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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: 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: 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

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…
 

Quotes: DeVos Appointment Could Press Educators To End Infighting

Quotes2She’s criticized charter schools, publicly funded and government-regulated schools, as well as the Common Core standards, which aim to set a bar against which all students, schools, and teachers can be measured — leading to market-style consequences for poor performance.

-- Elizabeth Green of Chalkbeat (Why Betsy DeVos could mean the end of the education wars as we know them)

AM News: TIMSS, Transition, LAUSD Grad Rate Audit

TIMSS
 
U.S. students still lag many Asian peers on international math and science exam  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…
 
US students lag peers in East Asia, Russia in math, science - AP ow.ly/IVWC306CR7a
 
International test shows slight progress in math, science edsource.org/2016/internati…
 
This Muslim teen has her own way to protest the election - winning robotics competitions  latimes.com/local/educatio…
 
TRANSITION
 
In Pence, Trump finds school choice advocate ow.ly/gJtc306CRu7
 
Final ESSA Accountability Rules Boost State Flexibility in Key Areas  blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…
 
Feds Give States More Time to Bolster Struggling Schools abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…
 
School Vouchers Vs. School Finance Reform: A 2017 Legislative Preview | KUT Austin ow.ly/uDm7306CRvH
 
SCHOOLS & DISTRICTS
 
Federal officials audit California’s rising high school graduation rates | 89.3 KPCC  ow.ly/eqgw306AOUU
 
Research Shows Some North Carolina Charters Are Making Segregation Worse  the74million.org/article/the-ne…
 
NYC Proposal Frames School Segregation as a Human Rights Issue wnyc.org/story/nyc-city…
 
How one St. Paul elementary school is building a trauma-informed learning environment minnpost.com/education/2016…
 
Should entire Thanksgiving week be a school holiday? Some schools find it's a cost-saving move  scpr.org/news/2016/11/2…
 
Special Education Focus Of Chicago Schools Budget Hearings wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…
 

Quotes: Realistic Limits On Trump & Private School Choice

Quotes2Ms. DeVos will probably be a boon to the relatively small, growing population of families that home-school their children. But most parents will still want their children in a school building during the day, taught by a teacher, not by a computer... The federal government is a much larger financial contributor to colleges and universities than to K-12 schools, and college students don’t need an adult looking after them all day.

Kevin Carey in the NYT (Why Trump’s Education Pick Won’t Be Able to Privatize U.S. Schools)

AM News: Almost-Secretary Falwell, Chicago Charter Crunch, Plus Teacher Adele

TRANSITION

Obama's agencies push flurry of 'midnight' actions [including education] - POLITICO  ow.ly/KRTs306A4D9

AP: Falwell Jr. says Trump offered him education secretary job ow.ly/hWRY306A4QD

Trump could open door to expanding D.C. school voucher program, advocates say  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Trump’s Election? Some Students Are Too Busy to Worry nytimes.com/2016/11/23/nyr…

School District Asks Police to Investigate Swastika Graffiti abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/s…

The push for positive school climate bumps up against Trump rhetoric edsource.org/2016/the-push-…

POLITICS
 
Pivoting toward 2018, MA Dems eye Baker challenge - News - southcoasttoday.com ow.ly/ia23306Ahdt

At least $1 million in costs to reach new Chicago teachers contract | Chicago Sun-Times  ow.ly/KNNA306A4tq

How a former nun made millions by training teachers Newshour…

KIDS & SCHOOLS

One South Bronx Teen Looks to College As Ladder Up, and Out wnyc.org/story/south-br…

Students Complained About Chattanooga Bus Driver's Actions Before Deadly Crash - BuzzFeed News pllqt.it/Vc5qpE

Adele set to work as a TEACHER she heads back to her old school after world tour - Mirror Online  ow.ly/bwWc306AatA

AM News: Two EdSec Contenders, Tolerance, Bus Crash, & More

TRANSITION

Education Secretary: Rhee vs. DeVos? What We Know About the Finalists (and 3 Other Wild Cards)  the74million.org/article/educat…

Trump’s Search For Education Secretary Narrows To Two Candidates buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl…

Where Donald Trump Stands on School Choice, Student Debt and Common Core nytimes.com/2016/11/21/us/…

Jeff Sessions impact on school segregation in Alabama nyti.ms/2fyPqMV

What the Republican Victory at the State Level Means for Education - The Atlantic ow.ly/Mlrv306oa4r

DISTRICTS

Ivanka Trump Visits Success Academy Day After Eva Moskowitz Says No to Ed Secretary Job  the74million.org/article/ivanka…

Antwan Wilson, schools chief in Oakland, Calif., expected to be nominated for D.C. schools chancellor  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Bowser Picks Head Of Oakland Schools To Take Reins Of D.C. Public Schools wamu.org/news/16/11/22/…

TOLERANCE

Post-Election Bullying In Schools opb.org/radio/programs…

New Mexico schools aim to ease immigrant student nerves cabinetreport.com/human-resource…

