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AM News: Fired GA Cops Get School Jobs, IN Charter Joins District, MA Teachers Snub Nation's Best

One of the top ranked high schools in the state just joined Indianapolis Public Schools chalkbeat.org/posts/in/2017/…

GOP threatens to subpoena Education Dept. official who quit - POLITICO ow.ly/74Pq30c4cOc

Troubled cops land jobs in Georgia schools myajc.com/news/local-edu…

Advocates call on Chancellor Fariña to take ‘morally necessary’ steps to end school segregation chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

Citing East Hartford Student's Story, Betsy DeVos Blasts Public Schools courant.com/education/hc-e…

Phoenix Takes on Problem of Disconnected Youth wnyc.org/story/phoenix-…

Former Newark schools chief Cami Anderson’s new mission: getting schools to rethink student discipline chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

Why Did The Top Student Aid Official Under Betsy DeVos Resign? npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Texas pushes ahead with 'bathroom bill' as others shy away abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

San Diego schools sued over anti-Islamophobia campaign abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/s…

Surprise for a Mother Who Helped Her Paralyzed Son in Every Class nytimes.com/2017/05/25/us/…

Trump Administration Considers Moving Student Loans from Education Department to Treasury nytimes.com/2017/05/25/bus…

Mass. teachers union snubs National Teacher of the Year - CommonWealth Magazine nzzl.us/TwHLVbi

Fight between Syrian and Canadian students sparks protest torontosun.com/2017/05/23/fig…

DeVos Testifies, Common Core Lessons for Brazi, & Teacher Parking Permits

DeVos, Democrats Wage War Over Budget Cuts, Students' Rights Under Vouchers blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

DeVos Clashes With Democrats Over Federal Protections in School Choice Budget Proposals @The74 bit.ly/2rBe6O5

DeVos Refuses to Rule Out Giving Funds to Schools That Discriminate nytimes.com/2017/05/24/us/…

What Betsy DeVos Said Wednesday On Capitol Hill npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Months in, Betsy DeVos still has no answers on major education issues latimes.com/local/educatio…

Democrats Grill DeVos on School Choice and Budget Cuts | RealClearEducation ow.ly/SvJA30c24EJ

Why the FAFSA Data Retrieval Tool was taken offline? Because a FAFSA Hacker Targeted Trump's Tax Info - bit.ly/2qdpg7c

Under Discussion in Brazil, Curriculum Base Faces Obstacles in the USA saopauloinformer.com/39645/under-di…

Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

School choice supporters downplay new voucher research, saying schools are more than a test score chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

D.C. approves new charter schools: Most seats for middle grades washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

NYC Will Reissue Tens of Thousands of Teacher Parking Placards nyc.streetsblog.org/2017/05/11/rev… via @StreetsblogNYC

AM News: NYC Diversity, Annual Preschool Report, DeVos Presents Wish List

NYC middle schools, pre-Ks meet diversity targets -- and more high schools join initiative to spur integration chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

NYS Assembly Gives De Blasio 2 More Years, But Senate Demands More Data on School Spending the74million.org/article/mayora

DeVos tours Indianapolis voucher school as administration pushes widespread expansion | Fox 59 ow.ly/r9X130c0hHu

It's Shockingly Easy to Cheat San Diego Unified’s Online Courses voiceofsandiego.org/topics/educati

State of American Pre-K: New Report Shows 1.5 Million Kids (and 1 in 20 3-Year-Olds) Enrolled the74million.org/article/nation…

Betsy DeVos Compares School Choice Critics To ‘Flat-Earthers’ huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/23/bet

A first in Maryland’s public schools: Students learn Korean washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

Mississippi accused of unequal schooling for black students hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

DeVos to testify on Trump’s budget, her first time before Congress since rocky confirmation hearing wapo.st/2qVjjzu

 

AM: DeVos Speech, Budget Proposal, Success Expansion, Zuckerberg's School Visit

DeVos promises ‘the most ambitious expansion of education choice in our nation’s history’ — but offers no details washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

DeVos: School choice should expand, but not from Washington D.C. usat.ly/2rbDdaA via @USATODAY

