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AM News: DeVos Delay, Women's March, Choice Hotspots, & More

G.O.P. Senators Hope to Speed Trump Cabinet Confirmations - The New York Times pllqt.it/bqXC8d [reports Dem senators likely to end up voting for nominees!]

What Michiganders thought about Betsy DeVos' confirmation hearing ow.ly/kgpD308fl8X

At Women's March, Some Teachers Target Betsy DeVos' 'Grizzly' Hearing blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Trump White House Hits Pause on Obama's ESSA Accountability Regulations blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Homeschooling more popular than ever but still widely ignored - Business Insider ow.ly/OkQH308f9wF [more homeschoolers than charter kids!]

5 Hot Spots for Vouchers, Savings Accounts and Tuition Tax Breaks | The 74 ow.ly/aULk308fk0Y

Roughly half of states and Washington, DC, have some form of school-choice scheme | Economist pllqt.it/fzhnZM

America’s Great Working-Class Colleges - The New York Times ow.ly/JJxb308flmD

Michigan Says 38 Underperforming Public Schools Could Close abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

Philly teachers plan #BlackLivesMatter week - not all are happy philly.com/philly/educati…

Chicago Plans To Launch A Single Application For All Public High Schools wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

New $100 Million Initiative to Boost Leadership in Texas Public Schools blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Distric…

Paper airplane hits teacher in eye; student arrested nola.com/education/inde…

 

AM News: Failed Federal Fix-It Effort, Abandoned $10B Funding Proposal, Inauguration Day, & More

Education Department Drops Fight Over School Money npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Obama administration spent billions to fix failing schools, and it didn’t work washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Students converge on D.C. for Trump’s inauguration, bringing hopes of solving the world’s problems washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Chicago Public School Students Head To Trump’s Inauguration wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

3 Former Republican EdSecs Bennett, Spellings, & Paige endorse DeVos ow.ly/a99q308bAxw

Newark teachers join national union protest, give Trump's education pick a D- | NJ.comow.ly/QybW308bzd5

DeVos "Never Consented" To Be Listed On Board Of Controversial Foundation Says Family Rep - BuzzFeed News ow.ly/MrDX308bAIi

Lamar Alexander: Democrats fired ‘gotcha’ questions at Betsy DeVos ow.ly/GAAU308aLRS

Tech's Favorite School [Summit] Faces Its Biggest Test: the Real World | WIRED ow.ly/2kyc308aLXb

Pearson’s Stock Falls Sharply After Gloomy Projections marketbrief.edweek.org/marketplace-k-…

AM News: CA Science, Obama Schools, & #DevosHearing Wrap-Up

U.S. Education Department rejects California’s science testing plans edsource.org/2017/u-s-educa…

Chinese billionaire offers world's biggest education prize - BBC News ow.ly/7Qds3089sGS

Former Mayor Riordan puts in $1 million to defeat school board president Zimmer latimes.com/local/educatio…

When President Obama Is Right There in Your School wnyc.org/story/when-pre…

19 Schools Are Named for the Obamas. Most of Them Are Segregated nzzl.us/U6xn0T7

Education Department Withdraws Controversial ESSA Spending Proposal blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Some Colleges Have More Students From the Top 1 Percent Than the Bottom 60. Find Yours. - New York Times nzzl.us/Ero4Pcd

DEVOS HEARING

DeVos grilled by Democratic leaders over her advocacy for school choice - USA Today ow.ly/iz1z3088im5

DeVos says she'll support 'great' public schools - POLITICO ow.ly/YYLw3088j0E

DeVos becomes social media sensation after bumpy hearing - POLITICO pllqt.it/oOUEe7

DeVos called bold reformer, unfit for job in divided hearing - Washington Post ow.ly/PBqh3088QIY

Betsy DeVos' 'clerical error' dates back to nearly two decades - CNNPolitics.com ow.ly/hdiZ3088QEj

Highlights From The Betsy DeVos Hearing: School Vouchers, Oligarchy And Grizzlies : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/DttG3089qFc

DeVos says she won’t force private school voucher plan on states edsource.org/2017/devos-say…

DeVos’s Knowledge of Education Basics Is Open to Criticism - The New York Times ow.ly/5b0g3088QL0

Split Responses to Betsy DeVos' Testimony After Testy Confirmation Hearing blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Just how much money has Donald Trump's secretary of Education choice given to Republicans? latimes.com/local/educatio…

In Senate hearing, DeVos stoked activists’ fears that she will ignore education civil rights washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

 Betsy DeVos said there's probably a gun at a Wyoming school to ward off grizzlies. There isn't. washingtonpost.com/news/education…

AM News: Grilled By Senators, DeVos Says She Won't Dismantle Public Education

DeVos: Won't Dismantle Public Schools as Education Secretary abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