Schools increasingly seek out tolerance workshops post-election scpr.org/news/2016/11/2…

BUS CRASH

Bus driver being charged in deadly Tenn. bus crash ow.ly/UeC4306pGjW

The Latest: Bus driver arrested in fatal school bus crash hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

MISC

Hard times for Kansas and its schools as economic 'experiment' creates gaping budget hole  latimes.com/local/educatio…

New study shows variety in teachers’ influences on kids’ futures, and how poorly we measure that  hechingerreport.org/new-study-show…

With CPS contract cap, only 1 charter school pursuing plan to open new site - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/UYql306pEMR

Education Secretary calls on all states to abandon corporal punishment - The Washington Post  ow.ly/oOYm306pEaj

Obama Administration Calls On Schools To Stop Abusing Kids huffingtonpost.com/2016/11/21/cor…

AM News: Transition News, Muslim-American Teachers, & More

TRUMP TRANSITION
 
On Sat, Michelle Rhee met with Donald Trump. - LA Times pllqt.it/LTIGY4
 
Trump school voucher plan comes against backdrop of opposition in California edsource.org/2016/trump-sch…
 
At Iowa High School, Election Results Kindle Tensions and Protests - The New York Times  ow.ly/cBtZ306nfQW
 
U.S. education secretary urges focus on students amid Trump transition - Baltimore Sun  ow.ly/bkWX306nfJ2
 
Dear Students: A Letter from Your Muslim American Teacher | VICE ow.ly/jO4h306mhYz
 
DISTRICTS/SCHOOLS
 
Boosting Attendance In Preschool Can Start With A Knock On The Door npr.org/sections/ed/20…
 
D.C.’s public charter school system turned 20 this year. Now what? - The Washington Post  ow.ly/vJ62306nfMR
 
Ousted NC superintendent slams 33-year-old successor: WRAL.com ow.ly/ARH7306nixR
 
Tests show high lead levels in water at 60 Cleveland schools hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…
 
In Lower Manhattan, a Move to Integrate Some Schools Is Delayed nytimes.com/2016/11/19/nyr…
 
School Integration Proposal on Hold for Lower Manhattan wnyc.org/story/school-i…
 
City To Sell School Building, Then Pay Rent wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

Morning Video: Clinton At Children's Defense Fund, Hess At Shanker Institute

Or, watch the Wednesday Shanker Institute panel (Huerta, Martin, Brown, Hess, Weingarten) reflecting on the election and what comes next.  AFT writeup here.

AM News: States Lowered Teacher Prep Bar, Trump Trauma, & More

Teacher prep standards scaled back as shortage took hold cabinetreport.com/curriculum-ins…
 
A plan to fix Seattle student achievement gaps: teacher diversity, international schools seattletimes.com/seattle-news/e…
 
Advocacy group warns fellow Democrats: Don't become Trump's education secretary  washingtonpost.com/news/education…
 
Trump's school choice expansion plan may face uphill battle | AP ow.ly/KST0306hz0R
 
Don’t give up on teaching, union president urges Miami's Community News ow.ly/fyQy306iGU7
 
Race-based St. Louis student transfer program could evolve with new criteria | St. Louis Public Radio ow.ly/h115306iH5m
 
Baltimore middle school teacher fired after racial tirade is captured on video  washingtonpost.com/news/education…

Mastery Charter Schools to pay $2,000 to settle city ethics complaint philly.com/philly/educati… via@phillydotcom

Educators grapple with post-election tensions USA Today ow.ly/Vjx6306iGkC

2 students, teacher reprimanded for Trump assassination skit hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

AM News: Schools Respond, Trump Transitions, & More

In Segregated Classrooms Students Struggle To Understand A Trump Victory hechingerreport.org/in-segregated-…

Flooded with questions after Trump win, Denver Public Schools produces immigration fact sheet  nzzl.us/oCKpA9W via @nuzzel

These educators aren’t tolerating racism in the classroom - Think Progress ow.ly/FWC6306groJ

Student wearing Trump hat, arguing with protesters, is punched, kicked to ground  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

At Post-Election ESSA Conference, State Leaders Barely Mention Trump blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e…

Sen. Patty Murray to Remain Top Democrat on Senate Education Committee  blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

California teachers union loses seats to education change groups | The Sacramento Bee ow.ly/9pXT306grw3

Former D.C. schools chancellor violated ethics rules when asking for donations  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

With Trump's Victory, Friedrichs Likely Short-Lived - Teacher Beat - Education Week ow.ly/lbWW306h4JA

Moody’s calls Massachusetts voters rejection of charter school measure ‘credit positive’  bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/11/…

Education leaders contemplate what Trump presidency means for California education  edsource.org/2016/education…

Possible Ed Sec Pick, Moskowitz Meets With Trump realcleareducation.com/2016/11/17/pos…

A Lesson For Preschools: When It's Done Right, The Benefits Last npr.org/sections/ed/20…

K12 is female-dominated enterprise. So why are so few women in charge of school districts? edweek.org/ew/articles/20…

