The other injustice in Ferguson: Schools are closed Quartz: The list of closures affects schools that are rich and poor, black and white, emblematic of districts that are more segregated today than before Brown vs. Board of Education.
Oklahoma: Education Waiver Is Restored for State NYT: The Department of Education announced Monday that Oklahoma — which lost its No Child Left Behind waiver after repealing Common Core — would have its waiver reinstated. See also WPost, PK12.
N.J. High School Cancels Midterm and Final Exams WSJ: In a move likely to make many New Jersey teenagers jealous, Glen Ridge High School has scrapped its midterm and final exams.
Thought Bubbles And One-Liners From An Ohio Classroom NPR: Art imitates life for Chris Pearce — English teacher by day, comic artist by night. Inspired by his students, the material practically writes itself.
Tools Of The Trade: The Presidential Physical Fitness Test NPR: For many, the now-retired national fitness test evokes dread. A timed mile run, pull-ups, curl-ups, a shuttle run and the V-sit. All for a small blue patch.
Before LAUSD travel ban, former superintendent flew 100k miles last year KPCC: Former Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy traveled more than 100,000 miles last school year, equivalent to circling the globe four times, according to a KPCC analysis of credit card records.
Debate Brews Over After-School Programs: Tutoring vs. Playing WNYC: Fort Greene Prep is part of New York City’s expansion of free after-school programs for middle school students. The city doubled the number of middle schools providing after-school programs this year, serving an additional 31,000 children — or more than 75,000 of the roughly 225,000 students in its public middle schools.