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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRANSITION

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

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

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

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

HEAD START

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

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

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

STANDARDS & TESTS

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

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

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

MISC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRANSITION

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

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

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

INTEGRATION

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

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

PRESCHOOL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…
 

AM News: PARCC Results, Teacher Prep Programs, Testing Limits, & More

Few NJ's Class of 2016 Graduates Manage to Pass PARCC Tests - NJ Spotlight  njspotlight.com/stories/16/12/…

Elementary Teacher-Prep Programs Are Getting Better, According to Study  blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher…

States with background checks for those who buy guns and bullets also have fewer school shootings - LA Times fw.to/Y82v4Cc

Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants Armed Officers in Private Schools abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/o…

Final Rules for K-12 Standardized Testing Released abcnews.go.com/Health/wireSto…

Schools Missing Big Opportunities to Engage Parents gallup.com/businessjourna…

Work ESSA from the ground up, Weingarten urges lawmakers | American Federation of Teachers  ow.ly/q6jG306VWEO

Budget Deal Addresses Flint, Vouchers; Punts on Big K-12 Funding Issues  blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

As charter schools grow, they face challenge of hiring amid a teacher shortage  edsource.org/2016/as-charte…

Charter school allies rack up early fundraising leads in LA Unified school board race  scpr.org/news/2016/12/0…

Seattle School Board gives chief a mixed grade, smaller raise seattletimes.com/seattle-news/e…

BESE pulls 2 New Orleans charters, extends 9 others after emotional day nola.com/education/inde…

Chicago School Board Passes New Budget With $215 Million Hole wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

Unvaccinated students forced to stay home amid Auburn mumps outbreak | KING5.comow.ly/8o3k306VVKg

Texas Eyes Immunizations as More Kids File Exemptions abcnews.go.com/Health/wireSto…

AM News: More PISA Coverage, Houston Standout, Trump School Hotline, & More

Rich-Poor Achievement Gap Is Narrowing in American Education - Bloomberg ow.ly/kgyz306TLt3

Math a Concern for US Teens; Science, Reading Flat on Test abcnews.go.com/Health/wireSto…

U.S. Students Falling Flat on Math, Science and Reading Scores usnews.com/news/politics/

Why One Houston High School Stands Out In Global Test Results – Houston Public Media  ow.ly/8j6S100sk5S

Schools improving but not enough, state report says seattletimes.com/education-lab/…

Students are anxious about Trump, so the L.A. public school district started a support hotline  latimes.com/local/educatio…

Art That Transformed A Miami Neighborhood Now Making Its Schools Cool  npr.org/2016/12/07/504…

A Michigan school official posted offensive Facebook memes. Now protesters want him gone. washingtonpost.com/news/education…

BASIS continues school expansion overseas with new campus in Prague  washingtonpost.com/news/education…

AM News: PISA Scores, New Day In DC, Banned Santa Claus, & More

World Ranking: What America Can Learn About Smart Schools in Other Countries  nytimes.com/2016/12/06/ups…

U.S. now ranks near the bottom among 35 industrialized nations in math hechingerreport.org/u-s-now-ranks-…

On the world stage, U.S. students fall behind washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

America's Math Scores Are Getting Worse huffingtonpost.com/2016/12/05/pis…

Will D.C.’s new chancellor finally be able to close the achievement gap?washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Supply of U.S. high school graduates is stagnating, posing challenge for colleges  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Messer talking education policy with Trump team ow.ly/1Upf306RdhU

Sole bid for Chicago charter school dropped - Hartford Courant ow.ly/B3Bz306RdJr

Santa Claus Banned From Many Classrooms in Oregon ow.ly/l6Ei306Rdm0

Dallas-area schools bring breakfast to the classroom dallasnews.com/news/education…

Can teaching both 'Cat in the Hat' and Malcolm X boost test scores? - CSM nzzl.us/mtKji6n

AM News: Bad Data, Immigrant Students, Student Loan Fail, & More

Does Your State Provide Good Data On Your Schools? Probably Not npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Immigrant Students Seek Place in Mainstream High Schools abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/i…

Weingarten defends Ellison from anti-Semitism accusations that have arisen during DNC race| TheHill  ow.ly/fqQo306ONxj

Failures By Obama Team Put Student Debt Forgiveness In Jeopardy - BuzzFeed News ow.ly/sM5c306OQnG

Rep. Virginia Foxx Will Lead the House Education Committee blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

STATE & LOCAL

Report: Black Public School Students In NYC Arrested 10 Times More Often Than White Peers: Gothamist  ow.ly/vjn5306MOav

Washington students in grades 3-8 do well on new Common Core tests seattletimes.com/education-lab/…

One way to cut down on standardized tests? Long Beach wants to swap SAT for 11th grade exams  scpr.org/news/2016/12/0…

New Haven NAACP Hearing Reveals Charter Divide - NH Indepedennt  newhavenindependent.org/index.php/arch…

Connecticut NAACP keeping education a top priority, including charter school concerns ow.ly/UiTA306OQrr

CPS Proposes Spending Nearly $1B On Construction wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

Omaha’s $100 Million ‘75 North’ Experiment: Improve a School By Building More Affordable Housing Nearby  the74million.org/article/omahas…

MISC

How top U.S. colleges hooked up with controversial Chinese companies - Reuters https://t.co/9N8TY3EauM

Parents of Virginia teen who committed suicide sue school counselor - The Washington Post  ow.ly/Pwmt306Nn5z

San Francisco student, 17, identified as victim of Oakland warehouse fire sfgate.com/news/article/S…

AM News: Bush Summit, Transition Tremors, Seattle Layoffs, & More

SUMMIT

Education Summit Lifts Up State's Role in Education - Politics K-12 - Education Week ow.ly/FUC6306K8Au