DeVos Emphasizes States’ Prerogative on School Choice, Gives No Details on Federal Expansion the74million.org/article/devos-…

Betsy DeVos promises an expansive school choice plan, says opting out would be 'terrible mistake' for states chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

DeVos: It Would Be a 'Terrible Mistake' for States Not to Expand School Choice blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig

President Trump's Budget Proposal Calls For Deep Cuts To Education npr.org/sections/ed/20…

DISTRICTS

The Latest: Mark Zuckerberg visits Rhode Island school abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/l…

All signs point to Ref Rodriguez as LAUSD’s next school board president laschoolreport.com/all-signs-poin…

Study of schools in Denver, New York show special needs students less likely to leave charters denverpost.com/2017/05/22/cha…

Long-Vacant NYC Courthouse Will Get New Life as Success Academy’s Second High School the74million.org/article/long-v…

MISC

Report: Poor roads on tribal lands lead to school absences hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

St. Paul’s School Acknowledges Decades of Sexual Misconduct nytimes.com/2017/05/22/us/…

Homeschooling Makes Learning Personal For Some Special Education Students npr.org/sections/ed/20…

AM News: Notre Dame Grads Walk Out On Pence, Weingarten Heads To NM, & More #EdNews

Notre Dame Students Walk Out During Mike Pence's Commencement Speech huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/21/not

Notre Dame students walk out during Vice President Mike Pence's commencement speech ti.me/2q6Bejx

L.A. teachers union faces tough questions in wake of charter election wins latimes.com/local/educatio…

Growing grassroots movements confronting school sex assault hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

One [Goshen] teacher. Many investigations. No charges. cincinnati.com/story/news/edu… via @Enquirer

When School Vouchers Don't Offer Much Of A Choice npr.org/2017/05/20/529…

Do charter schools serve special needs kids? The jury is out abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

New Report Shows NYC’s Alternative to Charter Schools — Supported by De Blasio and UFT — Aren’t Getting Results the74million.org/article/new-re…

With Principal Out, a NYC School Community Faces Lingering Tensions wnyc.org/story/principa…

Despite threats and reputation destruction, Richardson ISD candidate stands up to the establishment | Dallas News ow.ly/nEXd30bUos8

New Mexico budget woes bring national teachers union leader newsobserver.com/news/business/

Teacher licensing overhaul sent back for negotiations after veto. minnpost.com/education/2017…

It Was Hard This Year to Keep Politics Out of High School Yearbooks nytimes.com/2017/05/21/us/…

AM News: DCPS Clout List Emerges, LAUSD Challenges, & More #EdNews

Snowden, Fenty, & Rodriguez among VIPs who asked for and got special transfers from Henderson pllqt.it/ibcVQK

Despite increases in funding, some D.C. schools face possible cuts washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

The Nation's Oldest Voucher Program: Beacon Of Hope, Or Failed Experiment? npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Charter-backed candidates win L.A. Unified majority, but can they lead from within? latimes.com/local/educatio…

An early test for new LA school board members cost-saving ideas: an expiring teachers contract scpr.org/news/2017/05/1…

So LAUSD has a charter-backed school board majority. What now? scpr.org/news/2017/05/1…

Seattle parent pays off $21K school-lunch debt with GoFundMe campaign seattletimes.com/seattle-news/e…

Some school districts tail parents to check where family actually lives dispatch.com/news/20170515/…

Success Academy’s top lawyer is leaving — to start her own charter schools chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

Minnesota standardized test scores have a new value. Here’s why it could pay to opt-in. minnpost.com/education/2017…

Pearson To Scale Back Partnership With Adaptive Learning Provider Knewton marketbrief.edweek.org/marketplace-k-… via @EdMarketBrief

Dallas school police officer slammed a 6th-grader to the ground and fractured her clavicle bit.ly/2q1kwRG

 

 

AM News: Trump Budget, LAUSD Results, Edmodo Hack, & More

TRUMP BUDGET

Report: Trump education budget would create a Race to the Top for school choice chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

Trump wants to spend $1B to push districts to adopt his preferred policies — not unlike Obama & Race to the Top. washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Trump Budget Reported to Use Title I, Research Aid to Push Choice blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig

