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What We're Reading: Another big teachers union softens on the Common Core

  • The AFT, Randi Weingarten’s national teachers union, is softening its support for the Common Core standards. (Politico)
  • A New York City teacher says New York’s early adoption of the Common Core bodes well for his home state of Mississippi. (Rethink MS)
  • Here are four tips for getting the most out of murky education research. (Atlantic)
  • Fatigue, “administrative hassle,” and a desire for more led one experienced teacher to retire this year. (Accountable Talk)
  • This case against an ultra-elite New York City high school isn’t that it’s not diverse but that it’s not nurturing for students. (Slate)
  • In a frank interview, a charter school teacher says says he’s kind of subversive. (Honest Practicum)
  • Four acclaimed teachers went to lunch with President Obama. Here’s what they said. (Answer Sheet)
  • A teacher is puzzled when two brothers who seem to be headed in opposite directions swap paths. (Yo Mista)
  • The U.S. Department of Education is going to study whether Khan Academy works. (Inside School Research)
  • The founder of a high-performing Nashville charter school explains why he’s replicating in Mississippi. (Hechinger Report)
  • It’s conventional wisdom that schools should develop students’ “grit.” What about teachers’? (TNTP)
  • For history buffs: Can you identify who said what about teacher tenure, and when? (Urban Ed)
  • Turning Tony Bennett’s downfall into an allegory about the Common Core, teacher evaluations, and other policies. (Rick Hess)
  • Increasingly, New Orleans charter schools are taking on students’ mental health challenges. (The Lens)

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