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Weekend Reading: Best Education Articles You Probably Missed

Here's a bunch of stories from magazines and blogs that I tweeted out over the weekend while you were having a real life (or whatever it is you do during the weekend):

COMMON CORE

Nearly half of strong Dems believe Common Core will help, & nearly 2/3 of moderate Dems [49 pct/64pct] http://ht.ly/vIxHJ 

Parents Aren't as Afraid of #CommonCore as Conservatives Are - The Wire http://ht.ly/vIxwR  @aritbenie

Roughly 2.5M students have already taken Common Core field tests, reports Vox @libbyanelson http://ht.ly/vIB7c  @CCSSO

Fix, don’t remove, Common Core | http://www.ajc.com  http://ht.ly/vITfh 

Opting out of standardized tests? Wrong Answer — Medium http://ht.ly/vIzQy  ICYMI @MichelleRhee @StudentsFirst

Colbert flunks Common Core test -- @Morning_Edu notes errors including faux CC testing item http://ht.ly/vIxWP 

FUNDAMENTALS

Liberal think tank notes ineq distribution of experienced/effective teachers (does not blame charters/TFA) http://ht.ly/vKbw3 

Segregation Now: 60 Years After Brown v. Board - ProPublica http://ht.ly/vIBDf  Premiers Thursday 4/17

TEACHERS

Sour Patch Teachers: "An Admonishment for Veteran Educators" — @raetaulbee Medium http://ht.ly/vIzSF 

Why Teachers Need To [Get Better At] Political Action — Medium http://ht.ly/vIzZf  @BluffCityEd

Can NYSUT "move their union away from politics as usual?" Andrew Elrod Jacobin http://ht.ly/vKd37 

Pay-for-performance, merit pay, bonuses and worker productivity: Research roundup Harvard Shorenstein Center http://ht.ly/vIzyQ 

                                                                                                                        Lots more below -- it was a good weekend.

SCHOOLS/ PARENTS

Does mixing kids based on family income improve education? Deseret News http://national.deseretnews.com/article/1265/Controlled-choice-Does-mixing-kids-based-on-family-income-improve-education.html … @eschulzke via @MichaelPetrilli

From Jay Mathews: Why can’t his daughter take AP calculus?: Walter Fields’s daughter wants the toughest math co...

Violence in schools: Research findings on underlying dynamics, response and prevention Research for Reporting http://ht.ly/vIzx3 

Schools Use Student Data to Find Signs of Trouble, Help Struggling Kids | MindShift http://ht.ly/vIzIj 

The Talk · A new sex ed for boys -thewalrus.ca http://ht.ly/vIySv  via @longreads @emilybazelon @jesslahey

MISC

It's never too late to become a teacher - or leave the classroom to advocate for education, writes @johnmerrow http://ht.ly/vHhix 

An Inspiring Look at an Unusual School Exercise - Education and the Media http://ht.ly/vIyP6 

Boy Who Ran: The Life and Death of Avonte Oquendo -- Daily Intelligencer http://ht.ly/vIz44 

Solving China’s Schools: An Interview with Jiang Xueqin by Ian Johnson | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books http://ht.ly/vIBvi 

 

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