Remainders: Caps for Sale

  • On her first day as chancellor-designate, Cathie Black read to students in the Bronx. (GSNYT, Observer)
  • Black wouldn’t answer a parent’s questions about this year’s school closings. (WNYC)
  • “That was yesterday,” Black said about the controversy that surrounds her appointment. (WSJ)
  • Yesterday, Black said that people at parties are thanking her for taking the job. (NY1)
  • Parents and teachers will wear red on Thursday to protest Black’s appointment. (Education Notes)
  • After a student drowned, the principal of Columbia Secondary School was fired for other reasons. (NYT)
  • Jim Liebman and Jonah Rockoff say schools unequivocally improved under Joel Klein. (EdWeek)
  • Ruben Brosbe: it sometimes seems that we’re teaching reading strategies, not reading. (GS)
  • A teacher says she still doesn’t get why Cathie Black wants to be chancellor. (Morton School)
  • A report says the DOE sent states “mixed messages” about spending stimulus money. (EdWeek)
  • The national graduation rate is up from 72 to 75 percent, but the gains are uneven among states. (Time)
  • Diane Ravitch: Bill Gates can’t understand how schools are different from Microsoft. (EdWeek)

Source: Anna Phillips