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

TRUMP SPEECH

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

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

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

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

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

DEVOS/HBCUs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MISC

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AM News: DeVos Does CPAC, & Other Education News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

AM News: Transgender Guidance, DC Charter Union, LAUSD Board Race

TRANSGENDER GUIDANCE

Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students nytimes.com/2017/02/22/us/…

 Chicago educators say transgender policies won't change after Trump rollback - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/wNCZ309hBG3

Trump Administration Rescinds Obama Rule On Transgender Students' Bathroom Use npr.org/sections/thetw…

Trump administration rolls back protections for transgender students washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

DC CHARTER ORGANIZING

Teachers at a D.C. charter school push to form a union washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Teachers At A D.C. Charter School Want To Try Something New: Unionizing | WAMU ow.ly/ecaz309hCtS

TRUMP/DEVOS POLITICS

Did Democrats Waste Time Fighting Betsy DeVos More Than Other Nominees? - Politics K-12 - Education Week pllqt.it/1BZ6h9

L.A. Board of Education Election March 7th Pits Pro-Charter Forces Against Unions | L.A. Weekly pllqt.it/zgBDfM

MISC

Tougher tenure results in loss of 1,700 teachers, report says nola.com/education/inde…

School integration in 2017: the politics of PTA takeovers, P.E. programs, and parents who know the system scpr.org/news/2017/02/2…

New report: 80 percent of Washington State’s novice teachers still in class after five years seattletimes.com/education-lab/…

Teaching English Language Learners: How Your State Is Doing : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/e0yW309hCbh

Teachers At Chicago Charter School Vote To Authorize A Strike wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

Mindfulness breathing programs are now in more than a dozen Baltimore schools. And they’re working. to.pbs.org/2kJGIST

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

IMMIGRATION

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

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

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

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

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

TRUMP/DEVOS

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

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

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

IPADS

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

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

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

MISC

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

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

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

 

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

TRUMP/DEVOS

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

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

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

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

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

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

REAL WORLD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MAGNET SCHOOL SPEECH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS [#DayWithoutImmigrants]

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

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

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

RUBY BRIDGES CARTOON

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

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

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

OTHER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DEVOS

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

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

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

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

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

Education Department flunks spelling politi.co/2kI3bhk

NOT DEVOS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DEVOS

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

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

AM News: DeVos, Day One & Other Education Updates

DAY ONE

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

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

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

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

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

TRANSITION

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

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

REAL LIFE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AM News: 'Vos Vote, 'Vos Vote!

DEVOS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOT DEVOS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AM News: Pence Plans, HBCU Executive Order, & More

Pence plans to use tie-breaking vote to confirm Betsy DeVos for education post | US news | The Guardian pllqt.it/ws96pr

DeVos Likely to Survive Brutal Confirmation, but Ed Committee Civility May Not the74million.org/article/collat…

The White House Is Drafting An Executive Order On HBCUs, Sources Say buzzfeed.com/darrensands/th…

States report 3.4 percent increase in higher education appropriations nzzl.us/GojGaVB via @nuzzel

D.C. program aims to curb need for remedial college math washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Trying to Solve a Bigger Math Problem nytimes.com/2017/02/03/edu…

Teachers Use Furlough Day To Protest At City Hall wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

School Chief Blames Trump for Attack, Drawing the Ire of GOP abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/s…

School board member or ... killer? Hard to tell - LA Times ow.ly/yYwO308IBlj

Texas GOP Primes for New Voucher Battle, as State’s Top Elected Officials Prioritize School Choice Bill the74million.org/article/despit…

New Yardstick Driving Better Grades For Chicago Schools, Not High Scores | WBEZ ow.ly/7VRg308IBMk

In Israel, teaching kids cyber skills is a national mission dailynews.com/social-affairs…

Overnight snowfall prompts school closures, delays in Seattle area seattletimes.com/seattle-news/o…

AM News: DeVos Debate, Berkeley Funding Threat, & More

TRUMP

Can Trump pull funding from UC Berkeley? Not likely, experts say - USA Today ow.ly/bGJM308CPyq

