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AM: DeVos Speech, Budget Proposal, Success Expansion, Zuckerberg's School Visit

DeVos promises ‘the most ambitious expansion of education choice in our nation’s history’ — but offers no details washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

DeVos: School choice should expand, but not from Washington D.C. usat.ly/2rbDdaA via @USATODAY

DeVos Emphasizes States’ Prerogative on School Choice, Gives No Details on Federal Expansion the74million.org/article/devos-…

Betsy DeVos promises an expansive school choice plan, says opting out would be 'terrible mistake' for states chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

DeVos: It Would Be a 'Terrible Mistake' for States Not to Expand School Choice blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig

President Trump's Budget Proposal Calls For Deep Cuts To Education npr.org/sections/ed/20…

DISTRICTS

The Latest: Mark Zuckerberg visits Rhode Island school abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/l…

All signs point to Ref Rodriguez as LAUSD’s next school board president laschoolreport.com/all-signs-poin…

Study of schools in Denver, New York show special needs students less likely to leave charters denverpost.com/2017/05/22/cha…

Long-Vacant NYC Courthouse Will Get New Life as Success Academy’s Second High School the74million.org/article/long-v…

MISC

Report: Poor roads on tribal lands lead to school absences hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

St. Paul’s School Acknowledges Decades of Sexual Misconduct nytimes.com/2017/05/22/us/…

Homeschooling Makes Learning Personal For Some Special Education Students npr.org/sections/ed/20…

AM News: Notre Dame Grads Walk Out On Pence, Weingarten Heads To NM, & More #EdNews

Notre Dame Students Walk Out During Mike Pence's Commencement Speech huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/21/not

Notre Dame students walk out during Vice President Mike Pence's commencement speech ti.me/2q6Bejx

L.A. teachers union faces tough questions in wake of charter election wins latimes.com/local/educatio…

Growing grassroots movements confronting school sex assault hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

One [Goshen] teacher. Many investigations. No charges. cincinnati.com/story/news/edu… via @Enquirer

When School Vouchers Don't Offer Much Of A Choice npr.org/2017/05/20/529…

Do charter schools serve special needs kids? The jury is out abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

New Report Shows NYC’s Alternative to Charter Schools — Supported by De Blasio and UFT — Aren’t Getting Results the74million.org/article/new-re…

With Principal Out, a NYC School Community Faces Lingering Tensions wnyc.org/story/principa…

Despite threats and reputation destruction, Richardson ISD candidate stands up to the establishment | Dallas News ow.ly/nEXd30bUos8

New Mexico budget woes bring national teachers union leader newsobserver.com/news/business/

Teacher licensing overhaul sent back for negotiations after veto. minnpost.com/education/2017…

It Was Hard This Year to Keep Politics Out of High School Yearbooks nytimes.com/2017/05/21/us/…

AM News: DCPS Clout List Emerges, LAUSD Challenges, & More #EdNews

Snowden, Fenty, & Rodriguez among VIPs who asked for and got special transfers from Henderson pllqt.it/ibcVQK

Despite increases in funding, some D.C. schools face possible cuts washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

The Nation's Oldest Voucher Program: Beacon Of Hope, Or Failed Experiment? npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Charter-backed candidates win L.A. Unified majority, but can they lead from within? latimes.com/local/educatio…

An early test for new LA school board members cost-saving ideas: an expiring teachers contract scpr.org/news/2017/05/1…

So LAUSD has a charter-backed school board majority. What now? scpr.org/news/2017/05/1…

Seattle parent pays off $21K school-lunch debt with GoFundMe campaign seattletimes.com/seattle-news/e…

Some school districts tail parents to check where family actually lives dispatch.com/news/20170515/…

Success Academy’s top lawyer is leaving — to start her own charter schools chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

Minnesota standardized test scores have a new value. Here’s why it could pay to opt-in. minnpost.com/education/2017…

Pearson To Scale Back Partnership With Adaptive Learning Provider Knewton marketbrief.edweek.org/marketplace-k-… via @EdMarketBrief

Dallas school police officer slammed a 6th-grader to the ground and fractured her clavicle bit.ly/2q1kwRG

 

 

AM News: Trump Budget, LAUSD Results, Edmodo Hack, & More

TRUMP BUDGET

Report: Trump education budget would create a Race to the Top for school choice chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

Trump wants to spend $1B to push districts to adopt his preferred policies — not unlike Obama & Race to the Top. washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Trump Budget Reported to Use Title I, Research Aid to Push Choice blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig

LAUSD

Major changes could come to L.A. schools after charter school movement’s big win latimes.com/local/educatio…

Kelly Gonez, Science Teacher and Former Obama Adviser, Wins Close Race for L.A. School Board the74million.org/article/kelly-…

DISTRICTS

Maryland school system posts 80 percent increase in reports of sexual harassment washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

