today)

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