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Weekend Tweets: Testing, Coddling, & InBloom

Here are some of the best stories, news updates, and blog posts that I came across and Tweeted out over the weekend. Take a look.  What do you think?  Let me know if I missed anything good.

NY Only State Still On Board With School Data Plan http://ht.ly/r7wnA  AP's Karen Matthews re #inbloom

Frank Bruni Are Kids Too Coddled? NYT http://ht.ly/r8vQE  [yes] @frankbruni

The Movement Against Testing in Schools -- New York Magazine http://ht.ly/r8OKH 

JFK's Deeply Revealing Harvard Application Essay - Eleanor Barkhorn - The Atlantic http://ht.ly/r7vSj  @eleanorbarkhorn

Oil And Gas Industry Advocates Accused Of 'Hijacking' Texas Textbooks [UPDATE] http://ht.ly/r7wgE 

The Classic Classroom Management Mistake and How to Avoid It http://ht.ly/r8DOK  @bamradionetwork

Beyond Minecraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration | MindShift http://ht.ly/r7ywn 

The power of preschool done right | Hechinger Report http://ht.ly/r7wa7  re UPK Educare

PolitiFact | Fact-checking Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's new book http://ht.ly/r8EmE 

Even Playing TV in the Background May Impede Kids’ Development http://ht.ly/r8FzB  via @pacificstand

How Does ‘Lord of the Flies’ Fit Into Common Core? | MindShift http://ht.ly/r7ynV 

Tom Harkin Says We Are Missing the Boat in Education (Audio) @bloombergradio @susaw http://ht.ly/r7xPS 

Rhodes Scholars 2014: 32 American Students Announced As Winners http://ht.ly/r8wT5 

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