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Weekend Reading: Stuff You Missed (Or Wish You Had)

Every weekend I search far and wide for interesting, off-beat, longer pieces on or about education issues, and tweet them out.  Then, each Monday, I gather and post them here for you:

NYT's @smosle proposes a deal between class size and teacher quality hawks -- any takers? ow.ly/kIjcE

Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s Start-Up Machine -NYTimes.com ow.ly/kI1yY

Bringing Finland to Texas seems like a distant dream now, but who knows? A lot can happen in ten years. Texas Monthly ow.ly/kIPsc

Online review culture (Yelp for Schools!) -- is it helping or hurting? The Wilson Quarterly via A&L Daily ow.ly/kIQKp

Feeding the Paranoid Right [and Left] - The American Prospect ow.ly/kIQcz

From Jay Mathews: Did D.C. schools cheat? Ask the students.: Dear D.C. parents and grandparents: Want to uncov... bit.ly/13fgDZm

In one Oregon family of teachers, pension reform comes close to home | OregonLive.com ow.ly/kIhk2

BloombergEDU: Charbonneau on Teacher of the Year, Lyles on Columbine (Audio) ow.ly/kIP3l

How to talk to teens about sexting and Steubenville-like cases. - Slate Magazine ow.ly/kIPRy

College Without High School, a teenagers’ guide to skipping high school and going to college via Utne Reader ow.ly/kIRdm

Effort to hold Central Park Five prosecutor to accounts [suggests challenges for DC, Atlanta] ow.ly/kIS6L

@Larryferlazzo storifies #ewa13 student motivation and ELL tweets ow.ly/kIRFZ

4 Problems with Parent Trigger Bill | Ecology of Education ow.ly/kKUW5 @JasonFlom

Hidden rewards for schools inside NCLB waivers -- @PoliticsK12 via @AnnenbergInst ow.ly/kKsz5

Unstoppable Learning : NPR ow.ly/kKoUb TED is everywhere via @AnnenbergInst

Last In, First Out Is a Good Policy Because It's a Bad Policy | Peer-reviewed by my neurons ow.ly/kHdYK via @gothamschools

TED Teams Up With PBS for Education Program - NYT ow.ly/kJqNE John Legend, Bill Gates, Ken Robinson, etc.(Tues)

It was the Rev. James Bevel who came up with the idea of a protest group made up of 800 children. ow.ly/kJpxb

When the melting pot boils over - @greatschools ow.ly/kJp2d What happens when good intentions run into sobering realities?

18 Myths People Believe About Education : InformED ow.ly/kJoYB

Old Skool Café, a Supperclub Run By At-Risk Youth, Opens in the Bayview -- Grub Street San Francisco ow.ly/kJoTz

Food stamp recipients by county: An interactive tool showing local SNAP data. - Slate Magazine ow.ly/kJmYY

All My Friends Are Dead... A harrowing account of ADHD over diagnosis ow.ly/1VSUxx

The Problem With Public Shaming | The Nation ow.ly/kISCc "It may feel like justice, but it does not drive social progress."

There are more unemployed young adults in the U.S. than in much of Europe - The Daily Beast ow.ly/kIRnU

I Was a Freshman Trip Spy by Todd Balf | Bylinerow.ly/kI1wV Writer tries to go on Dartmouth Outing Club's freshman trip


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