Eclipse jitters, strong results (DCPS & Denver), slow statements (DeVos & Moskowitz) – Friday #ednews

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ECLIPSE!

Teachers: Schools’ eclipse fears drive kids inside usat.ly/2x9aQJ8 via @USATODAY

What the first day of school looks like in 12 countries around the world read.bi/2fwGQmS via @BI_Strategy

RESULTS

Denver Public Schools posts record gains on latest state tests chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

Despite test gains, fewer than a third of D.C. students rated “college and career ready” washingtonpost.com/news/education…

New study deepens nation’s school turnaround mystery, finding little success in Rhode Island chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

PEOPLE

In departure from Trump, Betsy DeVos calls out ‘racist bigots’ in Charlottesville chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

Betsy DeVos Rebukes ‘Racist Bigots’ After Recent Violence, But Not Trump’s Rhetoric blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Following months of criticism, Eva Moskowitz distances herself from Trump – POLITICO nzzl.us/VQSlHWH

‘I should have been more outspoken’: In letter, Eva Moskowitz denounces Trump, regrets her … – goo.gl/alerts/dSN74 #GoogleAlerts

‘No One is Above the Law’: Divisive Trump Surrogate Carl Paladino Removed From Buffalo School Board the74million.org/article/no-one…

Malala Yousafzai, Shot by the Taliban, Is Going to Oxford nytimes.com/2017/08/17/wor…

Transgender Students Test LA’s All-Girls Schools – goo.gl/alerts/3E1M9 #GoogleAlerts

INEQUALITY

Portland school leaders largely ignored coach’s sexual misconduct for decades oregonlive.com/education/inde…

The achievement gap: n-size and next steps cabinetreport.com/esea-insider-n…

Over 129,000 kids attend schools that honor Confederate leaders huffingtonpost.com/entry/confeder… via @HuffPostPol

Black Parents Sue Mississippi Over Inequitable Schools huffingtonpost.com/entry/black-pa…

Parents confront Maryland school leaders after sex abuse allegations washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

PROGRAMS

More community college classes offered at high schools, with some hiccups scpr.org/news/2017/08/1…

In Los Angeles, a public school just for boys latimes.com/local/educatio…

Refugee children spend summer preparing to enter school in America kuow.org/post/refugee-c…

Once Banned, UC Undergraduate Education Major Returns realcleareducation.com/2017/08/18/onc…

 

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

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