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TV: Too Few Educators On Cable News -- And Too Few Education Segments, Too

MediaMatters notes that educators make up just one in ten of the guests on cable news segments related to education, which Valerie Strauss regards as a big problem. MSNBC does the best percentage-wise in terms of booking educators as guests -- but not by that much. Show More Summary

Morning Video: Exposing State "Education" Lotteries

Ep. 24 Clip: Lottery Watch John Oliver make a mockery out of 44 state lotteries, which are ostensibly supporting education but in reality don't seem to have much if any positive effects on school resources. Warning: it's long, and has bleeped swear words -- volume down, earbuds in.

AM News: Undocumented Parents, Duncan's Chicago "No Comment," & Bush Speech

Obama’s Immigration Plan Mostly Covers Parents FiveThirtyEight: According to numbers calculated by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a nonpartisan think tank, the bulk of that five million — about 3.7 million — will consist of undocumented parents of U.S. Show More Summary

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: 30 States Scheduled To Use Common Core Assessments This Spring

30 states using Common Core assessments this spring, says @ecscommreport ow.ly/ECmFc Accomplishments & post-game analysis from @MarshallTuck re CA Supe Race ow.ly/EChbn Third Way: Creating a Consistent & Rigorous Licensure Process ow.ly/ECjYM...Show More Summary

Update: Fact-Checking Cami Anderson (X2)

Watching Newark superintendent Cami Anderson's interview with AEI's Rick Hess from last week, a few things are clear: First and foremost is that Anderson's initiatives may be much more nuanced and less top-down than critics have claimed (and the media has repeated). Show More Summary

#EdGif Of The Day: How To Avoid Your Elementary School Co-Worker Crush

Sure, there's a charter school plotline in" Parenthood," and school is in the background (so far) of "Black-Ish." "How To Get Away With Murder" is set at a law school. But "New Girl" remains the most school-focused show out there, and still sometimes the most amusing. Show More Summary

Journalism: Media Narrative Shifted Dramatically During Post-Midterm Period

Check out my latest Scholastic column here if you want to read about how media coverage of the 2014 midterms shifted sharply during the first few days after the results were known -- and how upon examination nobody's claims of victory seemed as strong as was being claimed. Show More Summary

Maps: States Where Lots Of Students With Undocumented Parents Attend School

No surprise that President Obama is going to announce his big deportation relief plan at a Las Vegas high school, given that a whopping 18 percent of kids in Nevada schools have at least one parent without documentation. That's according to a Pew study that HuffPost's Rebecca Klein wrote about yesterday. Read all about it here. Image used with permission.

AM News: Obama Plan's Impact On Students With Undocumented Parents

Obama's Forthcoming Immigration Plan to Protect Millions From Deportation PK12: President Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million undocumented immigrants in the United States from deportation, a move that could have implications for millions of America's K-12 schoolchildren. Show More Summary

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: Chicago, LA Unions Both Run By Brown Alums

Any love for education at CAP's policy conference today? http://ow.ly/EyLWE @EdProgress @ulrichboser Meet The TFA Official Charged With Bringing Change To Ferguson And Beyond http://ow.ly/EyFBJ #BrittanyPacknett Report cites high suspension...Show More Summary

Quotes: Trapped In Failing Schools

I’ll tell you what I think is the biggest problem of race today, it’s poor black children trapped in failing neighborhood schools. - Condoleezza Rice on Fox via Brietbart

Thompson: A Teacher's Review of Kristof and WuDunn's A Path Appears

I loved A Path Appears, by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. It deals with global issues and a variety of philanthropic and grassroots paths to tackling poverty, ignorance, and violence. I doubt that readers are very interested inShow More Summary

Watch: "Schools Suck," Says Reporter (Voicing The Feelings Of Many Journalists)

Earlier this month, Milwaukee-based investigative reporter Meghan Dwyer was onstage receiving a Regional Emmy for a school bullying segment “Scared at School" when things went a bit awry. It's not the worst thing in the world, this gaffe,...Show More Summary

Polls: CA Public Views Of Common Core Show Wide Variations

East Coast types might think that how things are playing out in New York is how they're playing out nationally, but these new poll results from California (USC via EdSource) show widespread (though declining) unfamiliarity among the public about the Common Core and a wide range of views on the standards. Show More Summary

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: Interruptions Drain 25 Days/Year From Poor CA High Schools

Poor CA high schools lose 25 days/year to various interruptions, notes @jillbarshay http://ow.ly/EuwcR @FordFoundation @hechingerreport The Case Against Universal Preschool - The Atlantic http://ow.ly/EsJsT @aliaemily FYI @conorpwilliams...Show More Summary

Quotes: Unions Can't Organize Themselves Into Relevancy

Unions must recreate themselves to be relevant not only to the leaders who thrive on internal and external political drama, but to the average member who is a school secretary in Washington, first grade teacher in Minnesota, or higher education faculty in Florida. Show More Summary

Journalism: Hits & Misses In NPR's "Overtesting" Story

So-called "overtesting" is probably the easiest story on the education beat to do right now, and I'm no saint I did one too last winter for the Atlantic's education page. But there aren't any real numbers out there and so it's very easy...Show More Summary

Slideshow: Who Funds EdTech -- And Who Doesn't

Philanthropy’s Essential Role in K-12 Edtech and Strategies for Impact from Shauntel Poulson Here's an interesting look at who funds edtech pointing out that traditional funders don't all approach the sector the same way -- and that there are some challenges as a result. Take a look and let us know what you think.

Charts: Look At Kentucky & New York "Before & After" Scores

Thanks to Vox for pulling up these before (green) and after (yellow) bar graphs showing how Kentucky and New York kids did on Common Core-aligned assessments, which gives us a rough idea of how kids in other states will do this spring. Click here to read more about the projected dropoffs in 2015. Image courtesy Vox.

AM News: Get Ready For Low Common Core Test Scores This Spring

Under half of students projected to test well EdSource Today: Projections released Monday predict that fewer than half of students in California and other states will score at grade level on tests next spring on the Common Core standards. Show More Summary

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