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AM News: Federal Confusion, District Secession, Mayoral Control

THE FEDS

CA, like others, waiting for more from feds on ESSA plans cabinetreport.com/politics-educa…

Ed. Dept. Budget Plan Hammered by Both Sides in Congress edweek.org/ew/articles/20… via @educationweek

Ex-lobbyists swarm Trump administration, despite 'drain the swamp' pledge usat.ly/2tub8Jx via @USATODAY

POVERTY & FUNDING

Norway and Sweden spent nearly 2% of their GDP on early education. America? 0.3% blogs.edweek.org/edweek/early_y… From @casamuels via

Where Poor Students Are Top of the Class | Education News | US News usnews.com/news/education…

MAYORAL CONTROL

What if Mayor’s School Control Lapses? A 2009 Episode Offers Clues - The New York Times ow.ly/nFjV30cNSPl

State lawmakers end session without passing mayoral control. Where does that leave us? nzzl.us/DE69M6k

DISTRICT SECESSION

New report blasts CO for allowing districts to net more school funding by breaking away from larger districts chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

'School secession is cementing segregation and exacerbating inequities in public education.' ckbe.at/2tNQraM

Fairfax schools brace for bigger class sizes, new student fees amid budget woes washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

New discipline policy means more flexibility for schools cabinetreport.com/curriculum-ins

Charter school denies homeless kids entry due to uniforms: report nola.com/education/inde…

Fariña wants to help NYC teachers get better at teaching. But some of her own reforms are getting in the way chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

KICKERS

School's Out, But That Doesn't Mean Free Lunches Are Off The Table kut.org/post/schools-o…

Forget fidget spinners, it's the toothpick crossbow that is worrying parents - The Guardian nzzl.us/QIBbU3z via @nuzzel

AM News: Mayoral Control (NYC), DeVos Hires, Next Steps for LAUSD, & More

MAYORAL CONTROL

Duncan Implores Albany to Find Compromise on Mayoral Control of NYC Schools | Observer ow.ly/bvSn30cM0O1

Obama's education secretary throws de Blasio a charter school curveball nyp.st/2sRMNjK via @nypmetro

DEVOS

Finalist For Hamilton County School Superintendent Winds Up On Staff Of Betsy Devos chattanoogan.com/2017/6/20/3501

Betsy DeVos Picked A Student Loan CEO To Run The Student Loan System buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl… via @mollyhc

Federal pick to lead higher ed policy drops out of consideration ihenow.com/2rC2gAk

DeVos breaks ranks with GOP, wants changes in ESSA plan cabinetreport.com/politics-educa…

NEXT STEPS FOR LAUSD

LA Unified's voting on a budget. Here are 5 reasons why you should care scpr.org/news/2017/06/2…

L.A. Unified approves more spending and layoffs latimes.com/local/educatio…

CHICAGO

Chicago Public Schools borrows $275M to fulfill pension duty abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/c…

Chicago Mayor: K-12 Education Model Outdated: diverseeducation.com/article/98012/ via @DiverseIssues

Blue State Students Take A Red State Field Trip wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

MISC

Baltimore teachers launch door-to-door campaign to stem tide of enrollment decline fw.to/anvBTNV

Denver school board picks district-run programs to take over low-performing schools chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

Oakland charters more likely to enroll higher-performing students than district schools edsource.org/2017/oakland-c…

Federal teacher union leader rebukes politicians, asks educators to get involved elpasotimes.com/story/news/edu… via @elpasotimes

Jimmy Kimmel lets teen finish his faculty-censored grad speech huffingtonpost.com/entry/jimmy-ki… via @HuffPostComedy

Billionaires Try Opposite Paths for Online Education in India bloomberg.com/news/articles/… via @technology

 

AM News: NYC In The Spotlight, Gun Violence & Kids, Dollars For DeVos

ALL EYES ON NYC

When the School Building Itself Is a Barrier to Equal Education wnyc.org/story/when-sch…

