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De Blasio reveals multiple concessions to charter schools chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

Long-awaited IL budget vote won’t yet solve Chicago school funding problems chicago.suntimes.com/politics/long- See also WBEZ

Florida seeks to protect Bush-era school grading system in federal waiver request, @jessicabakeman reports politicopro.com/education/stor…

It’s not just New Jersey and Illinois — many states are facing budget trouble (& there are implications for schools) washingtonpost.com/national/its-n…

Parents push NY to enforce smaller class size law – WNYC nzzl.us/sje1ow5 via @nuzzel thanks @NPEaction

18 states sue Betsy DeVos and Education Dept. over delay of borrower defense rule npr.org/sections/thetw… See also NYT

Ron Brown College Preparatory High School in D.C. finishes first year usat.ly/2uKxBls

Later in July: NAACP task force meeting, DeVos speaking at ALEC, and more – via Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools ow.ly/cyPC30dpNSx