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A former teacher, researcher, and Senate education aide, Alexander Russo is now a freelance education writer. You can reach him at thisweekineducation@gmail.com or on Twitter at @alexanderrusso.
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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 Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at This Week In Education
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… Continue reading
Posted yesterday at This Week In Education
Notre Dame (85% Catholic) students walk out as @VP @mike_pence begins his address. #WalkoutND pic.twitter.com/mJQxOF3P9D — Summer Ratcliff (@SummerRatcliff) May 21, 2017 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/… Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at This Week In Education
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 Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at This Week In Education
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/… Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at This Week In Education
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… Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at This Week In Education
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/ Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at This Week In Education
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… Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at This Week In Education
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 Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at This Week In Education
DEVOS SPEECH Students boo Betsy DeVos as commencement speaker at historically black university washingtonpost.com/news/grade-poi… Bethune-Cookman Graduates Greet Betsy DeVos With Turned Backs nytimes.com/2017/05/10/us/ Boos drown out Betsy DeVos' speech at Bethune-Cookman graduation usatoday.com/story/news/nat… via @USATODAY Betsy Devos Speaks Over Hecklers During Bethune-Cookman Address npr.org/2017/05/10/527… DeVos heckled at graduation for historically black college abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS… OTHER NEWS School Bullying Is Down. Why Don't Students Believe It? npr.org/sections/ed/20… Outside money continues to pour into L.A. school board campaigns latimes.com/local/educatio… Oakland schools pick superintendent amid budget mess sfgate.com/bayarea/articl… 3 Indiana schools lose bid to enroll more voucher students abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/i… Is ‘3-K for All’ Good for All? De Blasio’s Preschool Plan Troubles Some nytimes.com/2017/05/10/nyr… 99% Of Students Handcuffed In School By NYPD In 2016 Were Black Or Latinx huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/10/99- Substitute Teacher Fired For Allegedly Ripping Off 8-Year-Old Girl's Hijab gothamist.com/2017/05/10/hij… via @Gothamist Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at This Week In Education
ESSA Early ESSA Plans Favor Cash to Districts Over Optional Set-Asides blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig New York Targets Chronic Absenteeism in Its ESSA Plan: 4 Things Research Shows About Attendance the74million.org/article/new-yo… New research shows Obama school turnaround program worked — in a few places chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/… IMMIGRATION/RACISM LAUSD is making it harder for immigration officials to enter schools latimes.com/local/educatio… LAUSD clarifies what school staff should do if immigration agents show up on campus scpr.org/news/2017/05/0… Parents of black brothers sue district over alleged racism hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie… HOUSE SPEAKER AT SUCCESS Paul Ryan Visits A Harlem School, Harlemites Voice Their Displeasure blavity.com/paul-ryan-visi… Paul Ryan visits New York school run by charter advocate abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/p… MISC How a Trump piñata brought chaos to a Colorado high school wapo.st/2pggJEZ?tid=ss… Free online math tool plots new course for old graphing calculators usat.ly/2pls8OD via @USATODAY U.S. education secretary says choice needed in 'antiquated' system deseretnews.com/article/865679… Illinois Struggles To Expand Charter Schools Despite Giant Pot Of Federal Money wbez.org/shows/wbez-new… Minnesota is fighting its largest measles outbreak in nearly 30 years. Blame vaccine deniers. vox.com/2017/5/8/15577… Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at This Week In Education
