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Weekend Reads: The complicated connections between housing and school quality

  • Philadelphia is moving to merge a few of the small high schools that opened a few years ago as support wanes and some of the schools struggle to attract students. Newsworks
  • Flawed assumptions about the effectiveness of punitive discipline practices may be the biggest obstacle to reducing suspensions nationally. The Atlantic
  • Matthew Yglesias interprets the connection between median home prices and reading proficiency rates across Washington, D.C., meaning that you have to be rich to send your kids to a good school. Vox
  • Campbell Brown’s new education website cries foul, arguing that school quality is about much more than proficiency rates. The Seventy-Four
  • And let’s not forget that school zone lines aren’t accidental. CityLab
  • A mom of six in Oakland explains why she didn’t think about the local schools when she bought her home. Design Mom
  • Here’s how a possible school board recall election in Colorado is connected to national debates about teacher pay and school choice. Chalkbeat Colorado
  • Silicon Valley’s real estate boom makes it hard for teachers to live anywhere near where they work.  The Hechinger Report