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Weekend Reads: Young, gifted, and black or Hispanic? It depends on your district

Justin Machado, 9, reads on his iPad during his 3rd grade class  at Ashley Elementary in 2015.
Justin Machado, 9, reads on his iPad during his 3rd grade class at Ashley Elementary in 2015.
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  • Few districts identify giftedness often in black and Hispanic students — until they try to. (New York Times)
  • An Arizona district has taught teachers to spot giftedness in students who don’t yet speak English. (NPRed)
  • You know Pearson as the maker of tests and textbooks. It’s also behind a chain of $2-a-day schools in the developing world. (Wired)
  • A watchdog group says two-thirds of states have reported glitches with computerized testing this year. (Fairtest)
  • Florida at least seems to be handling online testing pretty well this year. (Tampa Bay Times)
  • An appeals court ruling in favor of California’s teacher tenure and seniority laws could have far-reaching consequences. (L.A. Times)
  • A male teacher of color ponders his role as a relatively unusual presence in schools. (Jose Vilson)
  • Being a first-year teacher is exhausting. Follow along as one 37-year-old career changer enters a D.C. classroom. (Hechinger Report)
  • An ed policy realization: “If you’re burning it to the ground, they are not going to invite you back to rebuild it.” (Dad Gone Wild)
  • A detailed look at Denver’s remarkable expansion of school choice, from a fan of the shift. (Education Next)
  • U.S. Education Secretary John King wants states to do make sure students get a well rounded education. (U.S. News)

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