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AM New: CA Legislator Pushes Stripped-Down Vergara Bill

Bill keeps longer tenure, scraps other ‘Vergara reforms’ | EdSource ow.ly/GnMm301FriJ

5 Colorado Republicans Fight to Take on CO Senator Michael Bennet - ABC News ow.ly/JAxQ301Frbq

Preschool Teaching Programs Too Diffuse, Unfocused: Analysis - Teacher Beat - Education Week ow.ly/rssE301Fs4A

A School Where The Students Hire Their Teachers | WBEZ ow.ly/Mpwa301FrrV

Leg up or catch up? Wealthier students use summer school to get a step ahead | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/xXxm301Fr6S

Kansas Votes More Money For Public Schools To Avert Shutdownn.pr/28X0QLS

Kansas Lawmakers Pass Bill in Bid to Stop Court From Closing Schools - The New York Times ow.ly/kgwl301Fr4s

Tutors See Stereotypes and Gender Bias in SAT. Testers See None of the Above. - NYT ow.ly/LUSf301Fr28

Fighting for ‘Our School’ | American RadioWorks | ow.ly/yOOu301ExDA

1 In 10 Cal State Students Is Homeless, Study Finds n.pr/29bPaBc

AM News: Schools Under Cyberattacks, Disgraced Teachers Hacked On Slack

Schools to prepare for the worst as cyberattacks increase :: SI&A Cabinet Report ow.ly/dlUl301B1ot

Teachers insulted students in private Slack chats. After a hack, they resigned in disgrace. - The Washington Post ow.ly/ayMl301AWeK

See also: Cyberattack on small New York district exposes employee information | Education Dive pllqt.it/6KeSpQ

A NYC School's Strategy to Improve Attendance Starts At 7 a.m. - WNYC ow.ly/Cx4P301AWIU

Principal Quits Troubled Brooklyn School - WSJ ow.ly/vnjU301AUCp

Chess Coach Caught In The Middle Of CPS And CTU Drama | WBEZ ow.ly/eeg4301AX2i

100,000 Students Across The U.S. Will Probably See 'Hamilton' Before You Do - Huffington Post ow.ly/en64301AWEB

High Test Scores At A Nationally Lauded Charter Network, But At What Cost? : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/BtX3301AWyJ

Fund set up to raise money for L.A. Unified merges with group starting two charter schools - LA Times ow.ly/6yXy301AUVH

AM News: Homeless Students, Charter School Rules, School Money

On the streets. With a newborn. And trying to graduate high school | KUOW News and Information ow.ly/pABj301yATQ

Late Deal in Albany Could Allow Charter Schools to Hire More Uncertified Teachers - The New York Times ow.ly/WISy301yABp

City Criticizes Management at NY Charters - WSJow.ly/SKP7100cmtP

What Experts Said at The New York Times Education Conference - The New York Times ow.ly/VvTI301yACE

In Southern schools, segregation and inequality aren’t just history -- they’re reality | PBS NewsHour ow.ly/4sCL301yALA

Chaos, Change And No Change At All: 3 Stories Of School Money : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/1N1R301yAGe

LAUSD more than doubles transitional kindergarten seats for coming year | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/lthu301yAIy

Schools save money, time by virtualizing desktop computers | Education Dive ow.ly/x9D9301yBip

Two More Ex-Administrators Plead Guilty in Texas Border School Testing Scandal ow.ly/i0RX301yBII

St. Paul Schools drama: Silva is out, Thein is interim supe, O'Connell resigns | MinnPost ow.ly/h5Xz301yC7u

 

AM News: Early Warning Systems, Under-Trained Preschool Teachers, Summer School Lunch

San Francisco Schools Stop Teaching Algebra in Middle School ow.ly/D2Cv100cfEP
 
Can ‘early warning systems’ keep children from dropping out of school? - The Washington Post ow.ly/XUTE301wdl4
 
School's Out, But Lunch Is Still On - The Kojo Nnamdi Show ow.ly/oI5O301wcxb
 
Boys Bear the Brunt of School Discipline | US News ow.ly/AE8Z301wdhl
 
Preschool Teachers Aren't Getting The Training They Need - Huffington Post ow.ly/VS4J301wdnV
 
See also: The Problem With Teaching Preschool Teachers : NPR ow.ly/KlSa301wclm
 
Gov. Christie: Proposed School Funding Plan Is About Fairness - WNYC ow.ly/T4cY301wctT
 
See also: Christie: Give all school districts same amount of aid, provide some towns property tax relief s.nj.com/ePYS9xl

Embattled St. Paul charter school makes deal with teachers -StarTribune.com ow.ly/5P8B301weqE

Charter School Debate Re-Ignites Ahead Of Nashville School Board Candidate Forum | Nashville Public Radio ow.ly/I36m301welT

Defiance, disruption marks raucous Douglas County school board meeting - Denver Post  ow.ly/jYIL301wcXj

In elementary education, ‘doing science’ rather than just memorizing it | PBS NewsHour ow.ly/q3IV301wdAw

Debate erupts over Los Angeles schools’ directive to search students for weapons - The Washington Post ow.ly/n8pi301wcgZ

AM News: Addressing (White) Teachers' Unconscious Biases

Want to address #teachers' unconscious biases? First, talk about #race: State Impact IN ipm.io/28IL99p

New Orleans making progress in special education, report says | NOLA.comow.ly/J6Nk301tDUY
 
Louisiana children continue to struggle, report says | NOLA.comow.ly/CAQ9301tDQC

More Testing, Less Play: Study Finds Higher Expectations For Kindergartners : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/hsjk301tE05

Taking notes the old fashion way might be better for the learning process - US News trib.al/oMqXbIa

Philly soda prices will have some extra fizz in 2017 ow.ly/NL3y301tFtA

Why are Colorado school districts going to spend millions on door locks? ow.ly/vNr8301tFaB 
 
SD wins Common Core lawsuit over parents ow.ly/WDlA301smBl
 
Yearbook Project Collects Stories of Children Killed in Shootings - The New York Times pllqt.it/PX1LMW
 

AM News: Charter Association Critiques Online Schools

Online Charter Schools Need To Better Serve Students, Charter Groups Say ow.ly/sSZj301r1U6

Charter School Groups Call Out Virtual Schools | US News ow.ly/L5KY301r3vK

Virtual charter schools need “bold action” for change, says national charter school group - Hechinger Report ow.ly/WRKQ301r2Bv

Charter Sector Needs Infusion of New Ideas, Center for Education Reform Says - Education Week ow.ly/9KwI301r3gH

Experts warn of murky results from charter-driven NC schools - AP ow.ly/Nl0r301r1QC

Pro-charter school philanthropic group says it will give to traditional schools too, but not yet | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/1pnA301r1Oj

State delays forcing LA Unified to spend more on high-needs students | EdSource ow.ly/Lm2M301r2dt

