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AM News: DeVos Talks Urban Choice, Trump Heads To Nashville, Detroit Options, & More

10 After a contentious roll-out, legislators move toward consensus on school-discipline rules minnpost.com/education/2017…

9 DeVos Pitches New ESSA Flexibility to Big-City Schools Leaders, Gets Tepid Response the74million.org/article/devos-…

8 U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says Indianapolis’s ‘innovation schools' should be a national model chalkbeat.org/posts/in/2017/…

8 DeVos Pitches ESSA Flexibility to Big-City School Leaders realcleareducation.com/2017/03/14/dev…

7 Trump to Talk School Choice at Nashville Rally realcleareducation.com/2017/03/14/tru…

6 Detroit kids have better options, just not in Detroit hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

5 NY Drops Literacy Skills Test for Teacher Certification wnyc.org/story/ny-drops…

4 DeVos tells big-city school superintendents she believes in ‘great public schools’ — but some remain skeptical washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

3 Regents Drop Teacher Literacy Test Seen as Discriminatory nytimes.com/2017/03/13/nyr…

2 DeVos promotes school choice, local control abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wire…

1 Common Core in California likely to continue despite Trump opposition nzzl.us/0VtnRWA via @nuzzel thanks @GPayneEDU

AM News: DeVos Talks Great Cities, Boston Grad Rates, Immigrant Worries, & More

Bomb threats reported against Jewish schools in several cities” twitter.com/i/moments/8410…

Today: Betsy DeVos at Urban School Leaders' Conference - District Dossier - Education Week ow.ly/Tln9309QM9t

DeVos Chooses Ruddock, Another Ed Dept Staffer with Jeb Bush and Indiana Ties - Breitbart ow.ly/VVER309QL1p

Delay in enforcing rules drafted during Obama years, signals shift from aggressive oversight of for-profit schools on.wsj.com/2mAo675

The ‘Miraculous’ Rise and Ugly Fall of ESSA | The 74 ow.ly/iWGG309QLbb

Democrats Demand That DeVos Explain How She Is Going To Protect Trans Students huffingtonpost.com/2017/03/10/dev…

How Boston achieved its record high school graduation rate - CSMonitor.com ow.ly/2Ben309POwH

Minnesota schools slow to implement the Common Core national academic benchmarks | Duluth News Tribune ow.ly/p4dd309PQir

Why One School Lives as Another Dies in the Same Building nytimes.com/2017/03/10/nyr…

Undocumented immigrants rush to make U.S.-born kids dual Mexican citizens ow.ly/hMFa309QMBr

AM News: ESSA Rules Dumped, Immigration Fears, LAUSD Showdown, & More

The Senate’s 50–49 Killing of ESSA Rules: A Sweeping Change in How America Will Rate (and Fix) Schools | The 74 ow.ly/8115309Mhip

Senate dumps Obama rule for holding schools accountable - POLITICO ow.ly/yIxR309Mga7

IMMIGRATION

State schools chief seeks clarity on federal immigration policy after L.A. incident latimes.com/local/californ…

Helping Immigrant Students Catch Up, Fast — It Takes A Whole School npr.org/sections/ed/20…

LAUSD

Two very different visions are battling it out - LA Times ow.ly/2X45309MiOS

The L.A. School Board Race Heats Up With Board President Now Headed for May Runoff | The 74 ow.ly/e3Wb309MiCK

LAUSD board President Steve Zimmer forced into runoff election ow.ly/TTaV309MiBi

The Fight Over Charter Schools Made Los Angeles' School Board Races Historically Expensive | Mother Jones ow.ly/TCi8309Mixi

How has your classroom changed since the 2016 election? vox.com/policy-and-pol…

DEVOS

Betsy DeVos to Speak at Urban School Leaders' Legislative Conference blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Distric

DeVos speaking Monday to urban school superintendents. From the last time a Trump surrogate spoke to this group: washingtonpost.com/news/education…

