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Morning Video: Clinton Wouldn't Opt Her Granddaughter Out Of Testing

Hillary Clinton wouldn't opt out her granddaughter on Common Core tests https://t.co/qIuvbb7LdV via @NewsdayOpinion pic.twitter.com/is7aA5dt2O — Newsday (@Newsday) April 12, 2016 Via Newsday: Hillary Clinton wouldn't opt out her granddaughter on Common Core tests http://nwsdy.li/1NlLr04 via

AM News: DC Teacher Appeal, Overlooked ELLs, Canceling Obama Prep

First DCPS Teacher To Win Arbitration Over Evaluation System Discusses His Case | WAMU 88.5 http://ow.ly/10zfxu Gifted, But Still Learning English, Many Bright Students Get Overlooked : NPR Ed : NPRow.ly/10zfbq LA Unified's internalShow More Summary

Cartoon: If School Buses Boarded Like Airplanes

"We're boarding only our Elite Premium passengers at this time."@NewYorker cartoon: https://t.co/2DFk1j3dK8 pic.twitter.com/aO3oVN2ylc — Jessica Byrd (@JezzaBellie) April 8, 2016 "Once again, we're boarding only our Elite Premium passengers at this time. Thank you." From The New Yorker.

Campaign 2016: Sanders, Trump, & McKesson (Yes, McKesson)

Can @deray turn 330,000 Twitter followers into 20,000 votes? https://t.co/Nqh8Ag9xSs pic.twitter.com/sgIa4MvOiS — FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) April 11, 2016 There are at least three big outsider campaigns going on right now, though most folks are only paying attention to Sanders and Trump. Show More Summary

Quotes: At Friday Event, Clinton Touts "Balanced" Approach To Testing

I want every teacher, principal, parent and student to know you will have a partner in the White House... Recruiting and retaining effective teachers starts with something very basic, raising teacher pay... Let’s keep working to find a fair balanced approached to testing so our kids learn what they need to compete... Show More Summary

Morning Video: They're [Still] Using "The Wire" In Schools

This PBS NewsHour segment describes some of the different ways "The Wire" is [still] being used in classrooms and courses around the country. Apparently there was just a conference about it at Columbia. Or, watch the Leadership Conference...Show More Summary

AM News: Clinton Addresses NY Teachers, Philly Labor Leaders

Hillary Clinton touts economic agenda in Buffalo, Rochester | Newsday http://ow.ly/10wCjR Clinton Stumps for Friendly Union Faces in Pennsylvania - Courthouse News http://pllqt.it/Yts30d Why Talented Black and Hispanic Students Can Go...Show More Summary

AM News: It's Social Media Friday

It's Twitter Friday -- watch what I'm seeing and thinking below, or on Twitter, or via Facebook. Have a great day: Tweets about @alexanderrusso

Charts: Easy Entry But Low Salaries For Classroom Aides, Preschool Teachers

Which careers have the most promise but least costly training in every state? Click this map https://t.co/Mb6Oi3l8qY pic.twitter.com/rn7DJQpGeg — Mathematica (@MathPolResearch) April 6, 2016 Mathematic has a chart for each state showing careers that don't require a ton of education and have predicted job growth. Show More Summary

Events: See You At The Yale SOM Education Conference

Most Likely to Succeed Trailer from One Potato Productions on Vimeo. Along with many others, I'm going to be at the Yale SOM Education Conference (which actually starts tonight and goes through tomorrow). The Friday morning keynotes are going to be Thrive Chicago's Sandra Abrevaya and Northside Achievement Zone's Sondra Samuels. Show More Summary

School Police: San Antonio Girl Slammed To Ground

12 year old girl slammed face first to the ground in school by police Full Story: https://t.co/zmOfnxUmya pic.twitter.com/kEjCfDHHa7 — Shaun King (@ShaunKing) April 7, 2016 The latest in a string of videos featuring school police acting in a deeply unsettling way, now trending on social media.

AM News: Philly Turnarounds, Clinton Visit (Plus NYC Parent Lawsuit)

Politicians, union leaders, and teachers blast school turnaround plans Philly Inquirer: Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, and Katie McGinty, candidate in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate, joined...Show More Summary

Quotes: Black Superintendent Reacts To "Jim Crow" Accusation From White Protesters

I’m not going to stand by while someone who doesn’t look like me accuses me of carrying out some form of Jim Crow... I teach my own kids that no one can take your dignity and only you can control your temper. I tell them that I know who I am. Show More Summary

Morning Video: Digital Education, Promise and Perils

Here's last night's PBS NewsHour segment on personalized learning and data security questions, which opens in a Miami school that features education technology. Or, watch EdWeek's ESSA explainer and see how many staffers you can recognize in their cameos.

AM News: Opt-Outs, DCTU Victory, Teachers Vs. Police?

Opt-Outs Persist as Exams Begin Across New York - WSJ http://ow.ly/10lTtm Teachers union touts victory in evaluation fight - The Washington Post http://ow.ly/10lSD9 FOP want Chicago Teachers Union to condemn rally comments to 'F--- the...Show More Summary

Update: The Teach For America Reboot (Goes Beyond Corps Member Diversity)

Here's my latest Scholastic Administrator column, about the Teach for America Reboot: "The controversy surrounding TFA may have been helpful, in the end. As Villanueva Beard told Politico, “'I’m grateful for when people make our shortcomings clear, because it enables us to get better.'”

Quotes: Opt-Out Advocates Work To Win Over Minority Parents

We already have so much work to do to try to close the achievement gap that this is a distraction... It's not Latino parents, it's not African-American parents. We don't have the time to be wasting trying to opt out. We need to knowShow More Summary

Chart: Nearly Half Of HS Grads Taking "No Cohesive Curriculum"

Only 8 Percent of Students Complete College- and Career-Ready Curriculum -Education Week https://t.co/1zfiE80J7J pic.twitter.com/zI7qLSPJBl — alexanderrusso (@alexanderrusso) April 5, 2016 Only 8 Percent of Students Complete College- and Career-Ready Curriculum, according to EdWeek story on new EdTrust report.

Morning Video: April Begins Mass Shooting Season

"Two years ago, Alex Hribal, a student at Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh, wanted to honor the Columbine killers, but school wasn’t in session April 20. He struck on Eric Harris’ birthday — April 9 — and stabbed 20 people." via Washington Post (The strange seasonality of violence: Why April is ‘the beginning of the killing season’)

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