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Weekend Reads: Teach For America’s past, present and future as the national teacher corps turns 25

Teach For America corps members participate in a leadership summit in 2015 in Memphis.
Teach For America corps members participate in a leadership summit in 2015 in Memphis.
Kayleigh Skinner
  • Teach For America is 25. Here’s what it has accomplished and the questions it faces. Education Week
  • Chicago is laying off hundreds of central district employees today. Chicago Sun-Times
  • Educators used to use the “learning pyramid” to shape their teaching time. Not anymore. Larry Cuban
  • Pearson is cutting 4,000 jobs amid a shrinking college textbook market. The decline of PARCC testing can’t have helped. Slate
  • Los Angeles uses an algorithm to predict which kids might become criminals. Pacific Standard
  • What do big-city superintendents do every day? An answer from a district that just got a new one. Los Angeles Times
  • Look inside one effort to stem the chronic special education teacher shortage. NPRed
  • Teacher “sickouts” closed almost all Detroit public schools the day President Obama visited this week. Detroit Free Press
  • An inside look at Louisiana’s Common Core standards review, which has followed a now-familiar course. The Hechinger Report
  • What school lunches look like for the children of professional chefs. Bon Appetit
  • In honor of Winter Storm Jonas, a reminder that snow day policy can say a lot about school districts’ priorities. Chalkbeat

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