This is how the D.C. school lottery is supposed to work washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

Portland, Ore., Voters Approve Record Tax to Fix Lead-Laced, Crumbling Buildings blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Distric…

San Diego High Schools Experience Higher Graduation Rates While Simultaneously Losing More Students psmag.com/education/high…

MISC

77 Million Edmodo Users Are Hacked as Widespread Cyber Attacks Hit the Ed Tech World the74million.org/article/77-mil…

RACE & INTEGRATION

However Well Black Students Perform, Teachers Still Think They’re Struggling huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/16/tea

A new study shows where people live — not school districts — is to blame for continuing segregation in Indiana chalkbeat.org/posts/in/2017/…

AM News: Charter Backers Win LAUSD Majority, Edmodo Hacked, & More #EdNews

SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS

Reformers sweep LAUSD school board elections laschoolreport.com/reformers-swee…

Big night for charter school-backed LAUSD candidates as Melvoin, Gonez win seats scpr.org/news/2017/05/1…

Charter backers win their first L.A. school board majority fw.to/GtXV0Yh

HACKED!

Popular #EdTech Platform @edmodo Hacked, Faulted for Ad-Tracking blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Digital…

FLORIDA

For Families With Special Needs, Vouchers Bring Choices, Not Guarantees npr.org/sections/ed/20

Charter Expansion Provision Puts Florida Budget Bill At Risk of Veto blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e

DISTRICTS

Immigration Agents Weren't At Queens School For 'Enforcement Action,' Homeland Security Says gothamist.com/2017/05/16/hom… via @Gothamist

NYC Chancellor: ‘We’re reconsidering how some enrollment is done’ in high schools chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

School stats: The number of emergency teachers in Washington classrooms has doubled seattletimes.com/education-lab/…

Lessons On Race And Vouchers From Milwaukee npr.org/sections/ed/20…

 

AM News: Choice Polling, Today's LAUSD Election, & NYC Schools Face Down ICE

CHOICE

AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans Feel Fine About School Choice | Political News | US News usnews.com/news/politics/…

New AP Poll Shows Majority of Americans Open to Expanding Nation’s Charter Schools the74million.org/article/new-ap…

Indiana's School Choice Program Often Underserves Special Needs Students npr.org/2017/05/15/528…

Report: Bullying persists in schools, sex assault reports up denverpost.com/2017/05/16/bul…

LAUSD ELECTION

Drive to increase charter enrollments triggers massive spending in LA school board race edsource.org/2017/drive-to-…

L.A. school board candidates tackle questions on tenure, charter growth, graduation rates latimes.com/local/educatio…

The good, the bad, and the ugly of the LAUSD school board campaign laschoolreport.com/the-good-the-b…

Here’s what LAUSD could buy with the $14.5 million in outside money that’s poured into the school board race laschoolreport.com/heres-what-lau…

College Board and Zuckerberg team up for 'Manhattan Project' of academic motivation usat.ly/2qm0HZq via @USATODAY

RACE

CPS Greenlights Merger Of Gold Coast And Cabrini-Green Schools wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

Lessons On Race And Vouchers From Milwaukee npr.org/sections/ed/20…

IMMIGRATION

NYC Chancellor, Union Boss Cry Foul Over Immigration Agents Visiting Queens School Seeking 4th-Grader the74million.org/article/nyc-ch…

Immigration Officials Asking About Fourth-Grader Turned Away By NYC School huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/15/imm

Schools Warned to Be Vigilant Over Immigration Officers wnyc.org/story/schools-…

TRUMP

Trump’s Youngest Son to Attend Maryland Prep School nytimes.com/2017/05/15/us/

 

 

 

AM News: Political Spending On Education, NJ Overcrowding, ESSA Plans, & More

500 Students in a One-Room School: Fallout of New Jersey’s Funding Woes nytimes.com/2017/05/14/nyr…

At 3 a.m., NC Senate GOP strips education funding from Democrats' districts - NewsObserver.com nzzl.us/Oym65zn

Political activities of education secretary Betsy DeVos - nwitimes.com pllqt.it/dnkv8q

Key findings on political spending by school-choice backers hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…
 
How Google Took Over the Classroom nytimes.com/2017/05/13/tec…
 
Seventeen State ESSA Plans Now Complete and Ready for Review blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig
 
Schools brace for impact if Congress cuts Medicaid spending abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wire…
 
Boston exam schools lacking in diversity: Report metro.us/news/local-new… via @Metro_US
 
AP Test-Takers' Tweets May Not Give Away Answers, But They Raise Questions n.pr/2r8W6GZ

Fidget spinners may be entertaining but they don't help ADHD scpr.org/news/2017/05/1… via @KPCC

In Tribute, Students Elect Dead Classmates Prom King And Queen npr.org/2017/05/13/528…

 