Why Preschool Suspensions Still Happen (And How To Stop Them) : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/d9hx301r13i

Report: Gates reforms brought mixed success, slow improvement to Hillsborough schools | Tampa Bay Times ow.ly/PYx8301pvYa

Site News: Gone Fishing. Back Monday

AM News: Homeless Students, Preschool Wages, School Food Battle

With Homeless Students on the Rise, Will New Education Law Help? | US News ow.ly/8w7k301hzfj

Low wages undermine efforts to improve the quality of preschools, federal report says | EdSource ow.ly/q1vw301hxQE

Political critics of Obama target new school meal rules :: SI&A Cabinet Report ow.ly/DbOf301hzji

Achievement Gap For Blacks, Latinos In San Diego Unified Narrows | KPBS ow.ly/jOop301hzh8

Study: Slight progress for CPS students' college graduation prospects - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/WSce301gJ3d
 
At education summit, calls for more revenue for schools | Catalyst Chicago ow.ly/dWdq301hz6P
 
Teacher-led innovation celebrated at summit in Minneapolis | MinnPost ow.ly/TsZb301hye7
 
Coalition says L.A. Unified underfunds neediest students - LA Timesow.ly/VUq5301hxmp
 
Lawmakers Have Deal on Ramapo Schools - WSJ pllqt.it/ncWywi
 
Fewer Hurdles to Graduation for Disabled Students in New York - The New York Times ow.ly/cAnX301hxtL
 
 
 
 

AM News: Tuesday Education News Roundup

Civil rights advocates slam Alexandria school system over discipline data - The Washington Post ow.ly/EtR3301f1nD

An Upper West Side district is looking at an integration plan for its middle schools - Chalkbeat chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2016/…

Brazilian immigrant overcame classroom struggles to rise to top in charter school - The Boston Globe ow.ly/V0aq301dLb6

USC Hybrid High graduates its first class, w/ all 84 heading to college: LA School Report laschoolreport.com/usc-hybrid-hig…

Less test-iness over L.A. teacher evaluations - LA Times ow.ly/7vAG301f187

Why Obama's top education official is visiting N.J. | NJ.com ow.ly/2fJd301f2a8

Tests Find Elevated Lead Levels at 5 More Chicago Schools abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/t…

Denver's Escuela Tlatelolco founded as part of Chicana/o movement in 1970 is trying to go back to its roots goo.gl/0ajKv6

AM News: Duncan @Brookings, Teachers & Tech, Disparate Suspensions

Arne Duncan, President Obama's former Education Secretary, joins Brookings - @ThinkTankWatch http://ow.ly/zkve301aSmc

Half of teachers comfortable with tech, but most use it for testing | Education Dive ow.ly/NOaR301aSgC

Department Of Education Report Shows Racial Disparity In Student Suspensions : NPR ow.ly/l3ZK301ckQ3

As The Number Of Homeless Students Soars, How Schools Can Serve Them Better : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/5WFO301ckMY

Schools in Wichita learn to adapt to the needs of their refugee students | Public Radio International  ow.ly/If4V301cldS

New Pittsburgh superintendent faces more questions on resume hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Feds sue over NYC principal who they say targeted black teachers - The Washington Post ow.ly/1KDo301ckJX

ICYMI: There was a fire drill shooting in Boston last week | VICE | United States pllqt.it/6P97WO

AM News: Duncan @Brookings, Teachers & Tech, Disparate Suspensions

Arne Duncan, President Obama's former Education Secretary, joins Brookings - @ThinkTankWatch http://ow.ly/zkve301aSmc

Half of teachers comfortable with tech, but most use it for testing | Education Dive ow.ly/NOaR301aSgC

Department Of Education Report Shows Racial Disparity In Student Suspensions : NPR ow.ly/l3ZK301ckQ3

As The Number Of Homeless Students Soars, How Schools Can Serve Them Better : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/5WFO301ckMY

Schools in Wichita learn to adapt to the needs of their refugee students | Public Radio International  ow.ly/If4V301cldS

New Pittsburgh superintendent faces more questions on resume hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Feds sue over NYC principal who they say targeted black teachers - The Washington Post ow.ly/1KDo301ckJX

ICYMIL There was a fire drill shooting in Boston last week | VICE | United States pllqt.it/6P97WO

AM News: Detroit Leads Major Districts In Chronic Absences, Malia Graduates

Detroit leads major districts in absences - AP pllqt.it/HoRdtb

NYC Schools Punished Teenagers for Being Victims of Sexual Assault, Complaints Say - NYT ow.ly/YwJp3016gjJ

Michigan legislature approves $617 million bailout package for Detroit schools - The Washington Postow.ly/xqN23017NYU

When the Doors to A Dual Language School Don't Feel Open to Everyone - WNYC ow.ly/QqmQ3017Qkd

Common, Yo-Yo Ma, Arne Duncan promote 'reimagining high school' | Chicago Sun-Times ow.ly/O2En3017QIh

Not doing it: Fewer high school kids are having sex -StarTribune.com ow.ly/P8a13016sou

Emergency meeting set as incoming Pittsburgh schools superintendent's future uncertain | TribLIVE ow.ly/rXI53017L33

Charter Schools Join Call For Education Funding As Dance Party Breaks Out via @DNAinfoCHI dnain.fo/25OiiIW

Malia Obama to graduate from high school Friday |NOLA.com ow.ly/SkY13017ODX

Malia Obama graduates from high school this week | PBS NewsHour ow.ly/6mqm3017QKh

Former EdSec Arne Duncan Joins Board Of Pluralsight | Fast Company | Business + Innovation pllqt.it/QiMQgN

AM News: Washington State Disputes Federal Absenteeism Data (Plus Detroit, Kansas, NYC)

WA has 2nd highest rate of student absenteeism in U.S., Feds say | The Seattle Times ow.ly/4Pun3015b3h 

Education reform-backed candidates sweep California primary elections - LA School Report ow.ly/1Rrj3015aTg

Latest: Snyder Says $617M Detroit Schools Bailout a 'Fresh Start' - ABC News ow.ly/WBb73015ak0

Kansas Governor Backs $38M Schools Fix for Special Session - ABC News ow.ly/N4453015anA

Annual summer meals program closes hunger gap for students | Education Dive ow.ly/eFpb3015bv6

Maryland Testing Commission not expected to make major cuts to hours of testing - Baltimore Sun ow.ly/wHCC3015boi

Calif. Charter Network Can't Block Union Organizers, Emails, Judge Rules - Teacher Beat - Education Week ow.ly/1ZgJ3015bfu

See also: Mixed ruling on claims Alliance charter school leaders obstructed teachers union organizing | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/Aqm43015aYU

Vermont Consolidation Effort Profiled by PBS NewsHour Fails - State EdWatch - ow.ly/ZJOq3015ae1

Digital Age Tests Security of SAT Exams - The Takeaway - WNYC ow.ly/eEWz3015aA6

New York City to Help Blacks and Hispanics Attend Elite High Schools - The New York Times ow.ly/xevw3015a2L