Education pick Betsy DeVos argues for school choice, disavows conversion therapy - CBS News https://t.co/2tLFUxhe4q

Education secretary pick Betsy DeVos called bold reformer, unfit for job in divided hearing - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/bLZs3087f0c

Senators grill Betsy DeVos on personal finances, education policies | https://t.co/glvEQ5MZ5T

DeVos’s Education Hearing Erupts Into Partisan Debate - The New York Times https://t.co/pM2lO7VjBq

Democrats Press Betsy DeVos on Privatization, ESSA, and LGBT Rights - EdWeek https://t.co/blPthG83A9

At DeVos' Senate Hearing, Questions Of Choice, Charters, 'Other Options' npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Do guns belong in schools? Trump's education pick declines to take a stand. washingtonpost.com/news/education…

What Betsy DeVos Did (and Didn't) Reveal About Her Education Priorities - The Atlantic ow.ly/Yll93087f24

City’s AP exam passing rates show gains, especially for black and Hispanic students | Chalkbeat ow.ly/TdgO3087f3r

How a liberal Santa Monica high school produced a top Trump advisor and speechwriter latimes.com/local/educatio…

Cuomo's Budget Goes Big on Education wnyc.org/story/cuomos-s…

More NYC Students Passing Advanced Placement Tests - WSJ https://t.co/r7uJyfNx4S

AM News: All DeVos Confirmation Hearing, All The Time

Joe Lieberman, on board of ed reform group DeVos funds, will introduce her at tomorrow's hearing huffingtonpost.com/entry/joe-lieb…

Betsy DeVos supporters fight back after union boss opposes pick | New York Post ow.ly/eLRy3083YWw

Betsy DeVos omitted $125,000 political donation from Senate disclosure form - The Washington Post ow.ly/eH5R307ZwZa

Trump's pick for Education secretary could put school vouchers back on the map - LA Times ow.ly/4TB63083IkA

A Former Education Secretary's Advice For Betsy DeVos : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/6cC33083ISm

Liberal groups accused of hypocrisy over call for recusals in DeVos confirmation | Fox News ow.ly/1MJH3083YUE

Trump education pick to face Warren, Sanders | TheHill pllqt.it/nXQTuk

Betsy DeVos set to be grilled by Senate Dems - CNNPolitics.com ow.ly/R7sN3085clm

5 Things To Look For In Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Betsy DeVos faces the HELP Committee: Five things to watch - POLITICO ow.ly/mQEx3084Zs4

DeVos Likely to Advance School Choice as Education Secretary - ABC News ow.ly/kTQI3084YtQ

How Trump's Pick for Education Secretary May Reignite the Education Wars - ABC News ow.ly/AGhu3084Ysj

Can Betsy DeVos Apply Her School-Choice Beliefs as Secretary? - The Atlantic ow.ly/i36J3084YpA

Charter school advocates in two states oppose aspects of Trump ‘school choice’ proposal edsource.org/2017/charter-s…

Is government a ‘force for good,’ or does it ‘really suck’? Education Dept. is at a pivot point. washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Thousands of students, teachers rally in Olympia to demand action on school funding seattletimes.com/seattle-news/e…

 

 

 

 

 

AM News: DeVos Contributions, NAACP Charter School Tour, NYC Parents, & More

Trump’s Pick for Education Could Face Unusually Stiff Resistance nytimes.com/2017/01/12/us/…

Analysis Details DeVos Family's Campaign Donations to Republican Senators blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Milwaukee’s Voucher Verdict: prospect.org/article/milwau…

New Detroit school board takes reins of district ow.ly/JcTZ307XnbD

With Plouffe Hire, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Builds Political Muscle for Philanthropic Work - NYT ow.ly/LZj2307WcFT

Obama's Impact On America's Schools npr.org/sections/ed/20…

From his Race to the Top program to civil rights enforcement, President Obama made education a signature issue. edweek.org/ew/section/mul…

The civil rights divide over charter schools - Marketplace ow.ly/JDol307YjzC

What's the 'Trump Effect' in schools? Here's how 2,000 teachers explain it. kuow.org/post/whats-tru…

NYC Parents, Advocates Rally to Demand That City Address Its ‘Middle School Deserts’ | The 74 ow.ly/NoZR307YjZv

Illinois Eases Licensing Rules for Out-of-State Teachers to Stem Shortages blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher…

Even high-performing schools get D's and F's in Texas’ new grading system | Education | Dallas News pllqt.it/ewZKCy

Wisconsin Gov. Walker: 'I Love Public Schools' blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e…

Dozens Of Empty Chicago School Buildings Hit The Market wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

Teen arrested for allegedly stealing 65-cent milk at school will not face charges washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

