AM News: Mixed Reactions To "Irreplaceables" Report
'Irreplaceable' Teachers Retained Poorly, TNTP Education Report Finds HuffPostEdu: The study, called "The Irreplaceables," took several years for TNTP (formerly The New Teacher Project) to produce, and asserted that a high rate of teachers moving in and out of the profession isn't necessarily bad. Other coverage here.
Games to Sharpen the Brain WSJ: If two start-ups have their way, videogames might cure more than just boredom. They could also be used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. via GothamSchools.
N.J. Mom Puts Kids To Bed With Math NPR: An astrophysics graduate and mother of three kids, she started a ritual when each child was 2 years old: a little bedtime mathematical problem-solving that soon became a beloved routine... Bedtime Math is gaining fans among children and math-shy parents around the country.
Program Shapes the New Faces of Conservation Schoolbook: This is not the kind of program where a poor young adult from a city goes to a farm for a week to get a glimpse of something beyond a high-rise.
Ever-Growing Past Confounds History Teachers NPR: Neal Conan talks with Rees, a Colorado State University history professor, about the difficult decisions he faces about when to stop teaching a piece of history, to make room for something new.
Nearly 250 Communities Apply for Promise Neighborhood Grants Politicks K12: The department is aiming to allocate $27 million for up to seven "implementation" grants—which help communities create actual Promise Neighborhoods, and $7 million for up to 14 "planning grants", which help communities figure out what services they need.
School dress codes aren't just for students anymore USA Today: The Wichita School District is just one of a growing number in the nation cracking down on teacher apparel.