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AM News: CA Supports Vouchers, DeVos/Weingarten Go Rural, & More #EdNews

VOUCHER POLLING

Poll reveals support in California for tax-funded school vouchers sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…

Majority of Californians polled favor vouchers for private schools edsource.org/2017/majority-…

DEVOS/WEINGARTEN

Four things to know about Van Wert, the tiny Ohio school district where DeVos and Weingarten will form an uneasy duo chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

Teachers union to host DeVos on visit to public schools in rural Ohio wapo.st/2oYuyX3?tid=ss…

Education secretary, teachers union chief visit Ohio school abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

Teachers union to host DeVos on visit to public schools in rural Ohio washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

DISTRICTS

Protesters at Minneapolis school board meeting force action on discipline policy and staff decisions minnpost.com/education/2017…

Today’s the day: Long-debated changes to the city’s discipline code are now in effect chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

LAUSD board backs proposal for stricter charter school laws scpr.org/news/2017/04/1… via @KPCC

Lack of diversity in gifted education: Some readers see segregation seattletimes.com/education-lab/…

Week from tomorrow, NAACP to Hold New York City Hearing on Issues Surrounding Quality Education ow.ly/8dRR30aYME8

DIVERSITY/IMMIGRATION

This Islamic School Teaches How To Be Muslim, And American npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Masterman (Philly) student accepted into eight top U.S. colleges paper.li/eduflack/top-e…

Minnesota proceeds with caution — and questions — as it complies with federal education law under DeVos minnpost.com/politics-polic…

AM News: DeVos/Weingarten Visit, SCOTUS Voucher Case, New ESSA Plans

Long rated by test scores, schools may soon be judged on student abenteeism too washingtonpost.com/long-rated-by-…

Randi Weingarten promises to 'educate' DeVos as AFT kicks off campaign against Trump agenda - Chalkbeat Colorado news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&…

Education Secretary DeVos, union chief to visit Van Wert - toledoblade.com/Education/2017

Teachers [Unions] Launch Campaign Denouncing Trump's Anti-Immigrant Policies | The Huffington Post ow.ly/Nf5u30aWQuR

Out-of-state donations stand out in Michael Johnston’s first campaign finance report in governor’s race chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

School Choice Implications in Religious Rights Case at High Court edweek.org/ew/articles/20… via @educationweek

Church, state, and school: What might Supreme Court ruling mean for vouchers? fw.to/izHmSaZ

US Students Satisfied With Life, but Some Foreigners Happier | Political News | US News usnews.com/news/politics/…

Nevada Bill Seeks Cameras in Special Ed Classrooms, Just as Texas Reworks Its First-in-the-Nation Law the74million.org/article/nevada…

With New York City expected to unveil school diversity plan soon, advocates want the public to have a say chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/

 

AM News: Dems Fight Over Choice, DeVos Urged to Relent, Feds Investigate Richmond

Democrats link pro-charter party rivals to DeVos as 2018 fights emerge politi.co/2oe4yUA

Lawmakers Urge DeVos to Reconsider Grant Application Rejected for Formatting Error | Maine Public ow.ly/Lpyr30aVJJM

New York's College Tuition Plan Faces Blowback wnyc.org/story/new-york…

Feds investigate claims that black and disabled students face harsher discipline in Richmond washingtonpost.com/news/education…

Unlike last year, TNReady testing starts without hiccups in Tennessee chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/…

Landmark school discipline reform legislation killed by Republicans on Colorado Senate panel chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/

Using busing to combat kindergarten truancy scpr.org/news/2017/04/1…

New Study: 3 Ways to Tell If a Charter School Will Struggle Before It Even Opens Its Doors the74million.org/article/new-st…

Tech Is Dominating Efforts To Educate Syrian Refugees npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Schools Will Soon Have To Put In Writing If They 'Lunch Shame' npr.org/sections/ed/20…

AM News: Bennet Slams DeVos, CT Magnet Lottery Proceeds, & More #EdNews

Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet: Betsy DeVos is an ideologue, not the face of education reform chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

How $100 of Your Taxes Are Spent: 8 Cents on National Parks and $15 on Medicare - WSJ ow.ly/56JS30aT9ik

CT: Magnet School Lottery To Proceed Despite Lack of Sheff Pact courant.com/education/hc-s…

Education wasn't supposed to be a big deal for Indiana lawmakers in 2017, but major changes are on the horizon chalkbeat.org/posts/in/2017

Muscogee County, Georgia, delays decision on Camelot Education over abuse allegations. ow.ly/TK5W30aSVZ5

New Mexico district to cut middle-school sports to save cash abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

Teacher complaints lead to improvements in state tests edsource.org/?page_id=580246 via @EdSource

1996 Washington school shooter apologizes in his 1st remarks hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

 

AM News: Return Of TNReady, DC Parent Fundraising, LAUSD Replications, & More

The 8-year-old boy who was killed in the San Bernardino school shooting was overcoming Williams syndrome. lat.ms/2nKjcGA

Study: Parent groups in Northwest D.C. raise thousands for schools wapo.st/2p7iweA?tid=ss…

Sue Snyder meets with Betsy DeVos to discuss campus sexual assaults on.freep.com/2or8UIU via @freep

Two L.A. Unified schools win grants to re-create themselves elsewhere latimes.com/local/educatio…

Tennessee promises this year will be different when TNReady testing begins, but some educators are anxious chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/…

Rep. Dingell, AFT President Weingarten for 4/19 National ‘Build Schools, Not Walls’ launch | The Michigan Chronicle ow.ly/uweW30aRf1Y

How often does New York City tell its principals they can’t suspend a student? chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

Ready Or Not (For Kindergarten) Some Research Says, Enroll Anyway npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Democrats ask GAO to examine tax-credit programs as Trump pushes public dollars for private schools washingtonpost.com/news/education…

Today's Teaching Force Is Larger, Less Experienced, More Diverse Than Ever blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher

Superintendent orders half day Thursday for rally santafenewmexican.com/news/education…

Get it the right way first’: Principal of the Year finds success in a Virginia school washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

How vouchers transformed Indiana: Private schools now live or die by test scores, too chalkbeat.org/posts/in/2017/…

New science standards raise hopes for narrowing achievement gap edsource.org/2017/new-scien…

Teachers make big bucks selling lesson plans online nola.com/education/inde…

AM News: CA Grad Rates Up, DeVos Staffs Up, Teachers Voice Opinions

L.A. Unified’s 2016 grad rate is 77%, even higher than the district thought. Racial disparities remain, though state,latimes.com/local/educatio…

California and L.A. Unified graduation rates continue to increase latimes.com/local/educatio…

DeVos announces Education Department hires - goo.gl/alerts/VqDTE

Why aren't there more black teachers? Racial discrimination still plays a role huffingtonpost.com/entry/teacher-

Philanthropists tap the village to raise student performance in Kansas City schools kansascity.com/news/local/art…

Trump Era Challenges Teachers With Strong Political Views wnyc.org/story/nyc-teac…

Survivor recounts San Bernardino school shooting: 'He was out for blood' dailynews.com/general-news/2…

For-Profit School Chain Camelot Suffers Setback Following Abuse Allegations tracking.feedpress.it/link/9499/5664…

School-based daycare in South Baltimore helps teen parents graduate: bsun.md/2p7iv7g

LeBron James to open public school for at-risk kids abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireSto…

 

AM News: CA Grad Rate Uptick, AZ's Universal Choice Effort, DC Schools' Easter Egg Crisis,

Arizona Lawmakers Implement Nation's First Universal Education Savings Account Program the74million.org/article/school…

Testing materials delivered as Tennessee schools prepare to try TNReady again chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/…

UW study suggests federal school-improvement grants weren’t a complete waste for SF Schools seattletimes.com/education-lab/…

Ohio Is Facing a High School Graduation Crisis wnyc.org/story/ohios-gr…

California graduation rates continue uptick, as achievement gap narrows scpr.org/news/2017/04/1…

Nearly half of California school districts earn top ratings for lowering suspensions edsource.org/2017/nearly-ha…

New York’s Free-Tuition Program Will Help Traditional, but Not Typical, Students nyti.ms/2oqpla0

For the first time, the NY state teachers union will be headed by a NYC educator chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

Boy killed in classroom was 'happy child' with rare disorder hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Passing the trash, Part 1: Schools unload problematic teachers by hiding alleged misconduct abcnews.go.com/Nightline/vide…

D.C.-area schools that normally receive blocks of tickets for the Easter Egg Roll haven't heard from the White House nytimes.com/2017/04/11/us/…

AM News: Another School Shooting, DeVos Meets Charter Leaders, & More

San Bernardino shooting puts spotlight on school safety edsource.org/2017/san-berna…