LAUSD

Major changes could come to L.A. schools after charter school movement’s big win latimes.com/local/educatio…

Kelly Gonez, Science Teacher and Former Obama Adviser, Wins Close Race for L.A. School Board the74million.org/article/kelly-…

DISTRICTS

Maryland school system posts 80 percent increase in reports of sexual harassment washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

This is how the D.C. school lottery is supposed to work washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

Portland, Ore., Voters Approve Record Tax to Fix Lead-Laced, Crumbling Buildings blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Distric…

San Diego High Schools Experience Higher Graduation Rates While Simultaneously Losing More Students psmag.com/education/high…

MISC

77 Million Edmodo Users Are Hacked as Widespread Cyber Attacks Hit the Ed Tech World the74million.org/article/77-mil…

RACE & INTEGRATION

However Well Black Students Perform, Teachers Still Think They’re Struggling huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/16/tea

A new study shows where people live — not school districts — is to blame for continuing segregation in Indiana chalkbeat.org/posts/in/2017/…

AM News: Charter Backers Win LAUSD Majority, Edmodo Hacked, & More #EdNews

SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS

Reformers sweep LAUSD school board elections laschoolreport.com/reformers-swee…

Big night for charter school-backed LAUSD candidates as Melvoin, Gonez win seats scpr.org/news/2017/05/1…

Charter backers win their first L.A. school board majority fw.to/GtXV0Yh

HACKED!

Popular #EdTech Platform @edmodo Hacked, Faulted for Ad-Tracking blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Digital…

FLORIDA

For Families With Special Needs, Vouchers Bring Choices, Not Guarantees npr.org/sections/ed/20

Charter Expansion Provision Puts Florida Budget Bill At Risk of Veto blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e

DISTRICTS

Immigration Agents Weren't At Queens School For 'Enforcement Action,' Homeland Security Says gothamist.com/2017/05/16/hom… via @Gothamist

NYC Chancellor: ‘We’re reconsidering how some enrollment is done’ in high schools chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

School stats: The number of emergency teachers in Washington classrooms has doubled seattletimes.com/education-lab/…

Lessons On Race And Vouchers From Milwaukee npr.org/sections/ed/20…

 

AM News: Choice Polling, Today's LAUSD Election, & NYC Schools Face Down ICE

CHOICE

AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans Feel Fine About School Choice | Political News | US News usnews.com/news/politics/…

New AP Poll Shows Majority of Americans Open to Expanding Nation’s Charter Schools the74million.org/article/new-ap…

Indiana's School Choice Program Often Underserves Special Needs Students npr.org/2017/05/15/528…

Report: Bullying persists in schools, sex assault reports up denverpost.com/2017/05/16/bul…

LAUSD ELECTION

Drive to increase charter enrollments triggers massive spending in LA school board race edsource.org/2017/drive-to-…

L.A. school board candidates tackle questions on tenure, charter growth, graduation rates latimes.com/local/educatio…

The good, the bad, and the ugly of the LAUSD school board campaign laschoolreport.com/the-good-the-b…

Here’s what LAUSD could buy with the $14.5 million in outside money that’s poured into the school board race laschoolreport.com/heres-what-lau…

College Board and Zuckerberg team up for 'Manhattan Project' of academic motivation usat.ly/2qm0HZq via @USATODAY

RACE

CPS Greenlights Merger Of Gold Coast And Cabrini-Green Schools wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

Lessons On Race And Vouchers From Milwaukee npr.org/sections/ed/20…

IMMIGRATION

NYC Chancellor, Union Boss Cry Foul Over Immigration Agents Visiting Queens School Seeking 4th-Grader the74million.org/article/nyc-ch…

Immigration Officials Asking About Fourth-Grader Turned Away By NYC School huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/15/imm

Schools Warned to Be Vigilant Over Immigration Officers wnyc.org/story/schools-…

TRUMP

Trump’s Youngest Son to Attend Maryland Prep School nytimes.com/2017/05/15/us/

 

 

 

