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Morning Video: Schools React To Post-Election Incidents, Fears

There have been lots more incidents at schools and elsewhere since this PBS NewsHour segment from last week, but it's still good to watch.

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…
 

Afternoon Video: Samantha Bee Calls For Teaching The Constitution

In her show last week, Samantha Bee called for more and better school instruction about how the government works. But of course she had many other, larger complaints. Watch it, then watch Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock tear into oblivious white liberal voters' reactions to the Trump victory on SNL.

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

Movies: New Film Addresses Bullying, School Violence, & Mass Incarceration

 

 

 

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…

Lunchtime Video: Where Charters Come From

A helpful piece of history via WBUR 

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

 

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

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

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

Morning Video: AL Governor Says School System 'Sucks'

WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

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…

Afternoon Video: New Documentary Recounts Newtown Aftermath

The documentary is being simulcast in theaters tonight. Read more about it over at EdWeek.

Charts: Teacher Retention Rates Not So High Compared To Other Industries

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This chart, from EIA's Mike Antonucci, raises questions about a recent NPR story claiming that teacher quit rates were problematically high. They may be higher than in other nations, as cited in the NPR story, but they're not higher than many other careers in the US

Quotes: Making Sense Of The Fight Over Federal Education Spending

Quotes2Supplementing a highly inequitable system with a relatively small amount of federal funding is one small step in a much longer journey. Even with supplemental funds, schools within communities of concentrated poverty remain highly disadvantaged. Fifty years after President Johnson fired the first salvo in his War on Poverty, the fight continues.

- CEP's Maria Ferguson in the November issue of Kappan (Still trying to get equity right

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Charts: Black Boys Less Likely To Be Suspended By Black Teachers

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"This effect is driven almost entirely by black students, especially black boys, who are markedly less likely to be subjected to exclusionary discipline when taught by black teachers. There is little evidence of any benefit for white students of being matched with white teachers." (Teacher Race and School Discipline)

Quotes: Sanders Joins Warren In Opposing Additional MA Charters

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

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

Morning Video: Tech Company Building In-House High School

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Oracle starting Design Tech. Click the link to watch the video. Via CNN

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…

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

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

Maps: Common Core? Still There.

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

Morning Video: John Oliver Takes On Northern School Segregation

As highlighted on Last Week Tonight, there's no school racism/segregation like Northern racism/segregation

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
 
 

Quotes: "I Wanted My Kids Back"

Quotes2As school people, we shouldn’t be afraid or ashamed to talk about it being a money game. I need to fill up my seats to bring in the money to keep the programs...I wanted my kids back.

--  Grand Praire Independent School District Superintendent Susan Simpson Hull in the WSJ (Public Schools Turn to Marketing to Win Back Students From Charters)

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…

Morning Video: Mindful Moments In West Baltimore Elementary School

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Update: What's Going On In Massachusetts?

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

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

 

Cartoons: "We Believe In The *Concept* Of Public Education"

Morning Video: Trump-Clinton Education Showdown From Miami

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quotes: How Gentrifiers Can Hurt Neighborhood Schools

Quotes2They don’t inject themselves in the neighborhood. They don’t care about the school across street, because they’re going to put their kids in private school, miles away. So the school across the street suffers as a result of that. As that schools suffers, then maybe it becomes less safe, because maybe the kids in that school end up dropping out, because they’re frustrated. Those kids maybe get involved in things that are a little less savory, and so now these wealthy people are saying, “We need a police presence to protect us from these people.”

Comedian Wyatt Cenac in The Grist (On mayo, hair salons, and gentrification)

Charts: Within-District Racial Segregation May Surprise You

From Brookings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quotes: What "Vice Principals" Reveals About Public Perception Of School Bureaucrats

Quotes2Here, untalented people can at least become middle managers that revel in petty beefs and care more about job security, individual autonomy, and popularity than they do the students they’re expected to prioritize.

-- The Atlantic (HBO's 'Vice Principals' Shows Authentic In-School Dynamics)

 

Morning Video: The African-American Debate Over Charters

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quotes: About Those Grad Rates...

Funding: State, Local, & Federal Spending Still Lags

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

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

AM News: Top Democratic Lawmaker Backs MA Charter Expansion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Afternoon Video: How US Schools Are Addressing Arrival Of Refugee Students

"Some refugee students are enrolled in "newcomer" classes where they are provided intense English instruction before being placed in mainstream classrooms. Others go directly into classes with English-fluent peers but are assigned to smaller groups for individual instruction. Teachers are trained in identifying trauma, and on-site counselors help students who need extra attention." via AP

Morning Video: Campaign 2016 A Tough Assignment For Teachers

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

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