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California Teachers Assn. votes to endorse Gavin Newsom for governor 22.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Bill Gates has a(nother) plan for K-12 public education. The others didn't go so well. 20.10.2017 Washington Post
Bill Gates has a(nother) plan for K-12 public education. The others didn't go so well.
Allegations against Ref Rodriguez taint the entire charter school movement 19.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Could you imagine what would have happened, say, three years ago if a member of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education had been charged with money laundering and accused of ethical violations? (“Ref Rodriguez needs to explain himself — or get off the board,” editorial,...

Principal: 'Money matters. Race matters. Grit talk makes me angry.' 19.10.2017 Washington Post
Principal: 'Money matters. Race matters. Grit talk makes me angry.'
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5 shot, 3 dead in Maryland business park, gunman on the run, Harford sheriff says 18.10.2017 LA Times: Nation

Three people have died and two are injured in a shooting at an Edgewood area business park, the Harford County sheriff said Wednesday.

The shooting occurred around 8:58 a.m. at Advanced Granite Solutions, and sheriff’s deputies were on the scene within four minutes, according to Sheriff Jeffrey...

Federal judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's new travel ban 18.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A Hawaii federal judge issued an order Tuesday blocking major parts of President Trump’s newest travel ban, suggesting it violated immigration law.

The decision from U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu stopped the administration’s travel restrictions nationwide hours before they were...

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Death toll from San Diego hepatitis A outbreak rises to 19; more than 500 cases confirmed 18.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

San Diego’s hepatitis A outbreak added another death Tuesday, pushing the total to 19 as the number of confirmed cases passed 500.

Updated numbers released by the county Health and Human Services Agency come as a massive effort around vaccination, sanitation and public education continues to try...

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Hawaii judge blocks Trump's new travel ban 18.10.2017 LA Times: Nation

A federal judge in Hawaii on Tuesday issued an order blocking major parts of President Trump’s newest travel ban, suggesting it violated immigration law.

The decision from U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu stops the administration’s travel restrictions nationwide before they were scheduled...

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Congress Park school gets a sensory garden in Denver 16.10.2017 Denver Post: Local
A group of volunteers were hard at work planting trees and plants on Sunday in a sensory garden where students, many of them disabled, will play, learn and shed their stress
Virginia’s retreat from academic rigor 15.10.2017 Washington Post: Editorials
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam and his state appear to have softened toward “the soft bigotry of low expectations.”
Hundreds Of Thousands Of 'Missing' Educators; A Hundred Thousand Homeless Students 14.10.2017 NPR News
Plus, a 48 percent graduation rate at some of the for-profit and virtual schools often touted by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
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Is the end of the suburban-city divide at hand? 13.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The differences between the cities and suburbs are fading away. Cities are the new suburbs. And suburbs are the new cities.
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The Catholic Church knew he was an abuser, but helped him get a job in public schools 13.10.2017 LA Times: Nation

Time and again, the record shows, Brother Edward “Chris” Courtney was accused of child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic schools where he taught, and the church responded by moving him to another jurisdiction.

That makes his case similar to those of hundreds of other priests and brothers who committed...

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DeVos touts school choice, STEM for $4B in grants 13.10.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos put forth a new set of priorities Thursday for states, schools and universities competing for federal grant money....
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Fire-related school shutdowns, Michelle King on leave, LAUSD's enrollment woes: What's new in education 12.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Vulture Funds Prey on the Most Vulnerable: It's Time to Cancel Puerto Rico's Debt 11.10.2017
Puerto Rico's billions upon billions in debt is essentially unpayable following the extensive damage caused by recent hurricanes Irma and Maria, says Jonathan Westin, director of New York Communities for Change. Westin discusses how hedge fund managers are glorified debt collectors, but also how the Hedge Clippers campaign is fighting back. Carmen Cintron Torres takes a break from cleaning debris in front of her home more than two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the island, on October 7, 2017, in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Mario Tama / Getty Images) We're now several months into the Trump administration, and activists have scored some important victories in those months. Yet there is always more to be done, and for many people, the question of where to focus and how to help remains. In this ongoing "Interviews for Resistance" series, we talk with organizers, agitators and educators not only about how to resist but also about how to build a better world. Today's interview is the 81st in the ...
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20 years later, Beverly Daniel Tatum asks again: 'Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?' 11.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Beverly Daniel Tatum's groundbreaking book on the racial realities of the education system has been re-released at a time when the U.S. population is more diverse than ever, but many schools remain segregated.
The Billionaire Battle Plan 10.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
It's national politics that get the headlines, but corporations are making the most headway on their anti-worker agenda by buying state legislatures. So argues Gordon Lafer in his new book,  The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a Time . You may think you know how pervasive corporate money is in politics, but Lafer, a labor educator at the University of Oregon, reveals a nationally coordinated, corporate-funded strategy that's gained steam since 2010. It's a plan to destroy unions, cut public services, and attack voting rights, while protecting corporations and the rich frombacklash. Chris Brooks interviewed Lafer about what this operation means for union activists.  An excerpt from Lafer's book  is available on the Labor Notes website. Chris Brooks: You argue that corporations' spending on state politics really took off after the 2010 Supreme Court decision in Citizens United. Gordon Lafer: My most important goal is to get people to look behind the politicians and ...
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Aspen School District launches new security system to check visitors 9.10.2017 Denver Post: Local
The Aspen School District is rolling out a system that will prescreen visitors before they are allowed to enter the three schools on its campus.
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Mississippi Textbooks Are Keeping Students Ignorant of the Civil Rights Movement 7.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The Civil Rights Movement was once a footnote in Mississippi social studies classrooms, if it was covered at all. Then, in 2011, new social studies standards for students to learn civil rights in depth were introduced. However, an analysis of Mississippi public school textbooks shows that all 148 school districts rely on textbooks published before those standards. Mississippi's outdated textbooks teach an abbreviated version of civil rights, undermining the state's new "innovative" standards. (Photo: Pixabay ) It takes less than two minutes to support the bold, independent journalism at Truthout. What are you waiting for? Click here to donate now! The Civil Rights Movement was once a footnote in Mississippi social studies classrooms, if it was covered at all. Then, in 2011, Mississippi became a " model " for other states when new social studies standards set an expectation that students learn civil rights in depth. But despite those new expectations, most school districts in the state where the 1955 ...
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