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AM News: School Incidents, Trump Protests, Reality Checks, & More

Trump's school choice expansion plan may face uphill battle - AP Rash of racist school incidents demand administrators act quickly - Think Progress LA School Board: If Trump administration asks...Show More Summary

Quotes: Why New Funders Might Not Focus On Charters

If you're a young tech type looking at what new solution might sweep over and remake the K-12 landscape, it's not clear you'd see charters as an obvious candidate. How enthusiastic do you think Silicon Valley VCs might be about a product...Show More Summary

Morning Video: Schools React To Post-Election Incidents, Fears

There have been lots more incidents at schools and elsewhere since this PBS NewsHour segment from last week, but it's still good to watch.

Afternoon Video: Samantha Bee Calls For Teaching The Constitution

In her show last week, Samantha Bee called for more and better school instruction about how the government works. But of course she had many other, larger complaints. Watch it, then watch Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock tear into oblivious white liberal voters' reactions to the Trump victory on SNL.

AM News: Tuesday Morning Education News Roundup

Democrats split over how hard to push 'It's the Economy, Stupid’ - Las Vegas Sun News vs social issues Virginia’s schools are growing more racially and economically segregated… Tougher...Show More Summary

Movies: New Film Addresses Bullying, School Violence, & Mass Incarceration

If you need something to take your mind off of last week's election results, or to focus your mind on one of the worlds we live in, you might want to check out Moonlight. A glowing NYT review (‘Moonlight’: Is This the Year’s Best Movie?)...Show More Summary

AM News: Monday Morning Roundup

Civics Game Advanced by Former Justice Is Classroom Hit - WSJ What Passed, What Didn’t [AL, AK, CA, GA, LA, ME, MA, OK, OR, SD] After Question 2, what’s next for education reform? - The Boston Globe...Show More Summary

AM News: Murky (Possibly Minor) Education Implications For Trump White House

Educators Brace for Change as Some Trump Policies Still Unclear - WSJ Analysis: Trump’s ed policy murky at best… In short term at least, Trump presidency unlikely to disrupt California...Show More Summary

AM News: Trump Transition, Student Reactions, & Other Changes

Trump Set to Shift Gears on Civil Rights, ESSA, Says a K-12 Transition-Team Leader… Can President Trump Get Rid Of Common Core? - NPR What a Trump presidency means for America's...Show More Summary

AM News: Election Night Brings Mixed Bag On Education Issues/Races

Donald Trump Wins Presidency, Brings Uncertainty to Big Education Issues… Patty Murray, top-ranking Democrat on the Health, Education, Labor & Pension Committee, is re-elected… Mass. Show More Summary

AM News: Mass. Spending Reaches $41M & Other Election-Day Education News

Democrats feud over charter schools in Massachusetts - POLITICO Question 2 Donations — For And Against — Top $41 Million | Edify ELECTION DAY 22 Big Races and Ballot Questions to Watch Tuesday...Show More Summary

AM News: MA's $38M Charter Referendum, CA's English-Only Law, & More

Poll Results Diverge as $38M Campaign Over Massachusetts Charter Cap Hits Ballot Tuesday | The 74 Charter Schools Are the Big Issue on Massachusetts’ Ballot Charter school supporters, opponents...Show More Summary

AM News: Big Ballot Questions In MA & CA, Plus More

Out-of-state dollars pouring into ballot question battles - AP Charter Question Splits Suburbs — Even Suburbs With No Charter Schools | WBUR Edify Spending ramps up in race for Washington schools chief...Show More Summary

Quotes: White Democrats' "Trickle-Down Liberalism" Hasn't Helped Blacks

Some of the most segregated schools in the country educate students in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Milwaukee. Efforts to integrate schools in these cities have met resistance from white progressives... And in these cities,...Show More Summary

AM News: A Clinton Position On MA's Charter Question 2? That'd Be News

A charter school success story, made possible by chance - The Boston Globe Bernie Sanders calls for defeat of charter school measure - The Boston Globe Schools to face teacher shortage if voters end...Show More Summary

Afternoon Video: New Documentary Recounts Newtown Aftermath

The documentary is being simulcast in theaters tonight. Read more about it over at EdWeek.

Charts: Teacher Retention Rates Not So High Compared To Other Industries

This chart, from EIA's Mike Antonucci, raises questions about a recent NPR story claiming that teacher quit rates were problematically high. They may be higher than in other nations, as cited in the NPR story, but they're not higher than many other careers in the US.

Quotes: Making Sense Of The Fight Over Federal Education Spending

Supplementing a highly inequitable system with a relatively small amount of federal funding is one small step in a much longer journey. Even with supplemental funds, schools within communities of concentrated poverty remain highly disadvantaged. Show More Summary

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