Terrified parents, students reunited after school shooting hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Betsy DeVos to meet with New York City charter leaders Eva Moskowitz and Valerie Hoekstra chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/

In New Mexico, Major Changes to Nation's Toughest Teacher Evaluation System blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher

Noble chain used Chicago Public School student data to poach from other charters #tellEWA @bylaurenfitz chicago.suntimes.com/news/noble-net…

Charter schools are expanding where they aren't needed — especially in Los Angeles, new report says latimes.com/local/educatio…

High School Graduation Hits New High in Hartford As Minority Groups Show Improvement courant.com/education/hc-s…

After heated debate, New York charter schools receive boost; school aid increases by $1.1 billion chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

The awful, odd downfall of the school librarian of the year abcnews.go.com/Health/wireSto…

AM News: DeVos/Weingarten Agree To School Visit, & More #EdNews

DeVos Accepts Invitation From AFT President and District to Visit School in Ohio ow.ly/UBO730aH59J

DeVos praises this voucher-like program. Here’s what it means for school reform. washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

Has LAUSD's school board president abandoned his re-election campaign? - LA School Report http://nzzl.us/7MAwRHz

Will Cameras in Special Education Classrooms Protect Students? learningmatters.tv/blog/on-pbs-ne…

In Arizona, all children can potentially access public dollars for private education - The Washington Post ow.ly/IrtY30aH6PH

'I Will Be In Charge': Hartford's New Superintendent Rose Above Struggles In The City courant.com/education/hc-h…

Fight To Unionize Heats Up At Chicago's Largest Charter School Network wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

Texas Voucher Bill Hits Dead End in Austin, as School Choice Again Fails to Get a Vote in State House the74million.org/article/texas-…

Prep-school teacher took boys on trips for camping, skiing — and abuse ow.ly/Oaw330aI5mQ

The awful, odd downfall of the school librarian of the year - ABC News http://ow.ly/DCxs30aIR3p

AM News: DeVos In Miami, AZ Voucher Expansion [But Not TX], Muted Mayoral Control Fight for NYC

In Miami, DeVos visits 1st public university, faces protesters - Washington Post ow.ly/BkXY30aEMpC

Betsy DeVos picked FIU for her first public university visit. Then she met Pitbull. miamiherald.com/news/local/edu…

Republican Arizona lawmakers pass school voucher expansion abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/d…

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signs voucher bill abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

Texas House makes it official: vouchers are a no-go chron.com/news/politics/…

Even under adjusted funding formula, California's poorest schools still lose out, report says - LA Times fw.to/Q61N6mH

Governors put pressure on Trump admin to reinstate the federal student aid application's data retrieval tool: usnews.com/news/education…

Undocumented Parents Face Imperfect Options For Kids wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

San Diego Unified has a plan to fight Islamophobia and bullying  sandiegouniontribune.com/news/education…

New Student Data Show That Half of Graduating Seniors in LA Not Eligible for California’s Public Universities the74million.org/article/new-st

Did immigration agents get too close to a Denver school? City, district officials raise questions. chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/

Budget deal could spare NYC's de Blasio mayoral-control fight ow.ly/yEOv30aENeY

AM News: CT Revamps Teacher Evaluations, DeVos Visits DC Charter, Boston Schools Collaborate

Connecticut Won’t Use Students’ State Test Scores in Teacher Ratings - WSJ ow.ly/oWi030aCBzd

State Eliminates Test Scores From Teacher Evaluations courant.com/education/hc-s…

Melania Trump, Jordan's queen tour girls-only charter school apnews.com/69a0764aef3447…

Melania Trump visits school with Jordan's queen and DeVos | WTOP shar.es/1QeieJ

Trump Praises Betsy DeVos and Urges More Local Control Over Education - Politics K-12 - Education Week ow.ly/FEjQ30aAyMp

Citywide teaching collaborative brings public, charter, Catholic school teachers together - The Boston Globe ow.ly/KlmS30aAynG

Effort to roll back A-F grading plan dies in Tennessee legislature chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/…

Chicago Teachers Halt One-Day Strike — For Now wbez.org/shows/wbez-new

State commission makes no recommendation on L.A. charter schools’ future latimes.com/local/educatio…

Education Groups Push Congress to Fight for Title II Funding blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Distric

Chicago Mayor Touts New Requirement to Graduate: Proof of a Plan - WSJ ow.ly/iMbH30aCBy3

Emanuel defends Chicago schools after Trump criticism - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/aMuV30aBEVW

Outside the limelight, rural schools face challenges in finding, and keeping, teachers edsource.org/2017/outside-t…

Kansas High School Student Explains What Led To Ousting Of New Principal npr.org/2017/04/05/522…

AM News: Lawsuit Setbacks, Long Beach Underfunding, & Kansas Principal Exposed By Students

School Equity Lawsuits Face Setbacks: Have Judges Closed the Courthouse Door to Students? the74million.org/article/school…

New York state plans to use new federal education law to help integrate schools chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

Trump says DeVos is ‘highly respected’, U.S. education is ‘so sad’ - The Washington Post ow.ly/Xelo30aApMr

Long Beach Unified accused of underfunding ‘high-needs’ students edsource.org/2017/long-beac… See also SCPR

Teachers, Lawyers And Others Worry About The Fate Of Student Debt Forgiveness npr.org/sections/ed/20…

School board race in Chicago suburb highlights fight over transgender bathroom use washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

It Takes a Suburb: A Town Unites to Tackle Student Stress nytimes.com/2017/04/05/edu

Pittsburg, Kan., High School journalists question credentials of newly hired principal - KansasCity.com nzzl.us/aFSsSIp

Students were allowed to enroll in troubled Renewal schools - even after they were slated for closure nzzl.us/9x6V2XR 

Texas lawmakers to start debate on special ed - Houston Chronicle trib.al/mAqUWx1

Deputy mayor 'pulled strings' to get kid into top-tier school - New York Post nzzl.us/7Xv0Uo8

Accepted, 8 times over: Ohio quadruplets earn spots at Yale, Harvard washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

AM News: DeVos At Ft. Bragg, State ESSA Plans, Deported Students In Tijuana

DeVos promotes school vouchers during Fort Bragg visit newsobserver.com/news/politics-

Trump to Nominate Former Jeb Bush Counsel Carlos Muñiz to U.S. Education Department ow.ly/pBKG30avVBX

A Look at Some States That Have Turned in Their ESSA Plans blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Deported Students Find Challenges At School In Tijuana npr.org/sections/ed/20…

City to Offer the SAT During School Day, For Free wnyc.org/story/city-off…

New York City offers SAT to all high school juniors, hoping to clear a path to college chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

Feds kick off restoration of grant aid for students burned by for-profit college closures washingtonpost.com/news/grade-poi…

Nonprofit wants 25 new or revamped D.C. city or charter schools in five years washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

Does Colorado's state education plan fall flat? Some who helped write it think so. chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

Hartford School Superintendent Selection Process Continues To Raise Questions courant.com/education/hc-h…

Could fragile peace between political rivals ultimately lead to changes in California's charter school oversight? scpr.org/news/2017/04/0

School segregation persists in the new New Orleans, study says nola.com/education/inde…

Kim A. Snyder Tells Newtown Families' Deeply Intimate Story | Blog | Independent Lens | PBS ow.ly/vR4u30aytOi

Parents Don't Like Being Called Bigots After Objecting To School Lesson On Islam huffingtonpost.com/2017/03/31/par

AM News: Controversial USDE Appointee, Camelot Hotseat, Charter Unionization Called Off, & More

New US education chief DeVos visiting Fort Bragg school | North Carolina | pilotonline.com ow.ly/x4aa30avFsQ

Severe weather closes, delays New Orleans area schools Monday (April 3) nola.com/weather/index.

