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Weekend Reading: Is the era of the aggressive state education chief over?

Photo by Kyle Stokes courtesy of StateImpact Indiana
  • An observer sees the beginnings of “homeostasis” in the exits of schools chiefs in New York and Tennessee. (Flypaper)
  • Students are going on fewer field trips than ever, to the detriment of their learning. (Educated Reporter)
  • A data-driven take on class-size reduction concludes that the value might not be worth the cost. (FiveThirtyEight)
  • To celebrate a teaching prize, a mother writes about the music teacher that changed her son’s life. (TNTP)
  • Across the country, school districts are holding fewer students back. (Inside School Research)
  • Montgomery County, Maryland, is taking aggressive steps to employ more teachers of color. (Teacher Beat)
  • A “Jeopardy!” category during Kids’ Week poked fun at Common Core math — and stumped contestants. (Ed & the Media)
  • Research and common sense say focusing on four-year-olds won’t solve the early childhood learning gap. (Atlantic)
  • Here’s what you need to know about the health implications of Congress’s school lunch funding plans. (Vox)

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