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Site News: Gone Fishing. Back Monday

Can't. Gone fishing \o pic.twitter.com/VyFVVELnB8 — |•_+;^6;^+3^~;|=;3~ (@_right_nao) June 16, 2016

Afternoon Listen: Recent Philly HS Grad Was Youngest Orlando Victim

The youngest victim in Orlando, Akyra Monet Murray, had just graduated from high school in Philadelphia. NPR interviewed her family and friends about what happened to her that night. Warning -- explicit and heartbreaking.

AM News: Homeless Students, Preschool Wages, School Food Battle

With Homeless Students on the Rise, Will New Education Law Help? | US News ow.ly/8w7k301hzfj Low wages undermine efforts to improve the quality of preschools, federal report says | EdSource ow.ly/q1vw301hxQE Political critics of Obama...Show More Summary

Morning Video: Peer Tutoring Inside A Multilingual High School

"At Pennsylvania’s Upper Darby High School in suburban Philadelphia, more than 15 languages are spoken in a student body of nearly 4,000. To help support such a diverse array of English-language learners, the school created a peer tutoring program."

Books: Teaching At A Manhattan Prep School While Black, Gay, & Southern

City on Fire, Garth Risk Hallberg (M, 30s, no book dust jacket, perched on edge of his seat, Brown NB) pic.twitter.com/9gk5zS5cOq — CoverSpy CHI (@CoverSpyCHI) March 24, 2016 A long novel about mid-1970s New York City, this book features...Show More Summary

Afternoon Video: Watch EduHam Kids Perform

Still buzzing over the Sunday Tony awards show? Me, too. Check out the show performances if you missed any here, or click the link above and watch some of the NYC high school kids who've been attending the show and performing for Lin Manuel-Miranda as part of what Scholastic's Wayne D'Orio dubbed "Hamilton 101." It's pretty cool to watch them. Show More Summary

AM News: Tuesday Education News Roundup

Civil rights advocates slam Alexandria school system over discipline data - The Washington Post ow.ly/EtR3301f1nD An Upper West Side district is looking at an integration plan for its middle schools - Chalkbeat chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2016/…...Show More Summary

Morning Video: "I Care About Diversity, But..."

"I Care About Diversity, But...": Moving from Talk to Action from NewSchools Venture Fund on Vimeo. Here's an hourlong panel from this year's recent NSVF Summit addressing the gap between the idea of diversity and making it happen. The...Show More Summary

Update: NYT Highlights Role Of Individual Decisions In Promoting Segregation

One of the biggest takeaways from the NYT Sunday Magazine article Choosing A School For My Daughter is how unusual it seems to be for parents with other choices to send their children to schools with lower test scores or higher rates...Show More Summary

People: State Schools Chief Asks Student "Are You Legal?"

Backlash after WA schools chief asks Latino student, ‘Are you legal?’ | Seattle Times https://t.co/u3kfbYMa3q pic.twitter.com/szMqHd8yWk — alexanderrusso (@alexanderrusso) June 13, 2016 I really wanted to believe that this wasn't true, but it's being reported by a number of outlets.

Morning Listen: White Teachers, Black And Brown Students

MajorityMinority-324d2420 KPCC LA's "Take Two" talk show features a segment with Sarah Carr and Vanessa Romo titled Minority students are the new majority in America's public schools in which the two reporters talk about the recent Slate series addressing demographic changes. Show More Summary

Update: How They're Teaching "Hamilton"

You know about the Broadway hit, and maybe even know that high school kids are seeing the show and performing for the cast. But what's the backstory, and how's the curriculum put together? Check out Scholastic Administrator editor Wayne...Show More Summary

AM News: Duncan @Brookings, Teachers & Tech, Disparate Suspensions

Arne Duncan, President Obama's former Education Secretary, joins Brookings - @ThinkTankWatch http://ow.ly/zkve301aSmc Half of teachers comfortable with tech, but most use it for testing | Education Dive ow.ly/NOaR301aSgC Department Of...Show More Summary

Charts: EdTech Investing Cooling Off In 2016, Says New Report

Ed-Tech Market in Flux as Investors Grow More Selective - Education Week https://t.co/kxchaHMKxz via @educationweek https://t.co/6rApyJLIsi — Reach (@reachfund) June 8, 2016 Ed-Tech Market in Flux as Investors Grow More Selective - Education...Show More Summary

Maps: Detroit & DC Have High Chronic Absence Rates, Says USDE

"Overall, the national average of chronic absenteeism was 13 percent, or about 6.5 million students, the Education Department said....Detroit Public Schools has the highest rate of chronic absenteeism among the nation’s largest 100 school districts." via AP

Morning Video: Baltimore Teens Push Towards Graduation

"Eight graduates from Renaissance Academy give recollections for the bittersweet finish to a difficult year. Three students were killed, including one who was attacked while in the school and later died from the injuries." Mantra for graduates of troubled Baltimore high school: 'You can make it' - Baltimore Sun. Watch the video, and be sure to check out the story, too.

AM News: Detroit Leads Major Districts In Chronic Absences, Malia Graduates

Detroit leads major districts in absences - AP pllqt.it/HoRdtb NYC Schools Punished Teenagers for Being Victims of Sexual Assault, Complaints Say - NYT ow.ly/YwJp3016gjJ Michigan legislature approves $617 million bailout package forShow More Summary

#EDgif Of The Day: Metal Detectors & Hapless Teachers (On TV)

"I guess the worst part is watching the teachers wonder every day how their lives went so wrong." #CasualOnHulu #edgifs

Maps: Last Decade Shows 44 Percent Growth In Gap Between Rich & Poor Schools

"Change in the funding gap between 2001-02 and 2011-12. Red and orange states are where the gap widened to the benefit of students in rich districts." Courtesy Jill Barshay at The Hechinger Report. Read the whole story and see all the charts here.

Quotes: It Takes More Than Demographics To Integrate A School

When you have people coming from all different neighborhoods to come to school together, they have no reason or way to get to know each other unless you sort of rip the top off the school and say the school is going to be the community. - Community Roots Charter School Co-Founder Allison Keil in WNYC (How One Brooklyn Charter School Integrates With Intention)

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