AM News: Political Spending On Education, NJ Overcrowding, ESSA Plans, & More

500 Students in a One-Room School: Fallout of New Jersey’s Funding Woes nytimes.com/2017/05/14/nyr…

At 3 a.m., NC Senate GOP strips education funding from Democrats' districts - NewsObserver.com nzzl.us/Oym65zn

Political activities of education secretary Betsy DeVos - nwitimes.com pllqt.it/dnkv8q

Key findings on political spending by school-choice backers hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…
 
How Google Took Over the Classroom nytimes.com/2017/05/13/tec…
 
Seventeen State ESSA Plans Now Complete and Ready for Review blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig
 
Schools brace for impact if Congress cuts Medicaid spending abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wire…
 
Boston exam schools lacking in diversity: Report metro.us/news/local-new… via @Metro_US
 
AP Test-Takers' Tweets May Not Give Away Answers, But They Raise Questions n.pr/2r8W6GZ

Fidget spinners may be entertaining but they don't help ADHD scpr.org/news/2017/05/1… via @KPCC

In Tribute, Students Elect Dead Classmates Prom King And Queen npr.org/2017/05/13/528…

 

AM News: ESSA Plans, Vouchers Pro & Con, De Blasio Goes His Own Way

Sixteen ESSA Plans Have Been Turned In; Fewer Than Half Are Ready for Review blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig

The Promise And Peril Of School Vouchers npr.org/sections/ed/20…

De Blasio, Expanding an Education Program, Dismisses Past Approaches nytimes.com/2017/05/11/nyr…

The politics of LA Unified's graduation rate scpr.org/news/2017/05/1…

City Council grills Philly school leaders on suburban students taking prized slots newsworks.org/index.php/loca…

Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis Claims Another Casualty: Its Schools nytimes.com/2017/05/10/us/…

Cambridge has a shortage of black students. Some of them are out to fix that. pri.org/stories/2017-

Panel seeks probe of potential racial hiring bias in Va. school system washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

School officials postpone decision on first part of one-stop enrollment for L.A. Unified programs latimes.com/local/educatio…

Assistant principal resigns after argument with teen abortion protesters washingtonpost.com/news/education…

"Historic" Colorado charter school funding measure headed for governor's signature dpo.st/2pAjn4t via @denverpost

AM News: DeVos Gets Booed At Commencement

DEVOS SPEECH

Students boo Betsy DeVos as commencement speaker at historically black university washingtonpost.com/news/grade-poi…

Bethune-Cookman Graduates Greet Betsy DeVos With Turned Backs nytimes.com/2017/05/10/us/

Boos drown out Betsy DeVos' speech at Bethune-Cookman graduation usatoday.com/story/news/nat… via @USATODAY

Betsy Devos Speaks Over Hecklers During Bethune-Cookman Address npr.org/2017/05/10/527…

DeVos heckled at graduation for historically black college abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

OTHER NEWS

School Bullying Is Down. Why Don't Students Believe It? npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Outside money continues to pour into L.A. school board campaigns latimes.com/local/educatio…

Oakland schools pick superintendent amid budget mess sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…

3 Indiana schools lose bid to enroll more voucher students abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/i…

Is ‘3-K for All’ Good for All? De Blasio’s Preschool Plan Troubles Some nytimes.com/2017/05/10/nyr…

99% Of Students Handcuffed In School By NYPD In 2016 Were Black Or Latinx huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/10/99-

Substitute Teacher Fired For Allegedly Ripping Off 8-Year-Old Girl's Hijab gothamist.com/2017/05/10/hij… via @Gothamist

AM News: ESSA Plans, House Speaker Visits Charter, LAUSD Plans For ICE, & More

ESSA

Early ESSA Plans Favor Cash to Districts Over Optional Set-Asides blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig

New York Targets Chronic Absenteeism in Its ESSA Plan: 4 Things Research Shows About Attendance the74million.org/article/new-yo…

New research shows Obama school turnaround program worked — in a few places chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

IMMIGRATION/RACISM

LAUSD is making it harder for immigration officials to enter schools latimes.com/local/educatio…

LAUSD clarifies what school staff should do if immigration agents show up on campus scpr.org/news/2017/05/0…