Judge approves $25M Trump University lawsuits settlement usat.ly/2nI022E via @USATODAY

Anti-Clinton attorney Candice Jackson says she's headed for @usedgov's top civil rights post politicopro.com/education/stor

Lawyer who highlighted Hillary Clinton’s role in defending rape suspect tapped for key civil rights post at USED washingtonpost.com/news/educati

Arizona taxpayer-funded vouchers benefiting students in more-affluent areas ow.ly/gCWc30aua4R

Camelot Education under scrutiny in Philadelphia; Houston; and Columbus, Georgia. ow.ly/2r4M30auhPB

Effort To Unionize Teachers At D.C. Charter School Called Off After Divisive Campaign | WAMU ow.ly/1JvC30avGCi

Amended 'School Choice' Bill Passes in Texas Senate bit.ly/2nLhwLx via @BreitbartTexas

House Democrats ask Administration to remind schools that they must educate undocumented children - Washington Post ow.ly/mMxI30avFuq

Seattle teachers reject proposal to walk out over funding seattletimes.com/seattle-news/e

Hartford Superintendent Selection Punctuated By Discord, Confusion courant.com/education/hc-h…

Opt outs fade, but New York must do better at testing kids: Editorial lohud.us/2nE8uOP via @lohud

Teacher Of The Year Gives Students Hilarious Fake Words Spelling Test As An April Fools Prank https://t.co/B635UM5gLN

AM News: Charter Advocates Oppose DeVos Budget, White Parents Heart White Schools

Charter Advocates Oppose DeVos's Private School Agenda realcleareducation.com/2017/03/31/cha…

Schools Shift to Free Public Domain Curricula realcleareducation.com/2017/03/31/sch…

White parents still want to live near mostly white schools — and in LA, it shows scpr.org/news/2017/03/3…

Five reasons why Nikolai Vitti might be Detroit’s next superintendent — and three reasons he might not chalkbeat.org/posts/detroit/…

In final year of Common Core, Tennessee teachers can use practice test questions from PARCC chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/…

California lags behind many other states in offering full-day kindergarten edsource.org/2017/californi…

Former Oakland charter schools director charged with fraud sfgate.com/crime/article/…

Security review to be launched in wake of Rockville High School rape case washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

 

AM News: DeVos At Brookings, NY Opt-Out Declines, & More #EdNews

Betsy DeVos on American schools: ‘I’m not sure that we can deteriorate a whole lot’ chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

DeVos Calls for More School Choice, Saying Money Isn’t the Answer nyti.ms/2oA8j6p

DeVos says predecessor wasted money on failed school reform strib.mn/2mQ8RbO

DeVos Hints at ESSA as Means for Feds to Push School Choice But Downplays Federal Oversight the74million.org/article/devos-…

Trump's Education Department nixes Obama-era grant program for school diversity washingtonpost.com/news/education…

Weeks after DeVos praises Denver school choice efforts, she slams the city for accessibility without choices’ chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

Early reports indicate New York opt-out rates are decreasing statewide, a possible sign of eased tension chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/

Chicago Teachers Union Pushing For Broader Strike And Bargaining Rights nzzl.us/Pp71q9f

Obama administration Education secretary endorses Gonez, Melvoin for L.A. school board latimes.com/local/educatio…

Priscilla Chan touts Teach for America at fundraiser sfgate.com/education/arti…

Muslim Schoolchildren Bullied By Fellow Students And Teachers npr.org/sections/codes…

A Surprising Explanation For Why Some Immigrants Excel In Science npr.org/sections/ed/20…

AM News: DeVos Promotes STEM, Spring Testing Begins, LA Parents Protest White Student Penalty

Ivanka Trump, Education Secretary DeVos promote STEM careers - ABC News - abcn.ws/2nILSyL

See also: Ivanka & DeVos encouraging girls to embraceSTEM. Trump's budget cuts NASA edu office, which brings girls into STEM. washingtonpost.com/national/healt

And this: 'CBS This Morning' visits N.J. school program threatened by Trump budget | NJ.com ow.ly/FjFL30am0ET

In Betsy DeVos, Colorado's teachers union finds a useful face for the opposition chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

See also: States, schools, and programs that have gotten Betsy DeVos’s seal of approval | Chalkbeat ow.ly/Yzh330amPvj

Court Orders New York to Release Millions for Struggling Schools wnyc.org/story/court-ru…

Pressure Builds for City’s Renewal Schools as State Tests Begin nyti.ms/2nJjYmk

Opt-outs on state English test top 50 percent on Long Island | Newsday ow.ly/G4YC30amRPv

Chicago Teachers Having ‘Hard Discussion’ Before Upcoming Strike Vote chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/03/22/chi…

How is Centennial High supporting students' emotional well-being? ‘Big kid recess’ minnpost.com/education/2017…

Our School’s Too White? Outraged LA Parents Vow to Lie About Child’s Race to Keep City From Removing Teachers @The74 bit.ly/2o8ejam

See also: Los Angeles school budget cuts due to high white student percentage sparks outrage | abc7.com ow.ly/Jsbj30aklsq
 
The long road to college from the 'at-risk' list in high school scpr.org/news/2017/03/2…
 
In School Nurse’s Room: Tylenol, Band-Aids and an Antidote to Heroin nytimes.com/2017/03/29/nyr…
 

AM News: Obama Reg Rollback, Schools Collecting Citizenship Data, & DC Girls' Effort

Trump strikes down teacher, school regulations | TheHill ow.ly/XnRg30akfGR

Trump signs four bills rolling back Obama-era rules social.newsinc.com/media/json/690…
 
Trump signs bills overturning Obama-era education regulations washingtonpost.com/news/education…
 
D.C. school system launches effort to help girls of color — but not an all-girls school washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…
 
California pressed to stop collecting students’ citizenship data sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…
 
More HS students are graduating, but these key indicators prove those diplomas are worth less than ever laschoolreport.com/more-hs-studen…
 
Indiana ranked no. 1 for charter-friendly environment by national advocacy group chalkbeat.org/posts/in/2017/…

Some LI third-graders given wrong Common Core exam | Newsday ow.ly/uypW30akeB2

Apple’s Bid To Reclaim The Classroom From Chromebooks May Be Too Late fastcompany.com/3069231/apples…

College Classes In Maximum Security: 'It Gives You Meaning' npr.org/2017/03/27/518…

AM News: Spring Testing Season, Teachers For Trump, Immigrant Students, & More

To test or not to test? That’s the question families face as students head into state exams this week chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

Annual State Tests, With Annual Controversy, Begin This Week wnyc.org/story/annual-s…

Liberals, Conservatives Agree: Big Mistake for White House to Push Private School Choice | Education News | US News ow.ly/g0qQ30agHh4

Threats and safety concerns follow Rockville High rape case washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

Challengers claim victories in Denver teachers union elections, race for president heading for recount chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

These Teachers Voted For Trump. Here's What They Think About His Proposed Education Cuts huffingtonpost.com/2017/03/23/tru

Teachers brush up on new techniques to help improve a struggling school scpr.org/news/2017/03/2…

States Forge Ahead With ESSA Spending Plans blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher

Ex-Chicago & New Orleans chief Vallas expected to take the helm at Chicago State University - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/XJLx30ahVRl

'Spotify for learning games' coming to classrooms usat.ly/2omkUdq via @USATODAY

'Open Schools' Made Noise In The 70s, Now They're Just Noisy npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Fifteen kids reported this pedophile. They left him in the classroom anyway. Desert Sun ow.ly/SxSN30agBl1

AM News: Trump Divides Advocates, DeVos Visits MD School, NYC Charter Sues Union

1 Trump School Choice Proposals Drive Wedge Between Charter School Advocates | Best States | US News ow.ly/4pCr30adAs3

2 Larry Hogan, Betsy DeVos Encounter Protesters During Bethesda School Visit patch.com/maryland/bethe…

3 Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate - KTAR.com ow.ly/sKCN30adAyh

4 KIPP v. UFT: Charter Network Sues Union, Arguing It Doesn’t Represent School’s Teachers the74million.org/article/kipp-v…

5 Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School npr.org/sections/thesa…

6 Eva Moskowitz talks about Betsy DeVos, vouchers, discipline -- and how the ‘tide is turning’ for charter schools chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

7 KIPP v. UFT: Charter Network Sues Union, Arguing It Doesn’t Represent School’s Teachers @The74 bit.ly/2nIJVT6

8 Tensions rise as vouchers pick up traction across Wisconsin ow.ly/aXrZ30adBEE

9 Boston public schools map switch aims to amend 500 years of distortion | Education | The Guardian ow.ly/VIVD30adBHY

10 Examining poor school performance in the U.S., by @ariabendix theatlantic.com/education/arch…

AM News: Special Ed Decision, School Suspensions, International Comparisons, & More

1 Supreme Court Rejects Education Minimum Applied by Gorsuch nytimes.com/2017/03/22/us/…

2 Trump administration's delay of rule to regulate career-training programs sparks protest washingtonpost.com/news/grade-poi…

3 School Suspensions Have Plunged: We Don't Yet Know If That's Good News npr.org/sections/ed/20…

4 Math and Politics at Odds in New York's School Funding Debate wnyc.org/story/disagree…

5 D.C. Approves ESSA Accountability Plan That Emphasizes Testing Standards & Transparency the74million.org/article/dc-app…

6 Despite pushback, NYC education panel votes to close five schools in de Blasio’s turnaround program chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/

7 Suspension rates for African-American students escalate in middle school edsource.org/2017/suspensio…

8 Key Democratic senator outlines a case against school vouchers - The Washington Post ow.ly/uHd030abeZs

9 California's schools suspensions are down, but black students still face higher suspension rates - LA Times ow.ly/kBrs30abfMt