Borowitz Report: Trump Learned Frederick Douglass Was Alive from Betsy DeVos - The New Yorker ow.ly/4OCA308CPq1

Snopes: No, that small child in handcuffs isn't being detained at Dulles Airport due to new immigration restrictions ow.ly/1ZZ3308CycP

DEVOS

With Cloture Motion Passage, US Senate Advances DeVos Nomination | Video | C-SPAN.org ow.ly/zMbd308E1ui

Senate scheduled 6:30 am procedural vote on DeVos | TheHill pllqt.it/4o6HuN

GOP pushes back final DeVos vote until Monday - The Hill nzzl.us/nhBoXH5

Schumer: DeVos 'unfit' for Education secretary | TheHill ow.ly/H5gT308DVt0

GOP pushes a third Cabinet nominee toward confirmation without Democratic votes - The Washington Post pllqt.it/TGk7Vh

Betsy DeVos, Pick for Least of Cabinet Posts, Is the Most Jeered - The New York Times ow.ly/CWUx308DUZM

Vice President Pence Will Attend Potential Tie-Break Senate Vote on Betsy DeVos bit.ly/2kZAsTg via @BreitbartNews

Pro-DeVos TV ads attack Democrats as ‘full of rage and hate’ - POLITICO ow.ly/jQv3308DV2W

How Grassroots Activists Got a Key Republican Senator to Oppose Betsy DeVos - BillMoyers.com ow.ly/1zk7308DWfH

NOT DEVOS

John King, Obama’s education secretary, to head advocacy group for disadvantaged students - The Washington Post ow.ly/JsEe308E1KV

John B. King, Jr. to Lead The Education Trust - Politics K-12 - Education Week ow.ly/PmLJ308E1Ja

Equity and deeper learning in public education. What works? kuow.org/post/equity-an…

How this educator is guiding Liberian girls toward school | PBS NewsHour ow.ly/qyJW308E2LI

San Diego Unified's Local Hiring Goals Are Falling Further Out of Reach - Voice of San Diego ow.ly/Jp8B308E2O1

CTU Delegates Call on CPS Head Claypool to Step Down | Chicago Tonight | WTTW ow.ly/8V03308E2P8

Buoyed by State GOP Takeover, Kentucky May Be Next School Choice Battleground the74million.org/article/buoyed…

High School Students Reading ‘1984’ See A Mirror, Not Science Fiction huffingtonpost.com/2017/02/01/tee…

AM News: GOP Moves Up DeVos Debate, Opponents Search For 3rd Republican Vote Against Her, & More

GOP Senators Move Up Debate Schedule to Help Shaky DeVos Nomination ow.ly/eEXU308BxBu [because: Sessions]
 
Confirmation of Betsy DeVos may depend on Deb Fischer | Politics | omaha.comow.ly/3iXh308BxhT
 
2 G.O.P. Senators to Vote Against Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary - The New York Times ow.ly/kSIb308AXGJ
 
To defend cyber charters, @BetsyDeVos used cherry-picked numbers from country's largest for-profit cyber operator: blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Digital…
 
Philly teacher launches GoFundMe to buy Pat Toomey's vote on Betsy DeVos | PhillyVoice ow.ly/BMaI308BxMY
 
Which GOP Senators Could Reject DeVos? Look to Rural, Anti-Voucher Republicans - Education Week nzzl.us/FW8XQJg
 
Eli Broad, billionaire philanthropist and charter school backer, urges senators to oppose DeVos washingtonpost.com/news/education…
 
Republicans vow Betsy DeVos will be confirmed, as her support crumbles pllqt.it/LajxtA

Betsy DeVos Tells State Chiefs Group: 'States Are in the Driver's Seat' On ESSA blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Long-Running Texas Evolution Debate Has Big Classroom Impact - ABC News http://ow.ly/8DR3308BDmV

Denver’s citywide effort to help poor children read better — explained | Chalkbeat ow.ly/2n9j308Bxj7

Antwan Wilson takes over as chancellor of D.C. public schools washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

15-year-old boy charged after gunfire in Boston schools HQ - AP Article ow.ly/X5KS308Byci