DeVos Ends Formatting Rules for Upward Bound Grant Applications | Observer ow.ly/EyqD30byWHR Educators value after-school program Trump wants to nix hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie… New York state says it wants to expand its definition of success -- and focus on equity -- in judging schools chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/… Outside spending tops $10 million, Zimmer steps up fundraising efforts in LAUSD election laschoolreport.com/outside-spendi… After tensions mount, Colorado House advances charter school funding deal, school finance bill chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/… College Board Reports Score Gains From Free SAT Practice - High School & Beyond - Education Week ow.ly/eM3J30byXdf Free Khan Academy SAT tutorials boost scores, study finds edsource.org/2017/free-khan… The student support model that’s going national has been incubating at St. Louis Park High School for 18 years minnpost.com/education/2017… Protests to greet DeVos at historically black college @CNNPolitics cnn.it/2puVnj4 Michelle Obama Vows To Prioritize Education 'No Matter What House We Live In' huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/05/mic Breathe Deeply: Mindfulness coming to a school near you usat.ly/2poFtWA via @USATODAY Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at This Week In Education
Trump Suggests HBCU Funding May Be Unconstitutional, Blindsiding Black Colleges buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl… Then: Trump voices ‘unwavering support’ for historically black colleges washingtonpost.com/news/grade-poi… K-12 Spending Gets Caught in States' Budget Fights blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e NYC's School Choice Program Hasn't Closed the Education Gap wnyc.org/story/nycs-sch… In L.A., teens balance high school with planning in case their parents are deported latimes.com/local/educatio… A public school that's just for immigrants | APM Reports ow.ly/tZKI30bvVG7 Clash over middle-school sex assaults: Did they happen? hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie… Cuts put spotlight on student race questions on school forms hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie… The student support model that’s going national has been incubating at St. Louis Park High School for 18 years minnpost.com/education/2017… Outside spending tops $10 million, Zimmer steps up fundraising efforts in LAUSD election laschoolreport.com/outside-spendi… When You're Not Quite Sure If Your Teacher Is Human npr.org/sections/ed/20… Fidget Spinners: Good Or Bad For Kids' Concentration? npr.org/2017/05/06/527… Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at This Week In Education
DISCRIMINATORY HIRING Study of Fairfax County schools finds discrimination against black teacher applicants washingtonpost.com/local/educatio… Study: VA school system more likely to hire whites than blacks abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/s… Charter school funding fight — and a contentious amendment — shake up Colorado school finance debate chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/… COMMUNIST PRINCIPAL Investigation of NYC activist principal has free-speech advocates asking what politics are allowed at school chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/… A Principal Is Accused of Being a Communist, Rattling a Brooklyn School - The New York Times http://ow.ly/JGZw30bsuYQ MISC Teach For America reports a rise in applications chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/… Facts About Teens, Suicide And '13 Reasons Why' npr.org/sections/ed/20… Will L.A. schools pass the salt and toss the whole wheat with relaxed Trump standards? latimes.com/local/educatio… Is this the future of college: Online classes, but no degree, reports @m_education_ap: apne.ws/2qlsarQ Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at This Week In Education
MINORITY PARENT POLL Poll: Schools with mostly white teachers are not trying to educate students of color: usnews.com/news/education… Parents of color see their kids as attending white supremacist school systems huffingtonpost.com/entry/parents-… via @HuffPostPol Black and Latino parents worried about funding disparities in schools, poll finds edsource.org/2017/poll-find… Black and Latino Parents: Funding, Racism Are Drivers of School Disparities blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Distric More Parents Of Color Think Racism Is Holding Back Their Children In School huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/02/par… Low-income, minority students lag in high school grad rates seattletimes.com/nation-world/l… via @seattletimes TRUMP Trump praises D.C. voucher program with mixed record politi.co/2oY3jgl Trump pushes school choice, making good on campaign promise abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wire… At School Choice Event, Trump Praises D.C. Vouchers for Helping Kids Graduate blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig… Trump Praises Low-Income School Voucher Program Obama Defunded - Breitbart bit.ly/2p6XiZW via @BreitbartNews FIDGET SPINNERS Schools attempt to ban fidget spinner craze The Guardian ow.ly/GXuR30bpIuz MISC California’s largest charter group pushes its agenda with money and people power edsource.org/2017/californi… Minneapolis schools forced to cut hundreds of jobs to fill $28 million gap - StarTribune.com ow.ly/RCfl30boTVL New Jersey Judge Tosses Parents’ Lawsuit Claiming Last In, First Out Layoff Rules Harm Students the74million.org/article/new-je… Principal at Md. school who created “smash space” decides to step down... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at This Week In Education