10 Exchange students say U.S. high schools easier and puzzle over all the sports usat.ly/2nBvUH8 via @USATODAY @gtoppo

AM News: School Immigration Debate, Learning Myths, Student Data

1 Ex-teacher charged with child sex abuse was subject of previous D.C. investigation washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

2 Boston's public schools have adopted a new, more accurate world map pri.org/stories/2017-0…

3 You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out npr.org/sections/ed/20…

4 High school rape gets drawn into immigration debate abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/o…

5 No Warrant, No Way In: NYC to Prevent ICE Agents From Entering Schools Without Warrants the74million.org/article/no-war…

6 How limited transportation undermines school choice — even in Denver chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

7 How Many U.S. Students Are Taught by Qualified Teachers? blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher…

8 SF teachers union official on leave after sting video released sfgate.com/education/arti…

9 Minnesota is really good at collecting student data, but not the best at using it minnpost.com/education/2017…

10 Why the Trump administration wants districts to change their budgets — and how Title I could stand in the way chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/

AM News: DeVos At CCSSO, Choice In Iowa, LAUSD Funding, & More

1 School Choice Fight in Iowa May Preview the One Facing Trump nytimes.com/2017/03/21/us/

2 Elizabeth Warren questions the hiring of for-profit-college officials at the Education Department washingtonpost.com/news/grade-poi…

3 After explosive allegations of anti-union intimidation, KIPP files a federal lawsuit against the UFT ckbe.at/2mEpbsa

4 Advocates say L.A. Unified shortchanges its neediest students latimes.com/local/educatio…

5 Effective, Efficient — and Limited: DeVos Lays Out Her Vision of Federal Role To State Schools Chiefs the74million.org/article/effect…

6 LA Unified has gotten billions to serve high-needs kids. Here's how they've spend it. scpr.org/news/2017/03/2…

7 Tennessee Legislators Seek State's First Voucher Law realcleareducation.com/2017/03/21/ten…

8 DeVos to State Chiefs: Time for Ed. Dept. to 'Let You Do Your Job' blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

9 New York City's English learners often struggle to graduate, but here's how some schools buck that trend chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

10 William Sanders, pioneer of controversial value-added model for judging teachers, dies | Chalkbeat ow.ly/F6cg30a6R6P

AM News: DeVos Meets State Chiefs, KY Approves Charters, KIPP Sues UFT, & More

1 State education officials, DeVos to discuss school choice, vouchers | Local News | clintonherald.com ow.ly/nVgB30a4is5

2 After Heated Partisan Battle, Kentucky is 44th State to Pass Charter Law | The 74 ow.ly/ChQH30a4iEW

3 Colorado Springs schools deal with fears over immigration denverpost.com/2017/03/19/col…

4 Two-decade old legal battle over special education oversight nears resolution, brings major changes edsource.org/2017/two-decad…

5 After explosive allegations of anti-union intimidation, KIPP files a federal lawsuit against the UFT chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

6 Highlights from SXSW’s education confab in Austin – and beyond hechingerreport.org/highlights-sxs…

7 Immigration Enforcement Will Happen 'Over My Dead Body,' Superintendent Says blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Distric…

8 Minneapolis North High School dramatically increased its graduation rate. How'd they do it? minnpost.com/education/2017…

9 AFT President Weingarten: Trump’s Budget 'Takes a Meat Cleaver to Public Education' ow.ly/yxIh30a4lXY

10 2 schools named after eugenics advocates to get new names - AP ow.ly/Q23830a4m0F

AM News: Trump Proposals Examined, Common Core Debated, & More

10 After-school programs for 1.6 million kids hit by Trump budget independent.co.uk/news/world/ame…

9 Charleston Gazette-Mail | Common Core repeal bill stalls in WV Senate wvgazettemail.com/news-politics/… via @wvgazettemail

8 French school shooting: 4 shot, 10 hurt, student arrested – The Denver Post ow.ly/26dQ309ZRDL

7 White House courting of HBCUs ends with disappointing budget washingtonpost.com/news/grade-poi…

6 For third straight year, TNReady prompts Tennessee to adjust teacher evaluation formula chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/…

5 California teachers get layoff notices despite teacher shortages edsource.org/2017/californi…

4 Louisville School Integration Efforts Safe For Now npr.org/sections/ed/20…

3 Trump Budget Proposal Would Boost School Choice | National News | US News ow.ly/9Ss8309ZR4p

2 Trump's Budget Blueprint Pinches Pennies For Education npr.org/sections/ed/20…

1 Agency-by-agency look at Trump's budget abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

 

AM News: Trump Proposal Cuts Education, CA's Hinky New Dashboard, & More

10 Trump Officials Are Learning How Hard It Is to Sell $1 Billion of Their Assets - WSJ ow.ly/gxWX309Y90A

9 60 Years Ago, Resistance to Integration in Texas Led to School Voucher Plan kut.org/post/60-years-…

8 The Secret Ingredient For Better Schools: Integration : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/B4OW309Y7t3

7 A hidden tribe, a disastrous school and finally, a cry for help azc.cc/2nlScwD via @azcentral

6 Trump Calls for New School Choice Initiatives, Big Cuts to K-12 Budget the74million.org/article/trump-…

5 Are Denver's nationally-known school reforms paying off? New report says yes. chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

4 California's new education ratings tool turns some low-scoring schools into highfliers latimes.com/local/educatio…

3 Trump ED Budget: Winners: school choice fans. Losers: Low-income college students, teachers #CQonBudget cq.com/doc/news-50623…

2 Trump Budget Would Make Massive Cuts to Ed. Dept., But Boost School Choice blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

1 Trump seeks to slash Education Department but make big push for school choice washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

AM News: College Persistence Rates, Trump's Proposed $6B Cuts, & Snow Day Recovery

10 Boston teachers’ union calls for protest as contract talks stall | Boston Herald ow.ly/VvhR309Vzv2

9 Feds: CPS consultant made millions through 'corrupt process from beginning to end' - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/xPo7309VsG7

8 Feds: Solomon helped 'lay the foundation' for BBB to head CPS | Chicago Sun-Times ow.ly/bBXk309Vsve

8 Ohio Will Delay Submitting A Plan For Federal Every Student Succeeds Act | WOSU Radio ow.ly/7rS5309VrwB

7 Charter schools’ ‘thorny’ problem: Few students go on to earn college degrees ow.ly/laaw309Vr52

6 Chronic absence is the most important education problem in Minnesota that no one is talking about minnpost.com/education/2017…

5 How is your school doing? Online dashboard gives parents new tool sfgate.com/education/arti…

4 Trump Reportedly Wants $6 Billion in Education Cuts — but History Shows He Likely Won’t Get Them the74million.org/article/trump-…

3 About that $1 billion-plus projected deficit in LA Unified's budget… scpr.org/news/2017/03/1…

2 Denver Public Schools retooling equity measure, presses forward on scoring schools chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

1 D.C. cancels after-school activities, capping frustrating day for parents washingtonpost.com/news/education…

 

AM News: DeVos Talks Urban Choice, Trump Heads To Nashville, Detroit Options, & More

10 After a contentious roll-out, legislators move toward consensus on school-discipline rules minnpost.com/education/2017…

9 DeVos Pitches New ESSA Flexibility to Big-City Schools Leaders, Gets Tepid Response the74million.org/article/devos-…

8 U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says Indianapolis’s ‘innovation schools' should be a national model chalkbeat.org/posts/in/2017/…

8 DeVos Pitches ESSA Flexibility to Big-City School Leaders realcleareducation.com/2017/03/14/dev…

7 Trump to Talk School Choice at Nashville Rally realcleareducation.com/2017/03/14/tru…

6 Detroit kids have better options, just not in Detroit hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

5 NY Drops Literacy Skills Test for Teacher Certification wnyc.org/story/ny-drops…

4 DeVos tells big-city school superintendents she believes in ‘great public schools’ — but some remain skeptical washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

3 Regents Drop Teacher Literacy Test Seen as Discriminatory nytimes.com/2017/03/13/nyr…

2 DeVos promotes school choice, local control abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wire…

1 Common Core in California likely to continue despite Trump opposition nzzl.us/0VtnRWA via @nuzzel thanks @GPayneEDU

AM News: DeVos Talks Great Cities, Boston Grad Rates, Immigrant Worries, & More

Bomb threats reported against Jewish schools in several cities” twitter.com/i/moments/8410…

Today: Betsy DeVos at Urban School Leaders' Conference - District Dossier - Education Week ow.ly/Tln9309QM9t

DeVos Chooses Ruddock, Another Ed Dept Staffer with Jeb Bush and Indiana Ties - Breitbart ow.ly/VVER309QL1p

Delay in enforcing rules drafted during Obama years, signals shift from aggressive oversight of for-profit schools on.wsj.com/2mAo675

