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Weekend Reading: How many hours do American teachers actually teach?

A teacher works with her students at IPS School 27, a Center for Inquiry school.
A teacher works with her students at IPS School 27, a Center for Inquiry school.
Alan Petersime
  • Is one of the most common proxies for poverty in schools — free- and reduced-price lunch enrollment — actually a good measure? It’s complicated. (NPR)
  • One Michigan private Montessori school has begun excluding unvaccinated students, and more — including public schools — could follow. (Atlantic)
  • Former Vermont governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean argues that the debate over education reform, encapsulated by the debate over Teach for America, presents a series of false policy choices. (Salon)
  • A new report from a Columbia University Teacher’s College researcher suggests that American teachers don’t work as many hours as scholars have long believed. (Slate)
  • Writers at a centrist think tank argue that though No Child Left Behind has deep flaws, its fundamental precepts worked and should not be abandoned. (Third Way)
  • How a controversial for-profit online charter network used legislative fine print and a “posse of lobbyists” to work around opposition and open a school in North Carolina. (Buzzfeed)
  • The U.S. Department of Education issued new guidance around how states can use School Improvement Grant funds. (Politics K-12)
  • NPR’s team of education reporters and editors talk about their favorite teachers. (NPR

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