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AM News: Federal Voucher Programs, Chicago Union Merger, CT Teachers Protest

Ed. Dept. Has No Plans for a 'Federal Voucher Program.' Let's Break That Down. blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

In potential first, Chicago teachers union discussing merger with charter schools union bit.ly/2rBcjJq via @Suntimes @bylaurenfitz

What happened when a city full of teachers, most of them black, was fired hechingerreport.org/happened-city-…

For DeVos & her former advocacy group, the future of education means ‘personalization,’ including virtual schools chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

Tested in a barbershop, 7th-grader becomes Baltimore's first-ever national chess champion - Baltimore Sun http://nzzl.us/HCbhmrt

Connecticut teachers, students protest DeVos' comments hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Teachers at D.C. charter school launch campaign to unionize washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

AM News: Super Schools Dropout, CA Common Core, Viral Half-Day Rant

Backers abandon $10 million Super School project in Oakland sfgate.com/education/arti…

East Hartford Students Rally After Betsy DeVos 'Dangerous Daycare' Comments | NBC Connecticut ow.ly/3NkP30c9mUu

California students go online in record numbers to take Common Core-aligned tests, with few glitches edsource.org/2017/californi…

Texas 'bathroom bill' fading as legislative session wraps up abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

New Orleans Principal Fired After Video Captures Him Wearing Nazi-Associated Rings huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/27/new

As Computer Coding Classes Swell, So Does Cheating nytimes.com/2017/05/29/us/…

What charter school supporters say they hope to change after school board victories fw.to/c8p2R4G

Hall Passes, Buses, Lunch Duty: What If The Principal Could Focus On Achievement? npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Free Play or Flashcards? New Study Nods to More Rigorous Preschools nytimes.com/2017/05/30/us/…

States struggle with oversight of online charter schools hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Mom's Rant About End-Of-The-Year Half Days Goes Viral huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/26/mom…

Last commencements held for Cleveland, East Side High Schools clarionledger.com/story/news/pol…

How 2 teens 3-D printed a fidget spinner empire out of their high school science lab ow.ly/mlhK30c6f17

AM News: Fired GA Cops Get School Jobs, IN Charter Joins District, MA Teachers Snub Nation's Best

One of the top ranked high schools in the state just joined Indianapolis Public Schools chalkbeat.org/posts/in/2017/…

GOP threatens to subpoena Education Dept. official who quit - POLITICO ow.ly/74Pq30c4cOc

Troubled cops land jobs in Georgia schools myajc.com/news/local-edu…

Advocates call on Chancellor Fariña to take ‘morally necessary’ steps to end school segregation chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

Citing East Hartford Student's Story, Betsy DeVos Blasts Public Schools courant.com/education/hc-e…

Phoenix Takes on Problem of Disconnected Youth wnyc.org/story/phoenix-…

Former Newark schools chief Cami Anderson’s new mission: getting schools to rethink student discipline chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

Why Did The Top Student Aid Official Under Betsy DeVos Resign? npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Texas pushes ahead with 'bathroom bill' as others shy away abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

San Diego schools sued over anti-Islamophobia campaign abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/s…

Surprise for a Mother Who Helped Her Paralyzed Son in Every Class nytimes.com/2017/05/25/us/…

Trump Administration Considers Moving Student Loans from Education Department to Treasury nytimes.com/2017/05/25/bus…

Mass. teachers union snubs National Teacher of the Year - CommonWealth Magazine nzzl.us/TwHLVbi

Fight between Syrian and Canadian students sparks protest torontosun.com/2017/05/23/fig…

DeVos Testifies, Common Core Lessons for Brazi, & Teacher Parking Permits

DeVos, Democrats Wage War Over Budget Cuts, Students' Rights Under Vouchers blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

DeVos Clashes With Democrats Over Federal Protections in School Choice Budget Proposals @The74 bit.ly/2rBe6O5

DeVos Refuses to Rule Out Giving Funds to Schools That Discriminate nytimes.com/2017/05/24/us/…

What Betsy DeVos Said Wednesday On Capitol Hill npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Months in, Betsy DeVos still has no answers on major education issues latimes.com/local/educatio…

Democrats Grill DeVos on School Choice and Budget Cuts | RealClearEducation ow.ly/SvJA30c24EJ

Why the FAFSA Data Retrieval Tool was taken offline? Because a FAFSA Hacker Targeted Trump's Tax Info - bit.ly/2qdpg7c

Under Discussion in Brazil, Curriculum Base Faces Obstacles in the USA saopauloinformer.com/39645/under-di…

Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

School choice supporters downplay new voucher research, saying schools are more than a test score chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

D.C. approves new charter schools: Most seats for middle grades washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

NYC Will Reissue Tens of Thousands of Teacher Parking Placards nyc.streetsblog.org/2017/05/11/rev… via @StreetsblogNYC

AM News: NYC Diversity, Annual Preschool Report, DeVos Presents Wish List

NYC middle schools, pre-Ks meet diversity targets -- and more high schools join initiative to spur integration chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

NYS Assembly Gives De Blasio 2 More Years, But Senate Demands More Data on School Spending the74million.org/article/mayora

DeVos tours Indianapolis voucher school as administration pushes widespread expansion | Fox 59 ow.ly/r9X130c0hHu

It's Shockingly Easy to Cheat San Diego Unified’s Online Courses voiceofsandiego.org/topics/educati

State of American Pre-K: New Report Shows 1.5 Million Kids (and 1 in 20 3-Year-Olds) Enrolled the74million.org/article/nation…

Betsy DeVos Compares School Choice Critics To ‘Flat-Earthers’ huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/23/bet

A first in Maryland’s public schools: Students learn Korean washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

Mississippi accused of unequal schooling for black students hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

DeVos to testify on Trump’s budget, her first time before Congress since rocky confirmation hearing wapo.st/2qVjjzu

 

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

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