See also: City to Recruit More Blacks, Latinos for Specialized High Schools - WNYC ow.ly/v7dD3015auE

 

AM News: Chronic Absences, Steady PARCC, Funding Fights Galore

State-by-state look at chronic absenteeism across America hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

New data shows 6.5 million U.S. students chronically absent cabinetreport.com/human-resource…

After Turbulent Waters, PARCC Steadies Itself – InsideSources ow.ly/CpbS3012I3L

Kansas, Illinois, & Other Funding Fights Vex School Districts - WSJ ow.ly/MXo03012J4N

Where Calculus Class Isn't an Option realcleareducation.com/2016/06/07/whe…

Claypool Blames Springfield For Principal Exodus - WBEZ wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

Bay Area school funding measures looking like big election winner sfgate.com/education/arti…

How One Brooklyn Charter School Integrates With Intention wnyc.org/story/how-one-…

Mixed ruling on claims Alliance charter school leaders obstructed teachers union organizing scpr.org/news/2016/06/0…

AM News: California Primary Fights, Civil Rights Report, Common Core Wrapup

Police shootings, affordable housing and billions in school bonds on local ballots this week - LA Times ow.ly/aYYz3010eVO

Rift in Democratic Party over education policy spotlighted in record outside spending - KPCC ow.ly/hDFa300Z8wZ

Record Spending Ahead of CA Primary, as Education Policy Divides State's Democrats | The 74 pllqt.it/MpBscc

Black students nearly 4x as likely to be suspended - USA Today ow.ly/T9KB3010gQf

The Civil Rights Problem In U.S. Schools: 10 New Numbers | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio ow.ly/ewNL3010frb

Five eye-opening figures from the U.S. Education Department’s latest civil rights data dump - The Washington Post ow.ly/ljhc3010eYa

Report: Fewer School Suspensions, Lots of Absences - ABC News ow.ly/Mo4p3010fbD

Remember when teacher evaluations were the subject of controversy in LA Unified? Not anymore | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/i3LU3010f6G

Black preschoolers still get suspended much more frequently than white ones - LA Times pllqt.it/kLEJqB

White Students Get Experienced Teachers, While Black Students Get Police In School - Huffington Post ow.ly/x64l3010dXP

The Civil Rights Problem In U.S. Schools: 10 New Numbers : NPR Ed : NPR pllqt.it/QElPJx

What New Yorkers Recall About School Integration Efforts of Earlier Era - WNYC ow.ly/xsi13010fmJ

Bailing On Common Core Tests Is Costing States Millions | The Daily Caller ow.ly/7MnC3010gOG

Nevada Completes Common Core Computer Testing after Meltdown Last Year -- THE Journal ow.ly/RoYg3010gJT

How one innovative school district has closed gaps on harder Common Core tests - The Hechinger Report ow.ly/6kKa3010eSz

This is the most racist math test you'll ever see - Vox bit.ly/1UmawdU

Angered by Stanford assault, SF school leader reveals own rape - SFGate ow.ly/PwD03010fPE

AM News: Clinton's Early Education Plan Rolls Out (Minus Cost Information)

With costs unclear, Clinton lays out ambitious plans for early education | EdSource ow.ly/Rygi300XpXd

Union President, Randi Weingarten, Defends Hillary Clinton on Charter Schools - The New York Times ow.ly/pSf3300Xq33

State says L.A. Unified spends improperly, must redirect hundreds of millions of dollars - LA Times ow.ly/lcfD300XoVj

Without New State Aid, Chicago Won't Open This Fall, CEO Says - State EdWatch - Education Week ow.ly/kAjA300XpLy

Lots of black students, few special ed students at Washington's first charter schools | KUOW News and Information ow.ly/e1rF300XpV3

How Downtown Manhattan Wants to Create More Integrated Schools - WNYCow.ly/yVzf300XpSO

AM News: Grad Rate Record, Chicago Brinksmanship, Student-Teacher Relationship Rankings

U.S. Graduation Rate Breaks Another Record - Education Week ow.ly/HLGP300SQQP

TX leads nation in teacher-student sexual assaults/relationships | khou.compllqt.it/EZGI3V

Chicago Teachers Union blames state school spending impasse on lack of leadership - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/Wc9W300SQ0A

CTU prez suggests teachers could forgo some raises in contract | Chicago Sun-Times ow.ly/i8eZ100aCFS

US SENATE HOPEFUL FORCED TO EXPLAIN 1ST-TO-COLLEGE CLAIM: Associated Press ow.ly/6zP9300SQMU

Mississippi Bans Public Contributions to Superintendents' Association - State EdWatch - Education Week ow.ly/l3g8300SPU5

17 people, including officer, exposed to pepper spray during brawl at L.A. high school - LA Times ow.ly/16rL300SPsu

Question on Utah biology test about aborting fetus prompts policy change | fox13now.comow.ly/67WI300SRBe

Principal Hired to Revive Struggling Boys and Girls High School May Leave - The New York Times ow.ly/P3ju300SPAl

When you’re 21 and this is your second campus shooting
fusion.net/story/309002/u…

AM News: School Finance Rulings, UCLA Shooting, Racial Disparities

Since 1950, judges in 23 states have ruled school finance formulas unconstitutional @Daarel edweek.org/ew/articles/20…

Anxious parents watch and worry over UCLA shooting - LA Times pllqt.it/MBYfEk

Report on racial disparities in gifted and magnet programs gets strong reaction - The Washington Post ow.ly/sM5l300Qc0c

Kansas Faces New Budget Woes Amid School Funding Fight - ABC News ow.ly/SawE300Qcoa

Portland Parents Grill Superintendent Smith Over Lead Lapses At Portland Schools | KUOW News and Information ow.ly/AKC0300QcwM

NYC invites more schools to try diversity initiatives: wny.cc/Mme3300O8Ow via @SchoolBook

Chicago School Funding Fight Focuses On Class Sizes | WBEZ ow.ly/msQ6300QcPS

Some FL Schools Want to Flunk Kids Who Opt Out of Standardized Tests | TakePart ow.ly/AfH5300Qdqa

State officials find LA Unified shortchanged students | EdSource ow.ly/7HZL300QcAI

The Education Practice That Is Costing Taxpayers Billions Of Dollars ow.ly/g64T300Qdww "School suspensions = $$$$$."

