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How 'schools not prisons' became a favorite rallying cry for criminal justice reformers 23.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A bill winding its way through the Legislature proposes a creative way to fund early childhood education: imposing a tax on companies that do business with California’s prison systems.

A tax on the “privilege” of such contracts, as Assemblyman Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) puts it, is an unorthodox...

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Controlled burns planned for east slope of Cascade Range 23.4.2017 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Federal officials hoping to reduce the threat of wildfires plan controlled burns on 9,000 acres (3642 hectares) on the east slope of the Cascade Range in Washington state....
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Colbert I. King: We're not teaching the A-B-C's of civics. That's a problem. 23.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
He proposed a religious test on immigration, promised to “open up” U.S. libel laws and revoked press credentials of critical reporters. He called for killing family members of terrorists, said he would do “a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding” terrorism suspects and suggested that a U.S.-born federal judge of Mexican heritage couldn’t be neutral because of his ethnicity. He whipped up animosity against Muslims and immigrants from Mexico, branding the latter as “rapists.” When protesters inte...
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We’re teaching our students not to care about democracy 22.4.2017 Washington Post
We’re teaching our students not to care about democracy
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Don't give kids cough syrup or pain meds that contain codeine, FDA says 21.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The agency expanded its warnings about prescription cough and pain medications that contain the narcotics codeine or tramadol, saying they can cause dangerously slow breathing in some kids.
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As part of McCleary fix, lawmakers may end disparities in pay for school administrators 21.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

When it comes to school administrator salaries in Washington, there’s no rhyme or reason to how much the state provides each district. But that all may change as the Legislature tries to resolve the landmark McCleary school-funding case.
Don't Give Kids Cough Syrup Or Pain Meds That Contain Codeine, FDA Says 21.4.2017 NPR News
The agency expanded its warnings about prescription cough and pain medications that contain the narcotics codeine or tramadol, saying they can cause dangerously slow breathing in some kids.
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Solar energy disparity emerges among Minnesota schools 20.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Schools are embracing solar to save money on utility bills and put more toward education. But a complicated web of utility rules and regulations means opportunities aren't universal.
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The GOP's silence on school suspensions 20.4.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The GOP's silence on school suspensions
How Gentrification Is Killing US Cities and Black Lives 19.4.2017 Truthout.com
Peter Moskowitz's new book, How to Kill a City, is a heartbreaking story about the destruction of Black lives by those seeking to profit through gentrification. Looking at New Orleans, Detroit and San Francisco, the book exposes the deliberate actions of city officials and developers bent on erasing these cities' Black history and culture. A work crew tears down a building at the B.W. Cooper public housing complex in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Thursday, December 20, 2007. Despite protests, the City Council voted unanimously Thursday in favor of demolishing some 4,500 public housing units as the city rebuilds from Hurricane Katrina. (Photo: Lee Celano / The New York Times) What does gentrification mean for the future of American cities? It means more than the arrival of trendy shops and expensive coffee. Peter Moskowitz intertwines human narratives with analysis of the systemic forces contributing to America's crisis of racial and economic inequality, in How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and ...
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Catholic immigrants didn't make it on their own. They shouldn't expect others to. 18.4.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A variety of government programs helped white American Catholics get where they are today.
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Letter: Cut the non-education costs in school budgets 18.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
In announcing pay raises for teachers in Granite School District, spokesman Ben Horsley said, “We want Granite to become the destination and school district of choice.” What a refreshing idea in a state where underfunding public education has become the Legislature’s annually relied-upon trick for balancing the state’s budget at the expense of teacher recruitment and retention. What a novel approach to having at least some chance of putting proven-effective teachers in every classroom instead o...
Will free college offer catch fire? NY details raise doubts 16.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Will New York’s first-in-the-nation free tuition program for middle-class college students spread to other states? That’s the hope of proponents such as Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, who made debt-free college a key talking point in their Democratic presidential campaigns. And that’s the prediction of its main champion, Democratic New York […]
Mass transit advocates hope for boost from highway collapse 16.4.2017 AP Top News
ATLANTA (AP) -- The collapse of an interstate in the heart of Atlanta has more than 2 million metro residents sitting in even more traffic in the already congested city, and mass transit advocates hope the headaches will spur new interest in expanding rail and bus routes....
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Initiative backers consider sales tax to help raise $750M for Utah schools 16.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Since November, a group of business and education leaders has pitched a seven-eighths of 1 percent income tax increase to Utah voters. The initiative, known as Our Schools Now, is in the early stages of putting the question of a $750 million tax boost for public education spending on the November 2018 ballot. But, as organizers prepare to submit their final ballot language and begin the laborious task of gathering signatures, the once-narrow guidelines of their tax proposal have begun to widen.... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Initiative backers eye sales tax to fund Utah schools 15.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Since November, a group of business and education leaders has pitched a seven-eighths of 1 percent income tax increase to Utah voters. The initiative, known as Our Schools Now, is in the early stages of putting the question of a $750 million tax boost for public education spending on the November 2018 ballot. But, as organizers prepare to submit their final ballot language and begin the laborious task of gathering signatures, the once-narrow guidelines of their tax proposal have begun to widen.... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Can a good public school be cloned? Two win grant money to try 14.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Two L.A. Unified schools win grants to re-create themselves elsewhere 13.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A private effort to reshape public education in Los Angeles took its next step Thursday with the announcement that two public schools would receive $750,000 grants to re-create themselves in other locations.

Public Service Community School and King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science,...

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LeBron James announces plan to open new public school in Akron 12.4.2017 Washington Post
LeBron James announces plan to open new public school in Akron
The Menace of Trump and the New Authoritarianism: An Interview With Henry Giroux 11.4.2017 Truthout.com
President Trump has surrounded himself with warmongers, adding to the threat of military escalation in Syria and beyond. (Image: JR / TO ; Adapted: Matt A.J. , Pixabay ) The menace of authoritarianism is moving at full speed in the US with the Trump administration using manipulation, lies and a discourse of hate to push policies that destroy the welfare state and democracy. In this interview, Henry Giroux examines the varied forces behind this movement, while addressing the necessity for a new understanding of politics and broad-based modes of resistance. President Trump has surrounded himself with warmongers, adding to the threat of military escalation in Syria and beyond. (Image: JR / TO ; Adapted: Matt A.J. , Pixabay ) Trump's brand of populism and politics are a tragedy for democracy and a triumph for authoritarianism. Using manipulation, misrepresentation and a discourse of hate, he is pushing policies designed to destroy the welfare state and the institutions that make a democracy possible. Trump's ...
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