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Weekend Reads: Why for-profit charter schools are going extinct

Students at University Prep, a Denver charter school, enter the building in 2013.
Students at University Prep, a Denver charter school, enter the building in 2013.
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  • Investors are rebelling against K12, the operator of online charter schools that have been widely criticized. BuzzFeed
  • New York reverses course and drops state test scores from teacher evaluations for now. Chalkbeat
  • Why for-profit charter schools are on the decline. Slate
  • Friends of Teach For America launch a “rapid response” campaign to counter criticism. The Washington Post
  • As Tennessee’s Race To the Top money runs out, what’s left are mixed feelings about the ramped-up teacher evaluations that it funded. Chalkbeat
  • Only one fourth-grader in Detroit’s lowest-performing schools passes Michigan’s new state math exam. Detroit Free Press
  • Newark schools cut a deal with federal officials to halt an investigation into alleged civil rights violations. Star-Ledger
  • Districts across the nation receive a terror threat this week, and Los Angeles draws criticism for being the only one to shut down. Los Angeles Times
  • Schools are often more segregated than their neighborhoods, new research finds. The New York Times
  • Go inside some of the programs that are trying to mint more black male teachers. The Hechinger Report
  • Dozens of people with links to a sweeping test-fixing scandal in India have died under mysterious circumstances. Guardian
  • From “college and career readiness” to “high-stakes testing,” here are nominees for education jargon to lose in 2016. The 74 Million
  • One teacher’s take on what works with group work — and what doesn’t for him, despite what’s in vogue. NYC Educator

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