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GATES SPEECH

Gates Foundation to move away from teacher evals, shifting attention to ‘networks’ of public schools chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

Billionaire Bill Gates announces a $1.7 billion investment in U.S. schools washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Gates Foundation Shifts Education Focus to Network Schools, Innovation, and Special Education Charters the74million.org/gates-foundati…

These 3 California school networks are models for new Gates Foundation investments in education laschoolreport.com/here-are-3-cal…

RECOVERY

Long school break is no vacation for Puerto Rico’s kids wapo.st/2gPQv5T?tid=ss…

A Month After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Misses ‘Ambitious Target’ for Reopening Schools @The74 the74million.org/?p=513107

Some Puerto Rican college students displaced by Hurricane Maria have already started classes again — in Florida pri.org/stories/2017-1…

How New York City schools are preparing to serve students impacted by Hurricane Maria chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

In aftermath of fires, schools brace for newly homeless students edsource.org/2017/in-afterm…

RODRIGUEZ

See the documents in the Rodriguez conflict-of-interest complaint latimes.com/local/educatio…

The murky part of charter school law in the Ref Rodriguez story scpr.org/news/2017/10/1…

MISC

Florida private schools get nearly $1 billion in state scholarships with little oversight, Sentinel finds nzzl.us/31kz92G

Orlando private school with troubled history took millions of dollars in state scholarships. orlandosentinel.com/features/educa…

Welcome to high school. Now go to college wsj.com/articles/welco… via @WSJ

Minneapolis and St. Paul districts still suspend hundreds of elementary students each year minnpost.com/education/2017…

DOJ hosts private meetings on Cleveland school desegregation mississippitoday.org/2017/10/16/doj… via @MSTODAYnews

Test scores show less than half of Kansas students learning what they need for college wyandottedaily.com/test-scores-sh…

“Mississippi school replaces Jefferson Davis’ name with Obama” twitter.com/i/moments/9210…

Switching To Middle School Can Be Hard On Kids, But There Are Ways To Make It Better npr.org/sections/ed/20…

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

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