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Quotes: Public Charter Schools Claiming Private Status When Teachers Organize

We've decided that when teachers really want a voice, to just organize under whatever law is operational... But then as soon as we start organizing, these same charter operators who in one breath say it's a public school, in the other breath say when it comes to school teachers, it's private, not public. Show More Summary

Events: NYC High School Kids Rap History At "Hamilton"

.@HamiltonMusical creator @Lin_Manuel welcoming first audience of NYC public HS students to matinee @WNYC pic.twitter.com/UTxFK0CB3u — Beth Fertig (@bethfertig) April 13, 2016 WNYC's Beth Fertig was at the performance (as was NYC schools...Show More Summary

AM News: EdSec Touts Arts & Sciences, Minn. Tenure Law Challenged

Education Secretary John King: It's Time To Stop Ignoring The Arts And Sciences ow.ly/10EBxt Suit accuses Minnesota of protecting bad teachers at students' expense -StarTribune.com ow.ly/10EBZ1 Teacher Tenure Is Challenged Again in a...Show More Summary

#edGIF Of The Day: "Why Is Being Educated Considered A 'White Thing'"?

One of BuzzFeed's latest videos, purportedly about questions black people want to ask other black people, has generated reactions ranging from ???? to ????. One of the questions is a version of the age-old "acting white" issue, which Vox debunked not too long ago: The most insidious myth about black kids and achievement. Show More Summary

Today: NYC Kids Get To See Broadway "Hamilton"

#EduHam What an experience these @NYCSchools HS juniors will have today! pic.twitter.com/BRQw0rE19K — muusic (@muusic) April 13, 2016 "#EduHam What an experience these @NYCSchools HS juniors will have today!"

Events: NYU "Politics Of Privatization" Summit [#PoPNonCon16] Going On Now

In case you haven't seen it, there's a "Non-Conference" on Privatization in Education at NYU going on this week. According to the website, discussants will include education historian and NYU Steinhardt research professor Diane Ravitch;...Show More Summary

Morning Video: Meet DFER Head Shavar Jeffries

In case you didn't know, former Newark board member and mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries now heads DFER. He was the afternoon keynote at the Yale SOM education conference last week, and spoke to The Seventy Four. Or, watch Steve Harvey interview a 5 year old math genius.

AM News: Finding & Serving Gifted Black & Latino Kids

Paradise Valley AZ - The Rare District That Recognizes Gifted Latino Students : NPR Ed : NPR ow.ly/10C6Tz Why Talented Black and Hispanic Students Can Go Undiscovered - The New York Times ow.ly/10uDsB The $3B plan to get every California...Show More Summary

#edGIF Of The Day: The Harsh Truth About Speed-Reading

"For a long time, people have claimed to be able to read very quickly without any loss of comprehension — and many have claimed to teach this amazing skill." From Kernel (The harsh truth about speed-reading).

Afternoon Video: Income-Based School Integration?

"Nearly 100 school districts and charter school networks are now consciously integrating their student bodies by socioeconomic status." via The Seventy Four.

Morning Video: Clinton Wouldn't Opt Her Granddaughter Out Of Testing

Hillary Clinton wouldn't opt out her granddaughter on Common Core tests https://t.co/qIuvbb7LdV via @NewsdayOpinion pic.twitter.com/is7aA5dt2O — Newsday (@Newsday) April 12, 2016 Via Newsday: Hillary Clinton wouldn't opt out her granddaughter on Common Core tests http://nwsdy.li/1NlLr04 via

AM News: DC Teacher Appeal, Overlooked ELLs, Canceling Obama Prep

First DCPS Teacher To Win Arbitration Over Evaluation System Discusses His Case | WAMU 88.5 http://ow.ly/10zfxu Gifted, But Still Learning English, Many Bright Students Get Overlooked : NPR Ed : NPRow.ly/10zfbq LA Unified's internalShow More Summary

Cartoon: If School Buses Boarded Like Airplanes

"We're boarding only our Elite Premium passengers at this time."@NewYorker cartoon: https://t.co/2DFk1j3dK8 pic.twitter.com/aO3oVN2ylc — Jessica Byrd (@JezzaBellie) April 8, 2016 "Once again, we're boarding only our Elite Premium passengers at this time. Thank you." From The New Yorker.

Campaign 2016: Sanders, Trump, & McKesson (Yes, McKesson)

Can @deray turn 330,000 Twitter followers into 20,000 votes? https://t.co/Nqh8Ag9xSs pic.twitter.com/sgIa4MvOiS — FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) April 11, 2016 There are at least three big outsider campaigns going on right now, though most folks are only paying attention to Sanders and Trump. Show More Summary

Quotes: At Friday Event, Clinton Touts "Balanced" Approach To Testing

I want every teacher, principal, parent and student to know you will have a partner in the White House... Recruiting and retaining effective teachers starts with something very basic, raising teacher pay... Let’s keep working to find a fair balanced approached to testing so our kids learn what they need to compete... Show More Summary

Morning Video: They're [Still] Using "The Wire" In Schools

This PBS NewsHour segment describes some of the different ways "The Wire" is [still] being used in classrooms and courses around the country. Apparently there was just a conference about it at Columbia. Or, watch the Leadership Conference...Show More Summary

AM News: Clinton Addresses NY Teachers, Philly Labor Leaders

Hillary Clinton touts economic agenda in Buffalo, Rochester | Newsday http://ow.ly/10wCjR Clinton Stumps for Friendly Union Faces in Pennsylvania - Courthouse News http://pllqt.it/Yts30d Why Talented Black and Hispanic Students Can Go...Show More Summary

AM News: It's Social Media Friday

It's Twitter Friday -- watch what I'm seeing and thinking below, or on Twitter, or via Facebook. Have a great day: Tweets about @alexanderrusso

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