Gates speech, LAUSD allegations, disaster recovery, & more – today’s #ednews

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GATES SPEECH Gates Foundation to move away from teacher evals, shifting attention to 'networks' of public schools chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/… Billionaire Bill Gates announces a $1.7 billion investment in U.S. schools washingtonpost.com/local/educatio… Gates Foundation Shifts Education Focus to Network Schools, Innovation, and Special Education Charters the74million.org/gates-foundati… These 3 California school networks are models for new Gates Foundation [...]

Innovation in education journalism: Experimentation and promise

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Education journalists are trying all sorts of new ways of coming up with story ideas, presenting information, and getting it out in front of readers. But there's still room for lots more. There’s no shortage of innovation in journalism these days, whether it’s related to story selection, information-gathering, presentation, or distribution. Last summer’s Investigative Reporters and [...]

Today’s top #ednews: DeVos, Rodriguez, & Florida

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DEVOS! Betsy DeVos speech in Grand Rapids draws protesters who heckle attendees s.mlive.com/IWP3NbD Dems Use DeVos as Boogeywoman to Slam GOP Tax Plan's Benefits for Billionaires blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig… RODRIGUEZ! Complaints piling up against LAUSD board member Ref Rodriguez scpr.org/news/2017/10/1… What Ref Rodriguez's latest legal problems mean for the charter school movement latimes.com/local/lanow/la… FLORIDA! Central Florida school [...]

Today’s #ednews: MA test results, first year at all-boys high school, DeVos pays travel bill

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POLITICS AFT Endorses Sweeney as NJEA Continues to Work Hard for His Ouster - NJ Spotlight njspotlight.com/stories/17/10/… Conflict-of-interest complaint against L.A. school board member Ref Rodriguez sparks widespread concern latimes.com/local/educatio… Campaign cash flows to Atlanta school board candidates ajc.com/news/local-edu… CTU President Karen Lewis suffers stroke, says from hospital: 'I'm OK' chicagotribune.com/news/local/bre… STUDENTS, SCHOOLS Just half [...]

FL schools enrolling hundreds of Hurricane Maria kids, DeVos fundraiser protest, & state #ednews

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HURRICANE RECOVERY After Harvey, Houston-area schools worried how many students would come back. Most did, but many are now homeless houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-t… Nearly 700 Students Displaced by Hurricanes Have Enrolled in Orlando Schools the74million.org/hurricane-mari… How Florida's school are welcoming Puerto Ricans, by @mkeierleber theatlantic.com/education/arch… Anger at short notice for school closures in Northern Ireland shr.gs/8A5LrnR TRUMP/DEVOS/USDE [...]

Best education journalism of the week (October 13, 2017)

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ICYMI: Here's the web version of the latest weekly email newsletter that comes out every Friday. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. BEST OF THE WEEK SPECIAL RECOMMENDATION There’s not nearly enough journalism explaining to readers what’s going on behind the scenes – the why behind the what. That’s why I appreciated this NYT [...]

Anti-DeVos protests, Hurricane Maria students, troubled teachers, & more #ednews

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TEACHERS Caught Sleeping or Worse, Troubled Teachers Will Return to New York Classrooms nytimes.com/2017/10/13/nyr… High school went nearly a year without a chemistry teacher — and no students passed the test usat.ly/2wYz0GD via @USATODAY HURRICANE MARIA After Hurricanes, Puerto Rican Children Welcomed to Mass. School necn.com/news/new-engla… Puerto Rican Students Head To The Mainland For School [...]

Reopening Puerto Rico’s schools, DeVos lists priorities, & all the top #ednews of the day

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PUERTO RICO The Monumental Task Of Reopening Puerto Rico's Schools npr.org/sections/ed/20… Here's Our On-the-Ground Look at Puerto Rico's Schools After Hurricane Maria blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig… DEVOS/FEDS DeVos touts school choice, STEM for $4 billion in grants abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS… Betsy DeVos Outlines Vision for 'American Education' | Education News | US News usnews.com/news/education… Feds open pocketbook for charters cabinetreport.com/budget-finance… [...]

Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Beyoncé of journalism

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At a national education journalism conference a little more than two years ago, New York Times magazine writer Nikole Hannah-Jones stood in front of a large group of reporters and editors and issued what some described as a call to action: “I write about school segregation because I must. Because we all must.” A year [...]

Today’s #ednews: Safe places for Puerto Rican students, homeless kids in NYC schools, DeVos goes Northwest

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For Puerto Rico's Children, Finding A 'Safe Place' In The Few Schools That Are Open npr.org/sections/ed/20… How a Miami School Psychologist Helped Puerto Rico Educators Prepare for Student Trauma the74million.org/article/one-da… There are twice as many homeless students in New York City as total students in Boston chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/… Colorado bows to federal pressure, adopts second school [...]

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