From power to paperwork: New York City principals adjust to a reined-in role under Carmen Fariña chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

Two Days Left, and Still No Vote on Who Will Control NYC Schools wnyc.org/story/who-will…

N.Y. school officials propose changes to academic standards wsj.com/articles/new-y… via @WSJ

OTHER DISTRICTS

Four school board members in Pr. George’s County allege fraud in graduation rates washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

Dallas Schools, Long Segregated, Charge Forward on Diversity - New York Times nzzl.us/cN9wMfg

Philadelphia teachers vote to approve tentative contract abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/p…

Los Angeles School Board Bars Charter Schools From Being Included in New Unified Enrollment System the74million.org/article/los-an…

New LA school board member says his election was not about ‘the proliferation of charters’ edsource.org/2017/new-la-sc…

Threats, attacks and thrown chairs: DPS fields concerns about effort to reduce early childhood suspensions chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

GUN VIOLENCE

Study: Shootings Kill Or Injure 19 US Children Each Day wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

Guns are now the third leading cause of death for U.S. children newsweek.com/guns-kids-thir…

Two girls, 7 and 13, shot at Far South Side school end-of-year picnic chicago.suntimes.com/news/two-child…

PEOPLE

"DeVos has taken over as Senate Democrats’ top online bogeyman" [and lead fundraiser], reports Politico ow.ly/mf1930cIveH

Bror Saxberg, All-Star Learning Scientist, Joins Chan Zuckerberg Initiative the74million.org/article/bror-s…

At Furr High School, Educators ‘Escape the Interview’ houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/…

LGBT advocates at private colleges vow to stand strong after DeVos wavers on protections usat.ly/2s22GCp via @USATODAYcollege

Here are the only 15 Congressional districts in the US where more than half of voters have college degrees ow.ly/9cEU30cIvyo

AM News: Worksite Charters, Dallas Diversity, & DACA Reprieve - For Now

Dreamers’ to Stay in U.S. for Now, but Long-Term Fate Is Unclear - The New York Times ow.ly/dL0T30cHUaF

States test worksite charter schools for company kids abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/s…

D.C. schools leader prepares to release systemwide plan for improvement washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Dallas Schools, Long Segregated, Charge Forward on Diversity, via @nytimes t.co/ddcBrn1LPm

Connecticut magnet school strikes agreement with China abcnews.go.com/International/…

Bill to lengthen probation for CA teachers clears first hurdle dailynews.com/government-and…

Teacher shortage restricts training of new instructors cabinetreport.com/human-resource…

Video as visa: Seattle school livestreams graduation for students with family overseas seattletimes.com/education-lab/…

Philadelphia teachers, district reach tentative contract hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

A School That Provides The One Constant In Homeless Children's Lives npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Dr. Dre Pledges $10 Million Donation To Compton High School huffingtonpost.com/2017/06/16/dr-

A teacher's decision to be 'visibly queer' in his photo with President Trump washingtonpost.com/news/education…

AM News: DACA Decision, Charter Funding, & More Friday #Ednews

DACA, LGBTQ, CIVIL RIGHTS

Trump Will Allow ‘Dreamers’ to Stay in U.S., Reversing Campaign Promise - The New York Times ow.ly/cCGZ30cEbzH

The Education Department Quietly Invited Anti-LGBT Groups To A Father's Day Event buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl…

Trump Administration Quietly Rolls Back Civil Rights Efforts Across Federal Government - ProPublica nzzl.us/vBMUKTO

CHARTERS

As Charter Fans Fret About Trump’s Support, Leaders Warn Funding Boost Not a Done Deal the74million.org/article/as-cha…

New charter study links structure and success chicago.suntimes.com/politics/new-c…

Florida charter schools: Here's what will change under education overhaul fw.to/IeVTeqB

SPENDING

Per-Pupil Spending Rose 3.5% in 2015; Same-Year NAEP Scores Dropped the74million.org/article/new-ce…

U.S. pre-K enrollment falls behind European countries :: SI&A Cabinet Report ow.ly/5jh330cDoV4

Kansas governor signs school funding bill; court review next abcnews.go.com/xmldata/story?