AM News: Supreme Court Debates Special Education, Memphis Debates Charters, & More

Supreme Court wrestles with defining rights for students with disabilities, including autism washingtonpost.com/news/education…

Justices Face ‘Blizzard of Words’ in Special Education Case nytimes.com/2017/01/11/us/…

Supreme Court Justices Eye Possible Higher Special Ed Standard, but What That Should Be Eludes Them the74million.org/article/endrew…

Supreme Court likely to boost public schools' responsibilities to children with disabilities - LA Times fw.to/2ZnstXI

Debate over charter schools puts Memphis in spotlight ow.ly/8wnu307V9D0

3 Big Problems in How Schools Hire Teachers — and What Research Says About How to Solve Them | The 74 ow.ly/BWpj307VSal

See also: Iowa readies for teacher shortage - Des Moines Register ow.ly/njct307VRge

Governor's budget proposal zeroes out planned increases in CA early education funding scpr.org/news/2017/01/1…

Gov. Inslee implores WA lawmakers to focus on education funding seattletimes.com/seattle-news/p…

L.A. Unified board unable to settle on long-term school calendar plan latimes.com/local/educatio…

Obama attends longtime aide and golfing partner Nicholson’s wedding - The Washington Post ow.ly/RznK307VROg [also USDE's Helen Pajcic]

AM News: SCOTUS Debates Education Rights, Alexander Predicts Quick Confirmation For DeVos, Memphis NAACP Charter Hearing

U.S. Supreme Court to decide on education rights for millions of children with disabilities latimes.com/local/educatio…

Sen. Alexander Praises Betsy DeVos After Meeting, Expects Quick Confirmation - Politics K-12 ow.ly/r8OQ307T61b

Video: Memphis participates in NAACP national study on Charter Schools - WBRC FOX6 News ow.ly/DDjU307TIVD

The Higher Ed Learning Revolution: Tracking Each Student's Every Move npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Enrollment Decline in Austin Public Schools Means Growth in Suburban School Districts kut.org/post/enrollmen…

A preview of Minnesota’s approach to ensuring equitable student access to quality educators minnpost.com/education/2017…

Chicago Parent Calls Out Teachers Union Over ‘Library Lockout’ | Chicago Tonight | WTTW ow.ly/kSQx307THMu

See also: Pritzker School Loses Librarian And Union Blocks Parents From Helping Out - Wicker Park - DNAinfo Chicago ow.ly/uamz307THJW

New York Proposes Increased Flexibility to Teacher Certification Process blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher…

Oakland schools looking at non-teacher hiring freeze, spending cuts sfgate.com/education/arti…

Tough deadlines ahead for Washington lawmakers on education spending kuow.org/post/tough-dea…

Racial achievement gaps exist even in Washington’s highest-performing schools seattletimes.com/education-lab/…

Grading L.A. Unified Supt. Michelle King latimes.com/local/educatio…

AM News: Senate Delays DeVos Hearing, Educators Concerned About Discipline Reform, & More

Senate postpones confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos until Jan. 17. washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Plays Hardball With Her Wealth nytimes.com/2017/01/09/us/…

Sen. Patty Murray seeks update on ethics review for Trump's education pick, Betsy DeVos washingtonpost.com/news/education…

Democrats Open Their Opposition Research Books On Trump's Nominees To The Public huffingtonpost.com/2017/01/09/opp…

Michigan Charter School Backed by DeVos Growing - ABC News ow.ly/dBBl307RfN4

Teachers Union President: Betsy DeVos 'Has Tried To Take The Public Out Of Public Education' | The Huffington Post ow.ly/mvvy307Rinq

Union analysis: Trump’s voucher plan would strip funding from over 1,200 schools in New York City| Chalkbeat ow.ly/jsEe307RigI

More States Mull Changes to Teacher Evaluation Systems blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher…

Educators worry schools are botching student discipline reform - The Hechinger Report ow.ly/XNxZ307RiC7

Ending the No Child Left Behind Catch-22 on English learner progress edsource.org/2017/ending-th…

Maryland teacher of the year becomes one of four national finalists washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Students, say goodbye to snow days -- and say hello to school at home - CNN.com ow.ly/wUD4307RfLb

At a school in Brooklyn's poorest neighborhood, literacy is up and disciplinary problems are down nzzl.us/O6zYrAV

Also Tuesday: NAACP Task Force to Hold Memphis Hearing on Education Quality ow.ly/AIFL307OMDL

AM News: Unions Campaign Against DeVos, CA Science Tests, & NYC School Closings

Teachers unions mount campaign against Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

McConnell: We won't delay hearings politi.co/2i5ofKf

See also: Democrats Seek Delay for Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing Over Ethics Review blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

