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Hurricane recovery, DeVos tour, ESSA countdown, Newark update, & more #ednews

HURRICANE RECOVERY Fire destroys Tampa elementary school hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie… Smiles, tears and some expected hiccups Monday as more than 600,000 Houston-area students returned to school. houstonchronicle.com/news/education… Harvey flooded one school; another [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|The Grade|

Storm recovery, ESSA countdown, DeVos on tour, and all the rest of today’s #ednews

STORMS Hurricane Irma forces metro Atlanta schools to cancel classes ow.ly/lYRZ30f4OMN After the Storm, It’s Finally the First Day of School in Houston nytimes.com/2017/09/11/us/… 10% of All Public School Students [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|The Grade|

Senate spending, ESSA countdown, storm update, & more education news

SENATE APPROPRIATIONS Senate Appropriations Has No Funding for Betsy DeVos' Private School Voucher Hopes - HuffPost news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&… Federal Education Funding Picture Is Getting Clearer, as House and Senate Advance Bills [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|The Grade|

Best of the week

Resegregation. DeVos's campus assault announcement. The opioid epidemic's effects on schools. DACA do's & don'ts. The untold story of DeVos's stint as a Grand Rapids elementary school tutor. It's all here. The [...]

By | September 9th, 2017|The Grade|

Campus assault review, Florida school closings, DeVos on DACA, and more #ednews

CAMPUS ASSAULT REVIEW Education Secretary DeVos launches formal review of federal guidelines for handling campus sexual assaults latimes.com/politics/la-na… DeVos says she will rewrite rules on campus sexual assault. Says Obama [...]

By | September 8th, 2017|The Grade|

Senate education funding, ESSA waivers (already?), Irma closings, & more #ednews

Senate Panel Rejects Trump Teacher-Funding Cut, School Choice Proposals blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig… White House says black colleges summit is on despite reports wapo.st/2gMBCE4?tid=ss… As a Grand Rapids school volunteer, DeVos gave generously [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|The Grade|

Opioid addiction and schools

The epidemic’s effects are much bigger than student overdoses and districts handing out naloxone. By Joyce Tsai Peggy Giuliano is a 6th-grade teacher in Newton Falls in northeast Ohio who [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|The Grade|

DACA wind-down reactions, Harvey & Irma affect back-to-school, & more #ednews

DACA & MORE Teachers protected by DACA launch a new school year under a threatening cloud chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/… Denver students march out of schools in protest of DACA being rescinded nzzl.us/KpOsVVR [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|The Grade|

Back to school after Harvey, plus startling LAUSD report & more #ednews

HARVEY Dallas Schools Waive Enrollment Requirements, Provide Transportation for Displaced Houston Students the74million.org/dallas-schools… Teachers Organize To Help In Texas npr.org/2017/09/03/548… At least 50 people have died from Harvey, including a [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|The Grade|

Gone Fishing – Back After Labor Day

The Grade is on vacation for the next two weeks but will be back with daily roundups, weekly columns, and tidbit-filled newsletters the first week in September.  

By | August 20th, 2017|The Grade|

Best education journalism of the week (August 12-18, 2017)

BEST OF THE WEEK Featuring great journalism about Charlottesville, the just-released EdNext poll results, back to school stories, &Monday's eclipse(!). See also this week's column from The Grade -- no #sheetcaking [...]

By | August 19th, 2017|The Grade|

How to explain the sprawling federal ESSA law to readers, editors, & friends

There are lots of interesting ways to tell the story of ESSA this fall. Don't get left behind! By Alexander Russo Mainstream news coverage of ESSA (the Every Student Succeeds [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|The Grade|

Eclipse jitters, strong results (DCPS & Denver), slow statements (DeVos & Moskowitz) – Friday #ednews

ECLIPSE! Teachers: Schools' eclipse fears drive kids inside usat.ly/2x9aQJ8 via @USATODAY What the first day of school looks like in 12 countries around the world read.bi/2fwGQmS via @BI_Strategy RESULTS Denver [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|The Grade|

Eclipse conundrum, ‘those kids’ comment stirs emotions in DCPS, & more Thursday education news

For Schools, an Eclipse Conundrum: To Open or Close? For Fun or for Science? the74million.org/article/eclips… Texas School Finance Reform Effort Fails in Special Session blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e D.C. teachers’ meeting turns tense [...]