NATIONAL Trump administration: No changes to girls’ education effort usat.ly/2qw5qp4 via @USATODAY Under Trump Budget, Nearly 2 Million Kids May Lose After-School Care npr.org/sections/ed/20… All New York City schools to get single-stall bathrooms hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie… Charters, Vouchers, ESAs Add Heat to State Legislative Debates blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e Pre-K: Decades Worth of Studies, One Strong Message n.pr/2oZLIUo COMMON CORE New York heads toward finish line on Common Core replacement chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/… New York Proposes Changes to Common Core Standards realcleareducation.com/2017/05/03/new… Common Core math test boycotted by 79,780 Long Island students | Newsday ow.ly/7rao30bojXy CHARTER SCHOOLS/TEACHERS UNIONS Teachers seek to form union at California charter school chaired by Michelle Rhee washingtonpost.com/news/education… Teachers union opens a front on former Sacramento mayor's charter schools latimes.com/local/educatio… SF teachers seek labor support with letter in student backpacks sfgate.com/bayarea/articl… Teachers not shying away from divisive political discussion, survey suggests feedproxy.google.com/~r/NewshourHea… Teachers at Olney Charter HS have their first union contract with Aspira. Story: philly.com/philly/educati… #phled DISTRICTS Berkeley school district sued over special-needs services sfgate.com/bayarea/articl… Schools superintendent who sued her school board agrees to step down washingtonpost.com/local/educatio All New York City schools to get single-stall bathrooms hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie… Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at This Week In Education
TRUMP Trump Takes Aim at School Lunch Guidelines and a Girls’ Education Program nytimes.com/2017/05/01/us/… Trump takes aim at Michelle Obama's efforts on child nutrition, girls' education usat.ly/2poT43r via @USATODAY Trump administration ending Michelle Obama's girls education program @CNNPolitics cnn.it/2p1mNwH The Whole Grain Terror In School Lunches Is About To End buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl… BUDGET DEAL/CONGRESS Trump's Budget Proposal Threatens Funding For Major After School Program npr.org/2017/05/01/526 Budget deal would spare AmeriCorps, which supports thousands of schools chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/… Congress expected to reauthorize D.C. school vouchers in sweeping budget deal washingtonpost.com/local/educatio DEVOS DeVos: Becoming Sec. of Ed. 'like drinking through a firehose' woodtv.com/2017/05/01/dev… via @WOODTV Betsy DeVos scheduled, then canceled, a visit to an L.A. charter school that emphasizes special needs fw.to/Yq5rcTL MISC Outspoken Principal on Racial Justice Accuses City of Retaliation wnyc.org/story/outspoke… via @WNYC Success Academy named finalist for prestigious national charter school award chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/… Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at This Week In Education
FEDERAL NEWS DeVos visits site of San Bernardino school shooting ow.ly/6gx930bhefT Goad: Impact of Trump’s education order at least a year off | Newsday ow.ly/A7D830bjksO Updated ProPublica list now includes 400 Officials Trump has Quietly Deployed Across the Government ow.ly/RZyc30bh0cs BUDGET DEAL Negotiators reach agreement to fund government, avoid shutdown usat.ly/2qnqwGb via @USATODAY Budget Deal for 2017 Includes Increases for Title I, Special Education blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig… Budget deal would fund large ESSA block grant at $400 million politicopro.com/tipsheets/morn… SEX ASSAULT AP reveals hidden horror of sex assaults by K-12 students abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/a… Student sex assault reports, state by state abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/s… STATE & DISTRICT NEWS D.C. investigation: Ex-schools chief gave special treatment for school transfers washingtonpost.com/local/educatio… Misconduct investigation finds former DC schools chancellor gave preferential treatment fox5dc.com/news/local-new… At NYC NAACP hearing on charter school moratorium, foes and fans find common ground chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/… School vouchers, rising in many GOP states, founder in Texas abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS… Court sides with group trying to turn Orange County campus into a charter school latimes.com/local/educatio… Byrd-Bennett sentenced in Chicago school kickbacks case hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie… MISC 4 Things We Don't Know About AP Tests npr.org/sections/ed/20… Shaming Children So Parents Will Pay the School Lunch Bill nytimes.com/2017/04/30/wel… ICYMI: Best Of The Week! (April... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at This Week In Education
