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AM News: Bush Summit, Transition Tremors, Seattle Layoffs, & More

SUMMIT Education Summit Lifts Up State's Role in Education - Politics K-12 - Education Week Jeb Bush Calls for ‘Earthquake’ in Federal Education Funding and Policy Under GOP Control…Show More Summary

Morning Video: Sacramento Charter Wins $100K John Oliver Response Contest

"Natomas Charter School of Sacramento, Calif., has won the $100,000 prize offered by the Center for Education Reform to tell comedian John Oliver to back off the abusive rhetoric about charter schools," according to Hey, John Oliver: Here's The Winner Of The Charter School Contest. Show More Summary

AM News: CA Teacher Shortage, DeVos Funds Confirmation Senators, & More

SHORTAGES IN CA California teacher shortage worsens, especially in cities - SFGate Most California schools report trouble finding qualified teachers | 89.3 KPCC State’s teacher shortage hitting ‘alarming rates’ for 2016-17, new survey says | EdSource UNCERTIFIEDS VS. Show More Summary

Afternoon Video: Black Community Divided Over Charter Schools

The latest PBS NewsHour segment features Memphis schools and the debate among black community leaders over charter schools.

AM News: State Delays ESSA Plan, For-Profits Rebound, & More

Washington State to delay submission of plan for Every Student Succeeds Act… Indiana Considers Pausing School Accountability Penalties—Again… After nearing collapse under...Show More Summary

Quotes: DeVos Appointment Could Press Educators To End Infighting

She’s criticized charter schools, publicly funded and government-regulated schools, as well as the Common Core standards, which aim to set a bar against which all students, schools, and teachers can be measured?—?leading to market-style consequences for poor performance. -- Elizabeth Green of Chalkbeat (Why Betsy DeVos could mean the end of the education wars as we know them)

AM News: TIMSS, Transition, LAUSD Grad Rate Audit

TIMSS U.S. students still lag many Asian peers on international math and science exam… US students lag peers in East Asia, Russia in math, science - AP International test shows slight...Show More Summary

Quotes: Realistic Limits On Trump & Private School Choice

Ms. DeVos will probably be a boon to the relatively small, growing population of families that home-school their children. But most parents will still want their children in a school building during the day, taught by a teacher, not by a computer... Show More Summary

Morning Video: Nine-Month Online Teacher Program For $6K

From PBS NewsHour: "Emily Feistritzer has come a long way from her first entrepreneurial endeavor: going door to door selling glow-in-the-dark statues of the Virgin Mary. After a long career in education, she founded Teach-Now, a global...Show More Summary

AM News: Almost-Secretary Falwell, Chicago Charter Crunch, Plus Teacher Adele

TRANSITION Obama's agencies push flurry of 'midnight' actions [including education] - POLITICO AP: Falwell Jr. says Trump offered him education secretary job Trump could open door to expanding D.C....Show More Summary

Charts: Trust In Schools On The Decline (Along With Other Institutions)

Americans Don’t Trust Their Institutions Anymore | FiveThirtyEight [Schools down 7 percentage points. ] — Alexander (@alexanderrusso) November 17, 2016

AM News: Two EdSec Contenders, Tolerance, Bus Crash, & More

TRANSITION Education Secretary: Rhee vs. DeVos? What We Know About the Finalists (and 3 Other Wild Cards)… Trump’s Search For Education Secretary Narrows To Two Candidates…Show More Summary

Quotes: NEA Head Quoted Praising White Suburban Schools In Louisiana

When Katrina hit, it hit everybody's schools... They rebuilt and modernized all the white suburb public schools. They ended up better than before and they bulldozed the public schools in the black neighborhoods. - NEA head Lily Eskelsen Garcia quoted in Inlander

AM News: Transition News, Muslim-American Teachers, & More

TRUMP TRANSITION On Sat, Michelle Rhee met with Donald Trump. - LA Times Trump school voucher plan comes against backdrop of opposition in California… At Iowa High School, Election Results Kindle Tensions and Protests - The New York Times U.S. Show More Summary

Morning Video: Clinton At Children's Defense Fund, Hess At Shanker Institute

Or, watch the Wednesday Shanker Institute panel (Huerta, Martin, Brown, Hess, Weingarten) reflecting on the election and what comes next. AFT writeup here.

Cartoon: A Different Kind Of Parent-Teacher Meeting

“Your son is teaching third grade at a second-grade level.” [@NewYorker] — irene (@irene_r) November 11, 2015 From last year.

AM News: States Lowered Teacher Prep Bar, Trump Trauma, & More

Teacher prep standards scaled back as shortage took hold… A plan to fix Seattle student achievement gaps: teacher diversity, international schools… Advocacy group warns...Show More Summary

Lunchtime Video: New President, New Higher Education Agenda

From Monday in DC: "At EWA’s forum on the 2016 election outcome, a panel of experts discuss the future of higher education policy with members of the media. Speakers: Lindsey Burke, Heritage Foundation Kevin Carey, New America DavidShow More Summary

AM News: Schools Respond, Trump Transitions, & More

In Segregated Classrooms Students Struggle To Understand A Trump Victory… Flooded with questions after Trump win, Denver Public Schools produces immigration fact sheet via @nuzzel These...Show More Summary

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