ESSA countdown, DeVos on tour, a new day for Newark, and other key #ednews of the day

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ESSA CONGRESS DEVOS As protesters rally across street, Education Secretary DeVos praises JCCC kansascity.com/news/local/art… House OKs Bill to Slash Education Budget as School Choice Push Loses Out blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig… California approves its ESSA plan, adding more teachers to those deemed ‘effective’ laschoolreport.com/california-app… LAUSD SETTLEMENT Settlement sends $150M to 50 neediest Los Angeles schools hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie… Los Angeles [...]

DACA deal, ESSA update, Spokane school shooting, teachers’ pay lags – #ednews

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DACA/ESSA Top Democrats just announced they struck a deal with Trump to protect DACA vox.com/2017/9/13/1630… Texas prepares to submit ESSA plan to Washington northdallasgazette.com/2017/09/13/tex… via @NDGEditor CA approves ESSA plan, adding more teachers to those deemed ‘effective’ @LASchoolReport laschoolreport.com/california-app… LAUSD L.A. school board president faces felony charges over campaign contributions latimes.com/local/educatio… L.A. school board chair [...]

Education reporting gets at the heart of catastrophe coverage

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Schools are often at the center of communities’ responses to disaster, putting education reporters right in the mix – assuming they bring pencils and wading boots, that is. Over the past couple of weeks, education reporters in Texas and South Florida have been among many journalists on the front lines covering the impact of hurricanes [...]

Hurricane recovery, DeVos tour, ESSA countdown, Newark update, & more #ednews

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HURRICANE RECOVERY Fire destroys Tampa elementary school hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie… Smiles, tears and some expected hiccups Monday as more than 600,000 Houston-area students returned to school. houstonchronicle.com/news/education… Harvey flooded one school; another opened arms. houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-t… Red Cross ‘didn’t show up’ at hurricane shelters, says Miami-Dade schools chief miamiherald.com/news/weather/h ESSA COUNTDOWN 3 Ways Your Child's School Might Be [...]

Storm recovery, ESSA countdown, DeVos on tour, and all the rest of today’s #ednews

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STORMS Hurricane Irma forces metro Atlanta schools to cancel classes ow.ly/lYRZ30f4OMN After the Storm, It’s Finally the First Day of School in Houston nytimes.com/2017/09/11/us/… 10% of All Public School Students Are Missing Class on Tuesday as 6 States Continue to Cope With Irma the74million.org/10-percent-of-… The Latest: 268 Houston schools open after Harvey delay hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie… Houston [...]

Senate spending, ESSA countdown, storm update, & more education news

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SENATE APPROPRIATIONS Senate Appropriations Has No Funding for Betsy DeVos' Private School Voucher Hopes - HuffPost news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&… Federal Education Funding Picture Is Getting Clearer, as House and Senate Advance Bills the74million.org/the-federal-ed… Congressmen Target 'Relic of Ugly History' in Education Spending Bill blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig ESSA Justice set to sign WV Every Student Succeeds Act plan wvmetronews.com/2017/09/10/jus… Five things [...]

Best of the week

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Resegregation. DeVos's campus assault announcement. The opioid epidemic's effects on schools. DACA do's & don'ts. The untold story of DeVos's stint as a Grand Rapids elementary school tutor. It's all here. The Grade's weekly newsletter is sent out each week, usually on Fridays, and then published here over the weekend. If you want to be among those [...]

Campus assault review, Florida school closings, DeVos on DACA, and more #ednews

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CAMPUS ASSAULT REVIEW Education Secretary DeVos launches formal review of federal guidelines for handling campus sexual assaults latimes.com/politics/la-na… DeVos says she will rewrite rules on campus sexual assault. Says Obama admin guidance "pushed schools to overreach" nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/… Betsy DeVos Says She Will Rewrite Rules on Campus Sex Assault nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/… Reaction Mixed To DeVos' Plans For [...]

Senate education funding, ESSA waivers (already?), Irma closings, & more #ednews

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Senate Panel Rejects Trump Teacher-Funding Cut, School Choice Proposals blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig… White House says black colleges summit is on despite reports wapo.st/2gMBCE4?tid=ss… As a Grand Rapids school volunteer, DeVos gave generously to one student's family - but not the school or district tal.fm/624/1 ESSA Life after No Child Left Behind: Washington state to submit plan for [...]

Opioid addiction and schools

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The epidemic’s effects are much bigger than student overdoses and districts handing out naloxone. By Joyce Tsai Peggy Giuliano is a 6th-grade teacher in Newton Falls in northeast Ohio who is living the stark reality of opioid abuse infiltrating her community every day – both in her school and at home. At school, she estimates [...]

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