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Students at Harshman Middle School, where Jack Hesser is a teacher, work on science projects.

Students at Harshman Middle School, where Jack Hesser is a teacher, work on science projects.

Scott Elliott

Weekend Reading: What happens next when a magnet school can no longer be selective?

  • What happens when a selective school has to educate all students? A Philadelphia magnet school is about to find out. (Newsworks)
  • A consultant the district is paying to evaluate Cleveland schools has many scathing comments for the 10 it has visited so far. (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)
  • Coalition urges quick state action on a plan to wipe out Detroit schools’ debt, but some legislators are balking at the price tag. (Detroit Free-Press)
  • Louisville schools are struggling to fill more than 100 teacher vacancies. (WDRB)
  • Oops, Louisville schools accidentally hired a teacher who had a felony conviction for drug trafficking in heroin even though she disclosed it on her application. Oh, by the way, the district’s top HR job has gone unfilled for more than a year. (Courier-Journal)
  • The fight to unionize a Los Angeles charter school network is dividing parents. (L.A. Times)
  • A children’s book series that places kids at the center of collective tragedies is sadly relevant again. (The Atlantic)
  • From charter schools to teacher evaluations, four ways that Hillary Clinton would rule schools differently. (Politics K-12)
  • How one of New Orleans’ only principals who led schools before and after Hurricane Katrina ensures her teachers reflect their students. (Hechinger Report)
  • A teacher says research about the value of small classes doesn’t match up to her experience. (Pedagogy of the Reformed)
  • Denver’s longtime superintendent is taking an unusual six-month break. Here’s why. (Chalkbeat)
  • An anonymous New York City school leader says teacher evaluations won’t be ideal until there are tests in every subject. (Inside the System)
  • A helpful primer on the intersection of race, class, and standardized testing. (The Notebook)
  • How Richard Scarry’s classic word books changed over time to reflect evolving cultural norms. (Fusion)
  • In rural Mississippi, schools can’t get the Internet to work for kids. (EdWeek)
  • In a fact check of Hillary Clinton, studies suggests she’s wrong that there’s no evidence student test scores can be used to measure teacher performance. (EdWeek)
  • Here’s what a few education reporters thought about University of Missouri students blocking reporters on campus. (Washington Monthly)