By | August 17th, 2017|The Grade|

ESSA approvals (CT, LA), test results (VA, CO), Charlottesville lessons, & more education news

ESSA DeVos Greenlights ESSA Plans for Connecticut, Louisiana blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig… DeVos approves Louisiana's new education plan, under Every Student Succeeds Act s.nola.com/wAyIrYI TEST SCORES Virginia’s test scores hold steady overall but [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|The Grade|

Back to school, ESSA update, declining charter support, & more education news

BACK TO SCHOOL/CHARLOTTESVILLE 'Charlottesville might be changed for me forever': Students contemplate return to school after deadly rally wapo.st/2w44IW9?tid=ss… As school begins, teachers mull how to teach Charlottesville conflict usat.ly/2wYA1hb [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|The Grade|

Charlottesville repercussions, California spotlight, eclipse, more #ednews

His former teacher says James Alex Fields, Jr. espoused white-supremacist beliefs throughout his high school years on.wsj.com/2uEO0bo James Fields Jr. was 'infatuated' with Nazis, former teacher say - NY Daily [...]

By | August 14th, 2017|The Grade|

Best damn education news of the week!

  ESSA EXTRAVAGANZA Perhaps the most-shared piece of the week was Emma Brown’s Washington Post overview of the challenges of giving states more control over intervening in struggling schools under ESSA. It’s [...]

By | August 13th, 2017|The Grade|

ESSA feedback for 3 more states, renewed efforts at mastery-based learning & vocational education – Friday #ednews

Trump Ed. Dept. Critiques ESSA Plans From Arizona, North Dakota, and Vermont blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig Under new marching orders from Trump admin, the Education Department closed 1,533 civil rights complaints in 7 [...]

By | August 11th, 2017|The Grade|

Mainstream coverage of ESSA has been skimpy, superficial — so far

Concerns mount about the amount and depth of mainstream coverage of the new federal education law known as ESSA. By Alexander Russo The federal education law known as ESSA (Every [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|The Grade|

Three more ESSA plans approved, DeVos interviewed, & more #ednews

DeVos Approves ESSA Plans for Nevada, New Jersey, and New Mexico blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig New Jersey says @usedgov has approved its ESSA plan: state.nj.us/education/news… Feds OK New Mexico’s plan for education reform [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|The Grade|

FL ESSA controversy, AL district secession effort, schools & the solar eclipse – #ednews

Civil Rights Groups Mobilize to Block Florida's ESSA Waiver Request blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_e… Black plaintiffs in Alabama appeal decision to allow white city to secede from its school district washingtonpost.com/news/education… Why some [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|The Grade|

VA’s ESSA plan, Seattle suspension drop, Maryland parents left in dark, & more #ednews

Virginia drafts new plan to hold struggling schools accountable washingtonpost.com/local/educatio… Fewer Seattle students are getting suspended, expelled, data show kuow.org/post/fewer-sea… Maryland school parents were uninformed for months about sex-abuse probe [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|The Grade|

States differ on ESSA turnarounds, Grand Rapids schools doing well, and more #ednews

What should America do about its worst public schools? States still don’t seem to know. washingtonpost.com/local/educatio… The Public Schools Near Betsy DeVos' Hometown Are Doing Great npr.org/2017/08/07/540… LA Schools And [...]

By | August 7th, 2017|The Grade|

Best 📰 📻 📺 💻 of the week!

BEST OF THE WEEK The Wall Street Journal’s New Districts Reignite School Segregation Debate is probably the most interesting story of the week other than the affirmative action coverage (discussed below). Reported by Arian Campo-Flores, the [...]

By | August 5th, 2017|The Grade|

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