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Weekend Reading: Should low-scoring charter schools be allowed to keep advertising?

  • A free-spirited Indiana high school graduate hit the road instead of going to college. It ended in a parent’s worst nightmare. (Times-Picayune)
  • Ohio charter schools try to rebound after scandal and controversy. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • Ohio school boards lobby to block low-scoring charter schools from advertising. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • Chicago’s teachers union appears to be inching toward a strike, although a “practice vote” wasn’t as clear-cut as the union announced. (Chicago Tribune)
  • Detroit schools finances are improving but look worse because of required pension reporting. (Crain’s Detroit Business)
  • Survey says bad training and bureaucratic nonsense chase many principals out of Chicago schools within five years. (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • It’s been a bumpy ride for Michelle Rhee since she left D.C. (Sacramento Bee)
  • Some Los Angeles teachers are balking at the district’s restorative justice discipline approach. (L.A. Times)
  • Some schools, especially in the South, have discipline codes that make them feel — and operate — a lot like prisons. (The Marshall Project)
  • Counterpoint: Tough, military-style discipline is falling out of favor in schools. But an English teacher says some students might need it. (The Atlantic)
  • From Bangladesh to Boston, look inside 15 classrooms from around the world. (Answer Sheet)
  • A North Carolina teacher says she switched to a charter school after 10 years because her district kept ending programs that worked. (Raleigh News & Observer)
  • A teacher says she’s noticing more colleagues assigning ID numbers to their students and she doesn’t know why. (Pedagogy of the Oppressed)
  • A new coalition aims to “modernize” teaching. But its member groups can’t agree on what that means. (Teacher Beat)
  • An argument against the acronyms and jargon that turn conversations about education into alphabet soup. (Hechinger Report)
  • A New Zealand educator outlines the project-oriented approach that he says is paying off in the schools where he works. (Real Clear Education)
  • The U.S. Department of Education’s report on the impact of its Race to the Top grants omits discussion of downsides. (Politics K-12)
  • Charter school advocates and critics are united in the wake of a study showing that virtual charter schools don’t help students. (Buzzfeed)
  • Michael Petrilli: The near-religious fervor of the education reform movement brings energy but has a down side. (Hechinger)
  • The House and Senate have a deal to renew No Child Left Behind. (Education Week)
  • Here’s what a venture capitalist found when we went searching for the meaning of school. (Washington Post)
  • When it comes to school districts, how public is public relations? (WNPR)
  • Stephen Henderson rediscovered his dilapidated childhood home in Detroit. He decided not to walk away. (Detroit Free Press)