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Washington’s record-long legislative season translated into high per diem payments 11.9.2017 Seattle Times: Politics

Fourteen Washington state lawmakers took home more than $20,000 to pay for expenses in this year’s record-long legislative session, state House and Senate records show.
APM Reports: Shadow Class: College Dreamers in Trump's America 11.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
President Trump is ending DACA, which allowed some 800,000 undocumented young people to stay and work in the United States. For some, that may mean the end of a dream of going to college. This program profiles DACA students and their opponents.
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Brian Tee of ‘Chicago Med’ spreads word about Zika virus 10.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are launching a new ad campaign about the Zika virus featuring actor Brian Tee of the TV series “Chicago Med .” Tee plays Dr. Ethan Choi on the NBC program. He and his wife recently had a baby. Tee says his love for her and knowing that Zika virus […]
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Arizona university bosses sued for immigrant tuition 9.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s attorney general is suing the state university system over its decision to keep providing lower in-state tuition rates for immigrants granted deferred deportation status. The lawsuit filed Friday goes much farther and alleges the Arizona Board of Regents is violating the state Constitution through a years-long series of tuition increases. Arizona’s […]
New Mexico to release results of latest teacher evaluations 8.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico public education officials are expected Friday to release the results of the latest round of teacher evaluations, but critics say the evaluation system is still flawed. The annual reviews have been a source of contention and legal wrangling between the teacher unions and the state Public Education Department for […]
Like Her Boss, Betsy DeVos Makes a Disaster All About Herself 8.9.2017 Truthout.com
Also see:  How the Large-Scale Privatization of New Orleans' Schools Upholds Inequality While President Trump's  boastful comments  about crowd size at his tour of Hurricane Harvey's devastation in Houston  struck some  as egotistical and self-aggrandizing, his Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had a similar performance in Florida, where she robotically recited her favorite talking points against a backdrop of a slow-motion catastrophe striking the state's public schools. Like her boss avoided interacting with people who bore the brunt of the hurricane, DeVos  avoided public schools , going to a privately-operated charter school and a voucher-receiving private school instead. What's hitting Florida's public schools may not directly endanger lives as Hurricane Harvey did, but it will surely exact a heavy toll on the Sunshine State's education infrastructure. Yet DeVos calls the state "a role model for the nation," which foretells a troubling future for public schools everywhere. "A Profit Boom For Charter ...
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Houston Students Are Heading Back--What They Find Could Change Schools Nationwide 8.9.2017 NPR News
Trauma-informed education and wraparound services are growing in response to the storm as Houston-area schools look to the future. The changes could serve as a model for schools nationwide.
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The economics favor the DACA 'dreamers.' But there's a lot more to them than that. 7.9.2017 Washington Post
The economics favor the DACA 'dreamers.' But there's a lot more to them than that.
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Trump's Attack on DACA Is an Attack on Public Education 7.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
In an era of immigration bans and right-wing terror, university campuses have increasingly become sanctuaries for the vulnerable. By revoking DACA, Trump is not only threatening the livelihood of 800,000 young people, he is also destroying their ability to access public education and to actively participate in the democratic life of the university like generations of immigrants before them. Immigrants and supporters rally and march in opposition to the Trump order to end DACA, on September 5, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: David McNew / Getty Images) "Strange things are happening in this land. Things that are truly alien to traditions and threaten the very existence of those cherished traditions." --  Luisa Moreno, 1940 The revocation of DACA is a direct attack on immigrant communities, threatening the education and livelihoods of 800,000 young people who now face the real possibility of deportation. The termination of DACA is also an assault on public higher education. It targets the ability ...
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Puerto Rico wasn't ready for Hurricane Irma. We couldn't possibly be. 7.9.2017 Washington Post
Puerto Rico wasn't ready for Hurricane Irma. We couldn't possibly be.
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California State University Chancellor Raises Concerns About End Of DACA 7.9.2017 NPR: All Things Considered
The California State University system is home to the highest number of undocumented Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students in the country. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Chancellor Timothy White on how he plans to handle the Trump administration's announcement that it will rescind the program.
Locking up guns, medication is a big step toward suicide prevention 7.9.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

The pain of suicide is well-known in communities with high rates of firearms ownership.
The Latest: DACA opponents applaud its demise 6.9.2017 AP Washington
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Latest on reaction to the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation (all times local):...
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A schools superintendent calls Betsy DeVos's trip to Florida capital 'insulting' 6.9.2017 Washington Post
A schools superintendent calls Betsy DeVos's trip to Florida capital 'insulting'
How to find help if you're a Dreamer 5.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Dreamers, find help and guidance here 5.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Private school tax credit surprises, riles some in Illinois 3.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic-leaning Illinois is the latest state to direct taxpayer money to private schools, a development that’s caught some by surprise and brought condemnation from politically powerful teacher unions and Democrats looking to defeat the Republican governor in 2018. Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic-controlled Legislature last week approved a sweeping overhaul of […]
Private school tax credit surprises, riles some in Illinois 3.9.2017 AP Politics
CHICAGO (AP) -- Democratic-leaning Illinois is the latest state to direct taxpayer money to private schools, a development that's caught some by surprise and brought condemnation from politically powerful teacher unions and Democrats looking to defeat the Republican governor in 2018....
New Orleans' Katrina challenges may hold lessons for Houston 1.9.2017 AP National
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- As the murky flood waters of Hurricane Katrina were slowly pumped out of New Orleans in 2005, the challenges the city faced were only beginning to come into focus....
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A Victory Seen Over ‘State-Sponsored Racism’ 31.8.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
The restoration of a Mexican-American studies program in Tucson, Arizona public schools is being hailed as an important step in telling the more complex history of the American West, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Advocates of Mexican-American…Read more →
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