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Weekend Reading: Combating poverty's effects with lots of love

  • A Los Angeles charter school offer one view into educational efforts to combat the effects of poverty. (SCPR)
  • U.S. News has given its top ranking for teacher prep programs to an online university that has no classes. (Vox)
  • Many states are making it harder to become a teacher, echoing other countries’ policies. (Slate)
  • Half of states let public schools restrain students, a controversial and at times dangerous practice. (ProPublica)
  • Louisiana is the latest state to ditch the Common Core, which its governor did against lawmakers’ wishes. (HuffPo)
  • Only about half of Americans have heard of the Common Core, despite widespread debate. (Curriculum Matters)
  • Now that tenure is being disrupted, is there room for a teacher marketplace along Uber’s lines? (TechCrunch)
  • A New Orleans nonprofit news site is dramatically reducing its education coverage amid budget cuts. (The Lens)
  • U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has a lot on his plate this summer. (Politics K-12)
  • Two new studies deepen understanding of Teach for America’s impact. (Teacher Beat)
  • A graduate of a selective New York City school argues against changing the admissions process. (Time)
  • At the end of the “Year of Big Data,” an effort to crunch the numbers on the school year. (Motherlode)

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