AM News: ESSA Plans, Vouchers Pro & Con, De Blasio Goes His Own Way

Sixteen ESSA Plans Have Been Turned In; Fewer Than Half Are Ready for Review blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig

The Promise And Peril Of School Vouchers npr.org/sections/ed/20…

De Blasio, Expanding an Education Program, Dismisses Past Approaches nytimes.com/2017/05/11/nyr…

The politics of LA Unified's graduation rate scpr.org/news/2017/05/1…

City Council grills Philly school leaders on suburban students taking prized slots newsworks.org/index.php/loca…

Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis Claims Another Casualty: Its Schools nytimes.com/2017/05/10/us/…

Cambridge has a shortage of black students. Some of them are out to fix that. pri.org/stories/2017-

Panel seeks probe of potential racial hiring bias in Va. school system washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

School officials postpone decision on first part of one-stop enrollment for L.A. Unified programs latimes.com/local/educatio…

Assistant principal resigns after argument with teen abortion protesters washingtonpost.com/news/education…

"Historic" Colorado charter school funding measure headed for governor's signature dpo.st/2pAjn4t via @denverpost

AM News: DeVos Gets Booed At Commencement

DEVOS SPEECH

Students boo Betsy DeVos as commencement speaker at historically black university washingtonpost.com/news/grade-poi…

Bethune-Cookman Graduates Greet Betsy DeVos With Turned Backs nytimes.com/2017/05/10/us/

Boos drown out Betsy DeVos' speech at Bethune-Cookman graduation usatoday.com/story/news/nat… via @USATODAY

Betsy Devos Speaks Over Hecklers During Bethune-Cookman Address npr.org/2017/05/10/527…

DeVos heckled at graduation for historically black college abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

OTHER NEWS

School Bullying Is Down. Why Don't Students Believe It? npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Outside money continues to pour into L.A. school board campaigns latimes.com/local/educatio…

Oakland schools pick superintendent amid budget mess sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…

3 Indiana schools lose bid to enroll more voucher students abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/i…

Is ‘3-K for All’ Good for All? De Blasio’s Preschool Plan Troubles Some nytimes.com/2017/05/10/nyr…

99% Of Students Handcuffed In School By NYPD In 2016 Were Black Or Latinx huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/10/99-

Substitute Teacher Fired For Allegedly Ripping Off 8-Year-Old Girl's Hijab gothamist.com/2017/05/10/hij… via @Gothamist

AM News: ESSA Plans, House Speaker Visits Charter, LAUSD Plans For ICE, & More

ESSA

Early ESSA Plans Favor Cash to Districts Over Optional Set-Asides blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig

New York Targets Chronic Absenteeism in Its ESSA Plan: 4 Things Research Shows About Attendance the74million.org/article/new-yo…

New research shows Obama school turnaround program worked — in a few places chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

IMMIGRATION/RACISM

LAUSD is making it harder for immigration officials to enter schools latimes.com/local/educatio…

LAUSD clarifies what school staff should do if immigration agents show up on campus scpr.org/news/2017/05/0…

Parents of black brothers sue district over alleged racism hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

HOUSE SPEAKER AT SUCCESS

Paul Ryan Visits A Harlem School, Harlemites Voice Their Displeasure blavity.com/paul-ryan-visi… 

Paul Ryan visits New York school run by charter advocate abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/p…

MISC

How a Trump piñata brought chaos to a Colorado high school wapo.st/2pggJEZ?tid=ss…

 Free online math tool plots new course for old graphing calculators usat.ly/2pls8OD via @USATODAY

U.S. education secretary says choice needed in 'antiquated' system deseretnews.com/article/865679…

Illinois Struggles To Expand Charter Schools Despite Giant Pot Of Federal Money wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

Minnesota is fighting its largest measles outbreak in nearly 30 years. Blame vaccine deniers. vox.com/2017/5/8/15577…

 

AM News: DeVos To The Rescue, LAUSD Race Heats Up, Khan Academy Study

DeVos Ends Formatting Rules for Upward Bound Grant Applications | Observer ow.ly/EyqD30byWHR

Educators value after-school program Trump wants to nix hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

New York state says it wants to expand its definition of success -- and focus on equity -- in judging schools chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

Outside spending tops $10 million, Zimmer steps up fundraising efforts in LAUSD election laschoolreport.com/outside-spendi…

After tensions mount, Colorado House advances charter school funding deal, school finance bill chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

College Board Reports Score Gains From Free SAT Practice - High School & Beyond - Education Week ow.ly/eM3J30byXdf

Free Khan Academy SAT tutorials boost scores, study finds edsource.org/2017/free-khan…

The student support model that’s going national has been incubating at St. Louis Park High School for 18 years minnpost.com/education/2017…

Protests to greet DeVos at historically black college @CNNPolitics cnn.it/2puVnj4

