Remainders: Some Orthodox Jewish schools flout state ed law

  • Many ultra-Orthodox Jewish yeshivas offer little to no secular instruction, despite state law. (DNAInfo)
  • President Obama’s second-term agenda, laid out on Monday, features school safety. (Politics K-12)
  • A teacher notes that Mayor Bloomberg has cost the city long before evaluations. (Chaz’s School Daze)
  • Polls still show that far more New Yorkers trust the UFT over Mayor Bloomberg on schools. (Capital NY)
  • A principal says the teacher training residency at his school should be a state model. (SchoolBook)
  • A city teacher shares his Teach for America essays, now older than most applicants. (Gary Rubinstein)
  • A Brooklyn nonprofit has recommendations about how to boost long-struggling District 16. (BCF)
  • A nonprofit aimed at helping struggling schools has a new web TV series featuring educators. (PFSA)
  • The former city schools official who heads New Leaders describes his path to principal training. (Times)
  • A critique: StudentsFirstNY says it’s too hard to become a teacher, and too easy. (Horace Mann League)
  • One strategy for education innovation should be to listen to what teachers want, a wonk says. (Eduwonk)
  • A detailed look inside a Relay Graduate School of Education-trained teacher’s classroom. (SSI Review)
  • Some states are pressing forward with plans to arm teachers, even as other options succeed. (Atlantic)

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