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 faces money laundering charges usat.ly/2x1zsVm via @USATODAY

LAUSD president charged with conspiracy, perjury for improperly identifying campaign contributions scpr.org/news/2017/09/1…

L.A. Unified settles lawsuits with teacher Rafe Esquith latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

SCHOOL SHOOTING

Washington state high school student opens fire, killing classmate who tried to stop him, wounding 3 others ow.ly/RIlm30f9nxZ

School shooting: A gun jams, and a student tries to help hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Spokane area high schooler killed as he tried to save others from school gunman – The Washington Post ow.ly/kylw30f9ng4

TEACHERS

Study: Teachers’ pay lags farthest behind other professionals in the U.S. blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-…

ECD 2017 report: America is slowly sucking the life out of education—starting with its teachers — Quartz ow.ly/lQZl30f9nix

San Francisco school board moves forward on teacher housing project sfgate.com/education/arti…

Efforts to ‘raise the bar’ for becoming a teacher are running headlong into efforts to diversify the profession. chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…<

Video shows hero teacher saving a student from jumping off a 17-story building in China. abcn.ws/2wWOKNm

‘Tent city’ is ending in Memphis. Will online admissions to prized schools be fairer? chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/…

Chicago principal barred from jail school over false data abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/c…

Largest New Jersey city regaining control of its schools hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

Can Techie Parents Reinvent School For Everyone–Or Just Their Rich Kids? fastcompany.com/40417817/can-t…

ALEXANDER RUSSO (@alexanderrusso) is editor of The Grade.

One Comment

  • Re: the LA School report about California’s ESSA plan: California’s families remain well advised to opt out of state schooling wherever and whenever possible until the federal and state governments hash out their differences, since opting out in sufficient numbers in California and other large states could convince the feds to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act sooner than ten years from now, a time during which a complete generation of young Americans will have been left behind their peers in other nations with more effective education policies. These are most typically federal, in the decentralizing sense common in states like Switzerland, rather than in the nationalizing sense common in the United States: federal states operating under the principle of subsidiarity constitutionally devolve educational decisions to the most local authority they can. In the United States these would be school districts, whose model might best be Singapore; and even Singapore does not insist on government-managed schooling beyond the primary level, but instead allows secondary institutions to operate independently, some of which are among the best schools in the world, dominating the supply of students to the world’s top ten universities, while California families stuck with state schools increasingly can’t even get their children into our most competitive campuses in Berkeley and Los Angeles.

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