Michelle Obama Vows To Prioritize Education 'No Matter What House We Live In' huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/05/mic

Breathe Deeply: Mindfulness coming to a school near you usat.ly/2poFtWA via @USATODAY

 

AM News: HBCU Drama, LAUSD Showdown, FidgetSpinners, & More

Trump Suggests HBCU Funding May Be Unconstitutional, Blindsiding Black Colleges buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl…

Then: Trump voices ‘unwavering support’ for historically black colleges washingtonpost.com/news/grade-poi…

K-12 Spending Gets Caught in States' Budget Fights blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e

NYC's School Choice Program Hasn't Closed the Education Gap wnyc.org/story/nycs-sch…

In L.A., teens balance high school with planning in case their parents are deported latimes.com/local/educatio…

A public school that's just for immigrants | APM Reports ow.ly/tZKI30bvVG7

Clash over middle-school sex assaults: Did they happen? hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Cuts put spotlight on student race questions on school forms hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

The student support model that’s going national has been incubating at St. Louis Park High School for 18 years minnpost.com/education/2017…

Outside spending tops $10 million, Zimmer steps up fundraising efforts in LAUSD election laschoolreport.com/outside-spendi…

When You're Not Quite Sure If Your Teacher Is Human npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Fidget Spinners: Good Or Bad For Kids' Concentration? npr.org/2017/05/06/527…

AM News: Discriminatory Hiring In VA, Communist Principal In NYC, & TFA Rebound

DISCRIMINATORY HIRING

Study of Fairfax County schools finds discrimination against black teacher applicants washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Study: VA school system more likely to hire whites than blacks abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/s…

Charter school funding fight — and a contentious amendment — shake up Colorado school finance debate chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

COMMUNIST PRINCIPAL

Investigation of NYC activist principal has free-speech advocates asking what politics are allowed at school chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

A Principal Is Accused of Being a Communist, Rattling a Brooklyn School - The New York Times http://ow.ly/JGZw30bsuYQ

MISC

Teach For America reports a rise in applications chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

Facts About Teens, Suicide And '13 Reasons Why' npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Will L.A. schools pass the salt and toss the whole wheat with relaxed Trump standards? latimes.com/local/educatio…

Is this the future of college: Online classes, but no degree, reports @m_education_ap: apne.ws/2qlsarQ

AM News: Minority Parent Poll, Trump Choice, Fidget Spinners

MINORITY PARENT POLL

Poll: Schools with mostly white teachers are not trying to educate students of color: usnews.com/news/education…

Parents of color see their kids as attending white supremacist school systems huffingtonpost.com/entry/parents-… via @HuffPostPol

Black and Latino parents worried about funding disparities in schools, poll finds edsource.org/2017/poll-find…

Black and Latino Parents: Funding, Racism Are Drivers of School Disparities blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Distric

More Parents Of Color Think Racism Is Holding Back Their Children In School huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/02/par…

Low-income, minority students lag in high school grad rates seattletimes.com/nation-world/l… via @seattletimes

TRUMP

Trump praises D.C. voucher program with mixed record politi.co/2oY3jgl

Trump pushes school choice, making good on campaign promise abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wire…

At School Choice Event, Trump Praises D.C. Vouchers for Helping Kids Graduate blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Trump Praises Low-Income School Voucher Program Obama Defunded - Breitbart bit.ly/2p6XiZW via @BreitbartNews

FIDGET SPINNERS

Schools attempt to ban fidget spinner craze The Guardian ow.ly/GXuR30bpIuz

MISC

California’s largest charter group pushes its agenda with money and people power edsource.org/2017/californi…

Minneapolis schools forced to cut hundreds of jobs to fill $28 million gap - StarTribune.com ow.ly/RCfl30boTVL

New Jersey Judge Tosses Parents’ Lawsuit Claiming Last In, First Out Layoff Rules Harm Students the74million.org/article/new-je…

Principal at Md. school who created “smash space” decides to step down washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Annual Earthquake Drills Left As Optional For Washington State Schools kuow.org/post/annual-ea…

A Public University Acquires A Big For-Profit, And Raises Big Questions npr.org/sections/ed/20…

AM News: Trump Confusion, Common Core Shifts, Unions Target Sacto. Charter, & More #EdNews

NATIONAL

Trump administration: No changes to girls’ education effort usat.ly/2qw5qp4 via @USATODAY

Under Trump Budget, Nearly 2 Million Kids May Lose After-School Care npr.org/sections/ed/20…

All New York City schools to get single-stall bathrooms hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Charters, Vouchers, ESAs Add Heat to State Legislative Debates blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e

Pre-K: Decades Worth of Studies, One Strong Message n.pr/2oZLIUo

COMMON CORE

New York heads toward finish line on Common Core replacement chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

New York Proposes Changes to Common Core Standards realcleareducation.com/2017/05/03/new…