See also: Trump Nominees’ Filings Threaten to Overwhelm Federal Ethics Office - The New York Times ow.ly/qe6E307OJJh

See also: Teachers union boss slams Trump’s pick for Education Secretary - NY Daily News ow.ly/LRrM307OJLR

U.S. to make final decision on California science testing waiver ‘very shortly’ | EdSource ow.ly/emfg307MH20

City to Close or Merge 9 Schools That Were in Support Program nytimes.com/2017/01/06/nyr…

See also: Report: New York City poised to close or merge nine 'Renewal' schools nzzl.us/Jr6zl2Q

‘Stealth inequities’: How Washington’s education system hurts poor schools seattletimes.com/education-lab

New D.C. Public Schools chancellor leaves Oakland with budget shortfall washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Court Keeps Vote Method, Seen as Biased, Intact in Missouri School District nytimes.com/2017/01/07/us/…

Educators: parents will drive new bilingual education growth scpr.org/news/2017/01/0…

Minnesota Somali students beat competition in Qur'an contest - StarTribune.com ow.ly/iCQc307OJQK

Authorities: Louisiana Teacher and Husband Operated Meth Lab abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/a…

Flexible seating helps students wiggle while they work argusne.ws/2hKMQXI via @argusleader

AM News: Next Steps In CT Funding Fight, DeVos Hearing Rampup, & More

Malloy Calls for Cuts, Concessions, Pension Reform and New Formula for Public Schools - Hartford Courant https://t.co/QGggUs90d1

Trump Taps Rob Goad as White House Education Adviser blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Democrats Demand Betsy DeVos Reveal 'Complicated Web' of Money, Lobbying blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Can gentrifying Ward 4 support two new middle schools? D.C. will soon find out. https://t.co/GAWi8DiNpo

How 2012 Chicago Teachers Strike Changed Fight Over Public Education | Chicago Tonight https://t.co/ze3Enzull4

With soda tax, school's now in session - Philly.comow.ly/EkI8307Kvew

School Counselor Of The Year On Being An Essential Resource For Students : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/ZGzj307KuZ8

De Blasio Travels to Washington to Raise Money for His Campaign ow.ly/Xhu1307KuRo

Some math books raise test scores more than others, research suggests scpr.org/news/2017/01/0…

Where blending honors and regular classes worked: New York educator to talk at Garfield High seattletimes.com/education-lab/…

Recriminations As School Funding Task Force Splits Along Partisan Lines kuow.org/post/recrimina…

The Next Generation Of Farmers Is Being Trained In New York City High Schools npr.org/sections/thesa…

AM News: DeVos Hearing, Teachers Protest Discipline Rollbacks, & More

Senate schedules confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump's pick for education secretary washingtonpost.com/news/education…

More Teachers' Union Leaders Come Out Against New Student-Discipline Policies - Education Week nzzl.us/bpCQfr9

Following Court Ruling, Connecticut Governor Proposes to Fix K-12 Formula blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e…

Is Free College Really Free? npr.org/sections/ed/20…

MA schools face surge in suicide attempts | Boston Herald ow.ly/Hh9c307G5GY

Disparity in Maryland's public higher education goes on trial washingtonpost.com/news/grade-poi…

A teen spread a racist video of a black classmate eating chicken. Both face criminal charges. washingtonpost.com/news/education…

AM News: State Education Battles, Bodyslammed HS Student, HBCU Band Inauguration Flap, & More

Historically black college faces backlash over band’s plan to perform at Trump inauguration washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

How Partisan Flips Could Reshape Education Battles Underway in Kentucky, Nevada, Missouri the74million.org/article/partis…

In Texas, pressure to cut special education has led many schools to shut out English Language Learners houstonchronicle.com/denied/4

Meditation program at Chicago HS being studied by UofC to see if it can prevent violence. chicagotribune.com/news/ct-classr…

What will be Obama’s lasting education legacy? | PBS NewsHour ow.ly/tnc3307FnJS

Standardized science standoff: California, feds at odds again over a statewide test scpr.org/news/2017/01/0…

Nationwide, state budget cuts disproportionately hit low-income, minority college students feedproxy.google.com/~r/NewshourHea…

New York takes a stab at debt-free college, covering tuition for families earning less than $125,000 washingtonpost.com/news/grade-poi…

Video Captures North Carolina Cop Slamming Student To Ground huffingtonpost.com/2017/01/03/vid…

Twitter video shows Rolesville High student slammed by police officer | News & Observer ow.ly/K9xh307G1rJ

AM News: DeVos Confirmation Fight, Inauguration Controversy, & More

DeVos is among 8 Trump Cabinet picks Democrats plan to target, according to the Washing Post pllqt.it/SYVklt