AM News: School Incidents, Trump Protests, Reality Checks, & More

Trump's school choice expansion plan may face uphill battle - AP https://ow.ly/pdi5306e6PB
 
Rash of racist school incidents demand administrators act quickly - Think Progress ow.ly/JIO5306e5Ba
 
 
LA School Board: If Trump administration asks for student data, district will resist scpr.org/news/2016/11/1…
 
How one Seattle high schooler helped organize an anti-Trump walkout kuow.org/post/how-one-s…
 
D.C. students walk out of class to protest Trump washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…
 
School Removal of Obama Mural on Election Day Sparks Outcryabcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/s…
 
New policy on magnet schools aims to increase diversity in NC schools cabinetreport.com/human-resource…
 
Tougher Teacher-Prep Admissions Standards Called for in Report blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher…
 
Seattle students join nationwide school walkout to protest Trump presidency kuow.org/post/seattle-s…
 
Utah high school stabbing victims all expected to survive hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…
 
NY school bus driver favored Trump supporters nola.com/education/inde…
 

AM News: Tuesday Morning Education News Roundup

Democrats split over how hard to push 'It's the Economy, Stupid’ - Las Vegas Sun News  ow.ly/JBbX306bG1q vs social issues

Virginia’s schools are growing more racially and economically segregated  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Tougher Times For Latino Students? History Says They've Never Had It Easy  npr.org/sections/ed/20…

The Real Threat to Common Core May Come Not From a Trump White House but From Many Statehouses the74million.org/article/the-re…

Parents furious after students shown image of Trump firing Obama  washingtonpost.com/news/education…
 
One Student's Quest to Avoid Fights at School  wnyc.org/story/learning…
 
Los Angeles students stage walkouts to protest President-elect Trump - LA Times  ow.ly/TiX3306bBPS
 
Teacher Absences Worse in Chicago's Poorest Schools | NBC Chicago ow.ly/YW1n306bBrc 
 
1 in 4 CPS teachers missed 10 or more days a year | Chicago Sun-Times ow.ly/gepe306bBn0
 
CPS trying to stanch rapid turnover of principals | Chicago Sun-Times pllqt.it/z4ay1s
 
'Invisible' Children: Raised In The U.S., Now Struggling In Mexico n.pr/2dZDINI

AM News: Monday Morning Roundup

Civics Game Advanced by Former Justice Is Classroom Hit - WSJ ow.ly/3uNy30693tm

What Passed, What Didn’t ow.ly/EDfA30688Sj [AL, AK, CA, GA, LA, ME, MA, OK, OR, SD]

After Question 2, what’s next for education reform? - The Boston Globe ow.ly/PDF030689Iy

In election’s wake, racist incidents have schools on edge washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

'Invisible' Children: Raised In The U.S., Now Struggling In Mexico npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Arne Duncan Pushes Employment To Counter Chicago's Violence wbur.org/onpoint/2016/1…

Balt City Schools suspended nearly 8,500 students last year — a 25% increase from the previous year. bsun.md/2epB70L

How schools are dealing with post-election fallout feedproxy.google.com/~r/NewshourHea…

Election day was a sweepstakes for schools across California latimes.com/local/educatio…

Chicago Chief to Meet Monthly With Black Student Protesters abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/p…

How Donald Trump's presidency will impact schools and education policy | Miami Herald ow.ly/UBld30693x2

On The Lesson Plan: Make Stuff. Fail. Learn While You're At It npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Trump just laid out a pretty radical student debt plan nzzl.us/PGYX7GK

AM News: Murky (Possibly Minor) Education Implications For Trump White House

Educators Brace for Change as Some Trump Policies Still Unclear - WSJ ow.ly/uw70306534n

Analysis: Trump’s ed policy murky at best cabinetreport.com/politics-educa…

In short term at least, Trump presidency unlikely to disrupt California education edsource.org/2016/in-short-

ESSA Would Handcuff a Trump Education Secretary on Common Core And More  blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Trump taps former Bush staffers for education issues during transition politicopro.com/education/whit…

Unions investigate their poor showing for Clinton - POLITICO pllqt.it/Qp0ixs

Donald Trump got Reagan-like support from union households wpo.st/s9RD2

Anxiety in L.A. Schools: What the Day After the Election Was Like at the Mostly Latino Sylmar High  the74million.org/article/anxiet…'

The kids in Berkeley are not feeling all right: rage, grief and excellent homemade signs  latimes.com/local/educatio…

Kansas City Public Schools hit full accreditation mark for first time in 30 years | The Kansas City Star  ow.ly/R5D430651Wk

After a defeat in court, New York City is quietly opening school leadership meetings to the public  ckbe.at/2fhDVwg

AM News: Trump Transition, Student Reactions, & Other Changes

Trump Set to Shift Gears on Civil Rights, ESSA, Says a K-12 Transition-Team Leader  blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Can President Trump Get Rid Of Common Core? - NPR https://t.co/BFBEGkHbYI

