This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
Two interesting articles from opposite ends of country for your Christmas-week perusal:
Bar set low for lifetime job in LA schools LA Times
Another big city struggles with teacher evaluation, a big item on the national (and Philadelphia) agenda
Studying Young Minds, and How to Teach Them NY TImes
A good update on the impact of the latest research in cognitive neuroscience on early childhood education