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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 about the violence in Charlottesville fw.to/4up53qL

CALIFORNIA

Despite California’s strict new law, hundreds of schools still don’t have enough vaccinated kids lat.ms/2uSrsTJ

CA state superintendent candidates agree teacher shortage must be top priority edsource.org/2017/state-sup… [next big education campaign?]

TIDBITS

Senate overrides Rauner veto. House on Wednesday and then kids can go to school. chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois

Jeffco Public Schools emphasizing restorative practices as part of discipline changes chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

An urban charter school achieves a 5X increase in the percentage of its black and Latino graduates who major in STEM hechingerreport.org/urban-charter-

Embattled Alabama State Chief Defends Record, Asks For Time to Fix Schools blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e

Virginia House candidate who falsified educational credentials drops out of race richmond.com/news/virginia/… via @RTDNEWS

[Letter from Arizona] | Class Dismissed, by Alexandria Neason | harpers.org/archive/2017/0… via @Harpers

De Blasio urges charter school head to resign over racist post nydn.us/2vVQpCW

ECLIPSE!

“We were kept inside during recess in Casper, Wyoming during the 1979 total solar eclipse…” ow.ly/Pn0X30emILv