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AM New: CA Legislator Pushes Stripped-Down Vergara Bill

Bill keeps longer tenure, scraps other ‘Vergara reforms’ | EdSource ow.ly/GnMm301FriJ

5 Colorado Republicans Fight to Take on CO Senator Michael Bennet - ABC News ow.ly/JAxQ301Frbq

Preschool Teaching Programs Too Diffuse, Unfocused: Analysis - Teacher Beat - Education Week ow.ly/rssE301Fs4A

A School Where The Students Hire Their Teachers | WBEZ ow.ly/Mpwa301FrrV

Leg up or catch up? Wealthier students use summer school to get a step ahead | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/xXxm301Fr6S

Kansas Votes More Money For Public Schools To Avert Shutdownn.pr/28X0QLS

Kansas Lawmakers Pass Bill in Bid to Stop Court From Closing Schools - The New York Times ow.ly/kgwl301Fr4s

Tutors See Stereotypes and Gender Bias in SAT. Testers See None of the Above. - NYT ow.ly/LUSf301Fr28

Fighting for ‘Our School’ | American RadioWorks | ow.ly/yOOu301ExDA

1 In 10 Cal State Students Is Homeless, Study Finds n.pr/29bPaBc

Quotes: UWS Parents Tout Diversity & Defend Resistance To Integration At The Same Time

Quotes2There aren't a lot of African Americans who live on the Upper West Side...We were sad to learn that, you know? I would like more diversity, but we chose to move to this place because we put the quality of the education at a higher value.

-- An unnamed UWS parent in this Gothamist piece (UWS Parents Fight Proposal To Relocate School)

#EDgif Of The Day: #TeachersBeLike

#TeachersBeLike is trending today. Click the Vine to hear the song playing while the teacher shows her stuff.

Quotes: Segregation & White Middle Class Voters

Quotes2School segregation is the result of intentional policy choices and governmental interventions. It was constructed, and to end it we must deconstruct it through further interventions. We also must acknowledge that segregation was created at the behest of middle class white voters and business leaders and it can only be undone at their behest.

- Nate Bowling (We have the answer, we choose to ignore it)

Morning Video: Education Reform's Common Ground?

Watch folks talk about "common ground" in education reform at Fordham earlier this week, or read transcript here or read up here

 

AM News: Schools Under Cyberattacks, Disgraced Teachers Hacked On Slack

Schools to prepare for the worst as cyberattacks increase :: SI&A Cabinet Report ow.ly/dlUl301B1ot

Teachers insulted students in private Slack chats. After a hack, they resigned in disgrace. - The Washington Post ow.ly/ayMl301AWeK

See also: Cyberattack on small New York district exposes employee information | Education Dive pllqt.it/6KeSpQ

A NYC School's Strategy to Improve Attendance Starts At 7 a.m. - WNYC ow.ly/Cx4P301AWIU

Principal Quits Troubled Brooklyn School - WSJ ow.ly/vnjU301AUCp

Chess Coach Caught In The Middle Of CPS And CTU Drama | WBEZ ow.ly/eeg4301AX2i

100,000 Students Across The U.S. Will Probably See 'Hamilton' Before You Do - Huffington Post ow.ly/en64301AWEB

High Test Scores At A Nationally Lauded Charter Network, But At What Cost? : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/BtX3301AWyJ

Fund set up to raise money for L.A. Unified merges with group starting two charter schools - LA Times ow.ly/6yXy301AUVH

Charts: Making the Grade in America's Big Cities

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Here's an Urban Institute look at how various big-city school systems look, using NAEP TUDA data and controlling for demographics.  Click the link to read the report. 

Afternoon Video: Teaching Tolerance In The Segregated South

"Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks to Maureen Costello of the Southern Poverty Law Center for insight into how Southern schools can move race relations forward."

Morning Video: "Coming Of Age In City Coming Apart"

Here's the eight-minute video accompanying the recent Washington Post story Coming of age in a city coming apart. There's also apparently a crowdfunding effort to help the student profiled.