Jeb Bush Calls for ‘Earthquake’ in Federal Education Funding and Policy Under GOP Control  the74million.org/article/jeb-bu…

TRANSITION

Meet the NC congresswoman poised to tear up Obama's education legacy - POLITICO pllqt.it/0S9l0O

How Trump and Senate Republicans Can Bypass Democrats on School-Choice Initiatives – Medium  ow.ly/F0Kv306K8Xs

Betsy Devos, Trump’s EdSec Pick, Promoted Virtual Schools Despite Dismal Results  the74million.org/article/betsy-…

MISC

Virginia Board of Education member resigns after vulgar tweets surface  washingtonpost.com/news/education…
 
Seattle schools project $74 million shortfall next year, could mean teacher layoffs  seattletimes.com/seattle-news/e…

Mass. Commissioner Moves to Keep Using Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers  blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher…

Teacher shortage in Colorado is worsening, according to state report  denverpost.com/2016/12/01/col…

Microsoft anti-trust suit still buying hi-tech tools for schools, 13 years later cabinetreport.com/budget-finance…

Funding OR's Measure 98 opb.org/radio/programs…

Feds: Fatal wreck shows need for seat belts on school buses hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

The Latest: Mom grabs gun after boy fires shot in Utah classroom hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

AM News: CA Teacher Shortage*, DeVos Funds Confirmation Senators, & More

SHORTAGES* IN CA

California teacher shortage* worsens, especially in cities - SFGate ow.ly/iial306HY3v

Most California schools report trouble finding qualified teachers | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/bKCv306HY12
 
State’s teacher shortage* hitting ‘alarming rates’ for 2016-17, new survey says | EdSource  ow.ly/Nq0Y306HXXs
 
UNCERTIFIEDS VS. SUBS
 
Are uncertified teachers better than substitutes? Nevada going to find out - The Hechinger Report  ow.ly/Myi6306HUbO
 
California faces a looming teacher shortage, and the problem is getting worse - LA Times  ow.ly/y5rm306HT4N
 
Las Vegas District Hires Uncertified Teachers Amid Shortage - The Atlantic ow.ly/SW5r306HTSF
 
TRANSITION
 
See Betsy DeVos' Donations to Senators Who Will Oversee Her Confirmation  blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…
 
CTU President Karen Lewis Calls for Fewer Charters, More Revenue | Chicago Tonight | WTTW  ow.ly/Uwbi306HUeF
 
AFT has already endorsed Ellison for DNC chair - POLITICO ow.ly/RZM3306HTXB
 
Swastika drawn on restroom wall in Maryland high school washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…
 
MISC
 
Former Teacher Indicted After Video Shows Girl Being Dragged By Hair  huffingtonpost.com/2016/11/30/mis…
 
NYC Council: Open Rikers Island Schools for Public Review wnyc.org/story/nyc-coun…
 
Use of Pepper Spray in Rikers Island Classrooms Sparks Concerns - WSJ ow.ly/Y0Dd306HQQm
 
Utah denies it has anti-gay school laws hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…
 
A Woman Sees Education as a Path to a Better Life for Her Daughter - The New York Times  ow.ly/gwbq306HTUA
 

AM News: State Delays ESSA Plan, For-Profits Rebound, & More

Washington State to delay submission of plan for Every Student Succeeds Act seattletimes.com/seattle-news/e…

Indiana Considers Pausing School Accountability Penalties—Again blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e…

After nearing collapse under Obama, for-profit colleges see Trump as chance for a rebound - AP apne.ws/2gFJGCx

National Advocacy Group Launches Charter School Legal Defense Fund - EdWeek  ow.ly/o6Gm306DkBJ

With new $1-million settlement in sex abuse case, L.A. Unified's payouts continue to climb  latimes.com/local/educatio…

The long and short of Gary Cohn, Washington’s new Superintendent of the Year seattletimes.com/education-lab/

Early learning program emphasizes teaching moments are everywhere, even in the syrup kuow.org/post/early-lea…

In New Orleans, A School That Refuses To Allow Its Students To Fail huffingtonpost.com/2016/11/29/new…

New Orleans High School Turbocharges Restorative Justice hechingerreport.org/new-orleans-hi…

 

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…
 

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…

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 http://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 http://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 http://ow.ly/mGaa305QYBc

 

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…

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…

AM News: Urban Supe Turnover, IL PARCC Results, Struggling New Teachers

Quitting school: Turnover rises for urban superintendents hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Prosecutor drops charge against school board member arrested at Trump rally - The Washington Post ow.ly/lh0P305IF05

Most Illinois schools improve on PARCC tests, but work still to be done - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/gD0g305Jw53
 
Like Some Students, State Tries To Win Over Parents On Sobering Report Card Data wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…
 
Black Students Are Less Likely To Get Suspended When They Have Black Teachers huffingtonpost.com/2016/10/31/bla…
 
NYC School Suspensions Drop But Racial Divide Persists wnyc.org/story/school-s…
 
Minneapolis school board forum pushes candidates to explain plans to address racial disparities minnpost.com/community-sket…
 
Oregon Ballot Measure Looks to Turn Around One of the Worst Graduation Rates in the U.S. the74million.org/article/oregon…
 
Enrollments in teacher prep programs rise for first time in 13 years edsource.org/2016/enrollmen…
 
Struggling new "non-reelect" teachers pose dilemma sfchronicle.com/education/arti…
 
Testing company faces fines in California for second year edsource.org/2016/testing-c…
 
This Virginia high school led the nation with six perfect AP test scores  washingtonpost.com/news/grade-poi…
 
Schools Hustle To Reach Kids Who Move With The Harvest, Not The School Year npr.org/sections/ed/20…

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…

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…
 
 
 

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
 
 

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