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The unusual way Broadway's 'Hamilton' is teaching American history to kids 29.6.2016 Washington Post
The unusual way Broadway's 'Hamilton' is teaching American history to kids
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Looking For Change, Teachers Hit The Campaign Trail 28.6.2016 NPR News
This primary season Oklahoma educators are running for state office in record numbers. The nearly 40 teachers and principals say they're fed up with low funding, over-testing and teacher shortages.
The case against right-turn-on-red 28.6.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Many drivers don't stop at the red light before turning right. If they do, they often look only to the left. It's how innocent people die in Minnesota on a surprisingly regular basis. Almost unanimously in my 10-minute survey, drivers never stopped at the red light before turning right on red. And those who did never looked to the right; they were only interested in making sure no car was coming from the left.
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The case against right-turn-on-red 28.6.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
I spent some time this weekend watching what drivers do at intersections, in this case an intersection in Woodbury, where red lights are considered mere suggestions anyway. Almost unanimously in my 10-minute survey, drivers never stopped at the red light before turning right on red. And those who did never looked to the right; they were only interested in making sure no car was coming from the left.
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Mexico: State Terror, Education Reform and the Stock Exchange 28.6.2016 Truthout.com
The reasons why the Mexican government wants to impose the education reform -- even if it means killing people, as with the  massacre in Nochixtlan  by repressive state forces on June 19 -- are rooted in economic objectives guided by international financial organizations. The reform, proposed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, under the OECD-Mexico Agreement to Improve the Quality of Education in Schools of Mexico, aims to lay the groundwork to shift education from being a state responsibility to instead being resolved in the realm of the financial market. One of the state's actions accompanying the education reform is the issuing of bonds to the speculative market. Just over a year after the adoption of the reform, in December 2015, the first educational bonds or National School Infrastructure Certificates, CIEN, were issued by the Mexican Stock Exchange, which investors BBVA Bancomer and Merrill Lynch purchased for 8.581 billion pesos, approximately US$457 ...
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Senator seeks to stop DOJ from investigating private schools for violations of Americans with Disabilities Act 28.6.2016 Washington Post
Senator seeks to stop DOJ from investigating private schools for violations of Americans with Disabilities Act
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After 25 Years, What's Next For Charter Schools? 28.6.2016 NPR News
Ted Kolderie, often called the "godfather" of the charter school movement, has a new book out. He says the lack of innovation in how teachers teach and students learn is stifling school reform.
Charter school founder Steve Barr to challenge Garcetti in 2017 27.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Charter-school founder Steve Barr will run for Los Angeles mayor in 2017, opening up a potentially challenging front for incumbent Mayor Eric Garcetti in what has so far shaped up as an all but uncontested re-election bid.

Barr, a Silver Lake resident and darling of education-reform advocates who...

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AP EXPLAINS: Why Spain is voting again after just 6 months 26.6.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

MADRID (AP) — Spaniards are voting in a general election Sunday, just six months after a last unsuccessful attempt to pick a new government. The unprecedented repeat election comes after political parties that won seats in Parliament last December were unable to decide on which of them should take power. A look at what is […]
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‘Microcosm of the city’: Garfield High principal navigates racial divide 25.6.2016 Seattle Times: Local

After leading Seattle’s storied Garfield High School for more than a decade, Principal Ted Howard is having a crisis of conscience, wondering if his hard line with youth of color is hurting the very students he most wants to help.
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What is affirmative action? 23.6.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Here is some background information about affirmative action as well as a few notable court cases.
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New Student Debt Scheme Turns Students Into Stock Options 23.6.2016 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) Purdue President Mitch Daniels recently received national praise with his "Back a Boiler" initiative, ostensibly meant to address the skyrocketing student debt load. Proposed by Milton Friedman in the 1970s, "Back a Boiler" is less like a student loan and more like an investment in a stock portfolio or piece of flesh-and-blood real estate. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) When tuition increases at public colleges gained steam in the early 1990s, I worried that no one seemed to take the astronomical price hikes seriously. Now there is a new crisis upon us: The very politicians who jacked up rates at our public colleges have bold, dangerous plans to "save" us. Former Republican Governor of Indiana and now Purdue President Mitch Daniels recently received national praise with his "Back a Boiler" initiative , ostensibly meant to address the skyrocketing student debt load. On the face of it, the plan seems far more humane than the policies of the private credit ...
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Fund set up to raise money for L.A. Unified merges with group starting two charter schools 23.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Two organizations set up to work within the traditional public school system are moving away from their original mission — and from the Los Angeles Unified School District — in the name of better helping students.

The governing boards of the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education and the group LA’s...

Chaos, Change And No Change At All: 3 Stories Of School Money 23.6.2016 NPR News
In a follow-up to its School Money series, the NPR Ed Team reports on three states that have, in recent weeks, made news for big challenges to their school funding systems: Texas, Arizona and Kansas.
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Letter: Telling search criteria for Utah schools superintendent 23.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
As a retired teacher from another state, I have read with great interest the discussion of Utah’s public education problems. It goes without saying that Utah needs to lower class size, pay their teachers a living wage, devise a better way to keep kids in class, and avoid diverting education funding to other “more important” needs. What can possibly be more important than the education of our future? Now, we are looking to hire a new superintendent of public instruction, the fourth in five years.... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Are the LAUSD's online makeup courses devaluing its diplomas? 22.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The Los Angeles Unified School District’s online credit-recovery courses for students who fail classes and are in danger of not graduating deserve more scrutiny. (“What’s really in LAUSD’s online credit recovery courses?” editorial, June 19)

As a high school teacher, I feel that...

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Why Are Mexican Teachers Under Fire for Protesting Education Reform? 21.6.2016 Truthout - All Articles
A striking teacher from Michoacán demonstrates in Mexico City in front of a line of police. Canadian and US teachers have organized the TriNational Coalition to Defend Public Education to support Mexican teachers' efforts to defeat proposals to introduce standardized testing and remove job protections, which have come from USAID and private foundations promoting corporate education reform. (Photo: David Bacon) Truthout remains a vital counterpoint to the mainstream news. Keep grassroots media thriving, make a tax-deductible donation today! Update: On Sunday, June 19, federal police in Oaxaca fired on teachers and supporters in the Mixteca town of Nochixtlán, killing at least four and wounding 30 more.  Another was killed in Hacienda Blanca, near Oaxaca City, according to the press service AIPIN, which also reported that people were refused care at the hospital in Nochixtlán.  The federal government continues to refuse to talk with the CNTE. On Sunday night, June 12, as Ruben Nuñez, head of Oaxaca's ...
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Sound Transit 3: Use least-cost planning to save money 21.6.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

I could not agree more that the Sound Transit board should slow down and rethink its $54 billion plan [“Tap Breaks on Sound Transit 3 Ballot Measure,” Opinion, June 19]. It should begin by acknowledging that a state law adopted in 1994 requires regional transit agencies to apply a “least cost” methodology in the selection […]
Mexican police clash with teachers’ union protesters; at least 6 reported killed 21.6.2016 Washington Post: World
The violence stemmed from disputes over an overhaul of Mexico’s education system.
After years of sadness, a grandmother cries tears of joy at her granddaughter's sixth-grade graduation 21.6.2016 Washington Post
After years of sadness, a grandmother cries tears of joy at her granddaughter's sixth-grade graduation
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