US News: $2.6 Billion In Federal Poverty Funding Going To Wealthier Districts (US News)

At least $2.6B in fed funding goes to districts that are wealthier on average - US News  ow.ly/YPDs300NxkD

New Orleans school unification committee to meet for first time s.nola.com/IyNv4BY

Kansas Parents Worry Schools Are Slipping Amid Budget Battles - The New York Times  ow.ly/J0MD300Nzaw

Take A Ride With A Kentucky School Bus Driver NPR n.pr/1qgU8Dv

High Lead Levels Discovered In Chicago School's Drinking Fountains n.pr/25xX5PW

Teach for America retools efforts to recruit graduates from top colleges wpo.st/bwHd1

Why a High School in Connecticut's Richest County Has Been Failing for 50 Years - The Atlantic ow.ly/nyG7300LF0X

AM News: Big Spending In Local California Education Races

Spending by oil companies, education advocates, business groups and labor unions reaches record levels - LA Times ow.ly/FGQh300ISyS

‘Don’t force us to give up our school’: A Mississippi town is being told to integrate - The Washington Post ow.ly/9YVx300GhGu

20th Street Elementary parents protest potential change in school management - LA Times ow.ly/Wz47300KGok

Active-shooter drills help schools prepare for the worst: AP Article ow.ly/u2iW300KFX4

One Student Tries To Help Others Escape A 'Corridor Of Shame' : NPR Ed pllqt.it/NkB6Fx

What One District's Data Mining Did For Chronic Absence : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/KIyQ300KFF4

Harvard Graduate Student's Speech Resonates With Educators : NPR ow.ly/KEte300KFDo

School superintendent candidate proposes $14k raise for Washington teachers ow.ly/69C4300JOrp

 

AM News: New ESSA Regs, Clinton/Sanders Advisers Debate, Ravitch Endorsement

What do parents need to know to find a good school? New federal rules help California find an answer - LA Times ow.ly/wbWG300E3Yg

Education Department proposes rules for judging schools - The Washington Post ow.ly/6Seb300E2Zw

AP: Rules proposed for school accountability | U.S. News | US News ow.ly/FD5c300Cngd

Education Department Releases ESSA Accountability Rules - Politics K-12 - Education Week ow.ly/63Oi300E37k

Advisers to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Debate Education Policy - Politics K-12 - Education Week ow.ly/dtt2300Dprj

See also: Clinton, Sanders Higher Education Policies Similar - Diverse ow.ly/awgQ300Dpkj

Calling for end to "internecine warfare" among Dems, Ravitch announces she will support the Democratic nominee ow.ly/uZMR300CogP

Inside The College That Abolished The F And Raked In The Cash buzzfeed.com

How 3 top New Orleans public schools keep students out | NOLA.com pllqt.it/FaZEta

In #CharterSchool Era, Montessori Model Flourishes - EdWeek bit.ly/1TYOg9U

In Texas, new math standards look a whole lot like Common Core - The Hechinger Report  ow.ly/YxOU300E3Ba

Facing potential economic downturn, LA Unified considers financial future | EdSource ow.ly/oPM7300E3m7

AM News: CA Charter Advocates Spending Big, 11 States Sue Over Transgender Bathrooms

Charter school groups spending big in California legislative races | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/yr2Y300BFXT

States Sue Obama Administration Over Transgender Bathroom Policy - The New York Times ow.ly/jfsH300BFTh

Struggling schools hope arts focus can provide a boost ow.ly/rAa1300AQD2

Now celebrating 20 years, Stand for Children is in 11 states and employes 140 staffers ow.ly/ieie300A7Mv

Audit to examine whether Alliance charter schools spent public funds on 'anti-union campaign' | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/TvpN300BG3l

CPS sending buses of protesters to Springfield to lobby on school funding - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/M97C300BGUa

Firm to pay $11.5 million to settle SF school-bus lawsuit - SFGate ow.ly/TOjG300BGnY

Nation’s most prestigious school science competition has new sponsor: Regeneron - The Washington Post ow.ly/RToK300BFQp

171 survive in National Spelling Bee, but only 45 advance ow.ly/8Lie300AQDU

AM News: Teacher Tenure In CA, Disproportionate Discipline in VA, Plus "Grit" Takedown Study

California's teacher tenure battle is reignited by Vergara appeal and a new bill - LA Times ow.ly/ceOf300zdfT

Vergara plaintiffs file latest appeal, wade into legislative debate on teacher job protections | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/tN7m300zcl0

Foes of teacher tenure, seniority appeal to state Supreme Court - SFGate ow.ly/rxQ6300zcH0

Report: Virginia’s black students three times as likely as whites to face suspension - The Washington Post ow.ly/bl4x300zc89

VA School suspensions disproportionately impact minorities | Fusion pllqt.it/u97r3u

Is ‘grit’ overrated in explaining student success? Harvard researchers have a new theory. - The Washington Postow.ly/GMIB300zc5M

Angela Duckworth Responds To A New Critique Of Grit : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/6ZUj300zcgb

Texan Who Posted Extreme Views Loses Runoff for State Education Post - The New York Times ow.ly/z0OZ300zcdn

Philadelphia plan to fund pre-K would tax soda by the ounce | PBS NewsHour ow.ly/bv7a300zcJT

Teacher abuse payouts top $300 million as L.A. Unified misses warning signs - LA Times ow.ly/TwIt300zddM

Kentucky thoroughly sold its educators on Common Core. How? - The Hechinger Report ow.ly/Kh8H300zdzn

AM News: Gates Chief Admits Common Core Missteps

Gates Chief Acknowledges Common-Core Missteps blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curricu…

School Funding Inequality, Often Measured By State, Is Far Worse Nationally Than You Think @The74 bit.ly/1NCs1tI

Bethune-Cookman Students Still Reeling From A Year That Saw 13 Shooting Victims: NPR ow.ly/8SnE300wxqF

Contentious Lusher board meeting reflects lingering tensions over union issue | NOLA.com ow.ly/AATd300wxfJ

The nation's largest school districts are rushing to fill the coding gap | PBS NewsHour pllqt.it/3SlxHV

Seattle expels preschool kids three times as often as K-12 students. Here’s how to change that. | The Seattle Times ow.ly/nskG300wyDW

Fact-checking the LA teachers union's charter school costs estimate | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/WYQJ300wxue

Texas education board candidate known for conspiracy posts - AP Article ow.ly/Eg3u300wxC0

Feds: Detroit Paid $1.27M for Tutoring That Wasn't Provided - ABC News ow.ly/ZXui300wxSw

D'oh! A misspelled word on this high school diploma - LA Times ow.ly/V0mm300wyIp

AM News: Senate Debates Proposed ESSA Funding Rule (Where's Clinton?)