MISC

Nevada’s new education plan gets mixed review from the feds lvrj.com/post/1102548 via @reviewjournal

Connecticut Bill Would Force Fee Disclosures for Teacher Retirement Plans nytimes.com/2017/06/15/you…

Bezos Offers a Hint of His Philanthropic Plans - The New York Times ow.ly/rkw030cEdRP

College is a leap of faith - and funds - for first-generation students | APM Reports ow.ly/2Z0V30cEccp

KICKERS

Graduating senior refused to read speech written by administrators, so they withheld his diploma nzzl.us/9xeNcrv 

2 Escaped Boko Haram Victims Graduate From High School huffingtonpost.com/2017/06/15/bok

AM News: DeVos Delays Predatory For-Profit Rules

DEVOS

Betsy DeVos delays 2 Obama-era rules designed to protect students from predatory for-profit colleges washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sh…

Betsy DeVos Is Halting Protections For For-Profit College Students buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl…

How Betsy DeVos Could Break Up The Charter School Coalition buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl…

U.S. Halts New Rules Aimed at Abuses by For-Profit Colleges nytimes.com/2017/06/14/bus…

STATE & LOCAL

Gov. Brown, Democrats to require school districts to give greater access to unions edsource.org/2017/gov-brown…

How a youth-counseling program is helping rewrite Chicago's violent narrative, by @ulrichboser theatlantic.com/education/arch…

More buses for Seattle Public Schools to support new start times kuow.org/post/more-buse…

School board extends Supt. King's contract in current majority's final days latimes.com/local/educatio…

How generous private donations have created a tale of two pre-Ks in Detroit chalkbeat.org/posts/detroit/

Pennsylvania senator wants failing students out of cyber charter schools fw.to/eV7n0VD

With grant, Seattle schools to change start times again — for the better seattletimes.com/education-lab/…

Maryland school gives away more than 2,000 books to spur summer reading washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

NATIONAL

Poor Students Face Digital Divide in How Teachers Learn to Use Tech - EdWeek edwk.it/2sBxg6X

Transgender Teachers Talk About Their Experiences At School npr.org/sections/ed/20…

AM News: DeVos Addresses Charter Conference, LA Makes Key Decisions

DEVOS

DeVos Delivers Tough Love to Charter School Advocates | Education News | US News usnews.com/news/education…

DeVos says some charter school ‘reformers’ have become ‘just another breed of bureaucrats’ edsource.org/2017/devos-say…

DeVos Urges Charter Advocates to Embrace Wider View of School Choice, Warns Them Not to Become ‘The Man’ the74million.org/article/devos-…

DeVos Warns Charter Schools Against Becoming 'The Man' - Politics K-12 - Education Week ow.ly/7OLN30cyQMg

DeVos to charter school leaders: Your schools 'are not the one cure-all' chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

DeVos on LGBT criticism: I'll pursue discrimination 'in any form' https://usat.ly/2skFDDp via @usatoday

Charter School Founded by DeVos Family Reflects National Tensions https://nyti.ms/2sngyYu

LOS ANGELES

LAUSD board adds two more years to Superintendent Michelle King's contract scpr.org/news/2017/06/1…

L.A. Unified moves closer to a unified enrollment system - LA Times ow.ly/jJY930cA9vV

In a city of charters, the LA school district runs many of them | EdSource http://ow.ly/zcZA30cAbog

TIDBITS

Report Identifies America’s Best Charter Schools, Where Over 100,000 Kids Are Shown to Be Months Ahead of Peers the74million.org/article/report…

Washington state ranks high in effectively identifying homeless students seattletimes.com/education-lab/…

Parents outraged after pro-Trump messages were edited out of this Colo. high school’s yearbooks denverpost.com/2017/06/14/don…

Schools seek the boost from a monkey-bars break, by expanding recess wsj.com/articles/a-fav… via @WSJ

