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HURRICANE

2 Schools Reopen Their Doors In Puerto Rico npr.org/2017/10/06/556…

School districts hit by Irma ask Florida to postpone testing miamiherald.com/news/local/edu…

ESSA

Some State Leaders Urge Betsy DeVos to Reject Their Own States’ ESSA Plans blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e… via @educationweek

Why heads are scratching over California’s standardized test scores calmatters.org/articles/heads…

NYC

Stanford study using ‘virtual twins’ finds test-score growth at NYC charters outpaces district schools wsj.com/articles/study…

These 25 New York City schools could face closure or state takeover this year — but most probably won’t chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/…

Bronx school gets 20+ transfer requests after student killed nydn.us/2fV2S3r But where will city send those kids & will it be safe?

OTHER DISTRICTS

Chicago public schools revises budget, owes its charter schools another $37 million chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politi…

His School For 540 Needy Kids Earns Him A U.N. Prize npr.org/sections/goats…

Omaha schools uninvite speaker amid bullying concerns abcnews.go.com/International/…

“Waiting In The Dark: In NOLA, School Choice Brings Early Mornings, Long Bus Rides” via @WWNO wwno.org/post/waiting-d…

GOURD SEASON

Baltimore school evacuated for pumpkin spice smell baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/…