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Movies: School Choice At The Heart Of "Barbershop: The Next Cut"

Confessions of being an actor, #PootieTang & #BarbershopTheNextCut « via @PrestonBarta — Fresh Fiction (@FreshFictionTV) July 26, 2016 Hidden inside this summer's comedy about the South...Show More Summary

What Does A Social Justice Agenda For Schools Really Look Like?

Last night on Twitter there was some disagreement about whether folks like Diane Ravitch qualify as "social justice" advocates. Ditto for school reform advocates like, say, Arne Duncan. What I learned from the discussion was that people...Show More Summary

AM News: Educators Among Sanders Holdouts, Kaine's Education Credentials, & More

Ousted CPS principal won’t commit to voting for Clinton – Chicago Tribune VP Pick’s Wife, Brothers-In-Law Attended Integrated Schools – NYT Kaine, as governor, left a mark on higher education in Virginia...Show More Summary

Campaign 2016: VP Pick's Wife, Brothers-In-Law Attended Integrated Schools

.@nytimes page 1 photo, 9/3/70: KAINE father-in-law, Gov Holton, enrolls daughters, son at integrated public schools— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) July 23, 2016 via Washington Post's Emma Brown.

Events: Monday's DFER Education Panels

Here's the just-released lineup for @DFER_News' #DemsInPhilly events on Monday. — alexandr (@alexanderrusso) July 22, 2016 There are several education-related events going on this week at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, and a handful of education-related appearances on the main stage. Show More Summary

AM News: Kaine's Wife, Rauner's Apology, #DNCinPHL, & More

Meet Tim Kaine’s wife, a longtime child welfare advocate and Virginia’s secretary of education… Illinois Gov. Apologizes for Calling Chicago Teachers ‘Illiterate’ Are summer ‘camps’ the...Show More Summary

Afternoon Video: Violent Arrest Of Austin TX Black Teacher

This is pretty upsetting to watch, though no guns are drawn and no one's killed. Maybe because it happened to a teacher. Maybe because we all know what can happen when things escalate like that. Read the accompanying article here.

Quotes: LAT Editorial Page Slams CA's New Color-Coded School Rating Scheme

It’s not easy to measure the performance of a school, because there are so many things that go into providing a good education. But neither should it be as hard as the State Board of Education is making it. The API was simplistic... But this new method swings way too far in the opposite direction. Show More Summary

Charts: Alternative Poverty Rate Not So Bad As Official One

For years we've been told that poverty has been increasing. So it might not seem like a big deal that Majority Leader Paul Ryan claimed that poverty is worse under Obama earlier this week. At 15 percent, the official measure is high....Show More Summary

Events: DFER Events In Philly On Monday

And we are off! #DemsInPhilly @LeahDaughtry unveils @ConvencionDem @DemConvention stage and podium. — Juan Pachón (@JuanPachon_) July 22, 2016 There's still no official news about DFER and other education groups...Show More Summary

AM News: Trump Backs Choice & Safety, Rauner Slams Teacher, & More

Donald Trump Promotes School Choice, Bashes 'Bureaucrats' in Speech… The software that could have saved Melania Trump from her plagiarism debacle -Recode Student Debt Helps, Not Harms, the U.S. Show More Summary

Quotes: "No More Excuses" (Obama's NAACP Speech 2009)

We've got to say to our children, 'Yes, if you're African American, the odds of growing up amid crime and gangs are higher, yes, if you live in a poor neighborhood, you will face challenges that somebody in a wealthy suburb does not have to face. Show More Summary

Afternoon Video: First Lady Sings & Snapchats To Promote "Let Girls Learn"

"Meant to promote the first lady’s Let Girls Learn initiative, 'This Is For My Girls' grabbed headlines when it was first released but hasn’t quite stuck in the public consciousness since then."

Update: If School Reform Is Class Conflict, A Social Justice Approach Could Hurt

Pale Fire | The New Yorker — Culture (@sr_culture) July 18, 2016 As I read it, this piece in The New Yorker (Pale Fire) suggests that the current conflict over education reform is in many ways the playing out of long-simmering white-on-white class conflicts. Show More Summary

#EDgif Of The Day: Middle Schoolers Print New Leg For Cute Penguin

Do you want to read how some kids 3D-printed a boot for a penguin named Purps? Yes, you do— Motherboard (@motherboard) July 19, 2016

AM News: Trump's Son Slams Schools, Struggle To Educate Migrants, & More

Donald Trump Jr. trashes U.S. public schools (though he didn't attend one)… See also EdWeek, This Week In Education. FEDS INVESTIGATE MEMPHIS SCHOOL DISTRICT OVER MIGRANT BIAS: Associated Press More Summary

Quotes: Humorless Politics Make Progress Tougher

Today, however, practically nobody seems to have a sense of humor, at least not about anything bearing on ed reform. Is it because of our unfunny national politics? Because social media and 24/7 news mean that even a short chortle can...Show More Summary

Afternoon Video: Homeless Student Overwhelmed By Public Support

-whenever you think you have it bad, someone's situation is worse — ? (@KyTheWriter) July 20, 2016

Morning Video: Trump Son Decries Education System That Benefits Teachers Not Kids

As you can see above, Donald Trump's son gave a speech last night that included some pretty harsh language about education: "Our schools used to be an elevator to the middle class. Now they're stalled on the ground floor. They're like...Show More Summary

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