 

 

AM News: Homeless Students, Charter School Rules, School Money

On the streets. With a newborn. And trying to graduate high school | KUOW News and Information ow.ly/pABj301yATQ

Late Deal in Albany Could Allow Charter Schools to Hire More Uncertified Teachers - The New York Times ow.ly/WISy301yABp

City Criticizes Management at NY Charters - WSJow.ly/SKP7100cmtP

What Experts Said at The New York Times Education Conference - The New York Times ow.ly/VvTI301yACE

In Southern schools, segregation and inequality aren’t just history -- they’re reality | PBS NewsHour ow.ly/4sCL301yALA

Chaos, Change And No Change At All: 3 Stories Of School Money : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/1N1R301yAGe

LAUSD more than doubles transitional kindergarten seats for coming year | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/lthu301yAIy

Schools save money, time by virtualizing desktop computers | Education Dive ow.ly/x9D9301yBip

Two More Ex-Administrators Plead Guilty in Texas Border School Testing Scandal ow.ly/i0RX301yBII

St. Paul Schools drama: Silva is out, Thein is interim supe, O'Connell resigns | MinnPost ow.ly/h5Xz301yC7u

 

#EDgif Of The Day: Colo. School Board Members Caught On Live Mic

Quotes: Duckworth's "Indifference"

Quotes2Duckworth—indifferent to class, race, history, society, culture—strips success of its human reality, and her single-minded theory may explain very little. 

- David Denby in The New Yorker (The Limits of “Grit”)

 
 

Morning Video: Here Come Next-Generation Science Standards

"The battle over Common Core education standards is playing out across the country, but a new set of requirements for teaching science is creeping into curricula without the same fanfare. Some states are voluntarily adopting the practices, which emphasize more consistent science instruction as well as hands-on experimentation." PBS NewsHour

AM News: Early Warning Systems, Under-Trained Preschool Teachers, Summer School Lunch

San Francisco Schools Stop Teaching Algebra in Middle School ow.ly/D2Cv100cfEP
 
Can ‘early warning systems’ keep children from dropping out of school? - The Washington Post ow.ly/XUTE301wdl4
 
School's Out, But Lunch Is Still On - The Kojo Nnamdi Show ow.ly/oI5O301wcxb
 
Boys Bear the Brunt of School Discipline | US News ow.ly/AE8Z301wdhl
 
Preschool Teachers Aren't Getting The Training They Need - Huffington Post ow.ly/VS4J301wdnV
 
See also: The Problem With Teaching Preschool Teachers : NPR ow.ly/KlSa301wclm
 
Gov. Christie: Proposed School Funding Plan Is About Fairness - WNYC ow.ly/T4cY301wctT
 
See also: Christie: Give all school districts same amount of aid, provide some towns property tax relief s.nj.com/ePYS9xl

Embattled St. Paul charter school makes deal with teachers -StarTribune.com ow.ly/5P8B301weqE

Charter School Debate Re-Ignites Ahead Of Nashville School Board Candidate Forum | Nashville Public Radio ow.ly/I36m301welT

Defiance, disruption marks raucous Douglas County school board meeting - Denver Post  ow.ly/jYIL301wcXj

In elementary education, ‘doing science’ rather than just memorizing it | PBS NewsHour ow.ly/q3IV301wdAw

Debate erupts over Los Angeles schools’ directive to search students for weapons - The Washington Post ow.ly/n8pi301wcgZ

Afternoon Video: Students Discuss "Men We Reaped"

This video from last year shows students from several different locations discussing the much-admired book, which I happen to have read a couple of weeks ago.

Men We Reaped is not about education in any central way, but schools come up in two key regards:

The author describes her own alienated experience attending a segregated private school as a scholarship student.

And -- even more relevant -- she describes the indifferent treatment her male friends and relatives in particular received in the public school system.