Trump starts review of federal 'overreach' in education - CNNPolitics.com ow.ly/G0iV30bfVgg Trump to review 'overreach' in education ow.ly/stJO30bfVdt Family by Family, How School Segregation Still Happens https://nyti.ms/2qdYUTH The thorny problem of segregated schools and Denver’s newest plan to address it chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/… Purdue buys for-profit Kaplan University for $1, plans to make it public usat.ly/2qbM3kM via @USATODAY Why Purdue University Is Buying A Massive For-Profit College For $1 ow.ly/l5Gv30bfW3f Kids Learn Better By Taking Frequent Breaks Throughout The Day | MindShift | KQED News ow.ly/CVtQ30bfVLS A Path Out Of Poverty: Career Training + Quality Pre K npr.org/sections/ed/20… Matt Damon’s latest role: The voice of an education documentary featuring Tennessee testing | Chalkbeat ow.ly/uqXb30bfVZr Mom Declares Her Daughter Is Done With Homework In Viral Email | The Huffington Post ow.ly/H3xQ30bfVi6 Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at This Week In Education
What does Trump's executive order on education do? Not much fw.to/MoteyoG Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2017/04/26/us/… Trump Aims To Limit The Education Department's Influence In New Order huffingtonpost.com/2017/04/26/tru Trump orders DeVos to get rid of 'overreaching mandates' in schools ow.ly/yESk30bdJmO WATCH: Pres. Trump signs executive order on education at the White House cbsn.ws/1UJwwDb Who gains and who loses in Donald Trump's tax plan nyti.ms/2oLIK22 Judge says mostly white Southern city may secede from its school district — even though effort is motivated by race washingtonpost.com/local/educatio California lags other states in total per-child spending on range of services @mzinshteyn @EdSource edsource.org/?page_id=580717 Seven Miami-Dade schools among nation's best, according to U.S. News - MiamiHerald.comnzzl.us/wPCQco9 Police investigate possible fraud in Maryland PTA organization washingtonpost.com/local/educatio Sweeping charter school bill passes Tennessee legislature chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/… Michelle Obama Won't Stop Encouraging Kids To Pursue College huffingtonpost.com/2017/04/26/mic More Oversight of After-School Programs Is Needed, Says Federal Watchdog bit.ly/2q9M6hh #edpolitics Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at This Week In Education
U.S. News Ranks America’s Top Public High Schools — and for the First Time, Charters Dominate Top 10 @The74 bit.ly/2oJcwFi Never Mind the Students; Homework Divides Parents - The New York Times ow.ly/Pz5j30baaHa Trump expected to order study of federal role in education washingtonpost.com/local/educatio DeVos highlights challenges facing military children in Virginia school visit washingtonpost.com/news/education… In Virginia school tour, Betsy DeVos stresses needs of military kids to.pbs.org/2pwNVHQ As lawmakers scrutinize the price tag of school vouchers in Memphis, here’s a cost breakdown chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/… New York’s education commissioner pushes back on Trump budget chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/… A Student Loan Giant Is The Most Complained-About Financial Company In America buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl… RI latest state to move away from Common Core tests cabinetreport.com/curriculum-ins… Michelle Obama Fetes Beyonce For Scholars Program: 'Thank You For Investing in Our Girls' billboard.com/articles/news/… Beyoncé Announces Scholarships At Four Schools, Including Parsons gothamist.com/2017/04/25/bey… Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at This Week In Education
As Outside Spending & Attacks Reach All-Time High, LA School Board Candidates Say Race Is Out of Their Control the74million.org/article/as-out… Full Video: Barack Obama Appears at University of Chicago to Promote Civic Engagement the74million.org/article/obama-… DeVos: Common Core Not 'Really Around' in Schools Anymore - Fox News https://t.co/n66tiCmQNK In New York City Schools, an Ever-Rising Tide of Homeless Students nytimes.com/2017/04/24/nyr… New York City Will Offer Free Preschool for All 3-Year-Olds nytimes.com/2017/04/24/nyr… See also WNYC San Diego schools launches effort against Islamophobia hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie… Principal Apologizes for Saying White Students Should Be in the Same Class blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Distric… Nation's Report Card Finds Mixed Grades For U.S. Students In Visual Arts, Music npr.org/sections/ed/20… Here are the Valley high schools that made U.S. News' top rankings dailynews.com/social-affairs… A popular public school Bible class in WV faces legal challenge - The Washington Post http://pllqt.it/eTwBOf Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at This Week In Education
