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Cartoon: States Reacting To ESSA Regulations

"These new ESSA regulations will fundamentally change the way we get around them." Adapted from the New Yorker.

Morning Video: President Honors National Teacher Of The Year

It's hard not to feel the love in the room watching the last Obama teacher celebration, via PBS News. Click the link to see a great picture of Jahana Hayes celebrating being named NTOY. Or watch the NBC News version of the event her...

AM News: Detroit Back To School, School Crime Decline

Detroit schools back in session after promise teachers will be paid - The Washington Post Government reports drop in overall crime in nation's schools | McClatchy DC School crime rates down in most every category...Show More Summary

Afternoon Video: Live From Detroit Sickout Day #2

Detroit school teachers plan to continue 'sick out' for second day — FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) May 3, 2016 Via Twitter Moments -- see more here.

AM News: Detroit Sickout Day 2, EdSec Talks Integration & Tolerance

Teacher Protest Shuts Almost All Detroit Public Schools - The New York Times Detroit Teachers Essentially Close Schools in Latest ‘Sickout’ - WSJ Teacher protests close most Detroit schools...Show More Summary

#edGIF Of The Day: Good Luck On Those AP Tests

People taking AP exams today — Chupa (@NotTateColeman) May 2, 2016 "It's that time of year when high school students summon their wills for Advanced Placement exams, and the anxiety is real. Here's encouragement and advice from those who know what it's like." See more at Twitter Moments.

Morning Video: Best-Off Districts Often Generate Biggest Achievement Gaps

"There's some deep... problems that we as a society haven't faced up to yet.," says"Sean Reardon, a professor of poverty and inequality in education at Stanford University in this EdWeek video and article (Achievement Gaps and Racial Segregation: Research Finds an Insidious Cycle)

AM News: Jane Sanders On Testing, Clinton Treads Lightly, Plus Detroit and Chicago

Jane Sanders: Bernie and I Stand With Unions and Against Standardized Testing - Politics K-12 via The Nation In NY, Clinton treads lightly in praise of uncontroversial school [Eagle Academy]| POLITICO More Summary

Live Coverage: EWA 2016

The annual Education Writers Association conference is taking place over the next few days in Boston, so there will be a bunch of livetweeting using the #ewa16 hashtag. For example: #ewa16 Tweets

Quotes: School Funding As "A Kind Of Mission Creep"

Did Mary's mother get arrested the night before? Did Johnny not come with shoes to school? Those aren't to me core issues of education. Republican Indiana state Rep. Tim Brown in NPR (What Difference Does A Dollar Make?)

Charts: Income & Achievement Matches -- With Variations

6th graders in richest districts test 4 grades ahead of peers in poorest. Find your district — NYT Graphics (@nytgraphics) April 29, 2016 A NYT piece out today emphasizes the strong correlation between income and student achievement. Show More Summary

Cartoons: School Seating Chart Generates Controversy

No. No, no, no. If you only see kids as deficits, you should not be in classroom. This cartoon is awful @duluthnews — Ari Kiener (@arianabk1) April 25, 2016 This "School Seating Chart" being shared around on Twitter and Facebook has proven to be somewhat controversial, generating a hashtag#ThisTeacherSees and alternative charts such as this one.

AM News: Friday News Roundup

Reactions to 12th Grade NAEP Declines? Mostly Tempered - Curriculum Matters - Education Week Study: No Child Left Behind Improved Teacher Attendance in Struggling Schools | The 74 NationalShow More Summary

Afternoon Video: New Play About Teachers At A Closing Chicago School

Watch some snippets from a Chicago play about a closing school that seems to take place in a teachers' lounger (The Last Days of a Chicago Public School) via WNYC.

Quotes: NJ Gov. Christie Back To Bashing Baraka

As the mayor knows, the demand for public charter schools grows every year in his city...Unfortunately, the mayor pursues policies which look to close the doors of new or expanded public charter schools to Newark families in order to pursue his pro-union political agenda. Show More Summary

Events: Previewing Next Week's EWA National Conference In Boston

The 69th Education Writers Association National Seminar is taking place starting Sunday, and all your favorite education journalists are scheduled to be there: members of the NPR education team, the NYT's Peabody-winning Nikole Hannah-Jones,...Show More Summary

AM News: Tennessee Cancels Testing/Contract, Election Wins/Losses In Maryland & Baltimore

Tennessee cancels standardized testing in elementary and middle schools, citing delayed delivery of exams - WPost Knox County cancels TNReady for grades 3-8 after state terminates contract with test company Longest-serving member on Md. Show More Summary

Quotes: NYC's Publicly Funded Preschool Expansion Looks A Lot Like A Voucher Program

Observers and policymakers refer easily to New York’s pre-K program as part of the “public” education system or at the very least as a “public” education program. Yet vouchers for K-12 private schools are often criticized for “privatizing” public education. -- James Ryan in Medium (The Largest Voucher Program You’ve Never Heard About)

Campaign 2016: Discovery Of Donald Trump's First-Grade Report Card

Exclusive! Trump's first grade report card! (A Cartoon from The New Yorker) via @newyorker — Clarence Page (@cptime) April 26, 2016 "Donald is VERY disruptive, but his classmates love his sense of entitlement and incessant bragging about his accomplishments." via The New Yorker

Morning Video: AFT Solidarity Ad For Clinton In Philadelphia

Here's a Philadelphia ad that was posted by the AFT to YouTube. Pretty straightforward stuff, though obviously appealing to teachers to pick Clinton over Sanders. If there were deeper/sharper conflicts between the two campaigns over the teacher vote, I haven't seen them.

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