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Charts: All About Latino Students

Did you know 95% of Latino youth are citizens? More on Latino youth, aged 0-17. #KidsData — NCLR (@NCLR) September 29, 2016 The vast majority of Latino youth are US citizens. Eight out of 10 states with fastest growing Latino populations between 2000-2015 were in the South. Graduation rates are up. All this and more via NCLR's new report #kidsdata.

Quotes: Shame On Our Current Education Wars

Like many Washingtonians (from both parties) in those days, [former AFT head Al Shanker] had the capacity to fight you fiercely over issues of disagreement while also teaming up on shared causes... He and I would do battle over vouchers...Show More Summary

AM News: Brooklyn Charter Rally, Latino Outcomes By State, DC Grad Rates, & More

Hillary Clinton’s College Plan Appeals to the Left, but Educators Have Doubts… Chicago Teachers Union Sets Oct. 11 Strike Date… CTU "delegates took a voice vote so loud it could be heard...Show More Summary

Quotes: Bedbugs & Distressed Teachers In Detroit

Just imagine being at a school where you sit down, get your education, you get back up, go home, next thing you know you brought bedbugs from school to your home... Just imagine being at a school where your teachers are all sick and tired, and they’re acting like they’re not able to teach because they’re not getting paid for what they do. Show More Summary

TV: "Transparent" Producers Were Bullied In High School

Transparent is back -- horrifying and human as ever. And with it, discussion of the lives of trans people in America. “It was only when I started working at the high school that I saw she took a lot of crap,” said one parent. "As the...Show More Summary

Morning Video: Bringing Back The Arts In Boston

DC schools may teach everyone how to ride a bike, but Boston schools are aiming to provide weekly arts education to all middle and elementary Boston public school students. Via the PBS NewsHour.

AM News: Implicit Bias & Preschool Teachers

Yale study suggests racial bias among preschool teachers - WashPost… Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem via @npr_ed Yes, Preschool Teachers Really Do Treat Black...Show More Summary

TV: Always Good When Shows Open With A Classroom Scene

The pilot for Issa Rae's #Insecure (fall's best new comedy) is streaming early on HBO NOW, HBO GO & HBO On Demand — Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) September 23, 2016 The new HBO series...Show More Summary

School Life: Desk From The Segregated South

One of the most directly school-related items at the newly-opened museum of African-American history in Washington DC: "This simple desk was used between 1925 and 1954 in one of the 5,000 so-called Rosenwald Schools, a network created by Booker T. Show More Summary

Quotes: Leave No Child Behind (In District Schools)

Education is about creating opportunity for all our children, not about leaving many behind... I hope that the Legislature, the teachers, and the parents can come together to find ways to make sure all kids in Massachusetts get a first-rate education without pitting groups against each other. Show More Summary

Morning Video: Getting Rid Of Middle School?

Is K-8 better than middle school or junior high? The whiz kids at TODAY show riff off a New York Magazine article and some recent research. Or watch this CAP event: How Can Public Schools Better Support Talented Students of Color?

AM News: Warren Opposes MA Charter Expansion, Chicago Teachers Vote To Strike, & More

Elizabeth Warren against charter school increase | Boston Herald MA Senator announces opposition to charter expansion ballot questions What's next in the wake of Chicago Teachers Union strikeShow More Summary

School Life: Armed Teachers Warning Signs In Texas

Medina ISD is putting these signs at each entrance. What they hope to accomplish at 5 on @ksatnews — Garrett Brnger (@BrngerReports) September 16, 2016 In Illinois, they have the signs saying no guns in here. In Texas, it's just the opposite. Via Washington Post.

Afternoon Video: "The Home Stretch" Won An Emmy Last Week

"Roque, Kasey, and Anthony will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their educations while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age." Read more here. From Independent Lens.

Events: Here's Everybody's Future School Trip Destination

#BlackTwitter: This African American History Museum #AAHM preview made me breathe deeply: "Ancestors are smiling." — Donna Battle Pierce (@DonnaBPierce) September 16, 2016 Count yourself among the very lucky ones if you were at the opening of the African-American History Museum last weekend. Show More Summary

AM News: Looming Chicago Strike, Momentous Debate, & More

Chicago Teachers Make Moves Toward Strike… For Students In Tulsa, Pain Frames Conversation About Video Death of Parent Crutcher… Brown vetoes bill intended to place more emphasis on test...Show More Summary

Site News: Gone Fishing -- TGIF

Just so you know -- I'm away again today, this first Friday of Fall. That frees you up to get offline, get lots done, and start preparing for the weekend. Septembers are busy, frenetic even. You probably need some down time. See you Monday!

Update: Teachers/Unions Concerned About Police Leaving Schools

One of the big stories of the week is the Dignity In Schools campaign launch calling for the removal of most police officers from public schools. So far, the news has been covered by CPI (Coalition calls for end of police presence in...Show More Summary

Morning Video: Where Trump & Clinton Stand On Education

In this segment, the PBS NewsHour tries to get at the candidates' differences on education. Or read about a disturbing video of kids chanting a racially offensive phrase on a Maryland school bus, via Washington Post.

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