What a Trump presidency means for America's public schools washingtonpost.com/news/education…

Trump’s victory aside, CA voters give schools a big win cabinetreport.com/politics-educa…

Proposition 51, the $9-billion school bond, wins latimes.com/local/educatio…

Students and teachers react to Trump's win - LA Times ow.ly/j1uZ3062CxP

About 100 Boulder High School students participated in protest following Trump's election - https://t.co/SUZj1Yum8W

Undocumented students react with fear and anger to election results edsource.org/2016/undocumen…

With Donald Trump's Win, Teachers Worry About 4 More Years Of Emboldened Classroom Bullies  huffingtonpost.com/2016/11/09/tru…

DFL-backed newcomers win Twin Cities school board seats; Minneapolis referendum passes  minnpost.com/education/2016…
 
Election brings change to suburban Maryland school boards washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…
 
Rezoning Plan to Remake 3 Upper West Side Schools Will Proceed, City Says - NYT https://t.co/6gQ8SNZsN0

AM News: Election Night Brings Mixed Bag On Education Issues/Races

Donald Trump Wins Presidency, Brings Uncertainty to Big Education Issues  blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Patty Murray, top-ranking Democrat on the Health, Education, Labor & Pension Committee, is re-elected the74million.org/article/edlect…

Mass. Voters Say No To Charter School Expansion wbur.org/edify/2016/11/…

Mass. charters, Ga. school takeovers: Voters decide four education ballot questions wpo.st/X0pC2

Massachusetts Voters Say No to Raising State Cap on Charter Schools -  Education Week  ow.ly/ehVg305ZHcm

Massachusetts Voters Say No to Charter School Expansion the74million.org/article/massac…

California voters repeal nearly two-decade-long ban on bilingual education - EdWeek  blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learnin…

Charter School Supporters Maintain Control Over Indianapolis School Board | The 74 ow.ly/hLUx305ZIqH

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet, Former Denver Schools Chief, Is Re-Elected | The 74ow.ly/S63Y305ZIpA

Voters backing three California education initiatives in early returns edsource.org/2016/voters-ba…

Longtime SF school board member Jill Wynns ousted sfgate.com/politics/artic…

Nation's Longest-Serving Superintendent, June Atkinson, Loses Office in N.C. nzzl.us/0is3qLw
 
Denver school package passes, Jeffco measure fails denverpost.com/2016/11/08/col…
 
Bilingual education can be an asset for white students but a deficit for immigrants  feedproxy.google.com/~r/NewshourHea…

AM News: Mass. Spending Reaches $41M & Other Election-Day Education News

Democrats feud over charter schools in Massachusetts - POLITICO ow.ly/S4jb305Y4Wp

Question 2 Donations — For And Against — Top $41 Million | Edify https://ow.ly/ozK6305Y7DH

ELECTION DAY

22 Big Races and Ballot Questions to Watch Tuesday Night | The 74 ow.ly/gKXH305WibA

The education policies Americans will vote on this Tuesday ow.ly/MCLK305X7xS

Why are so many school districts canceling classes tomorrow at schools used as polling sites? ow.ly/vteM305WaAB

Bloomberg’s 2016 tally: $65 million and counting - POLITICO ow.ly/R75g305X7Nh [Including $1.3M to charters in 3 states]

Almost nothing spent to oppose key California education initiatives edsource.org/2016/spending-…

President Obama endorses SF school board candidate Matt Haney - SF Examiner pllqt.it/jaF5MX

Making (Dollars and) Cents of Austin School Board Campaign Contributions | KUT ow.ly/nj09305Y4Tb

MISC/ NATIONAL

GOP Lawmakers to John King: Take Back Your Draft ESSA Spending Rules blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

N.C. Gets New Insights on Teacher Turnover blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher…

Superintendent: Seattle schools doing better but still face achievement gaps seattletimes.com/seattle-news/e…
 
NY City's Special Ed Compliance Still Hobbled by Bad Data wnyc.org/story/city-lag…
 
In NYC's dysfunctional high school admissions system, even 'unscreened' schools sort students  chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2016/…
 
Syrian refugee children are diversifying Texas schools | The Independent pllqt.it/2NqLC7
 

AM News: MA's $38M Charter Referendum, CA's English-Only Law, & More

Poll Results Diverge as $38M Campaign Over Massachusetts Charter Cap Hits Ballot Tuesday | The 74 ow.ly/zk89305VrS2

Charter Schools Are the Big Issue on Massachusetts’ Ballot nytimes.com/2016/11/06/us/

Charter school supporters, opponents make final push on Question 2 - The Boston Globe https://t.co/H5ChDpVah7

California voters poised to gut English-only instruction law hechingerreport.org/california-vot…

A Trumped-Up High-School Election wnyc.org/story/trumped-…

CHICAGO

Despite leeway on charter caps, teachers union adds influence over district policy - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/SHvz305VrTs