Decades after civil rights gains, black teachers a rarity in public schools - USA Today pllqt.it/tgSaqY

AM News: DeVos Squeaks Through, Houston HS Student Detained, & Strangers Pay Kids' Lunch Bills

DEVOS 

Trump's embattled education department pick may face Senate fight | Reuters https://t.co/gxtya0HZ1i

DeVos Nomination Clears Hurdle, Leaving Acrimony and Uncertainty About Full Senate Vote the74million.org/article/betsy-…

Betsy DeVos' Nomination Clears Senate Committee, Despite Staunch Democratic Opposition huffingtonpost.com/2017/01/30/bet…

Chicago Education Activists Protest After DeVos Clears First Hurdle For Education Secretary wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

Not even Colorado charter school advocates can agree on Betsy DeVos nomination denverpost.com/2017/01/30/col…

Betsy DeVos nomination for Education secretary clears Senate committee vote - USA Today 

TRUMP

Feds detain Katy High School student from Jordan following President Trump's immigration ban - Houston Chronicle ow.ly/UoVK308zz1M

Trump's Supreme Court Pick Has Opined on Student Discipline, School Police - Education Week

NOT DEVOS

Colleges Discover the Rural Student nytimes.com/2017/01/31/edu…

Mississippi school district drops challenge to desegregation order - Washington Post

US, Louisiana schools reach pact in 1965 desegregation case hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

N.J. Supreme Court Rejects Gov. Christie's Motion to Replace Funding Formula blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e…

Shorter school year an option as CPS faces filling budget gap - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/Ib7e308zqxm

At charter school, teachers saw a clash between scarcity and extravagance - LA Times ow.ly/A00e308zr5b

Gov. Rick Scott releases Florida budget, which focuses on education | Miami Herald ow.ly/ueBS308zyX0

KICKERS

Recess Gets A Makeover npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Donors pay off students' overdue lunch accounts, contributing thousands nola.com/education/inde…

AM News: DeVos Committee Vote Day & More

Today's the day: Senate panel to vote on Betsy DeVos washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

A Look at Trump's Supreme Court 'Finalists' and Education Cases - Education Week http://ow.ly/fPuC308wLXA

Questions Raised About Brain Centers Backed by Betsy DeVos - NYT ift.tt/2kMfj2e

Betsy DeVos appointment means less cash for GOP coffers - Detroit Free Press ow.ly/rMDl308wICp

Colorado educators, lawmakers split on education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos | Chalkbeat ow.ly/gxsy308vYJ8

Trump's Executive Order on Regulations Has Unclear Impact on Education Dept. blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Five Surprising Facts About Jason Botel, Trump’s Pick For Senior White House Adviser on Education the74million.org/article/five-s…

Here are Betsy's DeVos's answers to 139+ questions from Democratic Sen. Murray washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sh…

Nevada’s Looming Political Showdown Over America’s Largest Education Savings Account Program | The 74 ow.ly/bHmg308vSLP

New policy aims to help D.C. students enroll in charter schools near their homes washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

How Syracuse is fighting decades of ‘punishment culture’ ow.ly/L28S308wKS3

Inside Celerity schools, teachers saw a clash between scarcity and extravagance latimes.com/local/educatio…

Los Angeles: Almost Half of All 2016 LAUSD Graduates Used Credit Recovery or Makeup Classes – Medium ow.ly/39p5308wKWS

How Buddy Benches Are Helping Lonely Kids Find Playmates at Recess the74million.org/article/would-…

AM News: DeVos Defenders Push Back, Florida NAACP Ponders Charters, & More

Progressives launch last-minute push against Betsy DeVos, and conservatives counter with online ad campaign wpo.st/FRNX2
 
Democrats unlikely to be able to stop DeVos confirmation, sources say. - The Washington Post pllqt.it/RqeeWR
 
New York charter sector stays quiet amid debate over DeVos - Politico NY ow.ly/NP4B308u8oM
 
Why Some Evangelicals Are Speaking Out Against Betsy DeVos - POLITICO Magazine ow.ly/KzPz308tTSY
 