Parents of black brothers sue district over alleged racism hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

HOUSE SPEAKER AT SUCCESS

Paul Ryan Visits A Harlem School, Harlemites Voice Their Displeasure blavity.com/paul-ryan-visi… 

Paul Ryan visits New York school run by charter advocate abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/p…

MISC

How a Trump piñata brought chaos to a Colorado high school wapo.st/2pggJEZ?tid=ss…

 Free online math tool plots new course for old graphing calculators usat.ly/2pls8OD via @USATODAY

U.S. education secretary says choice needed in 'antiquated' system deseretnews.com/article/865679…

Illinois Struggles To Expand Charter Schools Despite Giant Pot Of Federal Money wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

Minnesota is fighting its largest measles outbreak in nearly 30 years. Blame vaccine deniers. vox.com/2017/5/8/15577…

 

AM News: DeVos To The Rescue, LAUSD Race Heats Up, Khan Academy Study

DeVos Ends Formatting Rules for Upward Bound Grant Applications | Observer ow.ly/EyqD30byWHR

Educators value after-school program Trump wants to nix hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

New York state says it wants to expand its definition of success -- and focus on equity -- in judging schools chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

Outside spending tops $10 million, Zimmer steps up fundraising efforts in LAUSD election laschoolreport.com/outside-spendi…

After tensions mount, Colorado House advances charter school funding deal, school finance bill chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

College Board Reports Score Gains From Free SAT Practice - High School & Beyond - Education Week ow.ly/eM3J30byXdf

Free Khan Academy SAT tutorials boost scores, study finds edsource.org/2017/free-khan…

The student support model that’s going national has been incubating at St. Louis Park High School for 18 years minnpost.com/education/2017…

Protests to greet DeVos at historically black college @CNNPolitics cnn.it/2puVnj4

Michelle Obama Vows To Prioritize Education 'No Matter What House We Live In' huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/05/mic

Breathe Deeply: Mindfulness coming to a school near you usat.ly/2poFtWA via @USATODAY

 

AM News: HBCU Drama, LAUSD Showdown, FidgetSpinners, & More

Trump Suggests HBCU Funding May Be Unconstitutional, Blindsiding Black Colleges buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl…

Then: Trump voices ‘unwavering support’ for historically black colleges washingtonpost.com/news/grade-poi…

K-12 Spending Gets Caught in States' Budget Fights blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e

NYC's School Choice Program Hasn't Closed the Education Gap wnyc.org/story/nycs-sch…

In L.A., teens balance high school with planning in case their parents are deported latimes.com/local/educatio…

A public school that's just for immigrants | APM Reports ow.ly/tZKI30bvVG7

Clash over middle-school sex assaults: Did they happen? hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Cuts put spotlight on student race questions on school forms hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

The student support model that’s going national has been incubating at St. Louis Park High School for 18 years minnpost.com/education/2017…

Outside spending tops $10 million, Zimmer steps up fundraising efforts in LAUSD election laschoolreport.com/outside-spendi…

When You're Not Quite Sure If Your Teacher Is Human npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Fidget Spinners: Good Or Bad For Kids' Concentration? npr.org/2017/05/06/527…

AM News: Discriminatory Hiring In VA, Communist Principal In NYC, & TFA Rebound

DISCRIMINATORY HIRING

Study of Fairfax County schools finds discrimination against black teacher applicants washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Study: VA school system more likely to hire whites than blacks abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/s…

Charter school funding fight — and a contentious amendment — shake up Colorado school finance debate chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

COMMUNIST PRINCIPAL

Investigation of NYC activist principal has free-speech advocates asking what politics are allowed at school chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

A Principal Is Accused of Being a Communist, Rattling a Brooklyn School - The New York Times http://ow.ly/JGZw30bsuYQ

MISC

Teach For America reports a rise in applications chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

Facts About Teens, Suicide And '13 Reasons Why' npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Will L.A. schools pass the salt and toss the whole wheat with relaxed Trump standards? latimes.com/local/educatio…

Is this the future of college: Online classes, but no degree, reports @m_education_ap: apne.ws/2qlsarQ