AM News: NY Shortens Testing, Study Measures Charter Network Impacts

NY is cutting Common Core testing from 6 days to 4 days on.rocne.ws/2tdn7dz via @DandC

In NY, math and English tests will be cut by one day each chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

What Defines a Segregated School? Debate Over Connecticut Integration Policy Heading to Court the74million.org/article/what-d…

Charter schools see opportunity with Republicans in power: lobbying group reut.rs/2teoZTl via @Reuters

New national study looks at how charter networks measure up, from KIPP to K12 chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

Atlanta school plan could transform city — or leave families stranded myajc.com/news/local-edu…

Supporters Rally for Ossining High School Student Detained by ICE wnyc.org/story/supporte… via @WNYC

Ohio board to online charter school: Pay back disputed $60M hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

New Mexico lawsuit puts state education system on trial abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

What Washington can learn from Oregon on K-12 spending seattletimes.com/opinion/what-w…

Trump’s Labor secretary pans Rahm Emanuel’s graduation plan chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-lab…

Why America Keeps Criminalizing Autistic Children psmag.com/education/amer… via @PacificStand

AM News: Monday Morning #EdNews

Charter school union votes to join CTU; Chicago union to vote in fall bit.ly/2snrSEu via @Suntimes

Jessica Tang quietly makes history with Boston Teachers Union election. bos.gl/QPcK6zi

New York poised to shorten grades 3-8 math and English tests by one day each chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

CPS to build new high school in Englewood, close four others bit.ly/2sKqj0R via @Suntimes

Veteran School Choice Champion Is Top Pick for Key Policy Job at Ed. Dept. edwk.it/2r9PkS1 #edpolitics

How States Are Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act: Inside Oklahoma & South Dakota’s Plans the74million.org/article/how-st…

Can they unplug? A school principal will pay students to forgo screen time this summer. washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

Little Rock officials push to regain school district control abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/r…

Unionized charter teachers vote to merge with Chicago Teachers Union fw.to/uDc9KPg

DeVos is Questioned About Campaign to Influence Climate Change Education pbs.org/wgbh/frontline… via @frontlinepbs

An elite CA university that's a haven for Latinos - LA Times ow.ly/BpM830cvYix

 

AM News: De Blasio Integration Plan Rolled Out, Plus Lots More Friday #EdNews

NYC INTEGRATION PLAN

Digging into details of mayor’s diversity plan, critics see easy goals and iffy approaches chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

De Blasio Won’t Call New York Schools ‘Segregated’ but Defends His Diversity Plan nytimes.com/2017/06/08/nyr…

Grilled by reporters, de Blasio says he wants to ‘level with the people’ about school integration chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

A Manhattan District Where School Choice Amounts to Segregation, via @nytimes.

BEST OF THE REST

Welcome to Chicago's Refugee High | Chicago magazine ow.ly/mRyL30cru2h

CA Advocates of 3-year teacher tenure face big decision edsource.org/2017/advocates…

Amid ESSA Backlash, New Mexico's Controversial Education Secretary Quits blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e

How Schools, Parents And Organizations Are Trying To Close The Achievement Gap the1a.org/shows/2017-06-…

Science Teachers Are Getting Packages With Misinformation About Climate Change buzzfeed.com/zahrahirji/cli… via @BuzzFeed

Nick Melvoin has a lot of ideas for L.A.'s schools fw.to/AOnNaLJ

Governor may stick it to Rahm by favoring Karen Lewis on the elected school board issue| Chicago Reader ow.ly/vP4230cqlJY

DeVos Says More Money Won't Help Schools; Research Says Otherwise npr.org/sections/ed/20…

DeVos on Obama’s ‘Race to the Top’ Program: ‘We’ve Seen That Movie cnsnews.com/news/article/n…

Board members want a local schools chief to apologize for graduation incidents washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

'It's not about politics': 5 years in, education supe takes stock nola.com/education/inde…