NJ Charter Schools Seek More Leeway in Hiring Teachers - WSJ ow.ly/ch7B308tTKi
 
Florida NAACP ponders role of charter schools | WOFL ow.ly/KWl3308thV5
 
Philadelphia School District Buildings Need $5B in Repairs - ABC News ow.ly/Z592308t83a
 
A High School Defaced With ‘Trump’ and Swastikas - The New York Times ow.ly/i19s308sRve
 
2 central Florida students arrested in school shooting plot hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…
 
14-year-old student extorted $28,000 from Dallas teacher he was having sex with, police sayow.ly/aDVY308tSLO
 

AM News: New USDE Hires, Democrats Double Down Against DeVos, School Arrests, & More

New Trump Adviser Jason Botel Has Advocated for Charters, Changes to Teacher-Labor Rules blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

New Trump Education hire Teresa UnRue vanishes - POLITICO ow.ly/8KPu308pNbD

Teachers demand Indiana Senator's recusal from DeVos vote over $48K contribution | 13 WTHR Indianapolis ow.ly/bvU3308pNty

Chuck Schumer: Betsy DeVos Would ‘Decimate’ Public Schools ow.ly/AI9h308ouRT

Does Your School Arrest Students? npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Cuomo's Budget Threatens School Aid Court Order, Say Critics wnyc.org/story/cuomo-bu…
 
Girls Start Doubting Their Own Brilliance As Young As 6, Researchers Say huffingtonpost.com/2017/01/26/gir…
  
Where are the black kids in Seattle's gifted program? kuow.org/post/where-are…

Study measures disparities in access to advanced courses in Washington high schools seattletimes.com/education-lab/… 

Chicago Board of Education Will Present Plan Next Month To Close $215M Budget Gap wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

AM News: Failed Federal Fix-It Effort, Abandoned $10B Funding Proposal, Inauguration Day, & More

Education Department Drops Fight Over School Money npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Obama administration spent billions to fix failing schools, and it didn’t work washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Students converge on D.C. for Trump’s inauguration, bringing hopes of solving the world’s problems washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Chicago Public School Students Head To Trump’s Inauguration wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

3 Former Republican EdSecs Bennett, Spellings, & Paige endorse DeVos ow.ly/a99q308bAxw

Newark teachers join national union protest, give Trump's education pick a D- | NJ.comow.ly/QybW308bzd5

DeVos "Never Consented" To Be Listed On Board Of Controversial Foundation Says Family Rep - BuzzFeed News ow.ly/MrDX308bAIi

Lamar Alexander: Democrats fired ‘gotcha’ questions at Betsy DeVos ow.ly/GAAU308aLRS

Tech's Favorite School [Summit] Faces Its Biggest Test: the Real World | WIRED ow.ly/2kyc308aLXb

Pearson’s Stock Falls Sharply After Gloomy Projections marketbrief.edweek.org/marketplace-k-…

AM News: CA Science, Obama Schools, & #DevosHearing Wrap-Up

U.S. Education Department rejects California’s science testing plans edsource.org/2017/u-s-educa…

Chinese billionaire offers world's biggest education prize - BBC News ow.ly/7Qds3089sGS

Former Mayor Riordan puts in $1 million to defeat school board president Zimmer latimes.com/local/educatio…

When President Obama Is Right There in Your School wnyc.org/story/when-pre…

19 Schools Are Named for the Obamas. Most of Them Are Segregated nzzl.us/U6xn0T7

Education Department Withdraws Controversial ESSA Spending Proposal blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Some Colleges Have More Students From the Top 1 Percent Than the Bottom 60. Find Yours. - New York Times nzzl.us/Ero4Pcd

DEVOS HEARING

DeVos grilled by Democratic leaders over her advocacy for school choice - USA Today ow.ly/iz1z3088im5

DeVos says she'll support 'great' public schools - POLITICO ow.ly/YYLw3088j0E

DeVos becomes social media sensation after bumpy hearing - POLITICO pllqt.it/oOUEe7

DeVos called bold reformer, unfit for job in divided hearing - Washington Post ow.ly/PBqh3088QIY

Betsy DeVos' 'clerical error' dates back to nearly two decades - CNNPolitics.com ow.ly/hdiZ3088QEj