If DeVos is confirmed, Jeb Bush could see his education views given new life through his longtime friend and ally: politico.com/story/2017/01/…

High-performing Mass. schools look abroad to compare achievement - The Boston Globe ow.ly/S9Wr307DJNI

A hitch in California as bilingual education is restored - The Washington Post ow.ly/i5Sl307DIDl

Education Official to Lead to Civil Rights Commission - Politics K-12 - Education Week blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Boston School Committee chairman reappointed - The Boston Globe ow.ly/ulFL307DJMc

Relics Of The Space Race, School Planetariums Are An Endangered Species : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/5g0N307DG4x

Need for cash puts charter schools in questionable company - Local - Ohio ow.ly/rSf4307CJSW

Bailed-out Oakland schools are back in financial trouble sfchronicle.com/bayarea/articl… via @sfchronicle

Students who opted out of PARCC cost N.J. more than $1M, state says | NJ.comow.ly/11h9307C34K

San Diego Schools Spending More Than They Take in - Voice of San Diego pllqt.it/mgkCmw

Band from Alabama's historically black liberal arts college to march at inauguration, igniting controversy. apne.ws/2ir1KDm

AM News: GOP Agenda, Paladino's Comments, The Hub Project, & More

GOP Agenda: Unions, Lawsuits, Abortion and School Choice abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

After Paladino’s Racist Remarks, Buffalo School Board Demands He Resign nytimes.com/2016/12/29/nyr…

With The Hub Project , progressive campaigns nationwide get a silent partner - USA Today ow.ly/2gYW307BNO1

Going to court to save some city schools could be among the first acts of new Detroit school board chalkbeat.org/posts/detroit/…

Today, they drive buses or supervise recess. Next year, they might be teachers sacbee.com/news/local/edu…

Help wanted: Bilingual teachers for California schools hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

We learned a lot in 2016 about how preschool can help kids scpr.org/news/2016/12/2…

Few women run the nation’s school districts. Why? feedproxy.google.com/~r/NewshourHea…

Iowa Parents Sue State Over School Funding Formula blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e…

This baby teaches empathy to second-graders kuow.org/post/baby-teac…

Debate over school start times flares anew washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…
 

Media: Best Education Journalism 2016

With 2016 quickly winding down, let’s take a look back at the year’s education journalism gems.

As you will see, there’s no shortage of quality work. Clearly, there are lots of smart, hard-working, and extremely devoted reporters and editors working to bring stories about American schools to readers.

Short of time? The 2016 story with the most real-world impact is probably the Houston Chronicle’s expose of state-led limitations on special education. The most explosive story might have been the NYT’s story about a Success Academy charter school teacher’s outburst, captured on video. The most memorable piece is probably Nikole Hannah-Jones’ first-person essay on choosing a majority-black school for her daughter.

But you’ll be missing a lot if you stick to those three

NATIONAL / POLITICAL

 

With the late-2015 passage of ESSA and Common Core and standardized testing being all but ignored in Campaign 2016, this wasn’t a big year for education on the national scene. But there are still several pieces worth highlighting.

The untold story behind Bernie Sanders’s 1963 arrest http://ow.ly/k2X6307hwTL

The dramatic black and white pictures, combined with the fascinating and little-known tale of Sanders’ involvement in school desgregation efforts, made this Chicago Reader piece something everyone who came across it wanted to read.

Meet The Organizer Behind Education Protests Sweeping The Country http://ow.ly/4nfLfS

This Think Progress story takes us behind the scenes and help us understand the people and dynamics that are shaping what’s happening on the streets or at press conferences. (For more behind-the-scenes coverage, see The Atlantic’s story titled The Ambitious Education Plan of the Black Lives Matter Movement http://ow.ly/wwGO307jnb2 and NPR’s Questions Of Race And Charter Schools Divide Education Reformers http://ow.ly/p8dJ307jIqf.)

Crushing defeat leaves charter-school movement in limbo http://ow.ly/imSB307hGap

This Boston Globe piece gives the fascinating backstory behind the Massachusetts ballot fight over charter schools, in which outside money was trumped by a massive, methodical, teacher-led ground game. For more about Question 2, see Money at the heart of the Mass. charter debate http://ow.ly/1rZ3307gugQ.

The Education of Barack Obama http://ow.ly/TNLi307goZB

The Nation takes a big-picture look at the Obama education agenda as it evolved over time — from a focus on charters, standards, and accountability to a more recent emphasis on integration and school discipline. (For more high-quality campaign coverage, see also The Atlantic piece titled Hours Before Campaigning With Obama, Clinton Tries to Distance Herself on Education http://ow.ly/Gl0r307jmVh.)

