The Educator's Notebook

A weekly collection of education-related news from around the web.

Boston’s Elite Public Schools Model Diverse Entrance Requirements

“The new admissions system will still count test scores and grades, but the school system will be divided into eight zones based on the socioeconomic conditions of neighborhoods. An equal number of high scoring applicants will be accepted from each zone. A similar system is used in Chicago to fill seats in its elite academic […]


Every week I send out articles I encounter from around the web. Subject matter ranges from hard knowledge about teaching to research about creativity and cognitive science to stories from other industries that, by analogy, inform what we do as educators. This breadth helps us see our work in new ways.

Readers include teachers, school leaders, university overseers, conference organizers, think tank workers, startup founders, nonprofit leaders, and people who are simply interested in what’s happening in education. They say it helps them keep tabs on what matters most in the conversation surrounding schools, teaching, learning, and more.

Peter Nilsson


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