Battle Raging Over Implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act | US News ow.ly/7EIh300mAYa

Sen. Murray supports USDE without endorsing Obama rule -- still no word from Clinton campaign? -- Politics K-12 ow.ly/uJZS300mL0z

Biggest Transitions Facing States for ESSA Accountability Flagged in New Report - Politics K-12 ow.ly/MaGp300mAEB

Publisher's ultimatim in test leak riles educators | 12NEWS.com ow.ly/dmOo300mKku

Paying Students May Raise Test Scores, But The Lesson Is Not Over : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/s6m9300mAxa

LAUSD administrative staff jumps 22 percent even as enrollment drops - LA School Report ow.ly/MEXY300mLSv

Wisconsin Supreme Court Affirms Power of State Superintendent - State EdWatch - Education Week ow.ly/Aua5300mAIF

Online School Enriches Affiliated Companies if Not Its Students - The New York Times ow.ly/MwXc300mAtj

California to Revise Textbooks to Reflect Diversity - ABC News ow.ly/bFea300mBaT

AM News: Federal Funding Dispute, Segregation Surge, CA Grad Rate Uptick

The 'Intolerable' Fight Over School Money : NPR Ed : NPR pllqt.it/EfH7Sc

On the anniversary of Brown v. Board, new evidence that U.S. schools are resegregating - Washington Post ow.ly/yL26300k0sk

Black And Latino Students Lose Out To White Peers. And It's Getting Worse. - HuffPost ow.ly/NiC7300k1fl

Lusher teachers reject union for collective bargaining | NOLA.comow.ly/BwCh300k1Vu

California high school students graduating at record rate - SFGate ow.ly/tykr300k20z

Are more engaging classes improving California graduation rates? scpr.org/news/2016/05/1…

Boston Students Walk Out To Protest Proposed Cuts ow.ly/xshc300k26F

LAUSD puts millions into its magnet expansion - LA School Report ow.ly/G6JP300k0eG

Girls better at leveraging tech to solve problems - POLITICO ow.ly/X4IT300k1Xc

AM News: Girls Beat Boys On Tech/Engineering Test, Plus Other Tuesday Stories

Girls outscore boys on inaugural national test of technology, engineering skills - The Washington Post  ow.ly/PjPe300hr1w 

PA Governor not ready to revise teacher layoff law :: SI&A Cabinet Report ow.ly/Ssgt300hrF3

Pearson gets emergency test scoring contract from Tennessee | Chalkbeatow.ly/Zz2z1005u57

A First: Pell Grants For High School Students Who Take College Classes : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/dd6y300hr9s

Some, But Not All of New i3 Grants Will Prioritize School Integration - Politics K-12 - Education Week ow.ly/TK7d300hrdt

Desegregation order: Mississippi district must merge schools: AP Article ow.ly/9Rfb300hrfY

Candidate for CPS principals' group arrested on phone charge | Chicago Sun-Times ow.ly/AjvX300hrQe

What if one culture shares multiple languages? That’s a challenge Oregon is taking up with its Somali students. ow.ly/keqD300hrnc

Uncovering the Stark Disparities Behind School Money - ProPublica ow.ly/wkcn300hrLK

Old time courtesies getting new currency in Maryland schools offsetting disrespect with etiquette lessons. fw.to/oEY9Jlh

Chicago Principal Grapples With Potential Budget Cuts | WBEZ ow.ly/yKx7300g9Ck

AM News: Bathroom Access, Detroit's Demise, SF's TFA Opt-Out

Few Solutions in Texas School Finance Ruling - The New York Times ow.ly/TqeV300eLMs

Detroit schools' decline and teacher sickout reflect bad economy and demographic shifts - LA Times ow.ly/4Xwk300dcsG

SF school leaders give Teach for America a time-out - San Francisco Chronicle ow.ly/uQBo300eMB0

Gov. Wolf pledges to veto bill that diminishes teacher seniority ow.ly/OQwx300eOsl

CPS: School budget cuts next year could top 20 percent, absent state action - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/p0Ol300dPt5

Abdul Wright of Best Academy is 2016 Minnesota Teacher of the Year | Star Tribune ow.ly/L1aO1004Z5f

How Denver Public Schools will decide to close low-performing schools | Chalkbeat ow.ly/AV8G300eOYY

Some embrace Obama administration’s transgender directive, others vow to fight - The Washington Post ow.ly/xrTG300eLKg

In Many School Districts, Transgender Bathroom Access Is The Norm : NPR ow.ly/z6RV300eLRR

A transgender 9-year-old tells her story - LA Times ow.ly/3QTH300eLtl

Math. Science. Recess. Minecraft? Twitch club brings gaming to school - LA Times ow.ly/LZui300c7pT 

AM News: Transgender Bathrooms, ESSA Conflict

U.S. Directs Public Schools to Allow Transgender Access to Restrooms nyti.ms/1WtMvrd

See also: Reaction To White House Directive On Transgender Bathrooms : NPR ow.ly/6cM2300a7Jc

USDE says it's trying to protect poor children. A senator says they’re trying to break the law. - WashPost ow.ly/Q78T300a7BL

Report: California’s charter schools lag behind traditional schools in graduating students | EdSource ow.ly/b3ar300a8br

CA schools will soon be on the hook for things like suspensions, attendance and graduation rates - LA Times ow.ly/eHlY3008Sc3

LAUSD votes to create thousands more magnet school seats in 2017 - LA Times pllqt.it/YymcSR

LAUSD makes $$ from charters, contradicting @UTLAnow-funded study, docs show.  LA School Report buff.ly/1Nso76y

Va. governor moves to upend traditional high school - The Washington Post ow.ly/29mq300a7ww

DC School Chief's Plea for Contractor Cash Draws Complaint - ABC News ow.ly/Kl5l300a7Py

Principals bracing to lose 20 percent in school budgets | Chicago Sun-Times ow.ly/qo8L300a8i5

More Chicago kids live in 'affluence bubble' than in most U.S. cities - Crain's Chicago Business ow.ly/XBsq300a7xo

Children in disadvantaged neighborhoods more likely to see local schools close. | USAPP pllqt.it/0eRQ4i

NAACP in St. Petersburg calls for Pinellas school superintendent Mike Grego to resign | Tampa Bay Times ow.ly/kJWs3008SeE

AM News: Who Cares About ESSA When There's A $63M HS Football Stadium In Texas

That’s Right: $63 Million for a Football Stadium … for High Schoolers - The New York Times ow.ly/9LNQ3008f0E

New York’s Increase in Pre-K Funding Leads Nation - WSJ ow.ly/GKzk3008ftO

California's schools will soon be on the hook for things like suspensions, attendance and graduation rates - LA Times http://ow.ly/8bOE3008jBy

Enrollment in state-funded preschool inched up in 2014-15 - AP Article ow.ly/vN3w3008faf

A 'borderless' school district with lots of choices: LA's superintendent outlines priorities | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/mwpv3008f83

Arne Duncan, Priscilla Chan Discuss Next Steps for K-12 Education - Politics K-12 - Education Week ow.ly/e77G3008f6N

N.C. school board caught up in ‘bathroom bill’ debate after voting to okay pepper spray, mace - The Washington Post ow.ly/XFCg3008eXo

These 2 teens with similar backgrounds took very different paths to college - LA Times ow.ly/OYAe3008eQ2

AM News: Wednesday Morning Roundup

Do new charter schools really cost L.A. Unified more than $500 million a year? - LA Times ow.ly/dNLB3006pKB

