Flawed Coverage Exacerbated TN Graduation Report Confusion

by Alexander Russo There've been some dramatic and confusing education stories coming out of Tennessee these past few weeks, all focused on a state report that revealed that an eye-popping [...]

February 24th, 2017|

Today’s #EdNews: DeVos Does CPAC & Other School Stories

Betsy DeVos is Publicly Polite, but a Political Fighter - The New York Times ow.ly/16nU309jM7I DeVos defiant at CPAC: ‘My job isn’t to win a popularity contest’ https://t.co/PwptBbeNYC DeVos slams [...]

February 24th, 2017|

Transgender Bathrooms, DC Charter Unionization, LAUSD Board Race in Today’s #EdNews

TRANSGENDER GUIDANCE Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students nytimes.com/2017/02/22/us/… Chicago educators say transgender policies won't change after Trump rollback - Chicago Tribune ow.ly/wNCZ309hBG3 Trump Administration Rescinds Obama Rule [...]

February 23rd, 2017|

Immigrants In Schools, DeVos At CPAC, IPad Case Resolved, & More in Today’s #EdNews

IMMIGRATION 📰 Schools Are Rallying Around Portland's Large Refugee Community huffingtonpost.com/2017/02/16/hec… 📰 Schools Try to Thread the Needle Between Soothing Deportation Fears and Overpromising voiceofsandiego.org/topics/educati… 📰 School Asks Teachers To Take Down [...]

February 22nd, 2017|

Today’s #EdNews: Tax Credit Proposal, Keeping ICE Out of Schools, & More

TRUMP/DEVOS White House weighs federal tax credit - POLITICO http://ow.ly/RNDv309dmz5 7 Senators Who Opposed DeVos But Attended/Send Kids To Fancypants Schools | The Daily Caller ow.ly/hK4e309dcaz Former Obama staffer contradicts [...]

February 21st, 2017|

Best Education Journalism Of The Week (February 12-18, 2017)

  FROM THE GRADE Newest column: The Confirmation Cliffhanger That Wasn't http://ow.ly/zrfF3092Ago Correction of the week goes to ChalkbeatTN walking back its TN grad rate story http://ow.ly/2Hvl3095cXf   [At least they gave [...]

February 19th, 2017|

Today’s #EdNews: DeVos & Weingarten School Visit Scheduled, Virtual Charters Slammed (Again), & More

DeVos to tour schools with AFT Head Randi Weingarten| TheHill ow.ly/Afsu3096l1O What Betsy DeVos wishes she said at her confirmation hearing - Axios http://ow.ly/waZl3096ncZ DeVos softens stance on protesters at [...]

February 17th, 2017|

DeVos Speaks, #DayWithoutImmigrants Protests, Ruby Bridges Cartoon, & More in Today’s #EdNews

MAGNET SCHOOL SPEECH DeVos delivers speect to magnet schools at conference in D.C. | WJLA ow.ly/d1gS3093gkx DeVos highlights Grand Rapids school during speech to educators | WOODTV.comow.ly/OGUh3093gqh DeVos: Protesters show [...]

February 16th, 2017|

White House Education Event, DeVos Cartoon Controversy, & More in Today’s #EdNews

Trump promises education overhaul in meeting with DeVos, teachers wapo.st/2ktmSpS Trump praises Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, saying she endured a 'very unfair trial' washingtonpost.com/news/education… Who Trump invited to the White [...]

February 15th, 2017|

DeVos Confirmation: The Cliffhanger That Wasn’t

  Generally strong DeVos coverage overplayed the "cliffhanger" narrative & missed out on delving into other issues By Alexander Russo The three weeks between Betsy DeVos’s unforgettable January 17th HELP [...]

February 14th, 2017|

Special Ed Worries, School Visit Drama, & LA School Board Money

Lawmakers want federal special education site restored - USA Today ow.ly/Q45V308YOkE Advocates of disabled students closely watching Betsy DeVos | The Seattle Times ow.ly/8jLQ308YzPz San Diego school board yanks invite [...]

February 14th, 2017|

DeVos Defenders, TN Grad Rate Hype, & More: Today’s #EdNews

DEVOS Teachers union president condemns protests blocking DeVos from school | TheHill http://ow.ly/FBKN308X0mR Franken Says DeVos Should Have Not Been Blocked From Public School http://ow.ly/bvwY308X15K DeVos's Education Department misspells name [...]

