ESSA

DeVos Greenlights ESSA Plans for Connecticut, Louisiana blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

DeVos approves Louisiana’s new education plan, under Every Student Succeeds Act s.nola.com/wAyIrYI

TEST SCORES

Virginia’s test scores hold steady overall but English learners make strides washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Colorado is about to release a torrent of tests results. Here are four storylines worth watching. chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

CHARLOTTESVILLE

Combating Racism After Charlottesville n.pr/2uHNj5f featuring Brittany Packnett

‘There will be questions you can’t answer’: Readers’ advice about tackling Charlottesville in the classroom chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

BACK TO SCHOOL

First day of school around the world businessinsider.com/first-day-of-s…

WTOP The fascinating history behind the D.C. public school that opened its doors to a president’s child. Full story: bit.ly/2uU7w2N

Deep cleaning is a deep challenge for L.A. Unified latimes.com/local/educatio…

Typical homeless elementary school student missed 88 days of school, abt half school year. nyti.ms/2vBjS3H

LAUSD

LA Unified’s most drastic measures to combat school overcrowding are now officially history scpr.org/news/2017/08/1…

Despite costly stumbles, L.A. Unified’s 20-year construction project comes to an end with opening of Maywood campus latimes.com/local/educatio…

The newest battlefield in L.A. Unified’s enrollment war is a boys school fw.to/YyLNAxa

SUCCESS

Facebook Screenshot Shows Cuomo Donor Daniel Loeb Compared Teacher’s Unions To The KKK gothamist.com/2017/08/15/cuo… via @Gothamist

Eva Moskowitz sends letter calling Success board chair’s comments ‘indefensible’ — but also defending his record chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

Four Austin Schools Get Lowest Ranking In State Report kut.org/post/four-aust…

TIDBITS

Suburban schools are inflating kids’ grades, pushing their poor peers further behind theatlantic.com/education/arch…

PA Teachers Union Document [from 2000] Reveals Master Plan for Unionizing Charter School Networks @The74 bit.ly/2uGoWET

High School Sparks Outrage For Omitting Gay Teens’ Yearbook Quotes huffingtonpost.com/entry/gay-teen…