It's Unlikely North Carolina Schools Would Lose Federal Funding Over HB 2 ow.ly/Xm643006qfT

25 hedge fund managers earned more last year than every kindergarten teacher in America - Vox ow.ly/fxnS3006upX

Bill to end seniority in teacher layoffs heads to Wolfow.ly/JHW83006ujS

New Orleans tries to mix charter schools with democracy: Is this the district of the future? - The Washington Post ow.ly/aR1A3006pYC

CA must include suspension rates as measure of school success | EdSource ow.ly/MpBp3006sVz

Study: Black teachers more likely to recommend black students for gifted programs ow.ly/4IUL3006uoD

School bullying is serious public-health problem, federal panel says | The Seattle Times ow.ly/ux8q3006usR

Court Sides With Teacher in N.Y. Evaluation-Rating Lawsuit - Teacher Beat - Education Week ow.ly/FcaF3006un8

AM News: NOLA Plan Returns Charters To Local Control

New Orleans Plan: Charter Schools, With a Return to Local Control - The New York Times ow.ly/T2Bk3004sT8

Yes, the feds could pull North Carolina’s education funding for violating transgender civil rights - Washington Post ow.ly/3EXB3004sJw

U.S. Urges Colleges to Rethink Questions About Criminal Records - The New York Times ow.ly/9aLI3004sG6

Teacher prep programs attracting/accepting disproportionate share of white candidates pllqt.it/BkQOjO

NYC mayor draws scrutiny over developer-funded pet project - Salon.com ow.ly/MBKV3004teR

Union-commissioned report says charter schools are bleeding money from traditional ones - LA Times ow.ly/rB5y3004t8p

Don't just invest in charter schools': school board seeks help to grow L.A. Unified's best programs | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/wTPa3004sEc

How migrant students from Central America get shut out of some US schools | Public Radio International ow.ly/1oIT3004sDo

AM News: NJ Changes Common Core Name, NY School Struggle With ELL Rules

New Jersey Changes Names of Common Core Standards, Makes Few Changes - State EdWatch - Education Week ow.ly/HpFZ3002wMX

New York Schools Struggle With New Rules to Help Students Learning English - The New York Timesow.ly/4Cfo3002vEs

Teach For America Ends Pre-Training Pilot Focused on Cultural Competency bit.ly/1s0Wbxj #teaching

WGN: Corruption behind Removal of Chicago Principal "Runs Very Deep & Very High" - YouTube ow.ly/wnCX3002tKx

After teachers union protest, tensions rise on shared LAUSD-charter campus | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/UhYu3002vN

Investigation: Chicago Schools Not in Need of State Takeover - ABC News ow.ly/WVjM3002wHf

Chicago Public Schools Expand Guidelines For Transgender Students : NPR ow.ly/ofmj3002vIC

High school yearbook misidentifies Muslim student as 'Isis Phillips' - LA Times ow.ly/MiU23001IjS

AM News: Detroit Back To School, School Crime Decline

Detroit schools back in session after promise teachers will be paid - The Washington Post ow.ly/4npwfc

Government reports drop in overall crime in nation's schools | McClatchy DC ow.ly/4npymM

School crime rates down in most every category — except sex crimes at colleges - The Washington Post ow.ly/4npwop

North Dakota, Wyoming Move Away From Smarter Balanced Tests - Edweek - blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e…

Fight brewing over new school accountability system scpr.org/news/2016/05/0…

Chicago Teachers Union says it still hasn't decided timing on strike - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/4npuHj

Obama White House Reflects on K-12 Legacy - Politics K-12 - Education Week ow.ly/4nmXaU

In Colorado, School Funding Lags Despite A Booming Economy | CPR ow.ly/4npzbM

AM News: Detroit Sickout Day 2, EdSec Talks Integration & Tolerance

Teacher Protest Shuts Almost All Detroit Public Schools - The New York Times https://t.co/hfyCvr8TXQ

Detroit Teachers Essentially Close Schools in Latest ‘Sickout’ - WSJ https://t.co/mQOS5tiq4R

Teacher protests close most Detroit schools again Tuesday - The Washington Post https://t.co/pTlVSsQRmz

Chicago Teachers Union says it still hasn't decided timing on strike - Chicago Tribune https://t.co/7Qp7fS6ctg

Secretary John King: Integration and Diversity Can Power School Improvement - Politics K-12 - Education Week

Education secretary calls for repeal of 2 transgender laws -AP Article

Blame for failure of TNReady test is widespread - Kox News https://t.co/Kyz2K0r6m1

Wyoming Cuts Ties With Consortium Before Choosing New Standardized Test | Wyoming Public Media https://t.co/pKaDnGBhkR

UTLA to protest at schools this week; hundreds of charter parents object - LA School Report https://t.co/I3OW2ifdJz

School districts are a big reason for the rise in income segregation in the U.S. - LA Times https://t.co/JFHxP6Q5HE

BPS’ Chang: Schools must close poverty, privilege gap | Boston Herald https://t.co/Ignfla5v8s

AM News: Jane Sanders On Testing, Clinton Treads Lightly, Plus Detroit and Chicago

Jane Sanders: Bernie and I Stand With Unions and Against Standardized Testing - Politics K-12 via The Nation https://t.co/bQ1dLOWTWE

In NY, Clinton treads lightly in praise of uncontroversial school [Eagle Academy]| POLITICO

Sick-out by Teachers Shuts Nearly All Detroit Public Schools - ABC News https://t.co/sDjoln5DAA

CTU: Teachers leaning away from May strike  

Nearly 300 11th graders opt out in Burbank CA | 89.3 KPCC https://t.co/1d1AvP93wk

Paying For America's Schools: Is There A Better Way? : NPR https://t.co/fp9lMGiWAI

Access to education a challenge for NY immigrants | Newsday https://t.co/4PvvGlkS1H

AM News: Friday News Roundup

Reactions to 12th Grade NAEP Declines? Mostly Tempered - Curriculum Matters - Education Week https://t.co/Ear2PvwBl8

Study: No Child Left Behind Improved Teacher Attendance in Struggling Schools | The 74 http://ow.ly/4neKrA

National Teacher of the Year: I was a teen mom, and it was teachers who changed my life - Washington Post https://t.co/ffTrGPW6kn

Michigan Caught between Common Core and other state’s old standards :: SI&A Cabinet Report
 
School choir invited back to 9/11 memorial after being cut off midperformance -

 

Charter schools sharing LAUSD campuses: Nobody loves it, everyone has to live with it | 89.3 KPCC https://t.co/hsGj8q0Xld

Teacher unions return to some New Orleans schools - NOLA.com https://t.co/jysf6V8E8i

L.A. Schools Insist 6,000 High School Seniors With Failing Grades Are ‘On Track’ to Graduate in 6 Weeks | The 74 http://ow.ly/4neK9J

Detroit principal pleads guilty in kickback scam - AP Article

 

