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Monday morning #ednews mish-mash

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Two Hundred Teachers Brave the Heat to Protest Trump's Education Agenda blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher NJ Governor Chris Christie Signs Bill Protecting Trans Students gothamist.com/2017/07/23/nj_… [See also ABC News] Weingarten Speech Tying School Choice to Racism Sets Off Firestorm the74million.org/article/weinga… Chicago schools to receive more money per student, but less overall as enrollment dips fw.to/AiFwJ7k ALEC was friendly territory [...]

Best of the week (July 17-21, 2017)

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BEST OF THE WEEK There was lots of the usual DeVos outrage coverage this week, but the big education story had to be the Washington Post’s investigation showing that some D.C. high schools are reporting only a fraction of suspensions. The implications for the rest of the nation, where schools are also trying to replace suspensions [...]

School board race reveals chronic gaps in political coverage

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By Alexander Russo This story is co-published with the Columbia Journalism Review, a nonprofit project to encourage excellence in journalism. You might not know it if you live outside of Southern California, but the nation’s second-largest school district — Los Angeles Unified (LAUSD) — recently held a nasty and expensive school board election that culminated [...]

Weingarten and DeVos trade attacks, Chicago loses kids, more #ednews

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    DEVOS/WEINGARTEN COVERAGE Teachers union chief: School choice rooted in segregation abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wire… AFT chief: DeVos' choice proposals are 'polite cousins of segregation' blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher DeVos tells conservative lawmakers what they like to hear: More local control, school choice washingtonpost.com/local/educatio Teachers union boss skewers Betsy DeVos on vouchers, likening them to 'cousins' of segregation usatoday.com/story/news/201… via [...]

NAACP in Baltimore, DeVos in Denver, Inflated HS GPAs, & More #EdNews

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Facing a changing political landscape, NAACP national convention comes to Baltimore fw.to/4gcTXRi [“We're not saying we hate charter schools,” Russell said.] Easy A? Nearly half of HS seniors graduate with A average - USATODAY.com nzzl.us/pyIPwNw DEVOS/DENVER Demonstrators display frustration with DeVos at Denver protest chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/… Betsy DeVos' Latest Speech Draws Protests, Even Before She Speaks npr.org/sections/ed/20… Only [...]

ESSA concerns, DeVos does ALEC, Kansas funding fight, & more #ednews

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ESSA Bipartisan Concerns Mount Over DeVos' Guidance on New Education Law | Education News | US News usnews.com/news/education… House Republicans Warn Education Dept. on ESSA Overreach as Democrats Lament Lack of Accountability Rules the74million.org/article/house-… ALL EYES ON COLORADO Researchers Push Back As Betsy DeVos, ALEC Advance Virtual School Expansion EdSurge News edsurge.com/news/2017-07-1… #edtech via @EdSurge [...]

Ghost Suspensions in DC, NY State ESSA Plan, Calls for DeVos Staffer Resignation, & More #EdNews

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Some D.C. high schools are reporting only a fraction of suspensions washingtonpost.com/local/educatio Kansas faces skeptical state Supreme Court on school funding abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS… Student suspensions will now be used in New York state’s revised plan to evaluate schools chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/… Why Aren't 10-40 Percent of Students Showing Up For College? npr.org/2017/07/17/537… Illinois has state budget, but no [...]

Test scores, education cuts, black hair & more #ednews

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CT test scores: Math achievement up slightly, English down a bit courant.com/education/hc-s… Changes to teacher tenure law on hold in Sacramento. Again. scpr.org/news/2017/07/1… Leader of Hartford school choice program resigns courant.com/education/hc-h… New York schools for off-track students may face stricter rules nytimes.com/2017/07/16/nyr… School officials worry Illinois flooding may impact classes wbez.org/shows/wbez-new… Why the English Learner [...]

Best Education Journalism of the Week (July 7-15, 2017)

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BEST OF THE WEEK ESSA implementation coverage is continuing to come along nicely. While ESSA is supposed to make things easier for them, states aren’t necessarily liking the feedback they’re getting from USDE or having an easy time contemplating the law’s requirements, according to an NPR story filed from the ECS meeting in San Diego. Some of [...]

DeVos addresses college sex assault, House ignores Trump choice plan & more #ednews

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SEX ASSAULT RULES DeVos says she will revisit Obama-era sexual assault policies nytimes.com/2017/07/13/us/… DeVos: Too many college students have been treated unfairly under Obama-era sexual assault policy washingtonpost.com/news/education… DeVos on sex assault survivors and the accused: 'All their stories are important' usat.ly/2uoXcnT via @USATODAY Betsy DeVos rethinks Obama-era guidelines for campus sex assault cbsnews.com/videos/betsy- Betsy [...]

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