Betsy DeVos Meets With Trans Students After Dismantling Their Rights huffingtonpost.com/2017/03/09/bet…

Parents of Transgender Kids Meet With Education Secretary Betsy DeVos - NBC News ow.ly/DUeY309MgCQ

A closer look at the D.C. school that DeVos visited: Jefferson Middle washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

DISTRICTS

City Efforts Fail to Boost Offers to Blacks and Latinos at Top High Schools - Battery Park City - DNAinfo New York ow.ly/wL17309Mgfs

Seattle Schools may make ethnic studies mandatory kuow.org/post/seattle-s…

Anti-semitic incidents under investigation in two Md. schools washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

A Brooklyn Charter School Looks Past ‘No Excuses’ - The New York Times ow.ly/3UP1309Mg99

A School Where Raising the Bar Lifts Hope - The New York Times ow.ly/BfLZ309Mg85

AM News: Trump Adviser Speaks, NYC Diversity Fail, Senate Teacher Prep Action, LA Postmortem

In Puerto Rico, teachers’ pension fund works like a Ponzi scheme seattletimes.com/nation-world/i…

Trump Education Adviser Wants 'Robust Portfolio of Options' For K-12 Students blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Trump's education adviser promotes private schools abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wire…

Diversity Lags as Students Are Matched With City Schools nytimes.com/2017/03/08/nyr…

Senate Blocks Teacher Preparation Rules, Ending ESSA Accountability Rules on Deck @The74 bit.ly/2mkww0C

Senate overturns Obama-era regulations on teacher preparation nola.com/politics/index…

Via @NPR: 'I Have Children Crying In The Classroom' n.pr/2meLPId

The State of State Teachers’ Pension Plans nytimes.com/interactive/20…

What's behind all the big spending on the LA school board primary scpr.org/news/2017/03/0…

Millions spent in Los Angeles school board race yield no clear winner yet | EdSource ow.ly/Hajc309JRQm

NAACP gathers Detroiters' views on charter schools in the city ow.ly/Dvs0309JRSN

Teachers Across the Country Turn to #ADayWithoutAWoman as a Teachable Moment | The 74 ow.ly/y3aY309JRGw

Utah is about to repeal a law that bans teachers from talking about gay people in classrooms vox.com/identities/201…

Only 10 percent of offers at New York City’s specialized high schools went to black and Hispanic students chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

 

AM News: Day Without Women, ICE At School, LAUSD Runoffs, Hartford Choice, & More

DAY WITHOUT WOMEN

On ‘Day Without A Woman,’ school’s on in New York City — but expect some red shirts and women’s history | Chalkbeat ow.ly/jejk309HN6L

Prince George’s cancels classes as many teachers in region take leave on day of women’s protest washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

Alexandria, Va. school district closing for #DaywithoutaWoman Wednesday washex.am/2mO4aPs

‘Day without a woman’ strike closing school districts wsj.com/articles/two-s…

IMMIGRATION

Educators Prepare for Immigration Agents at the Schoolhouse - The New York Times ow.ly/w5Ro309HN8k

Financial aid campaign to reach undocumented college students pays off scpr.org/news/2017/03/0…

DACA, One Student's Story npr.org/sections/ed/20…

ALL EYES ON LA

The L.A. School Board Race Heats Up With Board President Now Headed for May Runoff the74million.org/article/la-sch…

Runoffs appear likely in two of three pivotal L.A. school board contests latimes.com/local/educatio…

State charter group takes off the gloves in battle with CTA cabinetreport.com/politics-educa…

Turf battle developing over who can test California’s 11th-graders edsource.org/2017/turf-batt…

CHOICE

Hartford shows pitfalls of school choice as issue goes national hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Video Explainer: Understanding Education Savings Accounts — in 90 Seconds or Less | The 74 ow.ly/3qa0309FYiD

