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Weekend Reading: Instead of freaking out, here's how to react when you don't understand your kid's homework

Notes from a committee during work to create new Indiana math standards in last year.
Notes from a committee during work to create new Indiana math standards in last year.
Scott Elliott
  • What parents should do when they see Common Core-aligned homework they don’t understand, instead of freaking out. (Hechinger Report)
  • When one school raises money by selling pastries and another auctions off a trip to Mexico, gaps between the haves and have-nots in public education only grow (Chalkbeat).
  • An argument against the IEP as a tool to make sure students with disabilities get the support they need. (Atlantic)
  • It’s study-official: Kindergarten in 2010 was a lot like first grade in 1986. (NPRed)
  • A secret clause in the new federal education law guarantees students the right to walk to school. (Fast Company)
  • Insights from a black teacher who attended an integrated school and taught in a segregated one. (EducationNC)
  • To help elementary schoolers learn math, New York City wants schools to give them teachers who really know the subject. (Chalkbeat)
  • The Common Core’s biggest fans come from the business world — and its biggest enemies. (Fortune)
  • Someone just like one-time New York City schools chief Ramon Cortines is Los Angeles’s dream superintendent. (L.A. Times)
  • A top-dollar SAT tutor says he’s part of the problem facing American education. (Vox)
  • Dan Mihalopoulos: New face for Chicago schools has a checkered past (Sun-Times)
  • Illinois governor says he won’t help with Chicago’s school finance crisis with a commitment to his reforms. (WBEZ)
  • Louisville parents rally for more school funding. (Courier-Journal)
  • Data shows Louisville schools often violate their own code of conduct rules. (Courier-Journal)
  • Feds quietly close down a long running probe of Milwaukee’s voucher program. (Journal-Sentinel)
  • Tensions are high in Detroit over teacher “sick out” protests. (WDIV)

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