The ‘Miraculous’ Rise and Ugly Fall of ESSA | The 74 ow.ly/iWGG309QLbb

Democrats Demand That DeVos Explain How She Is Going To Protect Trans Students huffingtonpost.com/2017/03/10/dev…

How Boston achieved its record high school graduation rate - CSMonitor.com ow.ly/2Ben309POwH

Minnesota schools slow to implement the Common Core national academic benchmarks | Duluth News Tribune ow.ly/p4dd309PQir

Why One School Lives as Another Dies in the Same Building nytimes.com/2017/03/10/nyr…

Undocumented immigrants rush to make U.S.-born kids dual Mexican citizens ow.ly/hMFa309QMBr

AM News: ESSA Rules Dumped, Immigration Fears, LAUSD Showdown, & More

The Senate’s 50–49 Killing of ESSA Rules: A Sweeping Change in How America Will Rate (and Fix) Schools | The 74 ow.ly/8115309Mhip

Senate dumps Obama rule for holding schools accountable - POLITICO ow.ly/yIxR309Mga7

IMMIGRATION

State schools chief seeks clarity on federal immigration policy after L.A. incident latimes.com/local/californ…

Helping Immigrant Students Catch Up, Fast — It Takes A Whole School npr.org/sections/ed/20…

LAUSD

Two very different visions are battling it out - LA Times ow.ly/2X45309MiOS

The L.A. School Board Race Heats Up With Board President Now Headed for May Runoff | The 74 ow.ly/e3Wb309MiCK

LAUSD board President Steve Zimmer forced into runoff election ow.ly/TTaV309MiBi

The Fight Over Charter Schools Made Los Angeles' School Board Races Historically Expensive | Mother Jones ow.ly/TCi8309Mixi

How has your classroom changed since the 2016 election? vox.com/policy-and-pol…

DEVOS

Betsy DeVos to Speak at Urban School Leaders' Legislative Conference blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Distric

DeVos speaking Monday to urban school superintendents. From the last time a Trump surrogate spoke to this group: washingtonpost.com/news/education…

Betsy DeVos Meets With Trans Students After Dismantling Their Rights huffingtonpost.com/2017/03/09/bet…

Parents of Transgender Kids Meet With Education Secretary Betsy DeVos - NBC News ow.ly/DUeY309MgCQ

A closer look at the D.C. school that DeVos visited: Jefferson Middle washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

DISTRICTS

City Efforts Fail to Boost Offers to Blacks and Latinos at Top High Schools - Battery Park City - DNAinfo New York ow.ly/wL17309Mgfs

Seattle Schools may make ethnic studies mandatory kuow.org/post/seattle-s…

Anti-semitic incidents under investigation in two Md. schools washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

A Brooklyn Charter School Looks Past ‘No Excuses’ - The New York Times ow.ly/3UP1309Mg99

A School Where Raising the Bar Lifts Hope - The New York Times ow.ly/BfLZ309Mg85

AM News: Trump Adviser Speaks, NYC Diversity Fail, Senate Teacher Prep Action, LA Postmortem

In Puerto Rico, teachers’ pension fund works like a Ponzi scheme seattletimes.com/nation-world/i…

Trump Education Adviser Wants 'Robust Portfolio of Options' For K-12 Students blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Trump's education adviser promotes private schools abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wire…

Diversity Lags as Students Are Matched With City Schools nytimes.com/2017/03/08/nyr…

Senate Blocks Teacher Preparation Rules, Ending ESSA Accountability Rules on Deck @The74 bit.ly/2mkww0C

Senate overturns Obama-era regulations on teacher preparation nola.com/politics/index…

Via @NPR: 'I Have Children Crying In The Classroom' n.pr/2meLPId

The State of State Teachers’ Pension Plans nytimes.com/interactive/20…

What's behind all the big spending on the LA school board primary scpr.org/news/2017/03/0…

Millions spent in Los Angeles school board race yield no clear winner yet | EdSource ow.ly/Hajc309JRQm

NAACP gathers Detroiters' views on charter schools in the city ow.ly/Dvs0309JRSN

Teachers Across the Country Turn to #ADayWithoutAWoman as a Teachable Moment | The 74 ow.ly/y3aY309JRGw

Utah is about to repeal a law that bans teachers from talking about gay people in classrooms vox.com/identities/201…

Only 10 percent of offers at New York City’s specialized high schools went to black and Hispanic students chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

 

AM News: Day Without Women, ICE At School, LAUSD Runoffs, Hartford Choice, & More

DAY WITHOUT WOMEN

On ‘Day Without A Woman,’ school’s on in New York City — but expect some red shirts and women’s history | Chalkbeat ow.ly/jejk309HN6L

Prince George’s cancels classes as many teachers in region take leave on day of women’s protest washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

Alexandria, Va. school district closing for #DaywithoutaWoman Wednesday washex.am/2mO4aPs

‘Day without a woman’ strike closing school districts wsj.com/articles/two-s…

IMMIGRATION

Educators Prepare for Immigration Agents at the Schoolhouse - The New York Times ow.ly/w5Ro309HN8k

Financial aid campaign to reach undocumented college students pays off scpr.org/news/2017/03/0…

DACA, One Student's Story npr.org/sections/ed/20…

ALL EYES ON LA

The L.A. School Board Race Heats Up With Board President Now Headed for May Runoff the74million.org/article/la-sch…

Runoffs appear likely in two of three pivotal L.A. school board contests latimes.com/local/educatio…

State charter group takes off the gloves in battle with CTA cabinetreport.com/politics-educa…

Turf battle developing over who can test California’s 11th-graders edsource.org/2017/turf-batt…

CHOICE

Hartford shows pitfalls of school choice as issue goes national hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Video Explainer: Understanding Education Savings Accounts — in 90 Seconds or Less | The 74 ow.ly/3qa0309FYiD

Boston charter applications double with new OneApp-esque system. Voters rejected charter expansion. bit.ly/2nbKrp2

The $80 million dispute between Ohio & some of the state's virtual schools edweek.org/ew/articles/20…

DISTRICTS

Poor air quality highlights repair needs in Boston schools cabinetreport.com/facilities/poo…

School board reveals Donyall Dickey as top pick for Portland superintendent | OregonLive.com ow.ly/5vb8309H3Wq

These For-Profit Schools Are ‘Like a Prison’ - ProPublica ow.ly/e4pt309HNXx

The state tried to save one Colorado school before and failed. Now it is about to try again — with 12. chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

Philly physics teacher with perfect attendance plans for his first day off in seven years newsworks.org/index.php/home

AM News: Day Without [Teachers], LAUSD Elections, & More

PROTEST

The 'Day Without A Woman' Strike Is Closing Schools Around The Country huffingtonpost.com/2017/03/06/wom…

On ‘Day Without Women,’ Two Districts Cancel School nytimes.com/2017/03/06/us/…

At least 2 school districts are canceling classes because of the women’s strike - Vox ow.ly/dKUo309FjP6

Virginia school district to close for ‘A Day Without a Woman’ washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

Protesters join family of father arrested by ICE agents outside his daughter’s school at rally in downtown LA laschoolreport.com/protesters-joi…

LAUSD ELECTIONS

How to campaign in a wide-open, low-turnout LA Unified school board race scpr.org/news/2017/03/0…

'It’s an important election': Growth measure dominates the debate in L.A. - LA Times ow.ly/HIph309FjBY

Inside Celerity charter school network, questionable spending and potential conflicts of interest abound nzzl.us/ZGNo5CB via @nuzzel

UTLA campaign supporting Zimmer now under full investigation; outside spending jumps $1M in a week to $5.4 million ow.ly/Ahn2309EywO

CAPITOL HILL

What Happens to Education Spending if the Budget Stays in a Holding Pattern blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

 GOP lawmaker pushing for n'hood schools in KY says bill will be pared down to affect only elem schools, via @tkonz wdrb.com/story/34675961…

TIDBITS

Boston charter schools see record-breaking spike in applications - The Boston Globe ow.ly/NizU309FjzN

Oklahoma is Poised to Become the Worst State for Teacher Pay blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher

Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts tracking.feedpress.it/link/9499/5461…

‘Shocking’ discipline rates for youngest students prompt Spokane lawmaker to seek ban seattletimes.com/education-lab/

Three months into Tennessee’s first voucher foray, 35 students are enrolled chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/…

Colorado juniors face new, revamped college exam in SAT after state dumps rival ACT – The Denver Post ow.ly/zV2B309EzyK

State Budget Cuts Leave Less Money For Higher Education : NPR ow.ly/jyhD309DoGA

AM News: Trump/DeVos, Kansas Funding Decision, LAUSD Showdown, & More

TRUMP/DEVOS

Trump to visit private school to promote school choice - ABC News https://t.co/Pf6EgCCIri