Boston charter applications double with new OneApp-esque system. Voters rejected charter expansion. bit.ly/2nbKrp2

The $80 million dispute between Ohio & some of the state's virtual schools edweek.org/ew/articles/20…

DISTRICTS

Poor air quality highlights repair needs in Boston schools cabinetreport.com/facilities/poo…

School board reveals Donyall Dickey as top pick for Portland superintendent | OregonLive.com ow.ly/5vb8309H3Wq

These For-Profit Schools Are ‘Like a Prison’ - ProPublica ow.ly/e4pt309HNXx

The state tried to save one Colorado school before and failed. Now it is about to try again — with 12. chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

Philly physics teacher with perfect attendance plans for his first day off in seven years newsworks.org/index.php/home

AM News: Day Without [Teachers], LAUSD Elections, & More

PROTEST

The 'Day Without A Woman' Strike Is Closing Schools Around The Country huffingtonpost.com/2017/03/06/wom…

On ‘Day Without Women,’ Two Districts Cancel School nytimes.com/2017/03/06/us/…

At least 2 school districts are canceling classes because of the women’s strike - Vox ow.ly/dKUo309FjP6

Virginia school district to close for ‘A Day Without a Woman’ washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

Protesters join family of father arrested by ICE agents outside his daughter’s school at rally in downtown LA laschoolreport.com/protesters-joi…

LAUSD ELECTIONS

How to campaign in a wide-open, low-turnout LA Unified school board race scpr.org/news/2017/03/0…

'It’s an important election': Growth measure dominates the debate in L.A. - LA Times ow.ly/HIph309FjBY

Inside Celerity charter school network, questionable spending and potential conflicts of interest abound nzzl.us/ZGNo5CB via @nuzzel

UTLA campaign supporting Zimmer now under full investigation; outside spending jumps $1M in a week to $5.4 million ow.ly/Ahn2309EywO

CAPITOL HILL

What Happens to Education Spending if the Budget Stays in a Holding Pattern blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

 GOP lawmaker pushing for n'hood schools in KY says bill will be pared down to affect only elem schools, via @tkonz wdrb.com/story/34675961…

TIDBITS

Boston charter schools see record-breaking spike in applications - The Boston Globe ow.ly/NizU309FjzN

Oklahoma is Poised to Become the Worst State for Teacher Pay blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher

Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts tracking.feedpress.it/link/9499/5461…

‘Shocking’ discipline rates for youngest students prompt Spokane lawmaker to seek ban seattletimes.com/education-lab/

Three months into Tennessee’s first voucher foray, 35 students are enrolled chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/…

Colorado juniors face new, revamped college exam in SAT after state dumps rival ACT – The Denver Post ow.ly/zV2B309EzyK

State Budget Cuts Leave Less Money For Higher Education : NPR ow.ly/jyhD309DoGA

AM News: Trump School Visit, Dropoff Deportation, LAUSD Elections

Trump tours private school in Florida, promoting choice - AP ow.ly/Ru9v309CKr1

Trump Makes His First Visit To A School As President, And It's A Private Religious One huffingtonpost.com/2017/03/03/tru

Private School Vouchers Hit Record High In Indiana But Growth Slows wfyi.org/news/articles/

IMMIGRATION

Teachers, Parents Struggle To Comfort Children Of Color Fearful Of Targeted Raids npr.org/sections/codes…

ICE arrested California father of 4 while he dropped kids at school in a harrowing video bit.ly/2lmR6A7

Latino students may help keep the doors open at HBCUS | Economist ow.ly/Bbo5309BDfS FYI

LAUSD ELECTIONS

Could the L.A. school board's balance of power tip pro-charter? - LA Times ow.ly/4TqS309CJmS

Charter groups and unions spend millions for control of LA Unified school board edsource.org/2017/charter-g…

TIDBITS

For school principals in Baltimore, a set of painful choices https://t.co/aBATkZNN6V

