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Daily Digest: Health care bill will cost Minnesota 22.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The health care debate, mediation, and a 2016 presidential contender in Minnesota.
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Minnesota schools say new pre-K money will help meet rising need 21.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Legislature this year backed $70 million in new spending on three of the state's main early education programs. School districts say there's plenty of need for the cash. New opportunities for free preschool are in high demand.
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Rodriguez resigns, a controversial assignment, Cal State faculty's concerns: What's new in education 20.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Rodriguez's puzzling finances, a rush to renew DACA status, Philadelphia discrimination lawsuit: What's new in education 18.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Governments turn tables by suing public records requesters 17.9.2017 AP National
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct....
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New secrecy tactic: suing people who seek public records 17.9.2017 AP National
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct....
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Fox And Friends Asks DeVos If Colleges Turn Youth Into 'Antifa' 15.9.2017 Crooks Liars
"Fox and Friends" has two jobs: keep the President watching and their other viewers distracted. So this morning, instead of covering Trump Russia or North Korea or Hillary Clinton making Trump's entire administration look like a bunch of idiots (without a bead of sweat) it was time for the residents of the Crotch Couch to fearmonger about colleges turning our kids into Antifa members. Seriously. This is the moronic and nonsensical concern being transmitted by Fox. Secretary of Education and obvious corruption hire Betsy DeVos joined Trump's BFF's at "Fox and Friends" to discuss her "Rethink School" tour in six states. DeVos' tour is focused on K-12 grades, but F&F had something completely different in mind: Are our kids becoming left-wing terrorists simply by...gasp...going to COLLEGE?!? Co-host Abby Huntsman discussed how nervous parents are to send their kids off to college in "normal" circumstances, but now they have to worry about a new threat. What if their kids are converted into LIBERALS? Abby ...
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Robert and Jan Weissman's Lifetime Giving to Babson reaches a Record USD 100 Million 9.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
WELLESLEY, Mass., Sept. 8, 2017 : Robert (Bob) Weissman '64, H'94, P'87 '90 and his wife, Jan Weissman P'87 '90, have made a USD 36.3 million gift to Babson College, enabling construction to begin on a new collaborative environment in the center of campus where students, faculty, staff, and their ideas will intertwine.
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Enrollment of Catholic school students in an online public school raises questions 8.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Last spring, Katie Rivera’s daughter came home from the St. Francis Parish School in Bakersfield with some unusual paperwork.

The school was pushing parents to sign their children up for a “unique pilot program” taught entirely online and run by a public school district in Los Angeles County.

Each...

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Gillespie rejects ‘alt-right’ label for Nazis and Klansmen in Charlottesville 8.9.2017 Washington Post
Gillespie rejects ‘alt-right’ label for Nazis and Klansmen in Charlottesville
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The Daily 202: Trump’s triangulation shows what might have been 7.9.2017 Washington Post
The Daily 202: Trump’s triangulation shows what might have been
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UC's top expert on immigration law urges DACA students to stay calm 6.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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UC's chief immigration legal expert urges DACA beneficiaries to stay calm 5.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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The pendulum swings too far on school accountability 5.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Is California’s committment to school accountability dead? Probably not, but it’s certainly withering.

The days of California’s Academic Performance Index and the federal No Child Left Behind Act are over, and they won’t be missed. The API’s obsessive insistence on measuring schools solely on the...

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Charter Schools Insist: Our Teachers Are Public Employees! Or Private Employees! Whichever Means They Can’t Unionize! 5.9.2017 American Prospect
Poznyakov/Shutterstock In May 2016, teachers at International High School (IHS)—a charter school in New Orleans— voted 26-18 in favor of forming a union. Yet more than a year later, school administrators are still refusing to bargain, insisting that the teachers do not fall under the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board. (There is no statewide collective bargaining law for public school teachers in Louisiana.) In February 2017, the NLRB voted 2-1 against IHS’s challenge, concluding that the teachers are indeed private workers under their purview rather than public employees. Yet IHS, still refusing to bargain, is now taking its case to the Fifth Circuit—the first time a federal appellate court will rule on such a challenge. The outcome of this suit could affect labor law for charter teachers not only at IHS, but throughout all the Fifth Circuit states—Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Last summer the NLRB issued two decisions concluding that charter school teachers are private employees. ...
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Marijuana sales fund $9.2 million in school pot prevention, health care programs 4.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
New school nurses and other mental health professionals for Colorado schools are coming through a $9.2 million grant parceled out among 42 school districts and charter schools by the Colorado Department of Education.
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Should teachers take standardized tests? One charter school system thinks so. 4.9.2017 Washington Post
Should teachers take standardized tests? One charter school system thinks so.
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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Campaign attacks may hurt women candidates more than men — especially on 'women's' issues 31.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
And on some issues, it hurts Democratic politicians more than Republicans.
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How the Large-Scale Privatization of New Orleans' Schools Upholds Inequality 29.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Cafeteria workers in New Orleans are working to organize a union in order to negotiate for better wages and working conditions with Volunteers of America, a wealthy Christian ministry contracting with local elementary schools to provide meals to students. From left to right: Damita Hall, Pamela Bourgois, Quintessa Dampeer and Debra Slaughter. (Photo: Julie Dermansky) For the school cafeteria workers fighting for living wages and a union, the full-scale privatization of the New Orleans school system created a race to the bottom that robbed Black communities of good-paying jobs. For students and families, it created an academic race to the top that left disadvantaged students behind in a system based on markets and competition. Cafeteria workers in New Orleans are working to organize a union in order to negotiate for better wages and working conditions with Volunteers of America, a wealthy Christian ministry contracting with local elementary schools to provide meals to students. From left to right: Damita ...
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