Common Core math test boycotted by 79,780 Long Island students | Newsday ow.ly/7rao30bojXy

CHARTER SCHOOLS/TEACHERS UNIONS

Teachers seek to form union at California charter school chaired by Michelle Rhee washingtonpost.com/news/education…

Teachers union opens a front on former Sacramento mayor's charter schools latimes.com/local/educatio…

SF teachers seek labor support with letter in student backpacks sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…

Teachers not shying away from divisive political discussion, survey suggests feedproxy.google.com/~r/NewshourHea…

Teachers at Olney Charter HS have their first union contract with Aspira. Story: philly.com/philly/educati… #phled

DISTRICTS

Berkeley school district sued over special-needs services sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…

Schools superintendent who sued her school board agrees to step down washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

All New York City schools to get single-stall bathrooms hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

AM News: Lunch Changes, Budget Impacts, DeVos Cancels, & More

TRUMP

Trump Takes Aim at School Lunch Guidelines and a Girls’ Education Program nytimes.com/2017/05/01/us/…

Trump takes aim at Michelle Obama's efforts on child nutrition, girls' education usat.ly/2poT43r via @USATODAY

Trump administration ending Michelle Obama's girls education program @CNNPolitics cnn.it/2p1mNwH

The Whole Grain Terror In School Lunches Is About To End buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl…

BUDGET DEAL/CONGRESS

Trump's Budget Proposal Threatens Funding For Major After School Program npr.org/2017/05/01/526

Budget deal would spare AmeriCorps, which supports thousands of schools chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

Congress expected to reauthorize D.C. school vouchers in sweeping budget deal washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

DEVOS

DeVos: Becoming Sec. of Ed. 'like drinking through a firehose' woodtv.com/2017/05/01/dev… via @WOODTV

Betsy DeVos scheduled, then canceled, a visit to an L.A. charter school that emphasizes special needs fw.to/Yq5rcTL

MISC

Outspoken Principal on Racial Justice Accuses City of Retaliation wnyc.org/story/outspoke… via @WNYC

Success Academy named finalist for prestigious national charter school award chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

AM News: Federal Budget Deal, School Sex Assault, & DCPS Inquiry

FEDERAL NEWS

DeVos visits site of San Bernardino school shooting ow.ly/6gx930bhefT

Goad: Impact of Trump’s education order at least a year off | Newsday ow.ly/A7D830bjksO

Updated ProPublica list now includes 400 Officials Trump has Quietly Deployed Across the Government ow.ly/RZyc30bh0cs

BUDGET DEAL

Negotiators reach agreement to fund government, avoid shutdown usat.ly/2qnqwGb via @USATODAY

Budget Deal for 2017 Includes Increases for Title I, Special Education blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Budget deal would fund large ESSA block grant at $400 million politicopro.com/tipsheets/morn…

SEX ASSAULT

AP reveals hidden horror of sex assaults by K-12 students abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/a…

Student sex assault reports, state by state abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/s…

STATE & DISTRICT NEWS

D.C. investigation: Ex-schools chief gave special treatment for school transfers washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Misconduct investigation finds former DC schools chancellor gave preferential treatment fox5dc.com/news/local-new…

At NYC NAACP hearing on charter school moratorium, foes and fans find common ground chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

School vouchers, rising in many GOP states, founder in Texas abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

Court sides with group trying to turn Orange County campus into a charter school latimes.com/local/educatio…

Byrd-Bennett sentenced in Chicago school kickbacks case hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

MISC

4 Things We Don't Know About AP Tests npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Shaming Children So Parents Will Pay the School Lunch Bill nytimes.com/2017/04/30/wel…

ICYMI: Best Of The Week! (April 22-28, 2017) - ow.ly/oupX30bil7E ow.ly/Xqlq30bil7F

AM News: Federal Overreach, Segregation In Denver & NYC, & Why Kids Need Breaks To Learn

Trump starts review of federal 'overreach' in education - CNNPolitics.com ow.ly/G0iV30bfVgg

Trump to review 'overreach' in education ow.ly/stJO30bfVdt

 

Family by Family, How School Segregation Still Happens https://nyti.ms/2qdYUTH

The thorny problem of segregated schools and Denver’s newest plan to address it chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

Purdue buys for-profit Kaplan University for $1, plans to make it public usat.ly/2qbM3kM via @USATODAY

Why Purdue University Is Buying A Massive For-Profit College For $1 ow.ly/l5Gv30bfW3f

Kids Learn Better By Taking Frequent Breaks Throughout The Day | MindShift | KQED News ow.ly/CVtQ30bfVLS

A Path Out Of Poverty: Career Training + Quality Pre K npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Matt Damon’s latest role: The voice of an education documentary featuring Tennessee testing | Chalkbeat ow.ly/uqXb30bfVZr

