Education writer wins ‘genius’ grant, Puerto Rico students and teachers arrive in U.S., & more #ednews

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GENIUS

MacArthur ‘genius’ grant winners [including Nikole Hannah-Jones] step into the spotlight: ‘Is this really happening?’ wapo.st/2i1JPoA?tid=ss…

PUERTO RICO

Puerto Rico Teachers Fleeing Hurricane Maria Arrived at Orlando’s Airport With Nothing. They Left With Jobs @The74 the74million.org/?p=512517

Student from Puerto Rico enrolls in Chicago school after Hurricane Maria abc7chicago.com/2513340/

ALL THE REST

Florida’s schools – once integration’s great hope – are resegregating washingtonpost.com/news/education…

Roughly 111,500 students in NYC schools were homeless during the 2016-17 year—”enough people to populate a small city.” nyti.ms/2ychLFa

Five takeaways from a new study of New York City’s massive ‘community schools’ program chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

Texas Trade School Tries To Keep Up With Construction Demand npr.org/2017/10/10/556…

Tempers flare at LAUSD school board — ‘I feel disenfranchised,’ one board member says laschoolreport.com/tempers-flare-…

Enrollment drops even more than expected in L.A. Unified latimes.com/local/educatio…

Record ACT score puts Tennessee on target to reach national average by 2020 chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/…

CPS Pre-K Glitches Make For Frustrating Start To School Year wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

One-Third of Girls With 4.0 GPAs Don’t Think They’re Smart — and Other Findings From National School Survey the74million.org/one-third-of-g…

Discipline disparities: How some Minnesota schools are working to reduce them minnpost.com/education/2017…

Pearson Fights Award of Iowa Testing Contract to Rival Vendor marketbrief.edweek.org/marketplace-k-… via @EdMarketBrief

Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Starts at Oxford nytimes.com/2017/10/10/wor…

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