Educators among Las Vegas victims, state chiefs on ESSA, & all the rest of today’s #ednews

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LAS VEGAS SHOOTING

At least four of the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting were educators. Here are their stories. bit.ly/2xa68iJ

Manhattan Beach special ed teacher killed in shooting @CNN cnn.it/2g3uEHP

A Newlywed, A Special-Ed Teacher, A Single Mother of Four thebea.st/2yl0Cdj?source… via @thedailybeast

Manhattan Beach teacher killed in Las Vegas mass shooting dailybreeze.com/2017/10/02/man…

STATES

States Have Stepped Up, but Pressure Still Needed to Ensure Quality Schools Under ESSA, Chiefs Say the74million.org/?p=512173

State Chiefs: We Won’t Walk Away From Disadvantaged Groups Under ESSA blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig… via @educationweek

How Do States Want to Handle Testing Opt-Outs? blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

Mike Pence killed Common Core in Indiana. Now, the state’s choosing a test based on it. co.chalkbeat.org/posts/in/2017/…

CA’s #SmarterBalanced test scores: little growth over 3 yrs, achievement gaps persist #CAASPP #CAedchat @jfenster goo.gl/K94Etz

KANSAS

The Latest: Kansas governor: Schools decision ‘regrettable’ abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/l…

Kansas Supreme Court: School funding increase wasn’t enough hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

DEVOS

How Betsy DeVos Became an Unexpected Champion of LGBTQ Art ow.ly/s5jH30fARII

The Evolution of Betsy DeVos and Private School Choice | The Report | US News usnews.com/news/the-repor…

How Betsy DeVos is quietly erasing Obama’s education legacy vox.com/policy-and-pol… via @voxdotcom

HOMELESSNESS

Shelters, cars and crowded rooms edsource.org/2017/homeless-…

California map shows hot spots of homeless students edsource.org/2017/californi…

NYC

After Stabbing, Teachers Will Get Training on Defusing Behavior Issues nytimes.com/2017/10/02/nyr…

De Blasio speaks with anxious parents in wake of school killing chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

Nearly 78,000 New York City students switched schools in a single year, report finds chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

MISC

Sandberg KIPP scholarship to ‘cut through’ unequal access to opportunity usat.ly/2kfme4p via @USATODAY

Getting The Most Out Of Pre-K, ‘The Most Important’ Year In School npr.org/sections/ed/20…

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

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