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CA math, language arts test scores level off — and achievement gaps persist scpr.org/news/2017/09/2… [note contrast with LA Times]

California’s students stagnate on standardized tests — but the lowest scorers are improving latimes.com/local/educatio…

Scores flat in 3rd year of California’s Smarter Balanced tests edsource.org/2017/no-growth…

#SmarterBalanced scores were flat in CA but soared at McKinley Ele in @LBSchools What did they do? bit.ly/2wWB9l4 @EdSource

California called out as ‘a laggard in student achievement’ as test score improvement stalls laschoolreport.com/california-cal…

California releases annual test scores — stagnant results, persistent gaps sfgate.com/education/arti…

51% of Fresno’s white students met literacy standards. 19% of black students, and 30% of Latinos. #achievementgap fresnobee.com/news/local/edu…

DEVOS

How a Quirky Art Prize Tied to the DeVos Family Went Political – The New York Times ow.ly/ahxn30ftG5L

Poll: @BetsyDeVosED got a higher percentage of “very unfavorable” ratings than any other Trump cabinet member blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig… #DeVos

NYC SCHOOL KILLING

NYC student killed in public school for 1st time in nearly 25 years – ABC News – abcn.ws/2wWLiOY via @ABC

Police release name of NYC school stabbing victim hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

HURRICANE KIDS

U.S. Schools Brace For An Influx Of Students From Puerto Rico npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Florida’s preparing for thousands of Puerto Rican children to come to their schools miamiherald.com/news/nation-wo…

Feds pledge to be flexible for hurricane-affected schools chron.com/local/educatio… via @HoustonChron

MISC.

In Pa. school-funding maze, formula for equity elusive philly.com/philly/educati… via @phillydotcom

Georgia Middle School Teacher Arrested for Second Time For Allegedly Having Sex with Student peoplem.ag/UCHNUmu

‘Go back to where you speak Spanish’: Substitute teacher let go after berating Spanish-speaking student washingtonpost.com/news/education…

‘Taking a knee’ spreads from NFL games to the Los Angeles school board meeting laschoolreport.com/taking-a-knee-…