Teachers Union, CPS Read Charter School Cap Differently | WBEZ ow.ly/YwAp305VrPJ

ESSA

AFT vs. Everybody? Asking Whether Draft ESSA Rules Ban Forced Teacher Transfers  blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Civil rights group makes legal case for controversial Education Dept. regulation washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

LAUSD

Teachers at four L.A. campuses want no part of funding from pro-charter school group  latimes.com/local/educatio…

Teachers union wants no part of charter-backed group's grant competition for LAUSD  scpr.org/news/2016/11/0…

MISC/NATIONAL

Middle School Suicides Reach An All-Time High npr.org/sections/ed/20…

New Syrian refugees adapt to life in Fresno | Fresno Bee https://t.co/H848GHxOfZ

David Seeley, Educator Who Fought Against Segregation, Dies at 85 nytimes.com/2016/11/06/edu…

AM News: Big Ballot Questions In MA & CA, Plus More

Out-of-state dollars pouring into ballot question battles - AP ow.ly/76h7305QTWX

Charter Question Splits Suburbs — Even Suburbs With No Charter Schools | WBUR Edify ow.ly/dBrv305OMlB

Spending ramps up in race for Washington schools chief kuow.org/post/spending-…

Eyes on reshaping CA charter school oversight, advocates become top spenders in state races | KPCC ow.ly/F6te305Q01B
 
Oklahoma Superintendent, 4 Others Facing Campaign Charges abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

Senators from both parties ask Obama to rein in Ed Dpt proposals on accountability, supplement not supplant washingtonpost.com/news/education…

U.S. Senators Tell Obama ESSA Regulations Are Overreach, Report Says  blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

California and Indiana Report Increased Interest in Teaching blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher…

CPS' new charter cap more 'symbolic victory than actual victory'? | Chicago Sun-Times  ow.ly/yLQU305QTcF

Charter School Parents Push For Local School Councils wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

CA State Board approves science framework, first in nation edsource.org/2016/state-boa…

Say goodbye to science class as you know it latimes.com/local/educatio…

Virginia continues to soar on national science exam  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Your Guide to States Using Common Core Standards in 2016 blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e…

School principal and secretary take heat for Trump and Clinton costumes  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

The Burden On Black Teachers: 'I Don't Belong At Your Table' npr.org/sections/ed/20…

San Diego Unified's Grad Rate Miracle Relied on Online Courses - Voice of San Diego https://ow.ly/mGaa305QYBc

 

Quotes: White Democrats' "Trickle-Down Liberalism" Hasn't Helped Blacks

Quotes2Some of the most segregated schools in the country educate students in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Milwaukee. Efforts to integrate schools in these cities have met resistance from white progressives... And in these cities, with their gaping income inequality, black communities shoulder a terrible burden of gun violence, high unemployment, substandard schools and poverty.

-- NYT Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones (Trump’s Inconvenient Racial Truth

AM News: A Clinton Position On MA's Charter Question 2? That'd Be News

A charter school success story, made possible by chance - The Boston Globe ow.ly/FWV5305OkYP

Bernie Sanders calls for defeat of charter school measure - The Boston Globe ow.ly/VFKh305Okx9
 
Schools to face teacher shortage if voters end ban on bilingual education edsource.org/2016/propositi…
 
Alabama governor slams state's education system in video hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…
 
Settlement Approved in Louisiana School's Desegregation Case abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/s…
 
Proof You Shouldn't Blame Teachers For The Achievement Gap huffingtonpost.com/2016/11/01/tea…
 
For Schoolchildren, Weights Rise Along With Summer Temperatures nytimes.com/2016/11/03/hea…
 
Growing Up Without Parents, Life After Deportation wnyc.org/story/growing-…
 
In Newark, Popular Way to Keep Children From Drinking Lead in School Fountains Falls Short  wnyc.org/story/newark-c…

Morning Video: Twenty Years Later, CA Considers Return To Bilingual Education

Watch last night's PBS NewsHour segment (California ballot revives debate on expanding bilingual education)

AM News: State Chiefs Ponder ESSA Spending, MA Charter Battle Hot, Hot, Hot

Tennessee NAACP backs away from national call for charter pause | Chalkbeat ow.ly/KuG9305Mfop

State Chiefs Pitch ESSA Spending Rules With Less Bean Counting blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Battle over MA charter school ballot question heating up | Boston Herald ow.ly/3pOy305MdRA

New standards contribute to academic improvement in many states, report asserts | EdSource ow.ly/o6oL305MdZN

Rethinking School Discipline - The American Prospect ow.ly/b4Rv305MlYo

Chicago Teachers Union gives thumbs up to 4-year contract - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/s18I305MdKG
 
Amazon releases reading app for kids between 7 and 12 seattletimes.com/business/amazo…
 
College Is A 4-Year-Long Balancing Act For First-Generation Students kuow.org/post/college-4…
 
Autopsy, Survivor, Recording May Help Explain 2-Bus Crash abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/a…
 
Why Some Kids Are Put In Special Education And Others In Gifted Programs  huffingtonpost.com/2016/10/31/spe…

Quotes: Sanders Joins Warren In Opposing Additional MA Charters

Quotes2Wall Street must not be allowed to hijack public education in Massachusetts. We must defeat Massachusetts Ballot Question 2. This is Wall Street’s attempt to line their own pockets while draining resources away from public education at the expense of low-income, special education students, and English-language learners.

