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Once more, L.A. school board decision on new leader seems to stall 21.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

After more than five hours in closed session, the Los Angeles Board of Education recessed its meeting Friday without announcing a new superintendent for the nation’s second-largest school system.

The board is scheduled to resume deliberations May 1.

Most of the speculation has centered on former...

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Hillary Clinton to headline D.C. school fundraiser next month 20.4.2018 Washington Post
Hillary Clinton to headline D.C. school fundraiser next month
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For home buyers on a budget, ‘a nice, quiet neighborhood ’ in Northeast D.C. 19.4.2018 Washington Post
For home buyers on a budget, ‘a nice, quiet neighborhood ’ in Northeast D.C.
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Dual language charter schools attract the longest waiting lists in D.C. 18.4.2018 Washington Post
Dual language charter schools attract the longest waiting lists in D.C.
Colorado Democrats tell Democrats for Education Reform to pound sand 18.4.2018 Washington Post
Colorado Democrats tell Democrats for Education Reform to pound sand
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Stop enrollment fraud? D.C. school officials are often the ones committing it, Post examination finds. 17.4.2018 Washington Post
Lax enforcement has bred a “consequence-free” system abused by its own employees. Among those alleged to have improperly enrolled their children are a celebrated principal and a teacher of the year.
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Dispute over money emerges in campaign to repeal California's gas tax increase 13.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Pro-Kevin de León group launches ad castigating Dianne Feinstein 13.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Daily Digest: Dayton unloads on Pawlenty 12.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Some Minnesota political stories in the news as you start your Thursday.
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Schools, governor push to make preschool funding permanent 12.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
School officials say they may have to cut preschool classes if lawmakers do not extend state funds awarded last year.
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California parents fear school shootings but don't want to arm teachers, survey finds 12.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Most Californians are worried about school shooting threats and oppose arming teachers, survey finds 12.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Arizona teachers demanding raise protest at schools 12.4.2018 AP National
PHOENIX (AP) -- Thousands of Arizona teachers wearing red shirts and carrying signs protested outside more than a thousand schools Wednesday, demanding higher salaries and better school funding....
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Teachers in Puerto Rico Demand an End to School Closures and Privatization 11.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Efforts to privatize the public schools in Puerto Rico were already under way when Hurricane Maria provided just the impetus the neoliberal establishment was looking for. But educators there are fighting back -- with the support of their peers on the mainland. Ultimately, it's a fight for the future of the working class, say Liza Fournier and Mercedes Martinez, unionized teachers in Puerto Rico. Teachers participate in a one-day strike against the government's privatization drive in public education, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on March 19, 2018. (Photo: Ricardo Arduengo / AFP / Getty Images) Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. We're now more than a year into the Trump administration, and activists have scored some important victories in those months. Yet there is always more to be done, and for many people, the question of where to focus and how to help remains. In this series, we talk with organizers, agitators and educators not only about how to resist but also about how to build a better world. ...
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National math and reading scores remain constant, but disparities emerge 10.4.2018 Washington Post
National math and reading scores remain constant, but disparities emerge
Under state control, Inglewood school district's financial picture worsened 10.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When Eugenio Villa agreed to return to the Inglewood schools for a second tour last summer, he knew the district remained one of California’s most troubled.

Inglewood Unified had been nearly insolvent when it was taken over by the state Department of Education in 2012. Six years later, its enrollment...

Sharpton, school survivor, announce anti-gun violence rally 7.4.2018 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- A survivor of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting joined the Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday to announce a June rally in front of President Donald Trump's Manhattan apartment to protest gun violence eased by access to assault weapons....
Puerto Rico to close 283 schools amid sharp enrollment drop 6.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Puerto Rico’s Department of Education announced Thursday that it will close 283 schools this summer following a sharp drop in enrollment amid the island’s long economic slump and the continued departure of families after Hurricane Maria.
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US Schools Disproportionately Punish Black Students, GAO Report Confirms 5.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Truthout is your hub for thought-provoking, conversation-sparking stories. Support independent journalism by making a small, tax-deductible donation today! Heavy-handed racialized punishment starts at an early age, the Government Accountability Office confirmed on Wednesday. The federal watchdog released  a report  finding that Black students are over-represented among severely reprimanded elementary, middle and high school students. While Black children and teenagers make up 15.5 percent of all public school students, they're disproportionately represented among the number of students who have received out-of-school suspensions (38.7 percent), school-related arrests (34.9 percent), and expulsions (30.1 percent). And while boys are over-represented among students who receive major punishments, Black girls were reprimanded in US schools at almost twice the rate of White boys (10 percent and 5.2 percent, respectively). "Regardless of the level of school poverty, Black students, boys, and students with ...
What striking teachers teach us 5.4.2018 Washington Post
What striking teachers teach us
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