Obama launches Chicago trip with visit to South Side job training group - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/Tgvi30b7dXD Private meeting marks Obama's Chicago return upi.com/6521507t via @UPI These robotics students were told 'to go back to Mexico.' The taunt only fueled their success. washingtonpost.com/news/education… AP FACT CHECK: Gorsuch, SCOTUS didn't ban teaching of Islam abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/a… How Have ESSA-Related Bills Fared in State Legislatures So Far This Year? blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e Negative ad spending in LAUSD races reaches all-time high in school board race, and candidates don’t like it laschoolreport.com/negative-ad-sp… Indiana budget deal would offer modest school funding increases plus a big fix for teacher bonuses chalkbeat.org/posts/in/2017/… Most Portland schools lack sprinklers, need better alarms | OregonLive.com oregonlive.com/education/inde… Ousted Over Sexual Misconduct Claims, and On to the Next Teaching Job nytimes.com/2017/04/23/nyr… For a 2nd grader, gunfire, lockdowns, then the worst violence of all | The Washington Post ow.ly/GUpY30b5Qwe Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at This Week In Education
VOUCHER POLLING Poll reveals support in California for tax-funded school vouchers sfgate.com/bayarea/articl… Majority of Californians polled favor vouchers for private schools edsource.org/2017/majority-… DEVOS/WEINGARTEN Four things to know about Van Wert, the tiny Ohio school district where DeVos and Weingarten will form an uneasy duo chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/… Teachers union to host DeVos on visit to public schools in rural Ohio wapo.st/2oYuyX3?tid=ss… Education secretary, teachers union chief visit Ohio school abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS… Teachers union to host DeVos on visit to public schools in rural Ohio washingtonpost.com/local/educatio DISTRICTS Protesters at Minneapolis school board meeting force action on discipline policy and staff decisions minnpost.com/education/2017… Today’s the day: Long-debated changes to the city’s discipline code are now in effect chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/… LAUSD board backs proposal for stricter charter school laws scpr.org/news/2017/04/1… via @KPCC Lack of diversity in gifted education: Some readers see segregation seattletimes.com/education-lab/… Week from tomorrow, NAACP to Hold New York City Hearing on Issues Surrounding Quality Education ow.ly/8dRR30aYME8 DIVERSITY/IMMIGRATION This Islamic School Teaches How To Be Muslim, And American npr.org/sections/ed/20… Masterman (Philly) student accepted into eight top U.S. colleges paper.li/eduflack/top-e… Minnesota proceeds with caution — and questions — as it complies with federal education law under DeVos minnpost.com/politics-polic… Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at This Week In Education
Long rated by test scores, schools may soon be judged on student abenteeism too washingtonpost.com/long-rated-by-… Randi Weingarten promises to 'educate' DeVos as AFT kicks off campaign against Trump agenda - Chalkbeat Colorado news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&… Education Secretary DeVos, union chief to visit Van Wert - toledoblade.com/Education/2017 Teachers [Unions] Launch Campaign Denouncing Trump's Anti-Immigrant Policies | The Huffington Post ow.ly/Nf5u30aWQuR Out-of-state donations stand out in Michael Johnston’s first campaign finance report in governor’s race chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/… School Choice Implications in Religious Rights Case at High Court edweek.org/ew/articles/20… via @educationweek Church, state, and school: What might Supreme Court ruling mean for vouchers? fw.to/izHmSaZ US Students Satisfied With Life, but Some Foreigners Happier | Political News | US News usnews.com/news/politics/… Nevada Bill Seeks Cameras in Special Ed Classrooms, Just as Texas Reworks Its First-in-the-Nation Law the74million.org/article/nevada… With New York City expected to unveil school diversity plan soon, advocates want the public to have a say chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/ Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at This Week In Education