Highlights From The Betsy DeVos Hearing: School Vouchers, Oligarchy And Grizzlies : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/DttG3089qFc

DeVos says she won’t force private school voucher plan on states edsource.org/2017/devos-say…

DeVos’s Knowledge of Education Basics Is Open to Criticism - The New York Times ow.ly/5b0g3088QL0

Split Responses to Betsy DeVos' Testimony After Testy Confirmation Hearing blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Just how much money has Donald Trump's secretary of Education choice given to Republicans? latimes.com/local/educatio…

In Senate hearing, DeVos stoked activists’ fears that she will ignore education civil rights washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

 Betsy DeVos said there's probably a gun at a Wyoming school to ward off grizzlies. There isn't. washingtonpost.com/news/education…

AM News: Grilled By Senators, DeVos Says She Won't Dismantle Public Education

DeVos: Won't Dismantle Public Schools as Education Secretary abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

Education pick Betsy DeVos argues for school choice, disavows conversion therapy - CBS News https://t.co/2tLFUxhe4q

Education secretary pick Betsy DeVos called bold reformer, unfit for job in divided hearing - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/bLZs3087f0c

Senators grill Betsy DeVos on personal finances, education policies | https://t.co/glvEQ5MZ5T

DeVos’s Education Hearing Erupts Into Partisan Debate - The New York Times https://t.co/pM2lO7VjBq

Democrats Press Betsy DeVos on Privatization, ESSA, and LGBT Rights - EdWeek https://t.co/blPthG83A9

At DeVos' Senate Hearing, Questions Of Choice, Charters, 'Other Options' npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Do guns belong in schools? Trump's education pick declines to take a stand. washingtonpost.com/news/education…

What Betsy DeVos Did (and Didn't) Reveal About Her Education Priorities - The Atlantic ow.ly/Yll93087f24

City’s AP exam passing rates show gains, especially for black and Hispanic students | Chalkbeat ow.ly/TdgO3087f3r

How a liberal Santa Monica high school produced a top Trump advisor and speechwriter latimes.com/local/educatio…

Cuomo's Budget Goes Big on Education wnyc.org/story/cuomos-s…

More NYC Students Passing Advanced Placement Tests - WSJ https://t.co/r7uJyfNx4S

AM News: All DeVos Confirmation Hearing, All The Time

Joe Lieberman, on board of ed reform group DeVos funds, will introduce her at tomorrow's hearing huffingtonpost.com/entry/joe-lieb…

Betsy DeVos supporters fight back after union boss opposes pick | New York Post ow.ly/eLRy3083YWw

Betsy DeVos omitted $125,000 political donation from Senate disclosure form - The Washington Post ow.ly/eH5R307ZwZa

Trump's pick for Education secretary could put school vouchers back on the map - LA Times ow.ly/4TB63083IkA

A Former Education Secretary's Advice For Betsy DeVos : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/6cC33083ISm

Liberal groups accused of hypocrisy over call for recusals in DeVos confirmation | Fox News ow.ly/1MJH3083YUE

Trump education pick to face Warren, Sanders | TheHill pllqt.it/nXQTuk

Betsy DeVos set to be grilled by Senate Dems - CNNPolitics.com ow.ly/R7sN3085clm

5 Things To Look For In Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Betsy DeVos faces the HELP Committee: Five things to watch - POLITICO ow.ly/mQEx3084Zs4

DeVos Likely to Advance School Choice as Education Secretary - ABC News ow.ly/kTQI3084YtQ

How Trump's Pick for Education Secretary May Reignite the Education Wars - ABC News ow.ly/AGhu3084Ysj

Can Betsy DeVos Apply Her School-Choice Beliefs as Secretary? - The Atlantic ow.ly/i36J3084YpA

Charter school advocates in two states oppose aspects of Trump ‘school choice’ proposal edsource.org/2017/charter-s…

Is government a ‘force for good,’ or does it ‘really suck’? Education Dept. is at a pivot point. washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Thousands of students, teachers rally in Olympia to demand action on school funding seattletimes.com/seattle-news/e…

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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