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#EDgif Of The Day: Middle Schoolers Print New Leg For Cute Penguin

Do you want to read how some kids 3D-printed a boot for a penguin named Purps? Yes, you do— Motherboard (@motherboard) July 19, 2016

AM News: Trump's Son Slams Schools, Struggle To Educate Migrants, & More

Donald Trump Jr. trashes U.S. public schools (though he didn't attend one)… See also EdWeek, This Week In Education. FEDS INVESTIGATE MEMPHIS SCHOOL DISTRICT OVER MIGRANT BIAS: Associated Press More Summary

Quotes: Humorless Politics Make Progress Tougher

Today, however, practically nobody seems to have a sense of humor, at least not about anything bearing on ed reform. Is it because of our unfunny national politics? Because social media and 24/7 news mean that even a short chortle can...Show More Summary

Afternoon Video: Homeless Student Overwhelmed By Public Support

-whenever you think you have it bad, someone's situation is worse — ? (@KyTheWriter) July 20, 2016

Morning Video: Trump Son Decries Education System That Benefits Teachers Not Kids

As you can see above, Donald Trump's son gave a speech last night that included some pretty harsh language about education: "Our schools used to be an elevator to the middle class. Now they're stalled on the ground floor. They're like...Show More Summary

AM News: Charter Backers Lobby RNC, Trump VP Pick's Education Record, & More

Charter backers take attendance fight to Cleveland, some delegates not impressed | The Columbus Dispatch Mike Pence’s Record on Education Is One of Turmoil and Mixed Results… At the WhiteShow More Summary

TV: On HBO's New Show, 2 Angry White Vice Principals Try To Unseat A Competent Black Principal

Lots of folks seem to have tuned into the premier episode of Vice Principals last weekend, at least according to the number of writeups I've come across in the last few days. Over at Vox, the show is described as "a vicious free-for-all" focused on helping the rest of us understand why white guys are well, so angry. Show More Summary

Books: Inequality & Achievement Gaps At "Rolling Acres Public Schools"

"Nestled in neighborhoods of varying degrees of affluence, suburban public schools are typically better resourced than their inner-city peers and known for their extracurricular offerings and college preparatory programs. Despite the...Show More Summary

Afternoon Video: Hillary Clinton Addresses AFT Convention In Minnesota

Here's the half-hour speech from yesterday, which according to most reports wasn't all that much different from her previous speech to assembled groups of teachers. Via AFT.

Quotes: Before You Let Your School Go Pokemon Crazy ...

The whole "Pokemon Go will revolutionize education" claims have made me incredibly angry, even though it's a claim that's made about every single new product that ed-tech's early adopters find exciting (and clickbait-worthy)... All this...Show More Summary

Morning Listen: Unacknowledged Racism In The Leafy Suburbs

Check out this fascinating American RadioWorks interview titled Race in Suburban Schools, featuring L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy talking about his look at one Midwestern suburban school district that illustrates the increasing diversity and nagging achievement gaps in the leafy burbs. Show More Summary

AM News: NEA At RNC, Clinton At AFT, & More

At GOP Convention, NEA Thanks Republicans for Help Enacting ESSA - Politics K-12 See also: NEA Adds $1.4 Million to Massachusetts Anti-Charter Campaign | Intercepts In AFT Talk, Hillary Clinton Doubles...Show More Summary

Quotes: "Be My Guest"

If supporters of charter schools want to go into the Democratic National Convention opposing “democratically governed” schools and insisting on the right to “replace or destabilize traditional public schools,” be my guest. - Jeff Bryant (Sanders Movement Pushes Democratic Party Platform Toward A Big Fight Over Charter Schools)

Update: Whatever Happened To "Democrats For Education Reform"?

Here's the latest in a series of occasional case studies I've been doing the past few years, this one about an education-focused PAC called Democrats For Education Reform that was an early backer of Barack Obama and had lots of early...Show More Summary

Morning Video: HBO's New Series, "Vice Principals"

Here's the teaser trailer for the new HBO series, "Vice Principals," which features two highly flawed human beings attempting to replace a retiring principal played by Bill Murray.

Maps: Gap Between Rich & Poor Schools Grows 44 Percent (Now $1,500 Per Kid)

Red and orange states are where students in rich districts receive more funds than students in poor districts. via Hechinger Report (The gap between rich and poor schools grew 44 percent over a decade). "The richest 25 percent of school...Show More Summary

Campaign 2016: Independent Voters Don't Care Much About Education Issues

Reminder: among voters who haven't yet chosen Trump or Clinton, VP pick not terribly important. (Healthcare is, tho) — Catherine Rampell (@crampell) July 15, 2016 By the looks of this polling data, independent voters care about education just a smidgen less than they care about who gets picked for the Vice President.

Magazine: Rethinking "Ghetto" Communities -- & Their Schools

The word “ghetto” has come to sound like an indictment of a people as well as of a place. — The New Yorker (@NewYorker) July 14, 2016 This recent New Yorker article (There Goes the Neighborhood) raises a bunch...Show More Summary

Morning Video: At SOS, Ravitch Crows Over Reform Departures/Failures

If you happened not to catch it at the time, you really should watch Diane Ravitch's speech at last weekend's SOS Rally, via Anthony Cody. Or, read Jeff Bryant's writeup in the Progressive, which notes that the rally was much smaller this year than the big showing in 2011.

AM News: Trump VP On Education, Hungry Parents, & More

The basics of Mike Pence on education… GOP platform encourages teaching about the Bible in public schools… At summer lunch programs, schools see hungry parents, too…...Show More Summary

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