Quotes: "Stop Talking To The Press" About Their School, Advises Former "Daily Show" Correspondent

Quotes2So I urge you A, to stop talking to the press... This is a private matter, I think, from our community. This story doesn't exist without your quotes... Be mindful of when you speak, if you're going to speak to the press, because slandering or saying anything negative about this teaching staff is wrong... Conversely, painting any opposition as classist or racist is about as bad as it can get.

-- Jason Jones quoted on WNYC (Advice from Jason Jones to Upper West Side Parents: Don't Talk to the Press)



Charts: How Far Are Parents Willing To Go For Better Demographics, Scores?

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"For the [2014 Washington DC] lottery, families submitted rank-ordered lists of their preferred schools from a long list of options, including charter schools and traditional public schools."

From Mathematica (Market Signals: A Deep-Dive Analysis of Parental School Choice)

Morning Video: The Case Against Raising MA's Charter School Cap

Here's a two-minute video from Save Our Public Schools making the case against raising MA's charter school cap. There's a big state referendum on the issue coming later this year. The video claims that charters already take $400 million away from public schools. 

AM News: Addressing (White) Teachers' Unconscious Biases

Want to address #teachers' unconscious biases? First, talk about #race: State Impact IN ipm.io/28IL99p

New Orleans making progress in special education, report says | NOLA.comow.ly/J6Nk301tDUY
 
Louisiana children continue to struggle, report says | NOLA.comow.ly/CAQ9301tDQC

More Testing, Less Play: Study Finds Higher Expectations For Kindergartners : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/hsjk301tE05

Taking notes the old fashion way might be better for the learning process - US News trib.al/oMqXbIa

Philly soda prices will have some extra fizz in 2017 ow.ly/NL3y301tFtA

Why are Colorado school districts going to spend millions on door locks? ow.ly/vNr8301tFaB 
 
SD wins Common Core lawsuit over parents ow.ly/WDlA301smBl
 
Yearbook Project Collects Stories of Children Killed in Shootings - The New York Times pllqt.it/PX1LMW
 

Photos: A Different Kind Of Yearbook

Quotes: Should We Ban The "Other" Box, Too?

Quotes2Roughly 75 percent of colleges and universities collect high school discipline information and almost 90 percent of those use the information in admission decisions. The Common Application, used by 600 colleges and universities, specifically asks applicants if they have “ever been found responsible for a disciplinary violation” at school. School discipline records are not automatically expunged and, according to the study, 50 percent of high schools provide colleges with these records.
 
--  Youth Defender Clinic's Kate Weisburd in The Marshall Project (Ban the Other Box)

Events: NYT Education Summit Today & Tomorrow

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Today and tomorrow, the NYT is gathering EdSec John King, Carmen Farina, Pasi Sahlberg, Angela "Grit" Duckworth, and others for its annual education conference. Times journalists including Kate Zernike and Nikole Hannah-Jones are scheduled to participate.

 "The New York Times will bring together the most influential leaders in higher education – including presidents, provosts, chancellors and other decision-makers at colleges and universities ... to explore and assess the most pressing issues on campuses today."

As you can probably tell, the event is focused on higher education and called the Higher Ed Leaders Forum. The issues highlighted in the promo materials include "diversity and free-speech dilemmas, the STEM-humanities debate, sexual assault, the digital future, the crisis in public funding of education and much more."

Check out the schedule here. Far as I can tell, there's no livestream. 

 

Morning Video: In SF & Elsewhere, Elite Public Schools Struggle To Diversify

"San Francisco’s Lowell High School is one of the most selective public schools in the country. But the school’s selectivity means that black and Latino students, who are often less prepared for academic rigor than Lowell’s majority-Asian students, are underrepresented." via PBS NewsHour.

Or, watch this kid imitate Presidential candidates at his graduation.