GOP bill could dismantle one of nation’s most robust school desegregation efforts washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

Oakland: About 70 percent of new teachers leave the district in five years, report says eastbaytimes.com/2017/03/04/oak

Is New York City schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña on her way out? chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

Philadelphia Will Stop Billing Parents When Their Children Are Incarcerated themarshallproject.org/2017/03/03/phi…

‘If it’s good for kids, then I want it’: D.C. schools chief talks one month into the job washingtonpost.com/local/educatio

Nine and Counting: New Legislation Would Expand Virginia’s Charter Schools. Will Gov. McAuliffe Sign? | The 74 ow.ly/GIbt309CKpR

To attract teachers, pricey school districts are becoming their landlords dailynews.com/general-news/2…

School district: No more part in US Navy funeral processions hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

AM News: Trump/DeVos, Kansas Funding Decision, LAUSD Showdown, & More

TRUMP/DEVOS

Trump to visit private school to promote school choice - ABC News https://t.co/Pf6EgCCIri

5 Trump Cabinet Members [incl. DeVos] Who’ve Made False Statements to Congress - ProPublica pllqt.it/Qjekun

Why the Trump Agenda Is Moving Slowly: The Republicans’ Wonk Gap nytimes.com/2017/02/28/ups…

Arizona Shows What Can Go Wrong With Tax Credit Vouchers - New York Times nzzl.us/85agofw

Betsy DeVos was right! Bear puts schools on lockdown | WZZM13.com ow.ly/rTs5309y7x7

KANSAS

Kansas Supreme Court rules the state has failed to ensure adequate education funding kansascity.com/news/politics-…

Kansas Supreme Court orders public school spending hike abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

Kansas Isn't Spending Enough On Its Schools, State's High Court Says npr.org/sections/thetw…

Kansas Supreme Court Says State Education Spending Is Too Low nytimes.com/2017/03/02/us/…

DISTRICTS

Meet the 13 Candidates Running in Tuesday's LAUSD School Board Election the74million.org/article/lausd-…

LAUSD's Looming Problem: The Number of Children in L.A. Is Shrinking | L.A. Weekly pllqt.it/CY7cQH

Here’s how one Memphis school is changing the way it disciplines girls of color chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/…

New York City updates guidelines designed to protect transgender students chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/

 

TIDBITS

California high school makes $24 million from Snap IPO hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Apple’s Devices Lose Luster in American Classrooms nytimes.com/2017/03/02/tec…

Parent Alert! Your Child Just Skipped Class npr.org/sections/ed/20…

South by Southwest Education: The 17 Panels and Sessions to See at SXSW 2017 | The 74 ow.ly/xXSt309wBuO

 

AM News: Immigration Fears, Trump Goes Catholic, Common Core Dissappearance, & More

IMMIGRATION

Could fear of Trump’s immigration policies keep New York City students out of school? chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

This New Mexico school welcomes families who live across the border | PBS NewsHour ow.ly/7RTI309u0ue

COMMON CORE

Common Core opt outs expected again ow.ly/EdYt309vQXs

Common Core Has Disappeared from Trump's Remarks | The Weekly Standard ow.ly/A2HL309vMgM

Concerns Arise About President Trump's Commitment to End Common Core - Breitbart ow.ly/k8ph309vLiq

CHOICE

Trump Highlighted This Unusual School Choice Idea Last Night npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Trump’s Call for School Vouchers Is a Return to a Campaign Pledge nytimes.com/2017/03/01/us/…

Without providing details, Trump and DeVos continue to promote ‘school choice’ plan | EdSource ow.ly/uvpT309vLle

Trump's first school visit as president will be to a Catholic school in Florida washingtonpost.com/news/answer-

DeVos is getting some very bad news about her favorite thing, school vouchers - LA Times ow.ly/aiEe309tkBq

REAL LIFE

New Indiana teachers repeatedly failing state exams - 13 WTHR Indianapolis ow.ly/Ocbf309vR2k