Mom Declares Her Daughter Is Done With Homework In Viral Email | The Huffington Post ow.ly/H3xQ30bfVi6

AM News: Executive Order, Tax Plan Implications, TN Charter Bill, & More #EdNews

What does Trump's executive order on education do? Not much fw.to/MoteyoG

Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2017/04/26/us/…

Trump Aims To Limit The Education Department's Influence In New Order huffingtonpost.com/2017/04/26/tru

Trump orders DeVos to get rid of 'overreaching mandates' in schools ow.ly/yESk30bdJmO

WATCH: Pres. Trump signs executive order on education at the White House cbsn.ws/1UJwwDb

Who gains and who loses in Donald Trump's tax plan nyti.ms/2oLIK22

Judge says mostly white Southern city may secede from its school district — even though effort is motivated by race washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

California lags other states in total per-child spending on range of services @mzinshteyn @EdSource edsource.org/?page_id=580717

Seven Miami-Dade schools among nation's best, according to U.S. News - MiamiHerald.comnzzl.us/wPCQco9

Police investigate possible fraud in Maryland PTA organization washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

Sweeping charter school bill passes Tennessee legislature chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/…

Michelle Obama Won't Stop Encouraging Kids To Pursue College huffingtonpost.com/2017/04/26/mic

More Oversight of After-School Programs Is Needed, Says Federal Watchdog bit.ly/2q9M6hh #edpolitics

AM News: High School Rankings, Homework Divides, DeVos Tours, Beyonce + Michelle Obama

U.S. News Ranks America’s Top Public High Schools — and for the First Time, Charters Dominate Top 10 @The74 bit.ly/2oJcwFi

Never Mind the Students; Homework Divides Parents - The New York Times ow.ly/Pz5j30baaHa

Trump expected to order study of federal role in education washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

DeVos highlights challenges facing military children in Virginia school visit washingtonpost.com/news/education…

In Virginia school tour, Betsy DeVos stresses needs of military kids to.pbs.org/2pwNVHQ

As lawmakers scrutinize the price tag of school vouchers in Memphis, here’s a cost breakdown chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/…

New York’s education commissioner pushes back on Trump budget chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

A Student Loan Giant Is The Most Complained-About Financial Company In America buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl…

RI latest state to move away from Common Core tests cabinetreport.com/curriculum-ins…

Michelle Obama Fetes Beyonce For Scholars Program: 'Thank You For Investing in Our Girls' billboard.com/articles/news/…

Beyoncé Announces Scholarships At Four Schools, Including Parsons gothamist.com/2017/04/25/bey…

AM News: NYC Expands Early Childhood, Ridiculous LAUSD Campaign, San Diego Fights Islamophobia

As Outside Spending & Attacks Reach All-Time High, LA School Board Candidates Say Race Is Out of Their Control the74million.org/article/as-out…

Full Video: Barack Obama Appears at University of Chicago to Promote Civic Engagement the74million.org/article/obama-…

DeVos: Common Core Not 'Really Around' in Schools Anymore - Fox News https://t.co/n66tiCmQNK

In New York City Schools, an Ever-Rising Tide of Homeless Students nytimes.com/2017/04/24/nyr…

New York City Will Offer Free Preschool for All 3-Year-Olds nytimes.com/2017/04/24/nyr… See also WNYC

San Diego schools launches effort against Islamophobia hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Principal Apologizes for Saying White Students Should Be in the Same Class blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Distric…

Nation's Report Card Finds Mixed Grades For U.S. Students In Visual Arts, Music npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Here are the Valley high schools that made U.S. News' top rankings dailynews.com/social-affairs…

A popular public school Bible class in WV faces legal challenge - The Washington Post

AM News: Obama In Chicago, Brave Robotics Kids, Fake Teaching Ban, & More

Obama launches Chicago trip with visit to South Side job training group - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/Tgvi30b7dXD

Private meeting marks Obama's Chicago return upi.com/6521507t via @UPI

These robotics students were told 'to go back to Mexico.' The taunt only fueled their success. washingtonpost.com/news/education…

AP FACT CHECK: Gorsuch, SCOTUS didn't ban teaching of Islam abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/a…

How Have ESSA-Related Bills Fared in State Legislatures So Far This Year? blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e

Negative ad spending in LAUSD races reaches all-time high in school board race, and candidates don’t like it laschoolreport.com/negative-ad-sp…

Indiana budget deal would offer modest school funding increases plus a big fix for teacher bonuses chalkbeat.org/posts/in/2017/…

Most Portland schools lack sprinklers, need better alarms | OregonLive.com oregonlive.com/education/inde…

Ousted Over Sexual Misconduct Claims, and On to the Next Teaching Job nytimes.com/2017/04/23/nyr…

For a 2nd grader, gunfire, lockdowns, then the worst violence of all | The Washington Post ow.ly/GUpY30b5Qwe