- Bernie Sanders via Diane Ravitch's blog (Bernie Sanders Opposes Mass. Question 2)

Afternoon Video: $500,000 AFT Ad Supports Clinton In Ohio

"The AFT Solidarity Fund is spending $500,000 for the 30-second ad called “Coming Together,” which looks to close out the contentious presidential race on a hopeful note as a way to persuade undecided and unenthusiastic voters to vote for Clinton." Via Washington Post

Maps: Common Core? Still There.

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Here's an updated version of EdWeek's Tracking the Common Core State Standards map, in case you forgot which states are doing what.  By EdWeek's count, 37 states have "Kept Common-Core Adoption," 9 in red have announced "a Major Common Core Rewrite or Replacement," 4 never adopted Common Core, and 1 only adopted ELA standards. Note that they "have not tried to pick apart each state’s standards and judge which ones created new standards that are truly distinct from the common core. Adopting “new” standards can mean different things in different states, so different people might come to different judgments about the total number of states that use the common core." Click the link to see the interactive version with state-level details. 

AM News: Teacher Prep Enrollment Surge, Labor Boosts Clinton Campaign, & More

Finally, turnaround in CA teacher prep enrollment cabinetreport.com/human-resource…

Push to expand California charter school enrollments provokes backlash edsource.org/2016/push-to-e…

Supporters Of A Chicago School Merger Hope To Stamp Out Segregation npr.org/2016/10/29/499…

A Vote For California Prop 58 Lifts Bilingual Education Ban npr.org/2016/10/29/499…

What’s the holdup over switching to later start times for St. Paul’s secondary students?minnpost.com/education/2016…

Think Democrats Take Labor’s Money and Loyalty for Granted? Here’s Proof. - In These Times  ow.ly/W7B2305H4BH

Youngest Syrian refugees enroll in Fresno Unified schools | Fresno Bee ow.ly/SGQ3305FIWd

Some say San Diego schools are moving too fast to integrate immigrant students into classes  sandiegouniontribune.com/news/immigrati…

Tampa teacher, facing firing, describes year-end music test as her "worst nightmare" | Tampa Bay Times  ow.ly/4Jsv305EV70

When 'Jeopardy!' comes to school - LA Times ow.ly/dk1i305F6Kb

CPS deal with CTU would cost about $8.9 billion over 4 years | Chicago Sun-Times ow.ly/lrNz305H4LU
 
 

AM News: MA's $33 Million Charter School Fight, Clinton's $500M Anti-Bullying Proposal, & More

Where The Money Comes From In The Fight Over Charter Schools | Edify pllqt.it/D20Xor

Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Clinton proposes $500 million federal program to combat bullying washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Chicago Board of Education approves $1 billion in more borrowing | Chicago Sun-Times ow.ly/PLgU305CRuQ

Parents Question $840 Million In CPS Construction Bonds wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

Clinton Says New Bullying Plan Will Undo Harm of Trump Campaign the74million.org/article/clinto…

Washington beats national average on science exams  seattletimes.com/education-lab/…

As many as 13 staff members injured in high school fight hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Merger Of Two Disparate Chicago Public Schools Resurfaces wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

Education Initiatives: Support for Prop. 55 strong but lags for Prop. 51 edsource.org/2016/education…

Can LA Unified fairly oversee the charter schools it competes against? | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/maAh305BQCW

L.A. Unified has persistent problems resolving allegations of teacher misconduct latimes.com/local/educatio…

A school board member's support for Trump stirs a free speech debate washingtonpost.com/news/education…

4 Myths About School Bullying And The 'Trump Effect' npr.org/sections/ed/20…

AM News: Science Scores, Absent Teachers, Long Beach Discipline

U.S. fourth- and eighth-graders show gains on national science test  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Modest gains, but US students still lag in science learning - AP ow.ly/HXj4305Alsd

Science Scores on ‘Nation’s Report Card’ Rise in 4th and 8th Grade, Stay Stagnant in 12th  the74million.org/article/scienc…

National Science Test Scores Are Out, But What Do They Really Tell Us? npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Science test: California students at the bottom ow.ly/WeME305Ao32

How well are California's students doing in science? latimes.com/local/educatio…

More than 1 in 4 U.S. teachers are chronically absent, missing more than 10 days of school – The Denver Post ow.ly/ZjDr305AnvR

Report: Long Beach schools need to overhaul discipline policies scpr.org/news/2016/10/2…

SF responds to parents in algebra dispute sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…

Parents Question $840 Million In CPS Construction Bonds wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

New Orleans’ uphill battle for more black and homegrown teachers hechingerreport.org/new-orleans-up…

Update: What's Going On In Massachusetts?