However well black students perform, teachers still think they're struggling huffingtonpost.com/entry/teacher-… via @blackvoices

Almost All Students Handcuffed in New York Public Schools are Black or Latinx sumo.ly/B0nJ via @Latina

AM News: #EdNews To Read Before Comey Hearing Starts

Trump Appointee In Office Overseeing Sex Ed Programs Is A Major Abstinence Advocate huffingtonpost.com/2017/06/07/val

ProPublica collected 349 disclosure forms detailing Trump administration officials’ financial holdings. projects.propublica.org/graphics/trump…

In Ohio, suburban school districts close themselves off from city students, study finds chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/

This 18-year-old, recent HS graduate is hoping to unseat a Denver school board incumbent bit.ly/2szxqca

Education Budget Hearing Highlights Gulf Between GOP and Trump | Education News | US News usnews.com/news/education…

Gates Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Team Up to Support #PersonalizedLearning blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Digital…

Charter school segregation lawsuit goes to U.S. appeals court nola.com/education/inde…

Texas Teacher Who Gave Student ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’ Award Is Out of a Job nytimes.com/2017/06/07/us/…

Fired New Orleans principal says he is not a white supremacist nola.com/education/inde…

Michelle Obama reminds tech industry -- again -- girls can code cnet.co/2s1S0oS via @CNET

Two honor roll students fatally shot in Maryland on eve of high school graduation wapo.st/2r18cl5?tid=ss…

AM News: DeVos Budget Testimony, NYC Diversity Plan, & More #EdNews

DEVOS APPEARANCE

DeVos questioned on discrimination protections in private schools wapo.st/2qYySbe

Senators Hammer at DeVos on Planned Budget Cuts, Proposed Vouchers blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

DeVos non-committal on private school LGBT discrimination abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

DeVos Says IDEA, Other Federal Laws Apply to Private Voucher Schools, but No Pledge on LGBT @The74 bit.ly/2sdPM56

DeVos grilled on protecting LGBT students from discrimination usat.ly/2rQvb6H via @USATODAY

Betsy DeVos testifies on the education budget to.pbs.org/2seDqdj

DeVos: It Is Not The Education Department's Job To Protect LGBTQ Students huffingtonpost.com/2017/06/06/bet…

Betsy DeVos is 'peripherally aware' that people don't like her fw.to/G1L3HLE

DeVos says school spending and student outcomes aren’t related, but recent research suggests otherwise chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

Betsy DeVos wavers on private schools' ability to discriminate against LGBTQ students twitter.com/i/moments/8721…

In States' Private-School Vouchers, Few Safeguards Against Discrimination edweek.org/ew/articles/20… via @educationweek

BIG CITIES

Long-Awaited Plan for Integrating NYC Schools Proves Mostly Small-Bore nytimes.com/2017/06/06/nyr…

ACT Scores Go Missing in Los Angeles, Leaving About 125 Students in Limbo wsj.com/articles/act-s… via @WSJ

Why Boston Is Paying Ex-Gang Members $400 A Week To Go To College citylab.com/crime/2017/06/

NOT DEVOS

Education Philanthropist Helps Students Excel - Wall Street Journal nzzl.us/9yNsfqt

Working Mom Makes Awesome Edits To Daughter's Sexist Homework | HuffPost ow.ly/Hnf830cn040

Names & Financial Disclosures of Education Officials (Goad, Toner, Lee) via ProPublica ow.ly/fnB830cmbs9

An uncertain future: Higher Education Seeks Answers to Leaner Years nytimes.com/2017/06/07/edu…

Kids Are Quoting Trump To Bully Their Classmates And Teachers Don’t Know What To Do About It buzzfeed.com/albertsamaha/k…

 

AM News: DeVos At White House Then Senate, Billionaires "Remaking" Schools, & Latest Superintendent Trend (Insiders)

ALL THINGS DEVOS

DeVos Returns to the Senate: 6 Education Issues She’s Sure to Face During Tuesday’s Testimony the74million.org/article/devos-…

DeVos Appoints First Amendment Advocate to Key Position ihenow.com/2sbHScG

Private schools face uphill battle for federal aid detne.ws/2sLQkfn via @detroitnews

What was she doing at the White House yesterday?