AM News: Charter Association Critiques Online Schools

Online Charter Schools Need To Better Serve Students, Charter Groups Say ow.ly/sSZj301r1U6

Charter School Groups Call Out Virtual Schools | US News ow.ly/L5KY301r3vK

Virtual charter schools need “bold action” for change, says national charter school group - Hechinger Report ow.ly/WRKQ301r2Bv

Charter Sector Needs Infusion of New Ideas, Center for Education Reform Says - Education Week ow.ly/9KwI301r3gH

Experts warn of murky results from charter-driven NC schools - AP ow.ly/Nl0r301r1QC

Pro-charter school philanthropic group says it will give to traditional schools too, but not yet | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/1pnA301r1Oj

State delays forcing LA Unified to spend more on high-needs students | EdSource ow.ly/Lm2M301r2dt

Why Preschool Suspensions Still Happen (And How To Stop Them) : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/d9hx301r13i

Report: Gates reforms brought mixed success, slow improvement to Hillsborough schools | Tampa Bay Times ow.ly/PYx8301pvYa

Site News: Gone Fishing. Back Monday

Afternoon Listen: Recent Philly HS Grad Was Youngest Orlando Victim

The youngest victim in Orlando, Akyra Monet Murray, had just graduated from high school in Philadelphia. NPR interviewed her family and friends about what happened to her that night. Warning -- explicit and heartbreaking.

Morning Video: Peer Tutoring Inside A Multilingual High School

"At Pennsylvania’s Upper Darby High School in suburban Philadelphia, more than 15 languages are spoken in a student body of nearly 4,000. To help support such a diverse array of English-language learners, the school created a peer tutoring program."

AM News: Homeless Students, Preschool Wages, School Food Battle

With Homeless Students on the Rise, Will New Education Law Help? | US News ow.ly/8w7k301hzfj

Low wages undermine efforts to improve the quality of preschools, federal report says | EdSource ow.ly/q1vw301hxQE

Political critics of Obama target new school meal rules :: SI&A Cabinet Report ow.ly/DbOf301hzji

Achievement Gap For Blacks, Latinos In San Diego Unified Narrows | KPBS ow.ly/jOop301hzh8

Study: Slight progress for CPS students' college graduation prospects - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/WSce301gJ3d
 
At education summit, calls for more revenue for schools | Catalyst Chicago ow.ly/dWdq301hz6P
 
Teacher-led innovation celebrated at summit in Minneapolis | MinnPost ow.ly/TsZb301hye7
 
Coalition says L.A. Unified underfunds neediest students - LA Timesow.ly/VUq5301hxmp
 
Lawmakers Have Deal on Ramapo Schools - WSJ pllqt.it/ncWywi
 
Fewer Hurdles to Graduation for Disabled Students in New York - The New York Times ow.ly/cAnX301hxtL
 
 
 
 

Afternoon Video: Watch EduHam Kids Perform

Still buzzing over the Sunday Tony awards show? Me, too. Check out the show performances if you missed any here, or click the link above and watch some of the NYC high school kids who've been attending the show and performing for Lin Manuel-Miranda as part of what Scholastic's Wayne D'Orio dubbed "Hamilton 101." It's pretty cool to watch them. The video is about a half-hour long.

Books: Teaching At A Manhattan Prep School While Black, Gay, & Southern

A long novel about mid-1970s New York City, this book features a key subplot about a Southern-born college graduate brought north to teach at an elite and nearly all-white private girls' school in Manhattan.

That doesn't make it an education book, and at nearly 1,000 pages it's not exactly a quick read, but if you're an educationista looking for an excuse to read about the birth of punk, the near-bankruptcy of NYC, and proto-terrorism, it's all you need :-)

What's on *your* summer reading list, and what's its slender connection to education?

Related posts: Best Of 2015: Two Education Books Make The ListBest Titles To Help White Teachers, Parents, Reporters Understand RaceAn Anthropological Look At School FundraisingNew Yorker Writer's Year Embedded In High School English'Confessions Of A Headmaster'.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in This Week In Education are strictly those of the author and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Scholastic, Inc.