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Weekend Reads: Meet the student who hid his college struggles from Michelle Obama

  • Students at a New Haven charter school walked out to call for a more diverse teaching staff. (N.H. Register)
  • Adding to the conversation about posting student work: An argument for making struggles visible. (Tween Teacher)
  • Here’s your table of contents for the massive and important debate that’s underway about the role of race in the education reform movement. (Chalkbeat)
  • Miami teachers are crowdfunding a lawsuit over the way their district gives pay raises. (Teacher Beat)
  • A student heralded by the White House for getting from the Bronx to college later dropped out. Here’s his story. (Vox)
  • Does asking kids to track their reading make them enjoy reading less? A psychologist and parent thinks so. (The Atlantic)
  • A long-struggling Connecticut high school with many poor students sits in the middle of a wealthy county. (The 74 Million)
  • It’s not that no one asked to replace lead filters in Newark school water fountains. But it didn’t happen. (Vice)
  • An editorial: The Gates Foundation’s revelation that improving education is hard shows that philanthropy’s role needs to be curtailed. (L.A. Times)
  • Federal funds for poor students often go to districts with very low poverty rates. (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Teachers who have taken edTPA, a new teacher certification exam, give it mixed reviews. (Hechinger Report)
  • Tracking students by ability can be more convenient for schools. But it’s not great for students, of all abilities. (Coach G)

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