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Morning Video: Clinton Advisor Talks Education (But Not NAACP) In NYC

Last week's Chris Edley talk at the Teachers College included lots of conversation about education and politics, but no indication of the Democratic candidate's position on the NAACP resolution, according to Chalkbeat coverage of the event.

AM News: NAACP Endorses Charter Moratorium, White House Touts Record HS Grad Rate

Members of Memphis List rode three buses to Cincinnati to protest the @NAACP decision on charter schools… Protesters interrupt NAACP board meeting in Cincinnati The NAACP Takes...Show More Summary

#EDgif Of The Day: POTUS At The Flight Simulator

.@POTUS takes the controls (with some trepidation) of a flight simulator at #WHFrontiers conference with @AstroSerena #NASA — Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) October 13, 2016

Best Education Journalism Of The Week (October 8-14, 2016)

BEST OF THE WEEK Slate: Teachers struggle to figure out how to respond to "Trump Effect” in K–12 schools EdWeek:AFT Worried Joel Klein Was Helping Hillary Clinton's Campaign Chalkbeat:...Show More Summary

Quotes: Unfocused, Ego-Driven Ventures Undo & Discredit Education Investments

Time and again in education, big-name investors have launched companies with the broadest ambitions, only to be undone by more-focused players...The benefits of a national footprint are seldom as obvious. Yet it is national scale that many ventures have sought. Show More Summary

Morning Video: Gentrification, Private Schooling, & Public Housing

Here's another documentary about gentrification that involves education, focusing in part on Avenues, the pricey NYC private school called Avenues built near public housing. Read more about it at CityLab or at Education Week.

AM News: Charter Cap & Strike Emerge As Issues In Chicago

Chicago charter school teachers remain in contract battle, could strike next week - Chicago Tribune Charter School Teachers Picket Ahead Of Possible Strike… Chicago Charter Schools Could Be Collateral...Show More Summary

"Evicted" Author Talks About Housing's Impact On Poor Students & Their Parents

The connections between housing and education are no secret at this point. Earlier this week, New York media outlets including the NYT noted that homeless children have higher absentee rates because they’re trying to travel to schools that aren’t close to the shelters to which they’ve been assigned. Show More Summary

Quotes: NYT Editorial Page Joins WPost In Critiquing NAACP

The N.A.A.C.P. has raised legitimate concerns that lawmakers and education officials need to take seriously. It notes, for example, that minority students are more likely to be suspended from charter schools than their white peers. That...Show More Summary

Morning Video: Chicago Union Head Describes Teacher Deal

Watch Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis describe what the teachers got and didn't get in the preliminary deal, and talk a bit about her relationship with Mayor Emanuel.

AM News: Controversial Teacher Prep Regulations, Chromebooks Vs. IPads, & Clowns

Obama administration releases final rules for teacher preparation programs - Inside Higher Ed Obama administration releases long-delayed regulations for teacher-preparation programs… Final U.S. Show More Summary

Quotes: Maybe The NAACP "Should Do Its Homework"?

Cheering the call for a moratorium — and a similar resolution approved by the Movement for Black Lives — are the teachers unions that have waged a fierce battle against charters — and that have provided financial support for NAACP activities. Show More Summary

Lunchtime Video: Most Well-Intended Substitute Of All Time?

From last weekend's Saturday Night Live, in which Lin-Manuel Miranda plays a substitute who's not as innovative or effective as he'd like to be.

People: Meet LinkedIn's "Next Wave" Of Education Leaders

Next Wave: Education Top 10 folks in education under 35, according to LinkedIn, featuring @cgray91 @SmithZakiya — Alexander (@alexanderrusso) October 11, 2016

AM News: Stolen Podesta Emails Reveal Union-Related Concerns (Klein, Sanders, Common Core)

WikiLeaks Emails: AFT Worried Joel Klein Was Helping Hillary Clinton's Campaign - Politics K-12 - Education Week AFT freaked out after Joel Klein was rumored to join Hillary Clinton’s campaign, WikiLeaks email shows...Show More Summary

Quotes: Why Voluntary Integration Might Not Scale

I think voluntary [integration] is great, but the number of school districts that are willing to take this on?... It's something like 1 percent of school districts in the country are attempting these programs. I don't think that's going to scale much beyond 5 percent or 10 percent unless there is real political will put behind it. Show More Summary

Morning Video: MA Charter School Referendum Takes The Spotlight

Video: Mass. becomes ground zero in fight for education reform — NTA?NEWS ROOM™ (@NoThiefs) October 8, 2016 Or, watch Lin-Manuel Miranda on Saturday Night Live as the most well-intended but awful substitute teacher ever.

AM News: Chicago Averts Strike, LAUSD Gives Charter Teachers Benefits, & More

CTU, CPS reach tentative deal, avert strike; classes on Tuesday | Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Teachers Union, school board reach tentative contract agreement Deadline Deal: Teachers Strike Avoided With Late-Night...Show More Summary

TV: The School From "Stranger Things"

This mysterious footage was found on our Instagram story last night. — Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) August 26, 2016 Is this really the school from Stranger Things? I don't know. But I'm sure one of you does. Show More Summary

Books: White Parents, Black School

It's been a relatively slow Fall season for education books, despite Nicholson Baker's Substitute and Matthew Desmond's Evicted (both of which I recommend). However, as you may recall having learned earlier this year, New York City writer...Show More Summary

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