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Today’s #EdNews: Teacher Mentors, Diverse Schools, Charters>Mayoral Control

Mentors for New Teachers Found to Boost Student Achievement—by a Lot - Teaching Now - Education Week Teacher ow.ly/6jzC30cPUUO Charter sector secures win in Albany, clearing a path for deal [...]

By | June 23rd, 2017|The Grade|

Federal Confusion, District Secession, Mayoral Control – #EdNews

THE FEDS CA, like others, waiting for more from feds on ESSA plans cabinetreport.com/politics-educa… Ed. Dept. Budget Plan Hammered by Both Sides in Congress edweek.org/ew/articles/20… via @educationweek Ex-lobbyists swarm Trump [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|The Grade|

Mayoral Control (NYC), DeVos Decisions, Next Steps for LAUSD, & More #EdNews

MAYORAL CONTROL Duncan Implores Albany to Find Compromise on Mayoral Control of NYC Schools | Observer ow.ly/bvSn30cM0O1 Obama's education secretary throws de Blasio a charter school curveball nyp.st/2sRMNjK via @nypmetro [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|The Grade|

What’s Hot at the Investigative Reporters Conference Starting Tomorrow?

Data visualization. Public record searches. Intense, flight-defeating heat. This year’s annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference (in Phoenix) has it all -- and education journalism and education journalists are a part [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|The Grade|

Spotlight on NYC Schools, Kids & Gun Violence, DeVos Dollars, & More #EdNews

ALL EYES ON NYC When the School Building Itself Is a Barrier to Equal Education wnyc.org/story/when-sch… From power to paperwork: New York City principals adjust to a reined-in role under [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|The Grade|

#EdNews: Worksite Charters, Dallas Diversity, & DACA Reprieve (For Now)

Dreamers’ to Stay in U.S. for Now, but Long-Term Fate Is Unclear - The New York Times ow.ly/dL0T30cHUaF States test worksite charter schools for company kids abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/s… D.C. schools leader [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|The Grade|

Best of the Week (June 10-16, 2017)

BEST OF THE WEEK Probably the biggest education-related news out there this week was the Thursdaynight revelation that the Trump administration will continue deferred action (know as DACA) for tons [...]

By | June 18th, 2017|The Grade|

DACA Decision, LGBTQ Controversy, & More Friday #EdNews

DACA, LGBTQ, CIVIL RIGHTS Trump Will Allow ‘Dreamers’ to Stay in U.S., Reversing Campaign Promise - The New York Times ow.ly/cCGZ30cEbzH The Education Department Quietly Invited Anti-LGBT Groups To A [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|The Grade|

DeVos Delays, Pre-K Problems, Digital Divide – #EdNews

DEVOS Betsy DeVos delays 2 Obama-era rules designed to protect students from predatory for-profit colleges washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sh… Betsy DeVos Is Halting Protections For For-Profit College Students buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl… How Betsy DeVos Could [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|The Grade|

Problems with the New York Times’ Google takeover story

A recent New York Times article seriously overstates its case for a Google takeover in education. By Richard Lee Colvin The headline of last month’s New York Times front page [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|The Grade|

DeVos Addresses Charter Conference, LAUSD Makes Big Decisions, & More #EdNews

DEVOS DeVos Delivers Tough Love to Charter School Advocates | Education News | US News usnews.com/news/education… DeVos says some charter school ‘reformers’ have become ‘just another breed of bureaucrats’ edsource.org/2017/devos-say… [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|The Grade|

Diverse Sources Needed — Regardless of the Topic

Stories about race aren’t the only ones that should quote people of color By Tara García Mathewson When education reporter Lillian Mongeau wrote a story for The Hechinger Report last [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|The Grade|

NY Shortens Testing, Study Measures Charter Network Impacts, & More #EdNews

NY is cutting Common Core testing from 6 days to 4 days on.rocne.ws/2tdn7dz via @DandC In NY, math and English tests will be cut by one day each chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/… What [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|The Grade|