How A “Win-Win” For A Chicago Alternative School Firm Dashed Dreams For Others | WBEZ ow.ly/yEwn309vR1x

 

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]

AM News: SCOTUS Debates Education Rights, Alexander Predicts Quick Confirmation For DeVos, Memphis NAACP Charter Hearing

U.S. Supreme Court to decide on education rights for millions of children with disabilities latimes.com/local/educatio…

Sen. Alexander Praises Betsy DeVos After Meeting, Expects Quick Confirmation - Politics K-12 ow.ly/r8OQ307T61b

Video: Memphis participates in NAACP national study on Charter Schools - WBRC FOX6 News ow.ly/DDjU307TIVD

The Higher Ed Learning Revolution: Tracking Each Student's Every Move npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Enrollment Decline in Austin Public Schools Means Growth in Suburban School Districts kut.org/post/enrollmen…

A preview of Minnesota’s approach to ensuring equitable student access to quality educators minnpost.com/education/2017…

Chicago Parent Calls Out Teachers Union Over ‘Library Lockout’ | Chicago Tonight | WTTW ow.ly/kSQx307THMu

See also: Pritzker School Loses Librarian And Union Blocks Parents From Helping Out - Wicker Park - DNAinfo Chicago ow.ly/uamz307THJW

New York Proposes Increased Flexibility to Teacher Certification Process blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher…

Oakland schools looking at non-teacher hiring freeze, spending cuts sfgate.com/education/arti…

Tough deadlines ahead for Washington lawmakers on education spending kuow.org/post/tough-dea…

Racial achievement gaps exist even in Washington’s highest-performing schools seattletimes.com/education-lab/…

Grading L.A. Unified Supt. Michelle King latimes.com/local/educatio…

AM News: Senate Delays DeVos Hearing, Educators Concerned About Discipline Reform, & More

Senate postpones confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos until Jan. 17. washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Plays Hardball With Her Wealth nytimes.com/2017/01/09/us/…

Sen. Patty Murray seeks update on ethics review for Trump's education pick, Betsy DeVos washingtonpost.com/news/education…

Democrats Open Their Opposition Research Books On Trump's Nominees To The Public huffingtonpost.com/2017/01/09/opp…

Michigan Charter School Backed by DeVos Growing - ABC News ow.ly/dBBl307RfN4

Teachers Union President: Betsy DeVos 'Has Tried To Take The Public Out Of Public Education' | The Huffington Post ow.ly/mvvy307Rinq

Union analysis: Trump’s voucher plan would strip funding from over 1,200 schools in New York City| Chalkbeat ow.ly/jsEe307RigI

More States Mull Changes to Teacher Evaluation Systems blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher…

Educators worry schools are botching student discipline reform - The Hechinger Report ow.ly/XNxZ307RiC7

Ending the No Child Left Behind Catch-22 on English learner progress edsource.org/2017/ending-th…

Maryland teacher of the year becomes one of four national finalists washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Students, say goodbye to snow days -- and say hello to school at home - CNN.com ow.ly/wUD4307RfLb

At a school in Brooklyn's poorest neighborhood, literacy is up and disciplinary problems are down nzzl.us/O6zYrAV

Also Tuesday: NAACP Task Force to Hold Memphis Hearing on Education Quality ow.ly/AIFL307OMDL

AM News: Unions Campaign Against DeVos, CA Science Tests, & NYC School Closings

Teachers unions mount campaign against Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

McConnell: We won't delay hearings politi.co/2i5ofKf

See also: Democrats Seek Delay for Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing Over Ethics Review blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

See also: Trump Nominees’ Filings Threaten to Overwhelm Federal Ethics Office - The New York Times ow.ly/qe6E307OJJh

See also: Teachers union boss slams Trump’s pick for Education Secretary - NY Daily News ow.ly/LRrM307OJLR

