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Durango School District OKs tax increase question for election 24.8.2016 Durango Herald
The pressure was on the Durango School District 9-R school board to pass the tax increase measure Tuesday night, not to meet the La Plata County clerk’s deadline, but to beat the Bayfield School District’s bond issue to the 3A designation on the ballot.“They have already...
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In blunt pitch to black and Latino voters, Trump tries to counter the view of him as racist 24.8.2016 Washington Post
Guided by his new campaign leadership, Donald Trump has ordered a full-fledged strategy to court minority voters with a more measured approach on race that could also help the Republican nominee make inroads with white voters turned off by his inflammatory rhetoric.
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Our misguided effort to close the achievement gap is creating a new inequality: The 'play' gap 23.8.2016 Washington Post
Our misguided effort to close the achievement gap is creating a new inequality: The 'play' gap
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How one Utah kitchen is getting school kids to eat -- and like -- lima beans and other healthy foods 23.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Hayden Seeley gets annoyed when politicians, cafeteria workers and even parents insist that school children will throw away any food that’s not pizza, hot dogs or chicken nuggets. Seeley, the nutrition program manager for Utah Community Action Program (CAP), which operates the federally funded Head Start program, has a different theory about childhood eating habits: “Kids only throw away food when it tastes bad.” Which is why Seeley and his kitchen crew at the CAP Central Kitchen, 2825 S. 200 ...
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Americans like their schools just fine -- but not yours 23.8.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Two new polls show contradictions and partisan divides in the public's opinion of education.
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Education Reformers' Core Beliefs Are Objectionable 22.8.2016 Truthout.com
America's corporate education reform movement has been a marketing success. Reformers have popularized slogans that promote a radically new public school system; one where tenure and bargaining rights are abolished or severely degraded. The former Daniel J. Healy International Academy, which was part of Detroit Public Schools, in Detroit, May 3, 2016. (Joshua Lott / The New York Times) Truthout takes zero advertising money -- instead we rely on readers to sustain our site. Will you join the thousands of people who fund our work? Make a donation by clicking here! America's corporate education reform movement has been a marketing success. Reformers have popularized slogans that promote a radically new public school system; one where tenure and bargaining rights are abolished or severely degraded; where CEOs and administrators, who may have backgrounds in business, politics or public relations rather than education, make hiring and firing decisions; and where data-based accountability -- necessarily driven ...
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Essential California: L.A. public schools try something new - marketing 22.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. It is Monday, Aug. 22. Los Angeles’ firefighters beat the city’s police officers this weekend in a gyoza-eating contest. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State:

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Las Vegas casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson is alarmed at the rise in support for Palestine...

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Can a revamped Roosevelt High serve everyone in its gentrifying neighborhood? 22.8.2016 Washington Post
Can a revamped Roosevelt High serve everyone in its gentrifying neighborhood?
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As enrollment declines, L.A. public schools borrow a tactic from the charters: marketing 21.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

First a delivery truck plastered with pictures of smiling children started making the rounds of the northeast San Fernando Valley last spring. Then came a billboard on Van Nuys Boulevard for the same 90-year-old product: a Los Angeles public school.

“I saw the ad. Are you enrolling new students?”...

When schools are threatened, untold learning time is lost 21.8.2016 AP National
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The prosecutor calls it "bomb week," his shorthand for eight school threats - many written in school bathrooms or on notes - over a few days in May that set off evacuations and investigations, parental panic, and the rumor mill of students linked by cellphones and social media in his Ohio county....
Prep volleyball: North Summit beats Woods Cross to win Skyline tournament 21.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
It’s ‘preseason’ in Utah high school volleyball — the time before teams battle against region foes and, instead of best-of-five matches, much of the norm is best-of-three battles at tournaments. One other thing tournaments afford its participants: A chance for smaller schools to show they measure up with those from bigger classifications. That chance is what Class 2A North Summit did on Saturday by winning the 12-team Utah Tournament of Champions at Skyline High. North Summit played its way into...
What the modern world has forgotten about children and learning 20.8.2016 Washington Post
What the modern world has forgotten about children and learning
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If California wants better compliance from charter schools, it must fix its oversight system 18.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

California needs reasonable, clearly defined and well-enforced rules for charter school oversight, a point driven home by a recent report issued by the Southern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the nonprofit law firm Public Advocates. The study concluded that 253 California...

Episode 13: Struggling School, Or Sanctuary? 18.8.2016 NPR News
Black kids are disproportionately affected by school closures. Shereen Marisol Meraji reports on what it's like when a predominantly black neighborhood loses its only public high school.
First day of school features strategic push for enrollment 17.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

New school year, new survival strategy.

Faced with declining enrollment and a growing challenge from independent charter schools, the Los Angeles Unified School District opened the academic year Tuesday highlighting one balm for its problems: 16 new magnet schools.

The nation’s second-largest school...

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Not all firefighter school students actually want to be firefighters 17.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Live updates: It's back to school day in L.A. Aug. 16, 2016, 2:10 p.m. Classes start this morning for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second-largest school system.With school back in session, the district faces many questions: What will Supt. Michelle King do during her first...
When your baby brother heads off to kindergarten 17.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Live updates: It's back to school day in L.A. Aug. 16, 2016, 2:10 p.m. Classes start this morning for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second-largest school system.With school back in session, the district faces many questions: What will Supt. Michelle King do during her first...
Promises of free community college, library cards 17.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Live updates: It's back to school day in L.A. Aug. 16, 2016, 1:01 p.m. Classes start this morning for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second-largest school system.With school back in session, the district faces many questions: What will Supt. Michelle King do during her first...
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L.A. Unified opens two firefighter magnet schools 16.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Live updates: It's back to school day in L.A. Aug. 16, 2016, 10:56 a.m. Classes start this morning for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second-largest school system.With school back in session, the district faces many questions: What will Supt. Michelle King do during her first...
#BacktoSchool at Fourth Street Elementary, the district's example of increasing enrollment 16.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Live updates: It's back to school day in L.A. Aug. 16, 2016, 10:56 a.m. Classes start this morning for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second-largest school system.With school back in session, the district faces many questions: What will Supt. Michelle King do during her first...
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