Monday Morning #EdNews

To Understand Betsy DeVos’s Educational Views, View Her Education https://t.co/a2LWxpRYqQ To Be His 'Most Authentic Self,' Brookline Elementary School Principal Announces He's Transgender | WBUR News http://ow.ly/gftR30cw2hF Charter school union votes [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|The Grade|

De Blasio Rolls Out Integration Plan, Plus More Friday #EdNews

NYC INTEGRATION PLAN Digging into details of mayor’s diversity plan, critics see easy goals and iffy approaches chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2017/… De Blasio Won’t Call New York Schools ‘Segregated’ but Defends His Diversity [...]

By | June 9th, 2017|The Grade|

#EdNews To Read Until Comey Hearing Starts

Trump Appointee In Office Overseeing Sex Ed Programs Is A Major Abstinence Advocate huffingtonpost.com/2017/06/07/val ProPublica collected 349 disclosure forms detailing Trump administration officials’ financial holdings. projects.propublica.org/graphics/trump… In Ohio, suburban school [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|The Grade|

In PTA Fundraising Story, New York Times Highlights Atypical Revenue-Sharing Plan

By Manny Otiko Earlier this spring, New York Times national education reporter Dana Goldstein reported on an increasingly hot topic in education: parent fundraising. The front-page April 8 article focused [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|The Grade|

DeVos Budget Testimony, NYC Diversity Plan, & More #EdNews

DEVOS APPEARANCE DeVos questioned on discrimination protections in private schools wapo.st/2qYySbe Senators Hammer at DeVos on Planned Budget Cuts, Proposed Vouchers blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig… DeVos non-committal on private school LGBT discrimination abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS… [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|The Grade|

Best & Worst Of May 2017

By Alexander Russo What a busy month May was for education journalism! THE BEST  The Slate/Teacher Project collaboration produced another big series in May, focused on the issue of online [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|The Grade|

DeVos Visits White House (Then Senate), Billionaires “Remaking” Schools, & Latest Superintendent Trend (Insiders)

ALL THINGS DEVOS DeVos Returns to the Senate: 6 Education Issues She’s Sure to Face During Tuesday’s Testimony the74million.org/article/devos-… DeVos Appoints First Amendment Advocate to Key Position ihenow.com/2sbHScG Private schools [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|The Grade|

Military Vouchers, DeVos Sighting, Deported Parents, & More #EdNews

MILITARY VOUCHERS As Trump pushes school choice, Heritage wants to let 800K military kids use public dollars for private education washingtonpost.com/news/education… Proposal To Award School Choice To Military Children dailycaller.com/2017/06/02/pro… [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|The Grade|

Best Education Journalism of the Week (May 29-June 3, 2017)

BEST OF THE WEEK There wasn’t anything that totally stopped me in my tracks this week – let me know if I missed anything? – but there was no shortage [...]

By | June 4th, 2017|The Grade|

Temp Credential Spike, Unusual DeVos Hires, Classroom Facial Recognition, Spelling Bee, & More

Number of Calif. Educators With Temp Credentials Doubled in Four Years blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacher Some Hires by Betsy DeVos Are a Stark Departure From Her Reputation nytimes.com/2017/06/02/us/… Teachers are using facial recognition [...]

By | June 2nd, 2017|The Grade|

Funding Failures, District Secessions, Warren Watches, & More #EdNews

New Study Finds States Fail to Deliver on Title I Promise of Extra Funding for Low-Income Students the74million.org/article/new-st… The Quiet Wave of School District Secessions | Education News | US [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|The Grade|

Why DeVos Commencement Coverage Was So Basic [Corrected]

Lack of familiarity with HBCUs and a focus on spectacle over substance contributed to superficial coverage.  by Joseph Williams When graduates at Bethune-Cookman University disrupted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s commencement [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|The Grade|

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