U.S. to make final decision on California science testing waiver ‘very shortly’ | EdSource ow.ly/emfg307MH20

City to Close or Merge 9 Schools That Were in Support Program nytimes.com/2017/01/06/nyr…

See also: Report: New York City poised to close or merge nine 'Renewal' schools nzzl.us/Jr6zl2Q

‘Stealth inequities’: How Washington’s education system hurts poor schools seattletimes.com/education-lab

New D.C. Public Schools chancellor leaves Oakland with budget shortfall washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Court Keeps Vote Method, Seen as Biased, Intact in Missouri School District nytimes.com/2017/01/07/us/…

Educators: parents will drive new bilingual education growth scpr.org/news/2017/01/0…

Minnesota Somali students beat competition in Qur'an contest - StarTribune.com ow.ly/iCQc307OJQK

Authorities: Louisiana Teacher and Husband Operated Meth Lab abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/a…

Flexible seating helps students wiggle while they work argusne.ws/2hKMQXI via @argusleader

AM News: Next Steps In CT Funding Fight, DeVos Hearing Rampup, & More

Malloy Calls for Cuts, Concessions, Pension Reform and New Formula for Public Schools - Hartford Courant https://t.co/QGggUs90d1

Trump Taps Rob Goad as White House Education Adviser blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Democrats Demand Betsy DeVos Reveal 'Complicated Web' of Money, Lobbying blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Can gentrifying Ward 4 support two new middle schools? D.C. will soon find out. https://t.co/GAWi8DiNpo

How 2012 Chicago Teachers Strike Changed Fight Over Public Education | Chicago Tonight https://t.co/ze3Enzull4

With soda tax, school's now in session - Philly.comow.ly/EkI8307Kvew

School Counselor Of The Year On Being An Essential Resource For Students : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/ZGzj307KuZ8

De Blasio Travels to Washington to Raise Money for His Campaign ow.ly/Xhu1307KuRo

Some math books raise test scores more than others, research suggests scpr.org/news/2017/01/0…

Where blending honors and regular classes worked: New York educator to talk at Garfield High seattletimes.com/education-lab/…

Recriminations As School Funding Task Force Splits Along Partisan Lines kuow.org/post/recrimina…

The Next Generation Of Farmers Is Being Trained In New York City High Schools npr.org/sections/thesa…

AM News: DeVos Hearing, Teachers Protest Discipline Rollbacks, & More

Senate schedules confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump's pick for education secretary washingtonpost.com/news/education…

More Teachers' Union Leaders Come Out Against New Student-Discipline Policies - Education Week nzzl.us/bpCQfr9

Following Court Ruling, Connecticut Governor Proposes to Fix K-12 Formula blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e…

Is Free College Really Free? npr.org/sections/ed/20…

MA schools face surge in suicide attempts | Boston Herald ow.ly/Hh9c307G5GY

Disparity in Maryland's public higher education goes on trial washingtonpost.com/news/grade-poi…

A teen spread a racist video of a black classmate eating chicken. Both face criminal charges. washingtonpost.com/news/education…

AM News: State Education Battles, Bodyslammed HS Student, HBCU Band Inauguration Flap, & More

Historically black college faces backlash over band’s plan to perform at Trump inauguration washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

How Partisan Flips Could Reshape Education Battles Underway in Kentucky, Nevada, Missouri the74million.org/article/partis…

In Texas, pressure to cut special education has led many schools to shut out English Language Learners houstonchronicle.com/denied/4

Meditation program at Chicago HS being studied by UofC to see if it can prevent violence. chicagotribune.com/news/ct-classr…

What will be Obama’s lasting education legacy? | PBS NewsHour ow.ly/tnc3307FnJS

Standardized science standoff: California, feds at odds again over a statewide test scpr.org/news/2017/01/0…

Nationwide, state budget cuts disproportionately hit low-income, minority college students feedproxy.google.com/~r/NewshourHea…