AM News: CA Supports Vouchers, DeVos/Weingarten Go Rural, & More #EdNews

VOUCHER POLLING

Poll reveals support in California for tax-funded school vouchers sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…

Majority of Californians polled favor vouchers for private schools edsource.org/2017/majority-…

DEVOS/WEINGARTEN

Four things to know about Van Wert, the tiny Ohio school district where DeVos and Weingarten will form an uneasy duo chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

Teachers union to host DeVos on visit to public schools in rural Ohio wapo.st/2oYuyX3?tid=ss…

Education secretary, teachers union chief visit Ohio school abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

Teachers union to host DeVos on visit to public schools in rural Ohio washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

DISTRICTS

Protesters at Minneapolis school board meeting force action on discipline policy and staff decisions minnpost.com/education/2017…

Today’s the day: Long-debated changes to the city’s discipline code are now in effect chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

LAUSD board backs proposal for stricter charter school laws scpr.org/news/2017/04/1… via @KPCC

Lack of diversity in gifted education: Some readers see segregation seattletimes.com/education-lab/…

Week from tomorrow, NAACP to Hold New York City Hearing on Issues Surrounding Quality Education ow.ly/8dRR30aYME8

DIVERSITY/IMMIGRATION

This Islamic School Teaches How To Be Muslim, And American npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Masterman (Philly) student accepted into eight top U.S. colleges paper.li/eduflack/top-e…

Minnesota proceeds with caution — and questions — as it complies with federal education law under DeVos minnpost.com/politics-polic…

AM News: DeVos/Weingarten Visit, SCOTUS Voucher Case, New ESSA Plans

Long rated by test scores, schools may soon be judged on student abenteeism too washingtonpost.com/long-rated-by-…

Randi Weingarten promises to 'educate' DeVos as AFT kicks off campaign against Trump agenda - Chalkbeat Colorado news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&…

Education Secretary DeVos, union chief to visit Van Wert - toledoblade.com/Education/2017

Teachers [Unions] Launch Campaign Denouncing Trump's Anti-Immigrant Policies | The Huffington Post ow.ly/Nf5u30aWQuR

Out-of-state donations stand out in Michael Johnston’s first campaign finance report in governor’s race chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

School Choice Implications in Religious Rights Case at High Court edweek.org/ew/articles/20… via @educationweek

Church, state, and school: What might Supreme Court ruling mean for vouchers? fw.to/izHmSaZ

US Students Satisfied With Life, but Some Foreigners Happier | Political News | US News usnews.com/news/politics/…

Nevada Bill Seeks Cameras in Special Ed Classrooms, Just as Texas Reworks Its First-in-the-Nation Law the74million.org/article/nevada…

With New York City expected to unveil school diversity plan soon, advocates want the public to have a say chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/

 

AM News: Dems Fight Over Choice, DeVos Urged to Relent, Feds Investigate Richmond

Democrats link pro-charter party rivals to DeVos as 2018 fights emerge politi.co/2oe4yUA

Lawmakers Urge DeVos to Reconsider Grant Application Rejected for Formatting Error | Maine Public ow.ly/Lpyr30aVJJM

New York's College Tuition Plan Faces Blowback wnyc.org/story/new-york…

Feds investigate claims that black and disabled students face harsher discipline in Richmond washingtonpost.com/news/education…

Unlike last year, TNReady testing starts without hiccups in Tennessee chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/…

Landmark school discipline reform legislation killed by Republicans on Colorado Senate panel chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/

Using busing to combat kindergarten truancy scpr.org/news/2017/04/1…

New Study: 3 Ways to Tell If a Charter School Will Struggle Before It Even Opens Its Doors the74million.org/article/new-st…

Tech Is Dominating Efforts To Educate Syrian Refugees npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Schools Will Soon Have To Put In Writing If They 'Lunch Shame' npr.org/sections/ed/20…

AM News: Bennet Slams DeVos, CT Magnet Lottery Proceeds, & More #EdNews

Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet: Betsy DeVos is an ideologue, not the face of education reform chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

How $100 of Your Taxes Are Spent: 8 Cents on National Parks and $15 on Medicare - WSJ ow.ly/56JS30aT9ik

CT: Magnet School Lottery To Proceed Despite Lack of Sheff Pact courant.com/education/hc-s…

Education wasn't supposed to be a big deal for Indiana lawmakers in 2017, but major changes are on the horizon chalkbeat.org/posts/in/2017

Muscogee County, Georgia, delays decision on Camelot Education over abuse allegations. ow.ly/TK5W30aSVZ5

New Mexico district to cut middle-school sports to save cash abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

Teacher complaints lead to improvements in state tests edsource.org/?page_id=580246 via @EdSource

1996 Washington school shooter apologizes in his 1st remarks hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

 

