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DACA wind-down reactions, Harvey & Irma affect back-to-school, & more #ednews

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DACA & MORE Teachers protected by DACA launch a new school year under a threatening cloud chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/… Denver students march out of schools in protest of DACA being rescinded nzzl.us/KpOsVVR 'Irresponsible and immoral:' Education leaders condemn Trump's decision to wind down 'dreamers' program washingtonpost.com/news/education… California educational leaders vow to protect immigrant students from deportation latimes.com/local/educatio… [...]

Back to school after Harvey, plus startling LAUSD report & more #ednews

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HARVEY Dallas Schools Waive Enrollment Requirements, Provide Transportation for Displaced Houston Students the74million.org/dallas-schools… Teachers Organize To Help In Texas npr.org/2017/09/03/548… At least 50 people have died from Harvey, including a high school football coach and a family of six cnn.it/2vUbCsv NEW REPORT Most LA Unified grads make it to college, but only a quarter finish [...]

Gone Fishing – Back After Labor Day

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The Grade is on vacation for the next two weeks but will be back with daily roundups, weekly columns, and tidbit-filled newsletters the first week in September.  

Best education journalism of the week (August 12-18, 2017)

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BEST OF THE WEEK Featuring great journalism about Charlottesville, the just-released EdNext poll results, back to school stories, &Monday's eclipse(!). See also this week's column from The Grade -- no #sheetcaking allowed -- and news about education journalists on the move. CHARLOTTESVILLE There were at least a handful of education-related angles to the Charlottesville story. TIME magazine [...]

How to explain the sprawling federal ESSA law to readers, editors, & friends

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There are lots of interesting ways to tell the story of ESSA this fall. Don't get left behind! By Alexander Russo Mainstream news coverage of ESSA (the Every Student Succeeds Act) so far has been skimpy & superficial, given how important the new federal education law is going to be in coming years. But there’s [...]

Eclipse jitters, strong results (DCPS & Denver), slow statements (DeVos & Moskowitz) – Friday #ednews

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ECLIPSE! Teachers: Schools' eclipse fears drive kids inside usat.ly/2x9aQJ8 via @USATODAY What the first day of school looks like in 12 countries around the world read.bi/2fwGQmS via @BI_Strategy RESULTS Denver Public Schools posts record gains on latest state tests chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/… Despite test gains, fewer than a third of D.C. students rated "college and career ready" [...]

Eclipse conundrum, ‘those kids’ comment stirs emotions in DCPS, & more Thursday education news

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For Schools, an Eclipse Conundrum: To Open or Close? For Fun or for Science? the74million.org/article/eclips… Texas School Finance Reform Effort Fails in Special Session blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e D.C. teachers’ meeting turns tense after comment about ‘those’ Southeast children washingtonpost.com/local/educatio… With new contract, first-year teachers in Detroit could soon make more than peers in Grosse Pointe and other [...]

ESSA approvals (CT, LA), test results (VA, CO), Charlottesville lessons, & more education news

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ESSA DeVos Greenlights ESSA Plans for Connecticut, Louisiana blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig… DeVos approves Louisiana's new education plan, under Every Student Succeeds Act s.nola.com/wAyIrYI TEST SCORES Virginia’s test scores hold steady overall but English learners make strides washingtonpost.com/local/educatio… Colorado is about to release a torrent of tests results. Here are four storylines worth watching. chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/… CHARLOTTESVILLE Combating Racism [...]

Back to school, ESSA update, declining charter support, & more education news

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BACK TO SCHOOL/CHARLOTTESVILLE 'Charlottesville might be changed for me forever': Students contemplate return to school after deadly rally wapo.st/2w44IW9?tid=ss… As school begins, teachers mull how to teach Charlottesville conflict usat.ly/2wYA1hb via @USATODA School's back. Here are eight new things you should know about L.A. Unified latimes.com/local/educatio… Budget Impasse Forces Districts to Cut Staff, Put Positions [...]

Charlottesville repercussions, California spotlight, eclipse, more #ednews

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His former teacher says James Alex Fields, Jr. espoused white-supremacist beliefs throughout his high school years on.wsj.com/2uEO0bo James Fields Jr. was 'infatuated' with Nazis, former teacher say - NY Daily News nzzl.us/oJWtEAX How the education world is reacting to racist violence in Charlottesville — and to Trump's muted response chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/… How to talk to your kids [...]

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