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In case you missed it: Teacher eval, friends, charters

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

Teacher evaluation program shows promising results Catalyst Chicago
As interests in teacher quality, passing students, and tampering with test scores rise, districts search for more effective ways to measure the efficiency of educators.

See also: Chart: Comparing existing and new grading teacher systems Chicago Tribune

As budgets are cut, advocates push for continued free lunch Gotham Schools
In New York, officials seek to raise university tuitions and severely cut public school spending – but others insist that childrens’ nutrition should stay out of it.

The End of the Best Friend The New York Times
Is having a "best friend" helping or hurting children in schools? Psychiatrists and educators explore the pros and cons of students who prefer one friend to a whole crowd.

The hits just keep on coming edspresso
Charter schools flounder in Virginia, where they are met with a seemingly endless stream of adversity on funding, spatial, and administrative issues.

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