AM News: Return Of TNReady, DC Parent Fundraising, LAUSD Replications, & More

The 8-year-old boy who was killed in the San Bernardino school shooting was overcoming Williams syndrome. lat.ms/2nKjcGA

Study: Parent groups in Northwest D.C. raise thousands for schools wapo.st/2p7iweA?tid=ss…

Sue Snyder meets with Betsy DeVos to discuss campus sexual assaults on.freep.com/2or8UIU via @freep

Two L.A. Unified schools win grants to re-create themselves elsewhere latimes.com/local/educatio…

Tennessee promises this year will be different when TNReady testing begins, but some educators are anxious chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/…

Rep. Dingell, AFT President Weingarten for 4/19 National ‘Build Schools, Not Walls’ launch | The Michigan Chronicle ow.ly/uweW30aRf1Y

How often does New York City tell its principals they can’t suspend a student? chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

Ready Or Not (For Kindergarten) Some Research Says, Enroll Anyway npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Democrats ask GAO to examine tax-credit programs as Trump pushes public dollars for private schools washingtonpost.com/news/education…

Today's Teaching Force Is Larger, Less Experienced, More Diverse Than Ever blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher

Superintendent orders half day Thursday for rally santafenewmexican.com/news/education…

Get it the right way first’: Principal of the Year finds success in a Virginia school washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

How vouchers transformed Indiana: Private schools now live or die by test scores, too chalkbeat.org/posts/in/2017/…

New science standards raise hopes for narrowing achievement gap edsource.org/2017/new-scien…

Teachers make big bucks selling lesson plans online nola.com/education/inde…

AM News: CA Grad Rates Up, DeVos Staffs Up, Teachers Voice Opinions

L.A. Unified’s 2016 grad rate is 77%, even higher than the district thought. Racial disparities remain, though state,latimes.com/local/educatio…

California and L.A. Unified graduation rates continue to increase latimes.com/local/educatio…

DeVos announces Education Department hires - goo.gl/alerts/VqDTE

Why aren't there more black teachers? Racial discrimination still plays a role huffingtonpost.com/entry/teacher-

Philanthropists tap the village to raise student performance in Kansas City schools kansascity.com/news/local/art…

Trump Era Challenges Teachers With Strong Political Views wnyc.org/story/nyc-teac…

Survivor recounts San Bernardino school shooting: 'He was out for blood' dailynews.com/general-news/2…

For-Profit School Chain Camelot Suffers Setback Following Abuse Allegations tracking.feedpress.it/link/9499/5664…

School-based daycare in South Baltimore helps teen parents graduate: bsun.md/2p7iv7g

LeBron James to open public school for at-risk kids abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireSto…

 

AM News: CA Grad Rate Uptick, AZ's Universal Choice Effort, DC Schools' Easter Egg Crisis,

Arizona Lawmakers Implement Nation's First Universal Education Savings Account Program the74million.org/article/school…

Testing materials delivered as Tennessee schools prepare to try TNReady again chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/…

UW study suggests federal school-improvement grants weren’t a complete waste for SF Schools seattletimes.com/education-lab/…

Ohio Is Facing a High School Graduation Crisis wnyc.org/story/ohios-gr…

California graduation rates continue uptick, as achievement gap narrows scpr.org/news/2017/04/1…

Nearly half of California school districts earn top ratings for lowering suspensions edsource.org/2017/nearly-ha…

New York’s Free-Tuition Program Will Help Traditional, but Not Typical, Students nyti.ms/2oqpla0

For the first time, the NY state teachers union will be headed by a NYC educator chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

Boy killed in classroom was 'happy child' with rare disorder hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Passing the trash, Part 1: Schools unload problematic teachers by hiding alleged misconduct abcnews.go.com/Nightline/vide…

D.C.-area schools that normally receive blocks of tickets for the Easter Egg Roll haven't heard from the White House nytimes.com/2017/04/11/us/…

AM News: Another School Shooting, DeVos Meets Charter Leaders, & More

San Bernardino shooting puts spotlight on school safety edsource.org/2017/san-berna…

Terrified parents, students reunited after school shooting hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Betsy DeVos to meet with New York City charter leaders Eva Moskowitz and Valerie Hoekstra chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/

In New Mexico, Major Changes to Nation's Toughest Teacher Evaluation System blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher

Noble chain used Chicago Public School student data to poach from other charters #tellEWA @bylaurenfitz chicago.suntimes.com/news/noble-net…

Charter schools are expanding where they aren't needed — especially in Los Angeles, new report says latimes.com/local/educatio…

High School Graduation Hits New High in Hartford As Minority Groups Show Improvement courant.com/education/hc-s…

After heated debate, New York charter schools receive boost; school aid increases by $1.1 billion chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

The awful, odd downfall of the school librarian of the year abcnews.go.com/Health/wireSto…

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