New York takes a stab at debt-free college, covering tuition for families earning less than $125,000 washingtonpost.com/news/grade-poi…

Video Captures North Carolina Cop Slamming Student To Ground huffingtonpost.com/2017/01/03/vid…

Twitter video shows Rolesville High student slammed by police officer | News & Observer ow.ly/K9xh307G1rJ

AM News: DeVos Confirmation Fight, Inauguration Controversy, & More

DeVos is among 8 Trump Cabinet picks Democrats plan to target, according to the Washing Post pllqt.it/SYVklt

If DeVos is confirmed, Jeb Bush could see his education views given new life through his longtime friend and ally: politico.com/story/2017/01/…

High-performing Mass. schools look abroad to compare achievement - The Boston Globe ow.ly/S9Wr307DJNI

A hitch in California as bilingual education is restored - The Washington Post ow.ly/i5Sl307DIDl

Education Official to Lead to Civil Rights Commission - Politics K-12 - Education Week blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Boston School Committee chairman reappointed - The Boston Globe ow.ly/ulFL307DJMc

Relics Of The Space Race, School Planetariums Are An Endangered Species : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/5g0N307DG4x

Need for cash puts charter schools in questionable company - Local - Ohio ow.ly/rSf4307CJSW

Bailed-out Oakland schools are back in financial trouble sfchronicle.com/bayarea/articl… via @sfchronicle

Students who opted out of PARCC cost N.J. more than $1M, state says | NJ.comow.ly/11h9307C34K

San Diego Schools Spending More Than They Take in - Voice of San Diego pllqt.it/mgkCmw

Band from Alabama's historically black liberal arts college to march at inauguration, igniting controversy. apne.ws/2ir1KDm

AM News: GOP Agenda, Paladino's Comments, The Hub Project, & More

GOP Agenda: Unions, Lawsuits, Abortion and School Choice abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

After Paladino’s Racist Remarks, Buffalo School Board Demands He Resign nytimes.com/2016/12/29/nyr…

With The Hub Project , progressive campaigns nationwide get a silent partner - USA Today ow.ly/2gYW307BNO1

Going to court to save some city schools could be among the first acts of new Detroit school board chalkbeat.org/posts/detroit/…

Today, they drive buses or supervise recess. Next year, they might be teachers sacbee.com/news/local/edu…

Help wanted: Bilingual teachers for California schools hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

We learned a lot in 2016 about how preschool can help kids scpr.org/news/2016/12/2…

Few women run the nation’s school districts. Why? feedproxy.google.com/~r/NewshourHea…

Iowa Parents Sue State Over School Funding Formula blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e…

This baby teaches empathy to second-graders kuow.org/post/baby-teac…

Debate over school start times flares anew washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…
 

Media: Best Education Journalism 2016

With 2016 quickly winding down, let’s take a look back at the year’s education journalism gems.

As you will see, there’s no shortage of quality work. Clearly, there are lots of smart, hard-working, and extremely devoted reporters and editors working to bring stories about American schools to readers.

Short of time? The 2016 story with the most real-world impact is probably the Houston Chronicle’s expose of state-led limitations on special education. The most explosive story might have been the NYT’s story about a Success Academy charter school teacher’s outburst, captured on video. The most memorable piece is probably Nikole Hannah-Jones’ first-person essay on choosing a majority-black school for her daughter.

But you’ll be missing a lot if you stick to those three

NATIONAL / POLITICAL

 

With the late-2015 passage of ESSA and Common Core and standardized testing being all but ignored in Campaign 2016, this wasn’t a big year for education on the national scene. But there are still several pieces worth highlighting.

The untold story behind Bernie Sanders’s 1963 arrest http://ow.ly/k2X6307hwTL

The dramatic black and white pictures, combined with the fascinating and little-known tale of Sanders’ involvement in school desgregation efforts, made this Chicago Reader piece something everyone who came across it wanted to read.