Continue reading "Media: Best Education Journalism 2016" »

Thursday AM News: Revamped Teacher Evaluation In NY, DeVos & Charters, & More

NYC Education Officials ReviseTeacher Evaluations wnyc.org/story/educatio…

Proposed NYC Teacher Evaluation Plan Emphasizes Classroom Work, Projects - WSJ ow.ly/4fao307md3p

CA awards $20 million in grants to help more school employees become teachers | EdSource ow.ly/XIU7307mOlB

Students of color changing the face of Washington schools — and the state, too seattletimes.com/education-lab/…

Retired teachers asked to help troubled Virginia district nola.com/education/inde…

Charter schools have an ally in Betsy DeVos - Marketplace ow.ly/wW3f307mOiR

California schools chief urges districts to declare themselves 'safe havens' latimes.com/local/educatio…

CalPERS cuts earnings forecast; school districts to pay more for pensions edsource.org/2016/calpers-c…

New York Lifts Ban on Teachers Discussing State Test Questions blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher…

Argentina's tough truths for improving schools - BBC News ow.ly/BcrR307mPvF

Many Schools Train Staff To Use Active Responses To Gunmen npr.org/2016/12/21/506…

The Classroom Where Fake News Fails - NPR npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Can Michigan Sustain Its Multitiered Supports? - Education Week ow.ly/FB61307kNjv

Wednesday News: DC's New Superintendent, Online Charter Surge, Textbook Progress, & More

Online Charter Schools Prepare For A Trump-Era Boom buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl…
 
Antwan Wilson confirmed as chancellor of D.C. Public Schools - The Washington Post ow.ly/HCpj307kNls
 
UNESCO Survey Looks At Problems And Progress In The World's Textbooks : Goats and Soda : NPR ow.ly/8Zst307kNql

Maryland state school board considering vouchers, charters for failing schools - Baltimore Sun ow.ly/lzg0307kNnr

Achievement First charter school gets OK to triple enrollment ow.ly/kjME307k3LR

There's A Simple Way To Help Kids Learn More: Start School Later huffingtonpost.com/2016/12/19/sch…

Why one Colorado school district voted to let teachers carry guns to class latimes.com/local/educatio…

Sources: New High School In The Works For Englewood | Chicago WBEZ ow.ly/y8r2307kOi8

Meet the educators trying to fix California's "broken" remedial education system scpr.org/news/2016/12/2…

Brooklyn Superintendent Spearheads Charter-District School Collaboration - Bed-Stuy - DNAinfo New York ow.ly/bQnm307kP03

AM News: Snow Days, Success Report, Lead Testing, & More

How Often the Country's Largest Districts Have Snow Days - The Atlantic ow.ly/jgNm307iMGy

Success Academy May Have Overcharged City for Special Education Services, Audit Says nytimes.com/2016/12/19/nyr…

NYC Comptroller Finds Financial Irregularities at Success Academy Charter Schools - WSJ ow.ly/eaCq307hBEI

Water at New York City Schools Will Be Retested for Lead nytimes.com/2016/12/19/nyr…

Grandmother Turned Education Activist Battles NAACP Over Charter Schools - Charters & Choice - Education Week ow.ly/EReJ307iOfV

Alabama Admits Its High School Graduation Rate Was Inflated npr.org/sections/ed/20…

SF district to provide pathway to teaching credentials sfgate.com/education/arti…

Can free public Montessori survive in Detroit? | Chalkbeat ow.ly/G2vM307iMgF

Deadly school bus crash spurs 1 company to add seat belts hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

AM News: District Wants To Secede, Revisiting LAUSD's One-Day Shutdown, & More

Report on L.A. school shutdown shows confusion over who was in charge, technology shortcomings  latimes.com/local/educatio…

Analysis of last year’s school shutdown shows need for better computers, communication | LA School Report ow.ly/Xijn307fQox

D.C.’s overhauled training program is paying off for some teachers washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Pakistanis Mark 2nd Anniversary of Peshawar School Attack abcnews.go.com/International/…

This Mostly White City Wants To Leave Its Mostly Black School District npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Getting Students With Autism Through High School, To College And Beyond npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Denver school board votes to close three low-performing schools under new policy  denverpost.com/2016/12/16/dps…

Driver Charged After School Bus Carrying 19 Overturns abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/s…

Bellevue students outperform national, global peers on international test seattletimes.com/seattle-news/e…

Student Test Scores Are on the Rise. Does That Mean Common Core Is Working? | The 74 ow.ly/leGk307fRyE

Alternative high schools are giving D.C. students another shot at graduation  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

New York City to Close ‘Persistently Struggling’ School in the South Bronx nytimes.com/2016/12/16/nyr…

AM News: Success Buys, Bush Staffers Help, Missouri School Apologies, & More

Success Academy Buys Space in Manhattan Tower for 2 New Schools nytimes.com/2016/12/15/nyr…