AM News: Minority Parent Poll, Trump Choice, Fidget Spinners

MINORITY PARENT POLL

Poll: Schools with mostly white teachers are not trying to educate students of color: usnews.com/news/education…

Parents of color see their kids as attending white supremacist school systems huffingtonpost.com/entry/parents-… via @HuffPostPol

Black and Latino parents worried about funding disparities in schools, poll finds edsource.org/2017/poll-find…

Black and Latino Parents: Funding, Racism Are Drivers of School Disparities blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Distric

More Parents Of Color Think Racism Is Holding Back Their Children In School huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/02/par…

Low-income, minority students lag in high school grad rates seattletimes.com/nation-world/l… via @seattletimes

TRUMP

Trump praises D.C. voucher program with mixed record politi.co/2oY3jgl

Trump pushes school choice, making good on campaign promise abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wire…

At School Choice Event, Trump Praises D.C. Vouchers for Helping Kids Graduate blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Trump Praises Low-Income School Voucher Program Obama Defunded - Breitbart bit.ly/2p6XiZW via @BreitbartNews

FIDGET SPINNERS

Schools attempt to ban fidget spinner craze The Guardian ow.ly/GXuR30bpIuz

MISC

California’s largest charter group pushes its agenda with money and people power edsource.org/2017/californi…

Minneapolis schools forced to cut hundreds of jobs to fill $28 million gap - StarTribune.com ow.ly/RCfl30boTVL

New Jersey Judge Tosses Parents’ Lawsuit Claiming Last In, First Out Layoff Rules Harm Students the74million.org/article/new-je…

Principal at Md. school who created “smash space” decides to step down washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Annual Earthquake Drills Left As Optional For Washington State Schools kuow.org/post/annual-ea…

A Public University Acquires A Big For-Profit, And Raises Big Questions npr.org/sections/ed/20…

AM News: Trump Confusion, Common Core Shifts, Unions Target Sacto. Charter, & More #EdNews

NATIONAL

Trump administration: No changes to girls’ education effort usat.ly/2qw5qp4 via @USATODAY

Under Trump Budget, Nearly 2 Million Kids May Lose After-School Care npr.org/sections/ed/20…

All New York City schools to get single-stall bathrooms hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Charters, Vouchers, ESAs Add Heat to State Legislative Debates blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e

Pre-K: Decades Worth of Studies, One Strong Message n.pr/2oZLIUo

COMMON CORE

New York heads toward finish line on Common Core replacement chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

New York Proposes Changes to Common Core Standards realcleareducation.com/2017/05/03/new…

Common Core math test boycotted by 79,780 Long Island students | Newsday ow.ly/7rao30bojXy

CHARTER SCHOOLS/TEACHERS UNIONS

Teachers seek to form union at California charter school chaired by Michelle Rhee washingtonpost.com/news/education…

Teachers union opens a front on former Sacramento mayor's charter schools latimes.com/local/educatio…

SF teachers seek labor support with letter in student backpacks sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…

Teachers not shying away from divisive political discussion, survey suggests feedproxy.google.com/~r/NewshourHea…

Teachers at Olney Charter HS have their first union contract with Aspira. Story: philly.com/philly/educati… #phled

DISTRICTS

Berkeley school district sued over special-needs services sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…

Schools superintendent who sued her school board agrees to step down washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

All New York City schools to get single-stall bathrooms hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

AM News: Lunch Changes, Budget Impacts, DeVos Cancels, & More

TRUMP

Trump Takes Aim at School Lunch Guidelines and a Girls’ Education Program nytimes.com/2017/05/01/us/…

Trump takes aim at Michelle Obama's efforts on child nutrition, girls' education usat.ly/2poT43r via @USATODAY

Trump administration ending Michelle Obama's girls education program @CNNPolitics cnn.it/2p1mNwH

The Whole Grain Terror In School Lunches Is About To End buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl…

BUDGET DEAL/CONGRESS

Trump's Budget Proposal Threatens Funding For Major After School Program npr.org/2017/05/01/526

Budget deal would spare AmeriCorps, which supports thousands of schools chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

Congress expected to reauthorize D.C. school vouchers in sweeping budget deal washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

