AM News: TFA Agrees To Eight-Week Training In Minnesota
U of M, TFA reach first-of-a-kind teacher-training deal MinnPost: The Twin Cities program will be the first in which TFA’s summer training is conducted in collaboration with a university. The new program will take place at the U of M and will last eight weeks instead of TFA’s customary five.
California takes a left turn on state exams Washington Post: California is on a collision course with the U.S. Department of Education over its plans to suspend standardized tests this school year – a move that Education Secretary Arne Duncan says is wrong-headed.
Once racially troubled, a district shrinks the achievement gap Hechinger Report: On a spring morning at Ossining High School in suburban New York, a group of students gathered in a small classroom at the end of the school’s science hallway. It was a day traditionally known to the senior class as “skip day,” when most of the school’s 12th graders play hooky and head to the beach to celebrate their impending graduation.
Report: Sports causes American students to falter MSNBC (Morning Joe): Author Amanda Ripley explains why high school sports are causing American high schools to fall behind their international counterparts.
Private Schools Are Expected to Drop a Dreaded Entrance Test NYT: A group representing New York City private schools said it would no longer recommend using the test because of concerns that test-preparation courses rendered it meaningless.