Success Academy to Pay $68 Million for Space for New NYC School - WSJ ow.ly/UzXA307b0c2

Former Bush Staffers Helping Out With Trump's Education Transition blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

No Ballou HS Marching Band (or any other school band) for Trump Inauguration, reports NBC4  nbcwashington.com/news/local/DC-…

Missouri school apologizes after white students hold up Trump sign and turn backs on all-black basketball team ow.ly/j56c307aX1j

“DeVry University agrees to pay $100M fine over deceptive claims” twitter.com/i/moments/8095…

Feds Put Spotlight on Texas Special Education - WNYC wnyc.org/story/fed-spot…

Chicago Neighborhood Group Helps Lead Truant Students Back To Class wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

How one education nonprofit is seeking to create a groundswell of parent engagement MinnPost  minnpost.com/education/2016…

Nevada Teen Shot by School Cop Was Regularly Bullied, Dad Says - NBC News ow.ly/bLPv307bKSE

AM News: DeVos Campaign Fine, EdSec King Call To Action, & More

 

Senate Dems to Betsy DeVos, Trump’s pick for education secretary: Pay the fines for your campaign finance violations nyti.ms/2hxm9UU

Democratic senators press Trump’s education pick Betsy DeVos to pay years-old $5.3 million fine  washingtonpost.com/news/grade-poi…

EdSec King: ‘We Should Welcome Good Public Charter Schools’ ow.ly/vYfE3079tMm

John B. King Jr.: Supporters of Public Schools Must Put Aside Their Differences  blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

K12 Inc. faces stockholder challenge over lobbying transparency - WashPost wpo.st/NKZM2

Warren apologizes to Tilson, takes Facebook post down - The Boston Globe ow.ly/jO2n3079tZP

Chicago Public Schools Classes Will Not Be Canceled Thursday, Officials Say dnain.fo/2hxwtf9

L.A. Unified on new school calendar: Never mind latimes.com/local/educatio…

Minneapolis District Declares Itself a 'Safe Place' for Immigrants blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Distric…

Oklahoma girl, 13, accused of plotting mass attack on school hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

‘Black Lives Matter’ debate in Potomac, Md., school stirs allegations of racismwashingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

'A Charlie Brown Christmas' sets off conflict at school : Is it a problem when Linus quotes the Bible? nola.com/holidays/index…

AM News: Transition Update, Head Start Study, Newtown Anniversary, & More

TRANSITION

Who is Part of Ed. Sec. Nominee Betsy DeVos' Policy Circle? blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Hacked Email Shows the Clintons Liked Tillerson on Education - Mediaite ow.ly/N2WM3077gtx

States Must Target Racial Disparities in Districts’ Treatment of Special Ed Students, Feds Say – Medium  ow.ly/M2ne3077j1Q

Elizabeth Warren Is Sorry She's Not Sorry For Accidentally Trashing Her Biggest Fan | Vanity Fair ow.ly/jcaJ3077arx

HEAD START

Head Start is underfunded and unequal, according to a new study washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

$20B Needed to Provide High-Quality Head Start, Fix State-to-State Inequities, Report Finds  the74million.org/article/20b-ne…

After 50 Years, Head Start Struggles With Uneven Quality npr.org/sections/ed/20…

STANDARDS & TESTS

California loses bid to halt science test - San Jose Mercury https://t.co/L3nJI1saQh

Federal government again rejects California's plan to try out new science tests latimes.com/local/educatio…

States push forward with new accountability measures cabinetreport.com/politics-educa…

MISC

Newtown to mark 4th anniversary of Sandy Hook massacre hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Mandated iPads ignite furor in Cupertino schools ow.ly/VzM63077a4h

Washington State Charter School Supporters, Opponents Look Ahead to a Critical Year  the74million.org/article/washin…

New York Changes the Way It Keeps Tabs on School Violence nytimes.com/2016/12/13/nyr…

Chicago Schools IG: School Lied About Dropouts | WBEZ ow.ly/bPZ83077gMH

LA Unified school board flip-flops: district's calendar won't change next year after all | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/APi93077ew4

Charts: The Arms Race Among Parents

 

How American Parents Prepare Their Toddlers for School   The Atlantic
"Parents of all income and education levels are spending more time promoting their kids’ development—yet socioeconomic gaps in childrearing behavior are growing." (How American Parents Prepare Their Toddlers for School) via The Atlantic 

AM News: Transition Updates, School Mergers, Preschool Benefits, & More

TRANSITION

Trump choice for secretary of education calls for ‘local control’ of schools - EdSource  edsource.org/2016/trump-cho…