DEVOS

DeVos: Becoming Sec. of Ed. 'like drinking through a firehose' woodtv.com/2017/05/01/dev… via @WOODTV

Betsy DeVos scheduled, then canceled, a visit to an L.A. charter school that emphasizes special needs fw.to/Yq5rcTL

MISC

Outspoken Principal on Racial Justice Accuses City of Retaliation wnyc.org/story/outspoke… via @WNYC

Success Academy named finalist for prestigious national charter school award chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

AM News: Federal Budget Deal, School Sex Assault, & DCPS Inquiry

FEDERAL NEWS

DeVos visits site of San Bernardino school shooting ow.ly/6gx930bhefT

Goad: Impact of Trump’s education order at least a year off | Newsday ow.ly/A7D830bjksO

Updated ProPublica list now includes 400 Officials Trump has Quietly Deployed Across the Government ow.ly/RZyc30bh0cs

BUDGET DEAL

Negotiators reach agreement to fund government, avoid shutdown usat.ly/2qnqwGb via @USATODAY

Budget Deal for 2017 Includes Increases for Title I, Special Education blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Budget deal would fund large ESSA block grant at $400 million politicopro.com/tipsheets/morn…

SEX ASSAULT

AP reveals hidden horror of sex assaults by K-12 students abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/a…

Student sex assault reports, state by state abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/s…

STATE & DISTRICT NEWS

D.C. investigation: Ex-schools chief gave special treatment for school transfers washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Misconduct investigation finds former DC schools chancellor gave preferential treatment fox5dc.com/news/local-new…

At NYC NAACP hearing on charter school moratorium, foes and fans find common ground chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

School vouchers, rising in many GOP states, founder in Texas abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

Court sides with group trying to turn Orange County campus into a charter school latimes.com/local/educatio…

Byrd-Bennett sentenced in Chicago school kickbacks case hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

MISC

4 Things We Don't Know About AP Tests npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Shaming Children So Parents Will Pay the School Lunch Bill nytimes.com/2017/04/30/wel…

ICYMI: Best Of The Week! (April 22-28, 2017) - ow.ly/oupX30bil7E ow.ly/Xqlq30bil7F

AM News: Federal Overreach, Segregation In Denver & NYC, & Why Kids Need Breaks To Learn

Trump starts review of federal 'overreach' in education - CNNPolitics.com ow.ly/G0iV30bfVgg

Trump to review 'overreach' in education ow.ly/stJO30bfVdt

 

Family by Family, How School Segregation Still Happens https://nyti.ms/2qdYUTH

The thorny problem of segregated schools and Denver’s newest plan to address it chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

Purdue buys for-profit Kaplan University for $1, plans to make it public usat.ly/2qbM3kM via @USATODAY

Why Purdue University Is Buying A Massive For-Profit College For $1 ow.ly/l5Gv30bfW3f

Kids Learn Better By Taking Frequent Breaks Throughout The Day | MindShift | KQED News ow.ly/CVtQ30bfVLS

A Path Out Of Poverty: Career Training + Quality Pre K npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Matt Damon’s latest role: The voice of an education documentary featuring Tennessee testing | Chalkbeat ow.ly/uqXb30bfVZr

Mom Declares Her Daughter Is Done With Homework In Viral Email | The Huffington Post ow.ly/H3xQ30bfVi6

AM News: Executive Order, Tax Plan Implications, TN Charter Bill, & More #EdNews

What does Trump's executive order on education do? Not much fw.to/MoteyoG

Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2017/04/26/us/…

Trump Aims To Limit The Education Department's Influence In New Order huffingtonpost.com/2017/04/26/tru

Trump orders DeVos to get rid of 'overreaching mandates' in schools ow.ly/yESk30bdJmO

WATCH: Pres. Trump signs executive order on education at the White House cbsn.ws/1UJwwDb

Who gains and who loses in Donald Trump's tax plan nyti.ms/2oLIK22

Judge says mostly white Southern city may secede from its school district — even though effort is motivated by race washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

California lags other states in total per-child spending on range of services @mzinshteyn @EdSource edsource.org/?page_id=580717

