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Weekend Reading: "If Only Tyson's Arm Was Longer"

Here's some of what you might have missed over the weekend:

image from 31.media.tumblr.comNational Teach of the Year event with @arneduncan and @ccsso Monday afternoon FL, MD, VA, PA finalists

The worst thing about China’s education system - Quartz http://ht.ly/u8cku 

Skipping a grade is rare, but it might just save the world: http://wapo.st/NkerNp  [Jay Mathews]

Why the ‘Great Teacher’ Myth Doesn’t Help Kids http://ht.ly/u76dx  @GatsbyInLA interviews @RoxannaElden @seemeafterclass

New paper says teachers shouldn't be held accountable in a system that fails students. Jal Mehta American RadioWorks http://ht.ly/u8sgu 

The Common Core Model is Easier Said Than Done - US News http://ht.ly/u6VwA  @charlesbarone @DFER

There are a few more (and throughout the weekend at @alexanderrusso).

Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Kal Penn Set to Appear at the White House's First Student Film Festival | MJones http://ht.ly/u8qxc 

Slate: How the left’s embrace of busing hurt the cause of integration http://ht.ly/u8r12  @rickkahlenberg @michaelpetrilli @sarahegarland

21 Things You Can Do With a Radio Show on Pulse @bamradionetwork http://ht.ly/u8cuw 

Slate pundits debate if do-gooder charter starters are numerous enough to mitigate Brooklyn gentrification http://ht.ly/u9UR3  #gabfest

The State of Activism in America - Utne Reader http://ht.ly/u8cBl  Survey reveals generational differences

Top High School Basketball Team [Curie] Forced To Forfeit Season + @chipubschools Title http://ht.ly/u9NEs 

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