Today’s top #ednews: DeVos, Rodriguez, & Florida

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DEVOS!

Betsy DeVos speech in Grand Rapids draws protesters who heckle attendees s.mlive.com/IWP3NbD

Dems Use DeVos as Boogeywoman to Slam GOP Tax Plan’s Benefits for Billionaires blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…

RODRIGUEZ!

Complaints piling up against LAUSD board member Ref Rodriguez scpr.org/news/2017/10/1…

What Ref Rodriguez’s latest legal problems mean for the charter school movement latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

FLORIDA!

Central Florida school boards seek class-size waivers, other help after hurricanes orlandosentinel.com/features/educa…

Florida private schools get nearly $1 billion in state scholarships with little oversight, Sentinel finds nzzl.us/31kz92G

MISC.

Following years of political tumult, charters are a non-issue in NYC mayoral race politi.co/2y7YB0X

De Blasio’s win on pre-K is making an easy campaign even easier politi.co/2yvrztW

All-Boys School In D.C. Focuses On Helping Young Men Of Color npr.org/2017/10/19/558…

Young Children Are Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small Screens npr.org/sections/ed/20…

Memphis just gained an important ally in its legal battle with Tennessee over school funding chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/…

How long must Seattle teachers save for house down payment? New study says 15-19 years seattletimes.com/education-lab/…

At CPS, More Special Education Dollars Go To White, Wealthier Students wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

The district didn’t want us to visit this struggling Seattle school kuow.org/post/district-…

At Mississippi school: Goodbye, Confederacy. Hello, Obama abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/m…

At a Mississippi elementary school, Jefferson Davis is out and Barack Obama is in washingtonpost.com/news/education…

Filed originally in 1989, plaintiffs in this CT school desegregation lawsuit are headed back to court prospect.org/article/desegr…

 

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