Weekend Education Reads: 9 Compelling School Stories You May Have Missed While Watching Fireworks

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Those summer weekends creep up fast — especially on short holiday weeks — and while you may have been otherwise occupied with Fourth of July celebrations, critical news was still churning in the education world. Here’s a quick catch-up on nine worthwhile stories you may not have seen:

What Colleges Really Think About How Teens Spend the Summer Good Education (Jackie Sizemore)

Failure Factories, Two Years Later: The Fight for Fairmont Park — Tampa Bay Times (Cara Fitzpatrick)

The Charter-School Equity PushThe Atlantic (Eric Gorski)

When a D.C. School Closed for Renovations, Parents Faced a Troubling Choice — The Washington Post (Joe Heim and Clarence Williams)

Is School Overhaul Enough to Get State out of Contempt of Court — and Stop $100,000-a-Day Fine?The News Tribune (Melissa Santos)

Need Jobs? Get Robots, and Education Right Tech Crunch (Shanin Farshchi)

English Learners Often Go Without Required Help at Chicago SchoolsChicago Reporter (Kalyn Belsha)

Test Drive: New Hampshire Teachers Build New Ways to Measure Deeper LearningThe Christian Science Monitor (Stacy Teicher Khadaroo)

Colorado Teens Helped Design a ‘Dream School’ That May Become a Reality303Magazine.com (Megan McNeil)



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