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Afternoon Video: Clinton Addresses NEA Convention

Here's Clinton's speech. Click here if it doesn't load properly. Go to #NEARA16 for all the twitter action.

Charts: PA Funding Formula Benefits Declining Districts

How per pupil funding correlates with enrollment changes since 1991 Create your own infographics "Of the 100 districts that receive the most per-pupil funding from the state, the overwhelming majority have residents who spend below the...Show More Summary

AM: Court Rules Against MA Common Core Ballot Question, Plus NEA, Newark, & More

Court Rules Question To End Common Core Can’t Be On Ballot « CBS Boston Court Tosses Massachusetts Common Core Ballot Question… Schools are under federal pressure to translate for immigrant...Show More Summary

TGIF: Best Education Journalism Of The Week (Ending July 1, 2016)

BEST OF THE WEEK Seattle Times: Garfield High principal navigates racial divide Reveal: Who got rich off the student debt crisis NPR: Looking For Change, Teachers Hit The Campaign Trail More Summary

Brexit: Fears About Immigrant Students Part Of British Exit Vote

School over-crowding was an issue in the #Brexit vote? — alexandr (@alexanderrusso) June 24, 2016 One of the cluster of concerns about immigrants that came up during the lead up to the Brexit vote was school overcrowding. Sounds familiar, right?

Charts: Seattle High School Illustrates Integration/Inequality Problem

‘Microcosm of the city’: Garfield High principal navigates racial divide | The Seattle Times — alexandr (@alexanderrusso) July 1, 2016 Seattle's Garfield High School is integrated in...Show More Summary

AM News: What's Next For DC Schools? Plus Seattle, NYC, Indianapolis, Chicago

With Kaya Henderson leaving, Bowser has a decision to make - The Washington Post The end of busing in Indianapolis: 35 years later, a more segregated system calls it quits Garfield High principal navigates...Show More Summary

Afternoon Video: Choosing A School When Race Is An Issue

Here's the video from last night's WNYC #raceinschools conversation including Lucinda Rosenfeld, Nikole Hannah-Jones, and Rebecca Carol.

People: Actor/Activist Jesse Williams, Son Of Teachers & Former Teacher

#JesseWilliams speech. Make sure you watch it! — Tswana Montana (@Tswana_Guy3) June 29, 2016 Sunday night's stirring BET speech put Jesse Williams' activism on the front burner, but this obviously wasn't the start of anything for him. Show More Summary

Quotes: DC's Henderson Credits Mayoral Control Over Schools

I don’t think we could have done this if I had to answer to a school board. My superintendent colleagues spend the vast majority of their time trying to convince people to allow them to do what is good and right for kids. That’s never how I spend my time. Show More Summary

AM News: DC's Henderson Stepping Down, EdSec King Spars With Congress

Chancellor Kaya Henderson Says She's Leaving D.C. Public Schools | WAMU 88.5 DC schools chief Kaya Henderson to step down: AP D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson to step down, leaving legacy...Show More Summary

Quotes: Charters For Everyone!

There was a period of time where it was as if almost anyone who wanted to open a charter school could get a grant of $100,000 from the Waltons. It ran like that for a number of years, until eventually they looked at the results and decided this wasn’t working. NACSA's Greg Richmond in The American Prospect (Education Reformers Reflect at 25)

White People: Wake Up, For Sure -- But Think Twice Before Calling Yourself "Woke"

There's a small but growing group of white education folks out there who are identifying themselves as "woke," by which they mean they are aware of structural inequalities and racism (and presumably working against these things). But I'm not sure that employing the term is a good thing for white folks to do, much as they might be tempted. Show More Summary

Books: Forthcoming Novel Highlights White Parents & Diverse Schools

Lucinda Rosenfeld's new novel, Class, is scheduled to come out in a few months, but we're already starting to hear about it this summer. According to the Amazon blurb, the book focuses on "idealistic forty-something Karen Kipple" who sends her kid to an integrated Brooklyn school. Show More Summary

Morning Video: Helping Poor Kids Get Through College

"For Georgia State’s Tyler Mulvenna, a $900 grant from an innovative retention program let him live on campus, work less and do what he came to do: study." PBS NewsHour: Unique college program helps poor students make the grade. Or, watch this segment about a Detroit high school boys' choral group.

AM News: Teachers Unions, Hedge Funds, Trump Towers, Aleppo

Teachers Union, Hedge Funds War Over Pension Billions - Supreme Court denies rehearing of 4-4 Friedrichs v. CTA lawsuit on union dues | EdSource Trump Towers Over Education: How His Candidacy Is...Show More Summary

Afternoon Video: Two Contrasting Charter School Models

This video highlights Avalon School in St. Paul, Minn., and Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, Los Angeles, Calif -- one charter led by teachers, another part of a college-prep focused network. (Charter Schools After 25 Years: Inside Two Contrasting Schools via EdWeek)

Morning Video: Hot Actor From Gray's Anatomy Wakes The Crowd At BET

Actor Jesse Williams got the largest standing ovation at the #BETawards. Here's why: — AJ+ (@ajplus) June 28, 2016 In case you missed it Sunday night, here's an AJ+ video clip from Jesse Williams' impassioned speech honoring organizers, students, activists at the BET Awards show. Show More Summary

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