NATIONAL

National Democrats making modest investment in South Carolina race to succeed Mick Mulvaney postandcourier.com/news/national-… via @postandcourier

Many colleges fail to improve students’ critical-thinking skills wsj.com/articles/exclu… via @WSJ

NEW HIGH COURT CHALLENGE TO LABOR UNIONS FOLLOWS 4-4 SPLIT - News from The Associated Press ow.ly/aVih30cmavm

Education Disrupted: The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools nytimes.com/2017/06/06/tec…

BIG CITIES

Oakland is the latest big district turning to an insider to head schools edsource.org/2017/oakland-i…

Gentrification is changing Denver’s schools. This initiative aims to do something about it. chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

In Ohio, suburban school districts close themselves off from city students, study finds chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

In Baltimore, the joy and relief of making it through high school alive wapo.st/2qRKdVD?tid=ss…

Baltimore Teachers Union files second grievance over layoffs fw.to/mxpuV2E

'Nowhere to go but up': A Watts elementary school transforms scpr.org/news/2017/06/0…

IMMIGRATION, SEGREGATION, RACISM

NYC to Release Long-Awaited Plan Addressing School Segregation wnyc.org/story/new-york…

An L.A. high school poet finds her voice in an age of uncertainty latimes.com/local/educatio…

Nebraska school district helps refugee students with trauma abcnews.go.com/International/…

AM News: Military Vouchers, DeVos Sighting, & Deported Parents

MILITARY VOUCHERS

As Trump pushes school choice, Heritage wants to let 800K military kids use public dollars for private education washingtonpost.com/news/education…

Proposal To Award School Choice To Military Children dailycaller.com/2017/06/02/pro… via @DailyCaller

 

DEVOS

DeVos Visits Science Fair, Refuses To Talk About Climate Science huffingtonpost.com/2017/06/02/bet

DeVos Cites District of Columbia in Defending Trump's Push for School Choice blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig

Indy's Al Hubbard Bows Out Of Consideration For No. 2 U.S. Education Job wfyi.org/news/articles/…

Is Treasury best suited to handle student financial aid? wapo.st/2qOsKxi?tid=ss…

TEACHERS

Climate Science Meets a Stubborn Obstacle: Students nytimes.com/2017/06/04/us/…

 More teachers turning to nonprofits for innovative science lessons edsource.org/2017/more-teac…

IMMIGRATION, RACE, & DIVERSITY

After their mother was deported to Mexico, the Marin siblings faced an impossible choice: Stay or go. blgwd.us/2rKCFZC

Can a Pre-K Boom in D.C. Help to End School Segregation? ow.ly/ndHr30cjh84

A new mega-study on community schools and an award for NYC chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

Michael Brown's Mom And Sister Graduate From High School On The Same Day huffingtonpost.com/2017/06/02/mic

KICKER

At $75,560, housing a prisoner in California now costs more than a year at Harvard - LA Times ow.ly/7C4T30cjeaT

 

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AM News: Temp Credential Spike, Unusual DeVos Hires, Classroom Facial Recognition, Spelling Bee, & More

Number of Calif. Educators With Temp Credentials Doubled in Four Years blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher

Some Hires by Betsy DeVos Are a Stark Departure From Her Reputation nytimes.com/2017/06/02/us/…

Teachers are using facial recognition to see if students are paying attention on.mash.to/2rnDQeu

White House orders agencies to ignore Democrats’ oversight requests politi.co/2qHTYpM via @burgessev & @jdawsey1

For First Time In Four Years, Solo Speller Claims National Bee Crown npr.org/sections/thetw…

St. Paul NAACP enters fray in teacher's court case over being targeted - StarTribune.com ow.ly/ReeT30cesPw

