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Best education journalism of the week (October 13, 2017)

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By | October 16th, 2017|The Grade|

Anti-DeVos protests, Hurricane Maria students, troubled teachers, & more #ednews

TEACHERS Caught Sleeping or Worse, Troubled Teachers Will Return to New York Classrooms nytimes.com/2017/10/13/nyr… High school went nearly a year without a chemistry teacher — and no students passed the [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|The Grade|

Reopening Puerto Rico’s schools, DeVos lists priorities, & all the top #ednews of the day

PUERTO RICO The Monumental Task Of Reopening Puerto Rico's Schools npr.org/sections/ed/20… Here's Our On-the-Ground Look at Puerto Rico's Schools After Hurricane Maria blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig… DEVOS/FEDS DeVos touts school choice, STEM for [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|The Grade|

Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Beyoncé of journalism

At a national education journalism conference a little more than two years ago, New York Times magazine writer Nikole Hannah-Jones stood in front of a large group of reporters and [...]

By | October 12th, 2017|The Grade|

Today’s #ednews: Safe places for Puerto Rican students, homeless kids in NYC schools, DeVos goes Northwest

For Puerto Rico's Children, Finding A 'Safe Place' In The Few Schools That Are Open npr.org/sections/ed/20… How a Miami School Psychologist Helped Puerto Rico Educators Prepare for Student Trauma the74million.org/article/one-da… [...]

By | October 12th, 2017|The Grade|

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

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 [...]

By | October 11th, 2017|The Grade|

Tuesday’s #ednews: Columbus Day in the classroom, hurricane schedules, SEL in ESSA, etc.

How Social Studies Educators Approach The Holiday Named For Columbus npr.org/2017/10/09/556… Texas to adjust funding for school systems hit by Hurricane Harvey chron.com/news/politics/… via @HoustonChron The calendar squeeze: A shorter [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|The Grade|

School disaster recovery efforts, 20,000 DACA teachers, student protests, & all the rest of today’s #ednews

DISASTER RECOVERY In Puerto Rico, a Daunting Effort to Reopen Schools, Headed by a Determined Leader nzzl.us/bpjrdZt Florida waives requirements for birth certificate, address, shots for students. But budget count [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|The Grade|

Best education journalism of the week (October 6, 2017)

BEST OF THE WEEK STORM RECOVERY  Principal Wanda Alvarez stands on the remains of the private school El Eden Paraiso Infantil in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Via Miami Herald. Storm recovery is still one [...]

By | October 7th, 2017|The Grade|

Hurricane recovery, intra-state ESSA conflicts, pumpkin spice lockdown, & other Friday #ednews

  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 [...]

By | October 6th, 2017|The Grade|

Thursday #ednews roundup

HURRICANE RECOVERY Florida Schools Begin Enrolling Puerto Rican Hurricane Evacuees tinyurl.com/y9egq7ng Hartford School Communities Step Up As Puerto Rico Crisis Deepens courant.com/community/hart… In hurricanes' aftermath, technology eases return to school [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|The Grade|

English-language learners make the front pages – but that’s not enough

The recent surge in attention and coverage hasn’t gone as deep or or as far as it should. By Conor P. Williams Here in the tornado of what passes for [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|The Grade|

Remembering Las Vegas victims, Puerto Rican schools remain closed, ESSA update, & more #ednews

LAS VEGAS VICTIMS Las Vegas shooter attended LAUSD, several educators among the victims @LASchoolReport laschoolreport.com/las-vegas-shoo… Heroic Spouses, Beloved Teachers, Devoted Parents: Remembering the Victims of the Las Vegas Massacre people.com/crime/las-vega… via @people [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|The Grade|

Educators among Las Vegas victims, state chiefs on ESSA, & all the rest of today’s #ednews

LAS VEGAS SHOOTING At least four of the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting were educators. Here are their stories. bit.ly/2xa68iJ Manhattan Beach special ed teacher killed in shooting [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|The Grade|

Today’s #ednews: Hurricane recovery, student protests, ESSA plans, and something super gross

HURRICANE COVERAGE US [mainland?] school districts prepare for influx of Puerto Ricans abcnews.go.com/International/… ‘Many more will come,’ say recently arrived Puerto Ricans fleeing Hurricane Maria miamiherald.com/news/weather/h… Boston Public School Officials [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|The Grade|

Best education news of the week

BEST OF THE WEEK HURRICANE RESPONSE The Dallas Morning News reports that the state is bracing for big school-related costs from Hurricane Harvey. The Guardian explores the story of Frida Sofia, the 12 [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|The Grade|

#Ednews: Districts preparing for Hurricane Maria kids, GA governor rejects state ESSA plan, Supreme Court takes up key education case

HURRICANE SCHOOLS How Hurricane Matthew helped spark a turnaround at an elementary school pilotonline.com/news/local/edu… Holyoke Schools Prepare For Influx Of Puerto Rican Families After Hurricane Maria wbur.fm/2xMHT9v via @WBUREdify For [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|The Grade|

CA test score coverage, NYC school killing, DeVos, more #ednews

CA TEST SCORE COVERAGE CA math, language arts test scores level off — and achievement gaps persist scpr.org/news/2017/09/2… [note contrast with LA Times] California's students stagnate on standardized tests — but [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|The Grade|

Dear New York Times: Please don’t hype the high school admissions process again

  The New York City high school application process is difficult enough without the New York Times making it seem inordinately hard to get into some top schools. By Wendy [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|The Grade|

Heat waves, Florida tax credit study, lots of ESSA news, and all the rest of today’s #ednews

MOTHER NATURE Record Heat Wave Closes Schools Across 5 States: What Research Says About Kids Being Too Hot to Learn the74million.org/record-heat-wa… De Blasio expects exodus of Puerto Rican hurricane victims [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|The Grade|

SAT results, Little Rock anniversary, disaster recovery (Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico), & more #ednews

SAT RESULTS Less than half of all students fully college-ready on revised SAT test edsource.org/2017/results-o… New SAT scores sow confusion over how to tell a good result washingtonpost.com/local/educatio… LITTLE ROCK [...]

By | September 26th, 2017|The Grade|

60 years after Little Rock, what’s next for ESSA, enrollment shifts, & more #ednews

Segregation lingers in US schools 60 years after Little Rock abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/s… 60 years ago today, 9 black students entered an all-white high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. The new movie [...]

By | September 25th, 2017|The Grade|

Best education news of the week

BEST OF THE WEEK EARTHQUAKES & HURRICANES It was hard not to be moved by coverage of the collapse of a Mexico City elementary school and the race to save [...]

By | September 24th, 2017|The Grade|

MA ESSA plan approved, DeVos uses private jets, Mexico City earthquake school, & more #ednews

ESSA Betsy DeVos Approves Massachusetts Plan for ESSA Implementation blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig… Expanded GreatSchools rating system helps parents understand how schools are doing edsource.org/2017/expanded-… On October 3rd, Fordham will be discussing "states [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|The Grade|

Mainstream news is still not seeing national story in ESSA despite obvious story lines

Insufficient attention to the implementation of  a new federal law illustrates a nagging coverage problem –and reveals a big opportunity for education reporters to tell a meaty national story. By [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|The Grade|

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