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Standing Against Privatization: Puerto Rico’s Teachers Strike Wednesday 15.8.2018 Truthout.com
Members of the Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico are planning a one-day strike to defend public education.

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Black Lives Matter in Our Schools: Developing an Anti-Racist Pedagogy 12.8.2018 Truthout.com
"Teaching for Black Lives" offers educators insights into intersectional Black identities and overlapping oppressions.

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Human Rights Department analyzes discipline disparities at MN schools 4.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A recent analysis by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights found that students of color make up 31 percent of the population, yet those students received 66 percent of all suspensions and expulsions in the last five years.
At least 30 Colorado school districts and charter schools allow teachers to carry guns, but no statewide training standards regulate them 8.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado is one of at least nine states where teachers may arm themselves in the classroom if their districts or charter schools allow it. Thirty school districts or charter schools in the state have done so -- though which districts do is less clear.
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Denver experiments with a new teacher training approach for high-poverty schools 7.7.2018 Denver Post: Local
Denver Public Schools has launched a pilot program to better prepare new teachers to work in Denver’s many high-poverty schools.
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National Debt Passes $21 Trillion Mark As Republican Budget Deficits Begin To Rise 5.7.2018 Outside the Beltway
The National Debt has passed $21,000,000,000,000 for the first time in history just as the nation begins its return to the era of trillion dollar budget deficits.
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Obrador Hopes to Restore Mexican Sovereignty 3.7.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
For decades, the specter of Andrés Manuel López Obrador has haunted Mexico’s ruling elites. His triumph on Sunday could change the country’s domestic, regional, and international outlook, says Dan Steinbock. By Dan Steinbock International media touted the neoliberal reforms of…Read more →
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Pared picks up $10M to help restaurant employees live an on-demand life 26.6.2018 TechCrunch
On the busiest nights, a restaurant can’t afford to even lose a dishwasher to getting sick or not being around — or simply ghosting on the company — and end up frustrating the whole experience for the rest of the staff and restaurant goers. It’s a problem that Will Pacio was acutely familiar with during his […]
Unwieldy Health Costs Often Stand Between Teachers and Fatter Paychecks 23.6.2018 Truthout.com
Many teachers have traditionally accepted a trade-off of low salaries for generous benefits.

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Making schools safer: Harsh consequences, or second chances? 22.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The tragedy in Parkland, Fla., this year kicked off a national debate over how to reduce school violence: through tighter security and tougher discipline ... or more help for troubled students?
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California’s jungle primary sets up polarized governor’s race for November: Isn’t helping moderates 7.6.2018 The Moderate Voice

Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at his campaign’s night watch party in San Francisco. AP Photo/Jeff Chiu Thad Kousser, University of California San Diego Voters who took part in California’s innovative and anti-party “jungle” primary delivered a typical and predictably partisan result in the governor’s race. They sent Democratic Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom as […]

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Aurora could get two new charter schools, both with a community focus 7.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Two new charter schools, both with a large focus on community involvement, could open in Aurora in 2019.
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A little school demands a lot — more than any other in D.C. Is that good? 21.5.2018 Washington Post
A little school demands a lot — more than any other in D.C. Is that good?
What they said before and what they are saying now 21.5.2018 Washington Post
What they said before and what they are saying now
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Why America Needs A New Approach To School Desegregation 20.5.2018 Crooks Liars
Despite all the time and effort invested desegregating the nation’s schools over the past half century, the reality is America’s schools are more segregated now than they were in 1968 . Keep that statistic in mind as the nation marks the 64th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education – the 1954 Supreme Court decision that famously mandated the desegregation of U.S. public ...
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Obama’s education secretary: Let’s boycott school until gun laws change 20.5.2018 Washington Post
Obama’s education secretary: Let’s boycott school until gun laws change
Morally Bankrupt Howard Safir Blames Common Core For Santa Fe HS Shooting 19.5.2018 Crooks Liars
Just when we thought there was nothing left to blame school shootings on, Fox News scrapes the bottom of the sewage tank with a spatula to find someone completely unqualified and half-decomposed to blame something ridiculous. Rather than look at real reasons why shootings keep happening, (starts with "G," ends with "U-N-S,") former NYC Police Commissioner Howard Safir delves into his vast educational background. According to him, here is why tragedy occurred again, this time today at Santa Fe High School near Houston, TX. SAFIR:...this is one of those things where we have to look at every single aspect. You know, something I don't think anybody has mentioned, and it's probably not gonna be popular, but we have to look at this Common Core curriculum, which takes emotionally disturbed kids and learning disabled kids and mainstreams them into the general population of students, where they really don't get the kind of attention they need." I know not where to begin. Nobody has mentioned it, Howie, because it ...
Betsy DeVos went to New York to visit schools for the first time. Guess which ones. 17.5.2018 Washington Post
Betsy DeVos went to New York to visit schools for the first time. Guess which ones.
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Mandatory armed guards in California's K-12 schools? No thank you 16.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Mass shootings like the one in Parkland, Fla., in February are terrifying, abhorrent and a sign of something extremely troubling in our society. But we shouldn’t be misled into believing they’re common.

In fact, in the more than five years since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut...

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Front Range school districts on board for plan to slash youth RTD fares by 70 percent 16.5.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
Metro- area school districts are lining up to support a sweeping overhaul of the Regional Transportation District pass program that will cut fares for students and low-income families.
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