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AM News: Obama Takes Grad Rate Victory Lap, LAUSD Recommends Charter Denials

Solid academics may not be enough to keep six L.A. charter schools open latimes.com/local/educatio…

Record number of charter schools, all outperforming district schools, recommended for denial - LA School Report http://ow.ly/ihJC305i36k

Chicago may pay $50M to entice older teachers to retire in June | Chicago Sun-Times ow.ly/BBeo305i0tk

WA pouring billions into schools, but are they ‘fully funded’? Districts say no seattletimes.com/seattle-news/p…

Obama lauds climbing graduation rate but wants higher test scores dailynews.com/social-affairs…

California high school graduation rates close in on national average edsource.org/2016/californi…

California poll shows strong support for Common Core standards dailynews.com/social-affairs…

Obama touts education record at D.C.’s Banneker High School washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

The High School Graduation Rate Reaches A Record High — Again npr.org/sections/ed/20…
 
Research Shows Students Can Benefit When a School Closes — but Only If There Are Better Ones to Attend  the74million.org/article/resear…

Civility reigns in Reimnitz-Walser race for Minneapolis school board seat  minnpost.com/education/2016…

Teacher Training As 'Part Theater, Part Sport' npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Strike Deadline Looms for UNO Charter School Network, Teachers Union | Chicago Tonight | WTTW  ow.ly/wHOF305i1tM
 
AltSchool: A private school with more than $100 million will share its technology with three other schools hechingerreport.org/private-school…
 
Seattle public school teachers are putting on Black Lives Matter shirts this week | KUOW News and Information  ow.ly/xM3r305i0v4
 
Middle school principal accused of paying hitman to kill pregnant girlfriend | NOLA.com ow.ly/gYzm305i09D
 
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Re: the Washington Post and Daily News stories covering Obama's speech at Banneker High School: American youth is more highly certificated but less competent than before, from which we can infer that high school diploma standards have dropped. This is not something to boast about, Mr President: eight years of real efforts by your administration have led only to disappointment, as our competitors have increased the gap between the world leaders in education and the also-rans whom you excessively praise. This leads me to value the limits that we have around the American presidency; for we can have a sometimes effective president who would do better overall in a third term than either of his likely successors will, and yet one who, from living too long in the White House fishbowl, has lost perspective on what is really happening in this nation's schools, and whose administration would likely continue its focus on bottom-dwellers if he were to stay in the presidency, to the harm of everyone else and to the nation as a whole.

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