5 Trump Cabinet Members [incl. DeVos] Who’ve Made False Statements to Congress - ProPublica pllqt.it/Qjekun

Why the Trump Agenda Is Moving Slowly: The Republicans’ Wonk Gap nytimes.com/2017/02/28/ups…

Arizona Shows What Can Go Wrong With Tax Credit Vouchers - New York Times nzzl.us/85agofw

Betsy DeVos was right! Bear puts schools on lockdown | WZZM13.com ow.ly/rTs5309y7x7

KANSAS

Kansas Supreme Court rules the state has failed to ensure adequate education funding kansascity.com/news/politics-…

Kansas Supreme Court orders public school spending hike abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

Kansas Isn't Spending Enough On Its Schools, State's High Court Says npr.org/sections/thetw…

Kansas Supreme Court Says State Education Spending Is Too Low nytimes.com/2017/03/02/us/…

DISTRICTS

Meet the 13 Candidates Running in Tuesday's LAUSD School Board Election the74million.org/article/lausd-…

LAUSD's Looming Problem: The Number of Children in L.A. Is Shrinking | L.A. Weekly pllqt.it/CY7cQH

Here’s how one Memphis school is changing the way it disciplines girls of color chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/…

New York City updates guidelines designed to protect transgender students chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/

 

TIDBITS

California high school makes $24 million from Snap IPO hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Apple’s Devices Lose Luster in American Classrooms nytimes.com/2017/03/02/tec…

Parent Alert! Your Child Just Skipped Class npr.org/sections/ed/20…

South by Southwest Education: The 17 Panels and Sessions to See at SXSW 2017 | The 74 ow.ly/xXSt309wBuO

 

AM News: Immigration Fears, Trump Goes Catholic, Common Core Dissappearance, & More

IMMIGRATION

Could fear of Trump’s immigration policies keep New York City students out of school? chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

This New Mexico school welcomes families who live across the border | PBS NewsHour ow.ly/7RTI309u0ue

COMMON CORE

Common Core opt outs expected again ow.ly/EdYt309vQXs

Common Core Has Disappeared from Trump's Remarks | The Weekly Standard ow.ly/A2HL309vMgM

Concerns Arise About President Trump's Commitment to End Common Core - Breitbart ow.ly/k8ph309vLiq

CHOICE

Trump Highlighted This Unusual School Choice Idea Last Night npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Trump’s Call for School Vouchers Is a Return to a Campaign Pledge nytimes.com/2017/03/01/us/…

Without providing details, Trump and DeVos continue to promote ‘school choice’ plan | EdSource ow.ly/uvpT309vLle

Trump's first school visit as president will be to a Catholic school in Florida washingtonpost.com/news/answer-

DeVos is getting some very bad news about her favorite thing, school vouchers - LA Times ow.ly/aiEe309tkBq

REAL LIFE

New Indiana teachers repeatedly failing state exams - 13 WTHR Indianapolis ow.ly/Ocbf309vR2k

How A “Win-Win” For A Chicago Alternative School Firm Dashed Dreams For Others | WBEZ ow.ly/yEwn309vR1x

 

AM News: Trump Speech, DeVos Backpedals On HBCUs, & More

TRUMP SPEECH

Trump calls education 'the civil rights issue of our time' and asks for a school choice bill chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/

Trump Calls Education 'Civil Rights Issue of Our Time,' Pushes Choice blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Trump Doubles Down on School Choice, but Plan Likely Faces Uphill Battle in Congress the74million.org/article/trump-

Trump Makes Big Promises But Leaves Republicans To Figure Out The Details - BuzzFeed nzzl.us/Cr3sIQE

A Bitter Fight Begins Over an Obama Education Legacy - Bloomberg nzzl.us/27eITwK

DEVOS/HBCUs

Why DeVos’s comments about historically black colleges have ignited a firestorm & what she isn’t saying -Chalkbeat ow.ly/ZMWs309tbZN

After Backlash, DeVos Backpedals on Remarks on Historically Black Colleges - The New York Times ow.ly/ueK3309taTe

Betsy DeVos called historically black colleges and universities “real pioneers when it comes to school choice” nyti.ms/2mB4vl7

Trump moves program on historically black colleges into the White House washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

White House takes responsibility for historically black colleges from Ed Department ow.ly/H5yE309sxmx

HBCUs Graduate More Poor Black Students Than White Colleges npr.org/sections/codes…

DeVos hailed the segregated higher education system as a 'school choice' success story - Vox nzzl.us/CCwVfgI

MISC

Suburban Schools Are Struggling to Support Their Growing Immigrant Populations - The Atlantic nzzl.us/8KB4wjd

Final Deal On WA School Funding In Washington Could Be Months Away kuow.org/post/final-dea…

Two California schools among hundreds in U.S. taking international test to compare themselves globally edsource.org/2017/two-calif…

Michelle Obama surprises students on visit to DC high school abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

 

AM News: Trump's Student Guest, Districts Address Immigration Worries, & More

Trump invited a student to his joint address. Her story says a lot about his views on education reform. washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

A Twitter chat on #EduColor last week prompted educators to weigh in on immigration policy in their classrooms. st.news/2lYNiEy

Chicago, Denver, Pittsburgh, Houston Eugene schools among those taking steps to protect undoc students - CNN ow.ly/spxJ309piyo

New York City Will Be Asked to Release More Data on Students nytimes.com/2017/02/27/nyr…

School days go from stressful to fearful for students of undocumented families kuow.org/post/school-da…

To This Scholar, For-Profit Colleges Are 'Lower Ed' npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Alex Caputo-Pearl wins second term as L.A. teachers union president latimes.com/local/educatio…

Common Core in California likely to continue despite Trump opposition edsource.org/2017/common-co…

CPS privacy breach bared confidential student information - Chicago Sun-Times news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&…

Louisiana and Arizona Look to Address Special Education Teacher Shortage blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teache

School ends auction of senior that reminds some of slavery hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

AM News: LAUSD Race, Pearson Losses, DeVos Advisory Group

An inside, outside election season for L.A. teachers union latimes.com/local/educatio…

Unreported UTLA spending comes under review as official outside money in LAUSD board race tops $4M - LASR ow.ly/b3zF309orCB

One Chicago high school, 86 nearby shootings - Chicago Sun-Times ow.ly/s6qt309n567

Education publisher Pearson reports biggest loss in its history | Business | The Guardian http://ow.ly/i1f8309ovW6

Atlanta School Turnaround Gets A Big Boost With $2.1 Million Grant From Walton Family Foundation the74million.org/article/atlant…

Senate Democrats Question Role of DeVos Advisory Group: diverseeducation.com/article/93115/ via @DiverseIssues

Report: Public schools in the District remain highly segregated washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

CPS Relents, Returns $15 Million To Poorest Chicago Schools wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

In Walla Walla, history lessons fight ignorance on contentious issue seattletimes.com/seattle-news/e…

School event near Chicago sparks civil rights, race debate hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Jennifer Garner stresses early education at meeting with U.S. governors | Fox News ow.ly/u3G5309orAL

Transgender high school wrestler Mack Beggs identifies as a male, just won TX state girls title. - Washington Post http://ow.ly/WsBp309ovEr

AM News: DeVos Does CPAC, & Other Education News

Betsy DeVos is Publicly Polite, but a Political Fighter - The New York Times ow.ly/16nU309jM7I

DeVos defiant at CPAC: ‘My job isn’t to win a popularity contest’ https://t.co/PwptBbeNYC

DeVos slams Obama's transgender bathroom rule as 'overreach' - ABC News https://t.co/RtTViGXfyr

DeVos reveals chat with fiercely critical teachers union president | New York Post ow.ly/2EpW309jLST

After Reported Opposition, DeVos Defends Ending Transgender Protections to Friendly CPAC Crowd the74million.org/article/after-…

Jeffco library scrubs tweets after getting complaints that posts are politically biased denverpost.com/2017/02/23/jef…

Private Pre-K Providers Struggle to Survive in New York City wnyc.org/story/private-…

 

AM News: Immigrants In Schools, DeVos At CPAC, IPad Case Resolved, & More

IMMIGRATION

📰 Schools Are Rallying Around Portland's Large Refugee Community huffingtonpost.com/2017/02/16/hec…

📰 Schools Try to Thread the Needle Between Soothing Deportation Fears and Overpromising voiceofsandiego.org/topics/educati…

📰 School Asks Teachers To Take Down Pro-Diversity Posters, Saying They're 'Anti-Trump' - Huffington Post nzzl.us/O2pkDWk

📰 CPS tells principals not to allow immigration officials in schools without warrant - Chicago Tribune nzzl.us/zW6RYCD

📰 'Day Without Immigrants' resonates across Los Angeles, even if many still go to work - LA Times ow.ly/UHwf309fcyv

TRUMP/DEVOS

📰 Trump administration to change transgender student bathroom rules ow.ly/Gc1g309f8wC

📰 Trump administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

📰 EdSec @BetsyDeVosED scheduled to speak at CPAC on Thursday at 12:50.