February 13th, 2017|

Today’s #EdNews: DeVos Visits DC Schools, Snow Days, & More

DEVOS Education Secretary DeVos made her first visit to a school: Howard University washingtonpost.com/news/grade-poi… Reaction in New York to Betsy DeVos? A Lot of Shrugs - The New York Times [...]

February 10th, 2017|

#EdNews Today: Devos, Day One — & Other School Updates

DEVOS, DAY ONE Betsy DeVos' School Choice To-Do List | National News | US News ow.ly/t4Qa308Q5zv 'I am the newbie and I have a lot to learn': Betsy DeVos introduces [...]

February 9th, 2017|

Today’s #EdNews: DeVos Confirmed – What Happens Next?

Devos Vows to Be 'Tireless Advocate for All Students' abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS… Betsy DeVos Is Confirmed As Education Secretary, Thanks To An Unprecedented Tie-Breaking Vote buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleycl… Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; [...]

February 8th, 2017|

Today’s #EdNews: ‘Vos Vote At Noon

DEVOS After unprecedented opposition, Betsy DeVos is likely to squeak through to become secretary of Education latimes.com/local/educatio… Short One Vote to Defeat Betsy DeVos, Democrats Refuse to Yield Floor - [...]

February 7th, 2017|

Today’s #EdNews: Pence Plans, HBCU Executive Order, & More

Pence plans to use tie-breaking vote to confirm Betsy DeVos for education post | US news | The Guardian pllqt.it/ws96pr DeVos Likely to Survive Brutal Confirmation, but Ed Committee Civility [...]

February 6th, 2017|

Best Education Journalism of the Week (January 30 – February 5, 2017)

BEST JOURNALISM OF THE WEEK TRUMP USA Today: Can Trump pull funding from UC Berkeley? Not likely, experts say https://t.co/fAUqwv2Efv ProPublica: How Jeff Sessions Helped Kill Equitable School Funding in Alabama https://t.co/qZ3hm8sArX [...]

February 5th, 2017|

January 2017: Best & Worst Education Journalism Of The Month

  By Alexander Russo What a hectic month January was. Between the inauguration, the confirmation hearing process and all the rest, there was so much going on it seemed like [...]

February 3rd, 2017|

Today’s #EdNews: DeVos Debate, Trump’s Berkeley Funding Threat, & More

TRUMP Can Trump pull funding from UC Berkeley? Not likely, experts say - USA Today ow.ly/bGJM308CPyq Borowitz Report: Trump Learned Frederick Douglass Was Alive from Betsy DeVos - The New [...]

February 3rd, 2017|

New Documentary Asks Basic Questions About School Reform

  Hailed as ‘essential listening,’ the new Chicago Public Radio documentary calls for a followup report By Tara García Mathewson For several years now, school reform has focused on massive [...]

February 2nd, 2017|

Today’s #EdNews: GOP Pushes Ahead As DeVos Critics Search For 3rd Republican Defector

DEVOS GOP Senators Move Up Debate Schedule to Help Shaky DeVos Nomination ow.ly/eEXU308BxBu [because: Sessions] Confirmation of Betsy DeVos may depend on Deb Fischer | Politics | omaha.comow.ly/3iXh308BxhT Senators to [...]

February 2nd, 2017|

Today’s #EdNews: DeVos Squeaks By, Jordanian HS Student Detained, Strangers Pay Kids’ Lunch Bills

TRUMP Feds detain Katy High School student from Jordan following President Trump's immigration ban - Houston Chronicle ow.ly/UoVK308zz1M Trump's Supreme Court Pick Has Opined on Student Discipline, School Police - [...]

February 1st, 2017|

Today’s #EdNews: DeVos Day, Syracuse Reforms, & More

Today's the day: Senate panel to vote on Betsy DeVos washingtonpost.com/local/educatio… A Look at Trump's Supreme Court 'Finalists' and Education Cases - Education Week http://ow.ly/fPuC308wLXA Questions Raised About Brain Centers [...]

January 31st, 2017|

Today’s #EdNews: DeVos Defenders Push Back, Florida NAACP Ponders Charters, & More

Progressives launch last-minute push against Betsy DeVos, and conservatives counter with online ad campaign wpo.st/FRNX2 Democrats unlikely to be able to stop DeVos confirmation, sources say. - The Washington Post [...]

January 30th, 2017|

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