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There's no shortage of activity in Massachusetts, with just under two weeks until the voters decide on whether to expand charter schools. As you can see above, big bunches of local school committees have come out against lifting the cap. Impressive, but no big surprise.

Meantime, the Schott Foundation posted this statement against the measure, which is something you don't usally see foundations do.

 

Morning Video: Trump-Clinton Education Showdown From Miami

Much has been written about last week's Great City Schools debate in Miami between Mildred Otero (for Clinton) and Carl Paladino (for Trump). Read all about it below. Watch above or click here and you can see it as it happened.

Related Coverage: Divisive Trump Surrogate Draws Boos at Education ConferenceTrump surrogate: GOP candidate would dismantle 'corrupted ...Clinton Is 'Big' Backer of Charters, and Trump Will Trim Ed. Dept ...

 

AM News: MA Charter Battle, Unions Helping Clinton, DC Charters Soar

In Bid to Lift Mass. Charter Cap, Pitched Battle Rages - Education Week ow.ly/iSZ8305y7gF

Union-Member Teachers Put Muscle Behind Clinton nzzl.us/FSYTv14

Fearing Election Day Trouble, Some US Schools Cancel Classes - ABC News ow.ly/L8av305y7r6

D.C. charter enrollment continues to soar as more families choose public schools  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

New Upper West Side school integration plans reignite an old fight politico.com/states/new-yor…

The Return Of Bilingual Education In California? npr.org/sections/ed/20…

How 25 years of changing enrollment has created winners and losers in Pa. school funding ow.ly/xNVk305wIBR

Pearson hires IBM’s Watson as its tutor denverpost.com/2016/10/25/pea…
 
Md. education official resigns, slams Gov. Hogan as threat to board’s independence  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…
 
$300,000/Year program seeks to help SF teachers live in the city sfgate.com/education/arti…
 
Denver Looks to Invest $10 Million in Master-Teacher Program blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher…
 
Seattle principal apologizes for blacks-only senior pledge seattletimes.com/seattle-news/e…
 
Mississippi high school dismisses football player over noose incident on.si.com/2eHC6Xr
 
Students witness shooting of teen outside Utah middle school hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…
 
NYC principal beaten after asking student to turn down music hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…
 
 
 

Morning Video: School "Walk-Ins" From Around The Nation

Here's an AFT video compilation of AROS "Walk-Ins" from a few weeks ago. 

AM News: Showdown In Miami, Sentencing For Former Chicago Supe, & More

Divisive Trump Surrogate Draws Boos at Education Conference | The 74 ow.ly/6xbV305vvWO

Trump would replace 'corrupted, incompetent' school systems, aide says | NOLA.comow.ly/FFB0305vupw

Teachers Get Schooled on Talking Race wnyc.org/story/how-talk…

L.A. Unified takes a harder look at its charter schools. Critics blame politics ow.ly/IjF4305vtZX

Barbara Byrd-Bennett sentencing hearing set for April 13 | Chicago Sun-Times ow.ly/uxu2305vuGD 

Sentencing date set for ex-Chicago schools superintendent - AP Article ow.ly/hjJq305vuqL

Boston school closings back on the table - The Boston Globe ow.ly/QNTT305vuKg

Minority parents decry charter cap | Boston Herald pllqt.it/jTDNac

Ariana’s Journey to Becoming Ryan - WSJ ow.ly/LOlZ305vuIn

Matt Damon takes on Philly schools in new documentary newsworks.org/index.php/educ…
 
White Mississippi students put a noose around a black student's neck, TV station says |NOLA.com ow.ly/92Up305vunQ
 
Parents Challenge Upper West Side Schools Proposal - WSJ ow.ly/f2jj305us4S
 
10 Last-Minute Classroom-Friendly Halloween Costumes bit.ly/2eDL209
 
 

Morning Video: The African-American Debate Over Charters

While we're waiting for video from last week's CGCS debate between Clinton and Trump delegates, here's a segment from a recent discussion about African-American parents and charter schools, hosted by Roland Martin. 

 

AM News: Big Schools Money In California, & Other Education News

School groups led by CalTeachers raise $35 million for unopposed ballot measures  cabinetreport.com/politics-educa…

Powerful interest groups funding Wiener-Kim state Senate race - San Francisco Chronicle  ow.ly/k3sX305rVWA 

Teachers union mobilizes to boost turnout for education-related initiatives edsource.org/2016/teachers-…

How We Teach English Learners: 3 Basic Approaches npr.org/sections/ed/20…
 
Chicago Has 11,000 Fewer Public School Students wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

Education secretary visits Coolidge, a D.C. high school struggling with tragedy  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

 
AFT President Weingarten To Appear At Public Events Supporting Clinton And Local Candidates | Los Alamos Daily ow.ly/ul82305sYk1
 
WikiLeaks poisons Hillary’s relationship with left - POLITICO ow.ly/ijQn305sWI6
 
Clinton Is 'Big' Backer of Charters, and Trump Will Trim Ed. Dept., Surrogates
 
A once nearly all-white school district has a new largest group: Hispanic students  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…
 
A year after the assault at Spring Valley, one student turns her pain into progress huff.to/2exxCU1
 

Campaign 2016: Trump's History Of Disrespecting Educators Goes Back To Childhood

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Over at ThinkProgress, Ulrich Boser has rounded up numerous incidents in which Donald Trump has expressed his contempt for teachers, including in his own school years, as a businessman, and as a political candidate.