IPADS

📰 U.S. attorney won't file charges after probe of $1.3-billion iPads-for-all project in L.A. schools latimes.com/local/educatio… 

📰 Federal inquiry into LAUSD’s iPad program ends with no charges laschoolreport.com/federal-inquir…

📰 Feds won't file charges after investigation of LAUSD iPad program scpr.org/news/2017/02/2…

MISC

📰 PA Senator: Trade jobs better for inner-city kids than college hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

📰 As access to AP exams grows, more students are doing better - The Washington Post ow.ly/yloE309f8XZ

📰 Want to decide who to vote for in the LA School Board election? Read candidates' answers to our survey | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/si6L309fczD

 

AM News: Keeping ICE Out Of Schools, States Using PARCC, & More

TRUMP/DEVOS

White House weighs federal tax credit - POLITICO http://ow.ly/RNDv309dmz5

7 Senators Who Opposed DeVos But Attended/Send Kids To Fancypants Schools | The Daily Caller ow.ly/hK4e309dcaz

Former Obama staffer contradicts DeVos letter about IDEA website http://ow.ly/Um5E309dmSM

For-Profit Schools, an Obama Target, See New Day Under Trump - The New York Times https://t.co/cUIxU3OFTC

Public School Fires Back After Betsy DeVos Criticizes Its Teachers | The Huffington Post ow.ly/5m83309cRiK

EPA's Pruitt wants 24/7 bodyguards -- a first. Via

REAL WORLD

CA legislator sponsors new bill aimed at keeping ICE out of public schools ow.ly/DOq7309cSiI

L.A. school board races draw millions in outside spending latimes.com/local/educatio…

King County judge rules WA State's charter-school law is constitutional | The Seattle Times http://ow.ly/lMct309dn6a

‘Uplifting each other’: All-boys Ron Brown High is coming together in debut year https://t.co/bOREsT95Jx

States Using PARCC or Smarter Balanced this year - Education Week pllqt.it/Bp5Ji5

Former Education Secretary Duncan talks about an app that could help kids get to school safely | WGN Radio ow.ly/by1e309cSE1

Some NJ parents worry about chance of privacy violations from student teacher videos scored by Pearson https://t.co/2esAwGqyuM

Feeling Slighted, District of Columbia Teachers Fire Back at Betsy DeVos - Politics K-12 - Education Week ow.ly/JYLG309cRlc

AM News: DeVos & Weingarten, Virtual Charters Slammed, & More

DeVos to tour schools with AFT Head Randi Weingarten| TheHill ow.ly/Afsu3096l1O
 
What Betsy DeVos wishes she said at her confirmation hearing - Axios http://ow.ly/waZl3096ncZ
 
DeVos softens stance on protesters at higher ed event washingtonpost.com/news/grade-poi…
 
DeVos Sees Choice-Friendly Florida as a K-12 Model for the Nation
 
Researchers: Don't expand virtual schools as is usatoday.com/story/news/201…
 
Louisiana Scholarship Program Vouchers Reduced Segregation - The Atlantic ow.ly/DGXD3092rOs
 
De Blasio’s State of the City Has Critics Asking: What About Schools? nytimes.com/2017/02/16/nyr…
 
Schools urge families to send children to school during ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest ow.ly/hsBX3095ajx
 
LAUSD official defends charter schools at NAACP forum - Wave Newspapers ow.ly/GOLD3096kV3
 
 

AM News: EdSec Talks Magnet Schools, DeVos Cartoon Offends, & More

MAGNET SCHOOL SPEECH

DeVos delivers speect to magnet schools at conference in D.C. | WJLA ow.ly/d1gS3093gkx

DeVos highlights Grand Rapids school during speech to educators | WOODTV.comow.ly/OGUh3093gqh

DeVos: Protesters show hostility to change, new ideas in education washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Education Secretary DeVos pledges support for magnet schools - AP ow.ly/g4Iz3093S7O

DeVos Fires Back at Protesters in Speech to Magnet School Advocates | Education News | US News ow.ly/mylN3093RU4

Education Secretary DeVos pledges support for magnet schools abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

Why Trump’s Labor Nominee Failed [& DeVos didn't]| FiveThirtyEight ow.ly/T0IL3093VEQpllqt.it/SbZhdI

National Policy Institute says DeVos should dismantle Education Department and bring God into classrooms washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS [#DayWithoutImmigrants]

 L.A. Unified urges students and teachers not to join 'A Day without Immigrants' protests latimes.com/local/educatio…

Immigrant workers, students, teachers, & families to protest by staying home abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/i…

Seattle schools vow to alleviate concerns of immigrant students, families seattletimes.com/seattle-news/e…

RUBY BRIDGES CARTOON

Provocative cartoon links Betsy DeVos and Ruby Bridges ow.ly/8Wv43092Qts

Outrage Over A Cartoon Equating Betsy Devos With Ruby Bridges - BuzzFeed News ow.ly/Jmtc3093gxe

Cartoonist Explains Why He Compares DeVos To Civil Rights Figure | News One ow.ly/JTsD3093gyv

OTHER

In 9 states, less than two-thirds of children have received a widely used seven-part vaccination ow.ly/Sjbm3092IMk

19 states plus DC to use PARCC/Smarter Balanced - 28 states using tests they designed or purchased - EdWeek ow.ly/v6HD3093Vot

LA School Board president convinces school board to go for ‘clean money’ elections resolution| LA School Report ow.ly/WjLH3093Sgd

Businessman who homeschooled kids to lead schools NH education department abcnews.go.com/Health/wireSto…

Mixed Impacts of Louisiana Scholarship Program on Segregation - The Atlantic ow.ly/rE0F3093RMw

L.A. Unified considers a program to soothe parent-school tensions - LA Times ow.ly/BeCN3093STc 

AM News: White House Education Event, DeVos Cartoon Controversy, & More

Trump promises education overhaul in meeting with DeVos, teachers wapo.st/2ktmSpS

Trump praises Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, saying she endured a 'very unfair trial' washingtonpost.com/news/education…

Who Trump invited to the White House to talk about schools. pllqt.it/HWJEqU

Trump, DeVos and Spicer addressed school choice — without publicly using the word 'voucher' - LA Times ow.ly/9F4Z3090GSM

DeVos: I'll Look for Unnecessary Programs to Cut at the Education Dept. blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

People Are Shocked By Conservative Artist's Betsy DeVos Cartoon huffingtonpost.com/2017/02/14/bet…

Chicago School Board Sues Illinois Alleging Discrimination in School Funding blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Distric…

Teachers Tackle Love and Shakespeare with Rikers Students - WNYC News - WNYC ow.ly/HIpE3091wi5

Chicago gunfire claims 2 children in a single day - Chicago Tribune nzzl.us/WzIGLXE via @nuzzel thanks @SimoneJWei

A record number of poor kids are eating breakfast — thanks to a program many conservatives hate - Washington Post ow.ly/JYqW3091AEd

One-fifth of L.A. public high school students said they'd been bullied last year latimes.com/local/educatio…

Black 2nd Graders at L.A. Elementary School Get Math Homework With a Word Problem About Slavery nzzl.us/3Lq1tIu via @nuzzel

San Diego Explained: Schools Aren’t Rolling in Lottery Cash voiceofsandiego.org/topics/educati…

Frisco ISD considers using students as janitors as a cost-cutting idea - Dallas News ow.ly/Xrv83091wsv

AM News: Special Ed Worries, School Visit Drama, & More

Lawmakers want federal special education site restored - USA Today ow.ly/Q45V308YOkE

Advocates of disabled students closely watching Betsy DeVos | The Seattle Times ow.ly/8jLQ308YzPz

San Diego school board yanks invite to DeVos amid teacher union protest - The San Diego Union-Tribune pllqt.it/HZYMSY

School District In Canada Cancels Trips To U.S., Citing Border Policies, Safety npr.org/sections/thetw…

Outside money pouring into LA school board race at potentially record-setting clip | 89.3 KPCC pllqt.it/VZ2UAJ

In LA school board race, candidates try to move beyond the issue that pays: charter schools | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/sfEa308Yhg4

App Shows How Much Money Advocates Say New York State Owes Public Schools huffingtonpost.com/2017/02/10/new…

Rural public schools worry they’ll be left behind - The Washington Post pllqt.it/f2Bgcc

Hawaii Teachers Rally For Better Pay At State Capitol by twitter.com/i/moments/8312…

Racial literacy gap hurts all Americans, black teacher says kuow.org/post/racial-li…

Protester arrested outside D.C. school is Afghan refugee - The Washington Post ow.ly/er7I308Zwqd