Seven Miami-Dade schools among nation's best, according to U.S. News - MiamiHerald.comnzzl.us/wPCQco9

Police investigate possible fraud in Maryland PTA organization washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

Sweeping charter school bill passes Tennessee legislature chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/…

Michelle Obama Won't Stop Encouraging Kids To Pursue College huffingtonpost.com/2017/04/26/mic

More Oversight of After-School Programs Is Needed, Says Federal Watchdog bit.ly/2q9M6hh #edpolitics

AM News: High School Rankings, Homework Divides, DeVos Tours, Beyonce + Michelle Obama

U.S. News Ranks America’s Top Public High Schools — and for the First Time, Charters Dominate Top 10 @The74 bit.ly/2oJcwFi

Never Mind the Students; Homework Divides Parents - The New York Times ow.ly/Pz5j30baaHa

Trump expected to order study of federal role in education washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

DeVos highlights challenges facing military children in Virginia school visit washingtonpost.com/news/education…

In Virginia school tour, Betsy DeVos stresses needs of military kids to.pbs.org/2pwNVHQ

As lawmakers scrutinize the price tag of school vouchers in Memphis, here’s a cost breakdown chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/…

New York’s education commissioner pushes back on Trump budget chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

A Student Loan Giant Is The Most Complained-About Financial Company In America buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl…

RI latest state to move away from Common Core tests cabinetreport.com/curriculum-ins…

Michelle Obama Fetes Beyonce For Scholars Program: 'Thank You For Investing in Our Girls' billboard.com/articles/news/…

Beyoncé Announces Scholarships At Four Schools, Including Parsons gothamist.com/2017/04/25/bey…

AM News: NYC Expands Early Childhood, Ridiculous LAUSD Campaign, San Diego Fights Islamophobia

As Outside Spending & Attacks Reach All-Time High, LA School Board Candidates Say Race Is Out of Their Control the74million.org/article/as-out…

Full Video: Barack Obama Appears at University of Chicago to Promote Civic Engagement the74million.org/article/obama-…

DeVos: Common Core Not 'Really Around' in Schools Anymore - Fox News https://t.co/n66tiCmQNK

In New York City Schools, an Ever-Rising Tide of Homeless Students nytimes.com/2017/04/24/nyr…

New York City Will Offer Free Preschool for All 3-Year-Olds nytimes.com/2017/04/24/nyr… See also WNYC

San Diego schools launches effort against Islamophobia hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Principal Apologizes for Saying White Students Should Be in the Same Class blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Distric…

Nation's Report Card Finds Mixed Grades For U.S. Students In Visual Arts, Music npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Here are the Valley high schools that made U.S. News' top rankings dailynews.com/social-affairs…

A popular public school Bible class in WV faces legal challenge - The Washington Post

AM News: Obama In Chicago, Brave Robotics Kids, Fake Teaching Ban, & More

Obama launches Chicago trip with visit to South Side job training group - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/Tgvi30b7dXD

Private meeting marks Obama's Chicago return upi.com/6521507t via @UPI

These robotics students were told 'to go back to Mexico.' The taunt only fueled their success. washingtonpost.com/news/education…

AP FACT CHECK: Gorsuch, SCOTUS didn't ban teaching of Islam abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/a…

How Have ESSA-Related Bills Fared in State Legislatures So Far This Year? blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e

Negative ad spending in LAUSD races reaches all-time high in school board race, and candidates don’t like it laschoolreport.com/negative-ad-sp…

Indiana budget deal would offer modest school funding increases plus a big fix for teacher bonuses chalkbeat.org/posts/in/2017/…

Most Portland schools lack sprinklers, need better alarms | OregonLive.com oregonlive.com/education/inde…

Ousted Over Sexual Misconduct Claims, and On to the Next Teaching Job nytimes.com/2017/04/23/nyr…

For a 2nd grader, gunfire, lockdowns, then the worst violence of all | The Washington Post ow.ly/GUpY30b5Qwe

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

VOUCHER POLLING

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

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

DEVOS/WEINGARTEN

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

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

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

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

DISTRICTS

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

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

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

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

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

DIVERSITY/IMMIGRATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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