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PUERTO RICO

Interviews At The Airport: Teachers From Puerto Rico Find New Schools In Orlando npr.org/2017/11/08/562…

‘A New Reality’: Students And Teachers From Puerto Rico Start Over In Florida npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Betsy DeVos visits storm-battered schools in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

DeVos Pledges $2 million in Federal Money to Help Rebuild Puerto Rico’s Storm-Wrecked Schools @The74 the74million.org/?p=514166

ELECTION RESULTS

Two incumbents, one newcomer win St. Paul’s school board election minnpost.com/education/2017…

A Blow for Republicans — and a ‘Warning Light’ for Education Reformers — in the 2017 Elections Results the74million.org/a-blow-for-rep…

The 2017 election results and what they mean for schools chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/…

Union-backed candidates prevail in Aurora (Colo.) — and all sides downplay prospect of big immediate change chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/…

ESSA UPDATE

Kansas Standard For Federal Education Law Excludes Thousands Of Minority Students tinyurl.com/y7wep8hx

Would changes to California’s color-coded school ratings lower the bar? latimes.com/local/educatio…

CHICAGO

Chicago Rejects IG Finding Of Fraud At Jail School And Reinstates Principal wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

CPS slams watchdog report, reinstates Cook Co. Jail school principal chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politi…

Chicago schools clear principal accused of falsifying data abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/c…

But the inspector general defends his findings; calls CPS’ “investigation of our investigation” unprecedented… wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

Never Enough Money For Education, But Chicago Always Finds Money For Incarceration huffingtonpost.com/entry/no-cop-a…

At Some Chicago-Area Schools, It’s The Students Who Decide If There Is Homework wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

What Happens When A Regular High School Decides No Student Is A Lost Cause? hechingerreport.org/what-happens-w…

Praise and a wish for more from ‘Raising Kings’ – The Grade http://ow.ly/eQGj30gsPEL

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

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