3 Things To Know About Illinois’ Proposed Overhaul Of School Funding wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

Black and Latino parents believe racial disparities persist in public education, poll finds laschoolreport.com/black-and-lati…

Federal Judge Delays Mostly White Alabama Town's School Secession Plan blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Distric

Park Slope Families Accuse DOE Of 'Red-Baiting' As Principal Probe Escalates gothamist.com/2017/06/01/par…

Overlap of Prom and Ramadan Sparks Debate at Brooklyn Tech wnyc.org/story/overlap-…

John Legend Forks Over $5,000 to Help Pay Lunch Bill Debts for Seattle Public School Students the74million.org/article/john-l…

AM News: States' Funding Failures, District Secessions, Warren Watches DeVos, & More

New Study Finds States Fail to Deliver on Title I Promise of Extra Funding for Low-Income Students the74million.org/article/new-st…

The Quiet Wave of School District Secessions | Education News | US News http://ow.ly/IT3Q30cdVKk

English Learners Were Hurt The Most When Texas Limited Special Education npr.org/sections/ed/20

Elizabeth Warren launches 'DeVos Watch' to keep eye on education secretary s.masslive.com/ylKqUBY

Democratic Senators Tag-Team Betsy DeVos Over Ethics Concerns blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Warren Launches 'DeVos Watch' in Bid to Make Education 'Corruption-Free' | Common Dreams ow.ly/SqdJ30cdTy9

Elizabeth Warren Monitoring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Online ow.ly/FivP30cdPtj #DeVosWatch

Most Americans want to see more school integration as Trump destroys existing efforts huffingtonpost.com/entry/school-i… via @HuffPostPol

Increasing Salaries So Teachers Don't Have To Become Principals npr.org/sections/ed/20…

College Student Stages Mock Graduation On Subway As Delays Put Actual Commencement Out Of Reach: Gothamist ow.ly/mu6V30cdUTo

AM News: Federal Voucher Programs, Chicago Union Merger, CT Teachers Protest

Ed. Dept. Has No Plans for a 'Federal Voucher Program.' Let's Break That Down. blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

In potential first, Chicago teachers union discussing merger with charter schools union bit.ly/2rBcjJq via @Suntimes @bylaurenfitz

What happened when a city full of teachers, most of them black, was fired hechingerreport.org/happened-city-…

For DeVos & her former advocacy group, the future of education means ‘personalization,’ including virtual schools chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

Tested in a barbershop, 7th-grader becomes Baltimore's first-ever national chess champion - Baltimore Sun http://nzzl.us/HCbhmrt

Connecticut teachers, students protest DeVos' comments hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Teachers at D.C. charter school launch campaign to unionize washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

AM News: Super Schools Dropout, CA Common Core, Viral Half-Day Rant

Backers abandon $10 million Super School project in Oakland sfgate.com/education/arti…

East Hartford Students Rally After Betsy DeVos 'Dangerous Daycare' Comments | NBC Connecticut ow.ly/3NkP30c9mUu

California students go online in record numbers to take Common Core-aligned tests, with few glitches edsource.org/2017/californi…

Texas 'bathroom bill' fading as legislative session wraps up abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

New Orleans Principal Fired After Video Captures Him Wearing Nazi-Associated Rings huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/27/new

As Computer Coding Classes Swell, So Does Cheating nytimes.com/2017/05/29/us/…

What charter school supporters say they hope to change after school board victories fw.to/c8p2R4G

Hall Passes, Buses, Lunch Duty: What If The Principal Could Focus On Achievement? npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Free Play or Flashcards? New Study Nods to More Rigorous Preschools nytimes.com/2017/05/30/us/…

States struggle with oversight of online charter schools hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Mom's Rant About End-Of-The-Year Half Days Goes Viral huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/26/mom…

Last commencements held for Cleveland, East Side High Schools clarionledger.com/story/news/pol…

How 2 teens 3-D printed a fidget spinner empire out of their high school science lab ow.ly/mlhK30c6f17

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

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