AM News: Tennessee Cancels Testing/Contract, Election Wins/Losses In Maryland & Baltimore

Tennessee cancels standardized testing in elementary and middle schools, citing delayed delivery of exams - WPost ow.ly/4nbVTA

Knox County cancels TNReady for grades 3-8 after state terminates contract with test company https://t.co/PEZBOXgAqT

Longest-serving member on Md. school board is defeated in election - The Washington Post ow.ly/4nbVZR

DeRay Mckesson finishes 6th in Democratic primary for Baltimore mayor - Baltimore Sun https://t.co/crokzPvM9S

Struggling School Districts Find Little Help In Pennsylvania n.pr/1Np4mHA

Current, Former Detroit Principals Charged in Bribery Case - ABC News ow.ly/4nbWxO

Some principals charged with kickbacks faced financial woes - AP Article ow.ly/4nbWky

Chicago Public Schools making contingency plans for possible strike - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/4nbY4u

Mississippi Eyes National Board-Certified Talent for High-Needs Districts - Teacher Beat - Education Week ow.ly/4nbY0J

4th New Orleans charter school votes for union: International High | NOLA.com http://ow.ly/4nc01n

AM News: Here Come Uninspiring New NAEP Scores For HS Seniors

Most High School Seniors Aren't College Or Career Ready, Says 'Nation's Report Card' : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/4n9oj1 

Math scores slip, reading flat for nation's 12th-graders - AP https://t.co/ANTh5sWVJh

 America's high school seniors' reading and math scores have hit a wall - LA Times pllqt.it/Z4qQVg

Test Scores Show a Decline in Math Among High School Seniors - The New York Times ow.ly/4n9mLQ

U.S. high school seniors slip in math and show no improvement in reading - The Washington Post ow.ly/4n9oft

TNReady Testing Patience of Parents / Public News Service ow.ly/4n9n4N

Career Education Making a Comeback in US High Schools - ABC News ow.ly/4n9oyt

Troy LaRaviere Accused By CPS Of Misusing Equipment, Accounting Missteps dnain.fo/1WR3JOx

Lusher NOLA Charter School Board Rejects Petition To Recognize Union | WWNO

Michelle Obama Encourages New York Students to Reach Higher - ABC News ow.ly/4n9mOb

AM News: NJ One Of Just 7 States Using PARCC Common Core Test

N.J. one of just 7 states still using PARCC tests in 2016 | NJ.com ow.ly/4n6z4s

Senator Alexander Blames Feds For TNReady Delays | Nashville Public Radio ow.ly/4n6AhG

Kentucky's Unprecedented Success In School Funding Is On The Line : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/4n6ytv

How Massachusetts Became The Best State In Education : NPR ow.ly/4n6ybi

School budget laws complicate tracking of Common Core spending | EdSource ow.ly/4n6z8z

When Arne Duncan visits Memphis on Friday, he’ll see part of his legacy as U.S. ed chief | Chalkbeat ow.ly/4n6zbb

First Lady Michelle Obama to host college signing event in Harlem | New York Amsterdam News view ow.ly/4n6zeV

Wisconsin Prom Shooting Leaves Teenage Suspect Dead and Town Shaken - The New York Times ow.ly/4n6y4E

Cruz takes lessons on education from Milton Friedman, his faith politico.com/story/2016/04/…

Morning News: Calm Test Season In NOLA, School Spending Week 2

Revised Common Core tests spark little debate, no widespread boycotts this year: The New Orleans Advocate ow.ly/4n2NI5

What Difference Does A Dollar Make? : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/4n3NQH

What Happened When One Of New Jersey's Poorest School Districts Increased Spending - WNYC ow.ly/4n3NvX

In Chicago Schools, $11,000 Doesn’t Mean What It Means In The Suburbs | WBEZ ow.ly/4n3OlV

Cries about national teacher shortages might be overblown - The Hechinger Report ow.ly/4n3Pg5

Black Lives Matter Gave Him Fame, but Baltimore Isn't Biting - ABC News ow.ly/4n3Pib

See also: Obama Says Movements Like Black Lives Matter ‘Can’t Just Keep on Yelling’ - The New York Times ow.ly/4n2IeP

(The Latest) Corruption Charges In Detroit's Struggling Schools : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/4n3Nsg

D.C. staggers bell times at rival high schools after an uptick in conflicts - The Washington Post ow.ly/4n3MCq

Texas Teachers Union Sues to Block New Evaluation System - Teacher Beat - Education Week ow.ly/4n3PjK

 

AM News: Sanders Slams Removal Of "Insubordinate" Chicago Principal

Bernie Sanders blames principal Troy LaRaviere removal on "Mayor Emanuel’s unhealthy obsession with taking revenge.” bit.ly/1Nn0ufj [See also: dnain.fo/26i2ufc]

Investigation on K12, a VA company operating online schools in CA and elsewhere bayareane.ws/1NheA1I

New Jersey Postpones PARCC Exam After Technical Problems - State EdWatch - Education Week ow.ly/4mYMco

Tennessee braces for TNReady testing delays — again — as state blames testing vendor — again | Chalkbeat ow.ly/4mYLnY

Delaware girl dies after fight with other girls in high school bathroom - The Washington Post ow.ly/4mYLuO

Amazon wins $30M contract to sell e-books to NYC schools - AP Article ow.ly/4mYMVe

Teacher’s aide arrested as "deeply disturbing" video shows him slamming student to the ground wapo.st/1VnZH0r

TN Kids Slapped In Handcuffs At Tennessee School Over Video Of Fight ow.ly/4mXcTW

AM News: NJ Glitches Mar Generally Uneventful Common Core Testing Season

Technical Glitch Foils Wednesday Testing in New Jersey - WSJ ow.ly/4mW8om

See also NJ.com & Pearson letter.

Newark 'Unity' slate sweeps city school board elections | NJ.com ow.ly/4mUZqa

Outspoken Chicago Principal Ousted for "Insubordination" & Told To Stay Home dnain.fo/1qEwWj2

Lewis: Rauner Owes CPS Back Tuition for 'Clouting' Child into Payton High dnain.fo/1NBT3M5

B2 could end up costing NC pubic schools nearly $900 million ow.ly/4mW8WK

College Board Attacks ACT's Live Teaching Prep Service - High School & Beyond - Education Week ow.ly/4mW6uW

Majority in statewide CA survey says public schools do ‘good’ job - SFGate ow.ly/4mW6jE

Chicago Ramps Up Campaign to Push State for More Funding - District Dossier - Education Week ow.ly/4mW6lr

Principal backs students who sought gender-neutral bathroom | Fresno Bee ow.ly/4mW8iX

 

AM News: Houston School Flooding, Another Chicago Strike Looms

Houston, Flooded: Twitter Captures Chaos as Some Schools Close, and Other Students Brave the Deluge | The 74 ow.ly/4mQSSy

Chicago Teachers Union says no firm plans on strike as talks continue - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/4mPPM4