AM News: Top Democratic Lawmaker Backs MA Charter Expansion

House Speaker Robert DeLeo says he supports the charter school ballot measure #question2 bos.gl/LNLiPqQ #mapoli

Robert A. DeLeo backs 2 despite union opposition | Boston Herald https://ow.ly/xtKk305oXIy

House Speaker Robert DeLeo backing charter school ballot question https://ow.ly/y8pa305oXEJ

To Help Combat Truancy, D.C. Schools Are Turning To A Smartphone App wamu.org/news/16/10/21/…

Texas May Be Denying Tens Of Thousands Of Children Special Education npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Cleveland District CEO Named Urban Educator of the Year blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Distric…

Buffalo Teachers Agree to Contract After 12-Year Stalemate the74million.org/article/the-la…

Alternative school student's leg amputated after contractor slammed him to ground, lawyer says washingtonpost.com/news/education

School district requires $15 background checks for all visitors — including parents washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sh…

Morning Video: Campaign 2016 A Tough Assignment For Teachers

"It’s not uncommon to assign students the task of watching the presidential debates. But in this election, the sexualized and rough rhetoric is proving a new challenge for teachers." via PBS NewsHour (For educators, there’s no debate: this is a tough election to teach)

AM News: King Slams Charter Caps, SF High School Shaken By Shooting

 King: Arbitrary caps on charter schools 'don’t make sense' ow.ly/eEmk100mKPt

Secretary King: Strong Civics Education Helps Prepare Students to Tackle Inequity  blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

When CA schools call cops it disproportionately hurts minority students, civil rights study finds - LA Times  ow.ly/x8gs305lvLP

San Francisco high school 'shaken' after 4 students wounded by gunfire outside campus  latimes.com/local/educatio…

Huntington Park leaders vote to ban new charter schools for a year latimes.com/local/educatio…

These states are spending less on education now than before the Great Recession  washingtonpost.com/news/education…

Chicago Teachers Union delegates endorse contract proposal - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/5q6v305mv4Y

In unusual move, LA Unified board denies renewals to five charter schools edsource.org/2016/in-unusua…

Seattle teachers hope their cause isn’t lost amid noise over Black Lives Matter shirts seattletimes.com/seattle-news/e…

Ex-teacher slits his throat in O.C. court after being convicted of raping girl fw.to/CXXCDUd

Tacoma's 'drunk teacher' watched her shame go viral. Then she killed herself kuow.org/post/tacomas-d…
 
Yes, an after-school Satan Club could be coming to your kid's grade school   latimes.com/local/educatio…
 
Educators Went To Jail For Cheating. What Happened To The Students? npr.org/sections/ed/20…

To be white is to be racist, period,' a high school teacher told his class washingtonpost.com/news/education…

Campaign 2016: Trump & Clinton On Education

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via NPR: Where Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Stand On 10 Policy Issues

AM News: Tonight's Debate, Labor Funding, State Grad Rates, & More

Where Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Stand On 10 Policy Issues [including education] : NPR  ow.ly/OSZJ305j8km

Labor funding to outside political groups increases 38% as part of an effort to boost Clinton - WSJ  ow.ly/NFTv305ktTT

Which States Have Seen the Most Progress (or None at All) on Graduation Rates? - Education Week  ow.ly/iKvK305kv36

L.A. Unified decides fate of six charter schools; El Camino leader resigns latimes.com/local/educatio…

Gary Solomon pleads guilty to fraud in Chicago schools bribery case hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

3 Students Shot Outside San Francisco High School: Police abcnews.go.com/US/students-sh…

UNO teachers, Chicago charter network avert strike - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/6VO3305kvYn

U.S. Minority Students Less Exposed to Computer Science gallup.com/poll/196307/mi…

Texas House Digging in Heels for School Voucher Fight kut.org/post/texas-hou…

Nike Co-Founder Phil Knight Gives $500 Million for University of Oregon Science Center - WSJ ow.ly/NbB4305kwlM
 
Parent Group Seeks More Integration in New York’s Schools nytimes.com/2016/10/19/nyr…
 
Group Urges Moving Popular School in Manhattan Rezoning Fight - WSJ ow.ly/je5A100mFaS
 
 
 

Afternoon Video: Criminalization, Segregation, & Race

This Netflix documentary "Thirteenth" isn't specifically focused on education, and doesn't address residential segregation nearly as much as it should (another kind of imprisonment, right?), but is still important and worth watching.

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