Civil Rights Groups Blast Betsy DeVos' 'Lack of Respect' for Student Diversity  blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Groups Urge Focus on High-Achieving, Low-Income Students Under ESSA  blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

INTEGRATION

New York Education Department Drops Plan to Merge 2 Harlem Schools nytimes.com/2016/12/12/nyr…

In Chicago, Parents Prepare For Heated Hearings On School Merger wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

PRESCHOOL

Why Doesn't Public School Start at Birth? theatlantic.com/education/arch…

A Nobel Prize winner says public preschool programs should start at birth wapo.st/2gQXWYB

Study: Early Start Yields Biggest Payoff In Early Childhood Education wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

Preschool brings bigger than expected economic returns, economists say scpr.org/news/2016/12/1…

MISC
 
New Science Education Guidelines Approved in NY- WSJ ow.ly/nuXw307465e
 
Homeless U: How students study and survive on the streets - KPCC scpr.org/news/2016/12/1…

The sub situation in Philly schools: Amid improvement, inequity lingers newsworks.org/index.php/educ…

 
Surge of hate graffiti on bathroom walls, other areas, has Maryland county rattled  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

NYC school aide sent student a video of him masturbating inside school | New York Post ow.ly/NR8j3075huT

Charts: Despite Declines In Economic Mobility, Education Is Still The Answer

The American Dream  Quantified at Last   The New York Times

"Given today’s high-tech, globalized economy, the single best step would be to help more middle- and low-income children acquire the skills that lead to good-paying jobs. Notably, most college graduates still earn more than their parents did, other data show — yes, even after taking into account student debt." -- David Leondhardt in the NYT ( The American Dream, Quantified at Last)

AM News: DeVos In Michigan, Preschool Investment, Johnston For Governor?

Trump, DeVos Call for Ending Common Core at Michigan Rally blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Betsy DeVos Promises To 'Make Education Great Again' On Trump's 'Thank You Tour' ow.ly/QJEK3072qru

School choice advocates divided over Trump and his education pick, Betsy DeVos  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

As Other Districts Grapple With Segregation, This NJ One Makes Integration Work nytimes.com/2016/12/12/nyr…

New York Charters Enroll Fewer Homeless Pupils Than City Schools nytimes.com/2016/12/09/nyr…

High-poverty schools often staffed by rotating cast of substitutes - Washington Post nzzl.us/tI5rY4B

How Investing In Preschool Beats The Stock Market, Hands Down npr.org/sections/ed/20…

A Nobel Prize winner says public preschool programs should start at birth washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Michael Johnston, architect of Colorado’s teacher evaluation system, considering bid for governor | Chalkbeat ow.ly/dRaL3072qGN

Schools create moments of calm for stressed-out students seattletimes.com/seattle-news/e…

Lawyer: Reno boy shot by school cop had been bullied, beaten hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Kids In Spain Rebel Against Homework, And Parents Are Their Biggest Boosters npr.org/sections/paral…

People: Montessori Teacher Lost In Oakland Warehouse Fire

Sarah Hoda was known to her pupils as "Miss S." at Urban Montessori Charter School - SFGate

Quotes: NCLB's Surprisingly Weak Impact On Teacher Transfers & Attrition

T & F Online 

AM News: Grading DeVos, Firing Bad Teachers, New Leadership In DC

TRANSITION
 
DeVos' Michigan schools experiment gets poor grades - POLITICO ow.ly/5dd1306Y5Za
 
Trump launches war on unions - POLITICO  ow.ly/YYkp306Y1hw
 
Trump school voucher plan would face huge obstacles in Californiaedsource.org/2016/trump-sch…
 
Education Department civil rights officials urged to work through 'tough times ahead'  washingtonpost.com/news/education…
 
YOU'RE FIRED
 
Study: It's Far Too Hard to Fire Bad Teachers - Teacher Beat - Education Week ow.ly/vRjl306Y4a9
 
New York City is among the hardest places to fire a low-performing teacher, report claims  nzzl.us/c8mtDMG via @ChalkbeatNY
 
DISTRICTS & SCHOOLS 
 
Nominee to lead D.C. schools says he is ready to tackle the system’s biggest problems  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…
 
Turning schools around, at high speeds - CSM fw.to/G7QI1oh
 
L.A. school board won't vote to approve superintendent's strategic plan - LA Times fw.to/eJfIDYO
 
Advocates: Schools Need More Training to Tackle Bias and Fear - SchoolBook - WNYCow.ly/eFLj306Y4cI
 
Teenage Student Shot by Police at Nevada High School | TIME ow.ly/JxHm306WNBJ 
 
MISC
 
Special Education Case at Supreme Court Could Prove Costly for Schools pewtrusts.org/en/research-an…
 
Finland’s schools were once the envy of the world. Now, they’re slipping.  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…
 

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