Who should pay for teachers' retirement – charter school or district? LA Times

Texas, Arizona high schools dominate new U.S. News rankings - The Washington Post ow.ly/4mQRC0

Costs for building LA Unified's data system may top $200 million, but is an end in sight? | 89.3 KPCC ow.ly/4mQRDC

Hillary Clinton's ties to for-profit education companies like Laureate ow.ly/4mQSqL

Teachers union rips educator pay study | Boston Herald ow.ly/4mQSQW

Tests show elevated lead in 6 suburban Detroit schools - AP Article ow.ly/4mQRGv

AM News: EdSec Touts Arts & Sciences, Minn. Tenure Law Challenged

Education Secretary John King: It's Time To Stop Ignoring The Arts And Sciences ow.ly/10EBxt

Suit accuses Minnesota of protecting bad teachers at students' expense -StarTribune.com ow.ly/10EBZ1

Teacher Tenure Is Challenged Again in a Minnesota Lawsuit - The New York Times ow.ly/10EAmN

In San Juan, San Jose and Poway, districts & unions innovate to evaluate teachers | EdSource ow.ly/10EBFr

New York considering using scores on AP exams and SAT subject tests in evaluations | Chalkbeat ow.ly/10EByM

These 3 California school districts allow staff to pack guns to work - LA Times ow.ly/10EBB9

The Trump Effect': Hatred, Fear And Bullying On The Rise In Schools ow.ly/10EBDC

Broadway's 'Hamilton' Makes Its Way Into NYC's High School Curriculum : NPR ow.ly/10EAor

Balloon ‘spacecraft,’ prosthetic limbs and subway vacuums thrill White House science fair wpo.st/ZCKU1

 

AM News: Finding & Serving Gifted Black & Latino Kids

Paradise Valley AZ - The Rare District That Recognizes Gifted Latino Students : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/10C6Tz

Why Talented Black and Hispanic Students Can Go Undiscovered - The New York Times ow.ly/10uDsB

The $3B plan to get every California kid into preschool - LA Times ow.ly/10C7vw

Success Academy Charter School Network Receives $25 Million Gift - The New York Times ow.ly/10C78e

BC janitor to see fifth child graduate from the college - The Boston Globe ow.ly/10C6EE

AM News: DC Teacher Appeal, Overlooked ELLs, Canceling Obama Prep

First DCPS Teacher To Win Arbitration Over Evaluation System Discusses His Case | WAMU 88.5 

Gifted, But Still Learning English, Many Bright Students Get Overlooked : NPR Ed : NPRow.ly/10zfbq

LA Unified's internal investigator becomes flashpoint in charter school debate | 89.3 KPCCow.ly/10zeWP

Lusher teachers plan to form union, representative says – Uptown Messenger http://ow.ly/10zgnk

How a Denver elementary school is using pop music and viral videos to teach social skills | Chalkbeat

Immigrant students being blocked from enrolling in school - Associated Press

Ald. Brookins to head Ed committee, seeks to cancel Obama Prep HS | Chicago Sun-Times ow.ly/10zfvX

L.A., Detroit Try to Simplify Application Process for School Choice Options - K-12 Parents and the Public - Education Week http://ow.ly/10zgjb

Puerto Rico Church Strips Teachers of Pension Amid Crisis - ABC News http://ow.ly/10zgqd

AM News: Clinton Addresses NY Teachers, Philly Labor Leaders

Hillary Clinton touts economic agenda in Buffalo, Rochester | Newsday

Clinton Stumps for Friendly Union Faces in Pennsylvania - Courthouse News 

Why Talented Black and Hispanic Students Can Go Undiscovered - The New York Times

Black and Latino parents want better teachers and harder classes for their kids - LA Times

Some Parents Of Color Don't Think Schools Are Even Trying To Educate Their Children

Criminal hackers now target hospitals, police stations and schools - LA Times

How One School Under Pressure Resists 'Test Prep' - WNYC

Why Teachers on TV Have to Be Incompetent or Inspiring - The New York Times

 

AM News: It's Social Media Friday

It's Twitter Friday -- watch what I'm seeing and thinking below, or on Twitter, or via Facebook. Have a great day: 

AM News: Philly Turnarounds, Clinton Visit (Plus NYC Parent Lawsuit)

Politicians, union leaders, and teachers blast school turnaround plans Philly Inquirer: Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, and Katie McGinty, candidate in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate, joined local union and political leaders Wednesday in opposing a turnaround plan for an elementary school in North Philadelphia.

Clinton courts union support in Philadelphia Newsworks: Seeming energized after losing to rival Bernie Sanders in Wisconsin's primary, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke to a friendly crowd of organized labor in Philadelphia Wednesday morning.

Hillary Clinton's union problem Politico: Teachers have yet to unite behind Clinton, the latest sign that she is struggling to lock down an important chunk of the Democratic base.

Parents Will Sue America's Largest School District Over Classroom Violence BuzzFeed: The suit will be filed late Wednesday night in the Eastern District Court of New York, a lawyer for the plaintiffs said. It is the first time a class-action lawsuit has been filed over school violence in New York.

Why school can be a rocky ride for some young Syrians in the US WNYC: The warm welcome many Syrian families receive in the US does not always apply to schools.

Grading Schools On Student Resilience And Self-Control WAMU: This spring a handful of school districts in California will begin testing students on resilience and self-control, among other so-called social emotional skills. Debate over new federal standards on school quality and testing for non-academic skills.

The cost of better school security: $10 million in cameras for Miami-Dade Miami Herald: The Miami-Dade County school district is planning on spending $10 million on additional security cameras. The district already has 12,000 of them, like this one at Miami Beach High, but would add 7,000 more so that every school is monitored by 2020.

Seattle’s IB schools are national outliers in lack of support from district Seattle Times: Across the country, thousands of schools offer the rigorous International Baccalaureate program. Seattle is the only large district in the Pacific Northwest that makes parents or individual schools pay for it.

Why Are So Few Kids Getting the HPV Vaccine? Stateline: Ten years after the federal government approved the first vaccines to combat the cancer-causing human papillomavirus, nine years after those vaccines were recommended for all adolescent girls, and five years after they were recommended for all adolescent boys, less than half of girls and only a fifth of boys are getting immunized.

Maryland rejects Montgomery County’s snow-day waiver request Washington Post:  State said the county did not do enough to modify its calendar in making up missed days.

Teacher arrested for carrying a gun at a middle school in Newtown, Conn. Washington Post: Small town where 26 children and teachers were killed in a notorious 2012 elementary school shooting has stepped up its law enforcement presence at schools.

Trial date set for Gary Solomon, co-defendant of Byrd-Bennett Sun-Times: Gary Solomon, 48, has pleaded not guilty to more than a dozen criminal charges stemming from the alleged steering of contracts to The SUPES Academy and Synesi Associates by Byrd-Bennett in exchange for kickbacks.

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