Teacher Shows Students How To Tie A Du-Rag Because Black Educators Are Golden huffingtonpost.com/2017/02/13/tea…

Chicago Parents Blame Gov. Bruce Rauner For CPS Budget Cuts wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

AM News: DeVos Critics Defend School Access, TN Admits Grad Rate Hype, & More

DEVOS

Teachers union president condemns protests blocking DeVos from school | TheHill http://ow.ly/FBKN308X0mR

Franken Says DeVos Should Have Not Been Blocked From Public School http://ow.ly/bvwY308X15K

DeVos's Education Department misspells name of NAACP co-founder in tweet - and gets hit on Twitter nzzl.us/2Jq1YMO

Betsy DeVos to State Chiefs: Full Speed Ahead on the Every Student Succeeds Act - Education Week nzzl.us/ACnFFvG

Only 27% of voters see DeVos positively to 49% with a negative opinion of her. - Public Policy Polling ow.ly/Jipb308TBTQ 

Education Department flunks spelling politi.co/2kI3bhk

NOT DEVOS

Tennessee Says A Third Of Its High School Graduates Didn't Meet Requirements npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Another state has admitted its steadily rising graduation rates are not as great as they seem: npr.org/sections/ed/20…

NPR Ed spoke with four young first-time school board candidates from around the country ow.ly/H2Zs308Vwtj

City's High School Grad Rate Edges Up to Nearly 73 Percent wnyc.org/story/citys-hi…

Remembering The 'Edutainer' Who Made Statistics Come To Life npr.org/2017/02/11/514…

How Google Chromebooks conquered U.S. schools nola.com/education/inde…

Will Push to Improve Schools of Ed Continue Without Teacher-Prep Regs? blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher…

Different Backgrounds, Same Long Charter Wait List Brings Texas Parents Together to Fight for More Schools the74million.org/article/differ…

Which States Pay Teachers the Most (and Least)? blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher…

‘Start with hello’: Sandy Hook parents turn grief into hope by teaching LA students to reach out #SandyHookPromise fw.to/y9ONlhi

AM News: Snow Days, DeVos Visits DCPS, & More

DEVOS

Education Secretary DeVos made her first visit to a school: Howard University washingtonpost.com/news/grade-poi…

Reaction in New York to Betsy DeVos? A Lot of Shrugs - The New York Times ow.ly/eFTg308SKJn
 
So Far, [Almost] No One Is Crossing The Aisle In The Trump Era | FiveThirtyEight ow.ly/kJga308SGwa#devos
 
Toomey defends vote to confirm Betsy DeVos | PhillyVoice ow.ly/2wPR308RvG4
 
Why Was Betsy DeVos the One Nominee Who Provoked Such Massive Opposition? ow.ly/jBF9308SJS1
 
A comprehensive list of what Betsy DeVos can — and can’t — do next - Vox ow.ly/HSBu308SJR1
 
It’s “di-voss” — a quick “di” like the first part of “did,” and “voss” like “the boss.” | Chalkbeat ow.ly/XX8f308SHm2
 
Christine Baranski Wants to Play Betsy DeVos on Saturday Night Live | Vanity Fair ow.ly/lSe3308RvK4
 
NOT DEVOS
 
Biggest storm to hit the Northeast this winter closes schools, creates messy commute latimes.com/local/educatio…
 
How some Colorado schools are finding success with poor and minority students denverpost.com/2017/02/09/col…
 
Wisconsin Targets Wi-Fi, Busing, Teacher Staffing Woes With $30 Million for Underfunded Rural Schools the74million.org/article/wiscon…
 
House Republicans voted to block Obama-era education regulations - US News ow.ly/gunq308SFRZ
 
About That Bill Abolishing The Department Of Education npr.org/sections/ed/20…
 
Success Academy Keeps Schools Open Despite Citywide Snow Day: Gothamist ow.ly/LjRC308SGnL
 
UFT endorses de Blasio for re-election, saying they are headed for ‘another war’ | Chalkbeat ow.ly/wyNq308SGY4
 
Schools In The Nation's Capital Are Embarrassingly Segregated huffingtonpost.com/2017/02/08/was…
 

AM News: DeVos, Day One & Other Education Updates

DAY ONE

Betsy DeVos' School Choice To-Do List | National News | US News ow.ly/t4Qa308Q5zv

'I am the newbie and I have a lot to learn': Betsy DeVos introduces herself - LA Times ow.ly/7cCP308Q4yX

DeVos Looks to Reassure, Pledging ‘Students Come First’ in First Speech to Ed Dept the74million.org/article/devos-…

‘Students first’: New Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seeks common ground washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

At Ed. Department, Betsy DeVos Calls for Unity After Bitter Confirmation Process blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

TRANSITION

Jill Stein Slams Democrats For Allowing DeVos To Be Confirmed ow.ly/A9YA308Q5j6

How Trump’s nominees fared in the Senate, compared to their predecessors: - The Atlantic ow.ly/vzwX308Pse8

REAL LIFE

At-risk students in Denver, DougCo more likely to have ineffective teachers denverpost.com/2017/02/08/at-…

NYC’s bold gamble: Spend big on impoverished students’ social and emotional needs to get academic gains hechingerreport.org/nycs-bold-gamb…

Friedrichs 2.0: New Lawsuit By 8 Teachers Challenges Mandatory Dues Paid to California Union the74million.org/article/friedr…

Loss of federal program could more than triple AP exam fee for some students edsource.org/2017/loss-of-f…

A majority of Virginians say public schools are underfunded, survey shows washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Why one Bronx school has struggled to implement restorative justice ckbe.at/2k6pfnc

Two UK schools trial use of police-style bodycams for teachers theguardian.com/education/2017…

AM News: DeVos Confirmed, Nobody Quite Sure What Happens Next

Devos Vows to Be 'Tireless Advocate for All Students' abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

Betsy DeVos Is Confirmed As Education Secretary, Thanks To An Unprecedented Tie-Breaking Vote buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl…

Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie - The New York Times pllqt.it/nhKvLb

Reaction To DeVos Vote Is Swift, And Divided npr.org/sections/ed/20…
 
Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary Despite Flood of Opposition | Education News | US News ow.ly/uCQF308NOHa
 
How Betsy DeVos could reshape national education policy | PBS NewsHour ow.ly/WMPF308N7H0
 
Can Unions Take Anti-DeVos Fervor, #ilovepublicschools Movement to States? blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e…

Hundreds of New York Students Stage Walkout to Protest Travel Ban wnyc.org/story/hundreds…

Raised in a segregated school system, one educator created an intentionally integrated charter. bit.ly/2lnAPq6

Malloy calls for revamped CT education formula ctpost.com/local/article/… via @connpost

AM News: 'Vos Vote, 'Vos Vote!

DEVOS

After unprecedented opposition, Betsy DeVos is likely to squeak through to become secretary of Education latimes.com/local/educatio…

Short One Vote to Defeat Betsy DeVos, Democrats Refuse to Yield Floor - The New York Times ow.ly/saS6308KxuW

Kellyanne Conway shrugged off GOP senate staffers' request for backup on DeVos, said outcry isn't from "real people" politico.com/story/2017/02/…

Senate to vote today on confirmation of Betsy DeVos washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Teachers And Politicians Mount Final Push To Keep Betsy DeVos Away From Public Schools huffingtonpost.com/2017/02/06/bet…

Sen. Wyden Says He'll Vote Against Trump's Education Pick npr.org/2017/02/07/513…

Democrats Conduct All-Night Session To Try To Stop DeVos Confirmation npr.org/2017/02/07/513…

Senate Set to Confirm Education Secretary by Narrow Margin abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

Michael Bennet calls Betsy DeVos’ nomination “an insult” in speaking marathon on Senate floor denverpost.com/2017/02/07/mic…

How Possible Democratic Presidential Contenders Have Handled Betsy DeVos blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig… **

Why It’s So Hard to Find That 51st Senate Vote Against Betsy DeVos pllqt.it/PEL6XT **

DeVos resistance in context - Vox pllqt.it/YMASdm **

NOT DEVOS

Gwinnett County Public Schools among 3 districts to use OECD Test for Schools ow.ly/E69v308Ky7A #PISA

Syrian refugees find a home in Trump country - The Washington Post ow.ly/yHNF308KqSU

Massachusetts Looking to Downplay Kids’ Test Scores as Key Measure in Teacher Evaluations the74million.org/article/massac…

Districts expanding transitional kindergarten – even at a cost scpr.org/news/2017/02/0…

An exit interview with Sophia Pappas, who led New York City’s historic expansion of universal pre-K | Chalkbeat ow.ly/YSyr308JpsC

"Parachute teachers" are a thingblogs.edweek.org/teachers/teach…

Broken system, broken trust mystatesman.com/news/state--re…

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