Meet The Organizer Behind Education Protests Sweeping The Country http://ow.ly/4nfLfS

This Think Progress story takes us behind the scenes and help us understand the people and dynamics that are shaping what’s happening on the streets or at press conferences. (For more behind-the-scenes coverage, see The Atlantic’s story titled The Ambitious Education Plan of the Black Lives Matter Movement http://ow.ly/wwGO307jnb2 and NPR’s Questions Of Race And Charter Schools Divide Education Reformers http://ow.ly/p8dJ307jIqf.)

Crushing defeat leaves charter-school movement in limbo http://ow.ly/imSB307hGap

This Boston Globe piece gives the fascinating backstory behind the Massachusetts ballot fight over charter schools, in which outside money was trumped by a massive, methodical, teacher-led ground game. For more about Question 2, see Money at the heart of the Mass. charter debate http://ow.ly/1rZ3307gugQ.

The Education of Barack Obama http://ow.ly/TNLi307goZB

The Nation takes a big-picture look at the Obama education agenda as it evolved over time — from a focus on charters, standards, and accountability to a more recent emphasis on integration and school discipline. (For more high-quality campaign coverage, see also The Atlantic piece titled Hours Before Campaigning With Obama, Clinton Tries to Distance Herself on Education http://ow.ly/Gl0r307jmVh.)

Continue reading "Media: Best Education Journalism 2016" »

Thursday AM News: Revamped Teacher Evaluation In NY, DeVos & Charters, & More

NYC Education Officials ReviseTeacher Evaluations wnyc.org/story/educatio…

Proposed NYC Teacher Evaluation Plan Emphasizes Classroom Work, Projects - WSJ ow.ly/4fao307md3p

CA awards $20 million in grants to help more school employees become teachers | EdSource ow.ly/XIU7307mOlB

Students of color changing the face of Washington schools — and the state, too seattletimes.com/education-lab/…

Retired teachers asked to help troubled Virginia district nola.com/education/inde…

Charter schools have an ally in Betsy DeVos - Marketplace ow.ly/wW3f307mOiR

California schools chief urges districts to declare themselves 'safe havens' latimes.com/local/educatio…

CalPERS cuts earnings forecast; school districts to pay more for pensions edsource.org/2016/calpers-c…

New York Lifts Ban on Teachers Discussing State Test Questions blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher…

Argentina's tough truths for improving schools - BBC News ow.ly/BcrR307mPvF

Many Schools Train Staff To Use Active Responses To Gunmen npr.org/2016/12/21/506…

The Classroom Where Fake News Fails - NPR npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Can Michigan Sustain Its Multitiered Supports? - Education Week ow.ly/FB61307kNjv

Wednesday News: DC's New Superintendent, Online Charter Surge, Textbook Progress, & More

Online Charter Schools Prepare For A Trump-Era Boom buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl…
 
Antwan Wilson confirmed as chancellor of D.C. Public Schools - The Washington Post ow.ly/HCpj307kNls
 
UNESCO Survey Looks At Problems And Progress In The World's Textbooks : Goats and Soda : NPR ow.ly/8Zst307kNql

Maryland state school board considering vouchers, charters for failing schools - Baltimore Sun ow.ly/lzg0307kNnr

Achievement First charter school gets OK to triple enrollment ow.ly/kjME307k3LR

There's A Simple Way To Help Kids Learn More: Start School Later huffingtonpost.com/2016/12/19/sch…

Why one Colorado school district voted to let teachers carry guns to class latimes.com/local/educatio…

Sources: New High School In The Works For Englewood | Chicago WBEZ ow.ly/y8r2307kOi8

Meet the educators trying to fix California's "broken" remedial education system scpr.org/news/2016/12/2…

Brooklyn Superintendent Spearheads Charter-District School Collaboration - Bed-Stuy - DNAinfo New York ow.ly/bQnm307kP03

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