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AM News: Police In Schools, CT Edfunding Lawsuit, State Scores, & More

Obama Administration To Schools: Stop Using Police To Enforce Rules… Obama administration urges schools to clarify role of school police… Judge: Connecticut education...Show More Summary

Books: How Repeated Evictions Impact Students' Lives

Fans of high-quality nonfiction and those concerned about education and segregation should check out Matthew Desmond's pretty amazing book, Evicted, out earlier this year. Focusing on the lives of poor white and black residents of one...Show More Summary

Quotes: A Novelist Turned Substitute Teacher Wants To End Homework, Too

Knowing how to paddle a canoe, or fix a faucet, or work a cash register, or bake a coffeecake, or comfort someone who is unhappy, is much more important than knowing the names of the six kingdoms of living organisms, or the layers of the atmosphere, even if you’re going to become a naturalist or an atmospheric physicist. Show More Summary

Morning VIdeo: Back To School For NJ Governor Chris Christie

Above, watch NJ Governor Chris Christie kick off the school year with a school visit, bill signing, and a rant against the NJEA. EdWeek has the story here. Or, watch this AFT video of Hillary Clinton addressing the delegates earlier this summer.

AM News: State Testing Study, Detroit Contract Agreement, & More

In Detroit, schools and teachers reach pact Parents Sue After New York State Denies Money to ‘Failing’ Schools - The New York Times State Testing Disruptions Likely Produced Dips and Gains in Student...Show More Summary

Quotes: Creating Lots Of Good Teachers Vs. Firing A Few Bad Ones

Creating better teachers is more complicated — and more expensive — than claiming we can drastically improve education with pink slips. But in fact, pretty great teachers can be made. - Karin Klein in LA Times Opinion Page (Why firing bad teachers isn't nearly as important as creating good ones)

#EDgif Of The Day: #BackToSchool

Happy #firstdayofschool to #teachers and students starting today! — NCTQ (@NCTQ) September 6, 2016

Morning Listen: Oakland Diversity? Not So Much When It Comes To Schools

KQED story describes impact of historic housing segregation, lack of district-provided transportation, and influx of white parents displaces kids of color in higher-performing schools (Oakland Prides Itself on Being Diverse — Until It Comes Time to Send Kids to School). Show More Summary

AM News: Back To School, Post-Recession Inequalities, Absenteeism, & More

Divided America: Many schools left behind in recovery… Education Secretary Says Status Quo In Schools Is 'Unacceptable' American schools have a chronic absentee problem…...Show More Summary

Numbers: Education Funding Goes Down Even As Enrollments Go Up

State funding ?? 6.6 pct since 2008 -- student spending ?? 2.4 percent | FiveThirtyEight — Alexander (@alexanderrusso) August 29, 2016 Curious why states and districts are so upset with...Show More Summary

Quotes: How Charters Could Leverage Populist and Identity Momentum

On the populist side, there is room to build bridges with those who distrust elitist authority... On the identity side... the charter community could do more to build bridges with race-based organizations that consist of, or serve, these families. Neerav Kingsland (The Politics of Populism, Identity, and Charter Schools)

Campaign 2016: Donald Trump's 5 Imagined Education Positions

For months now, hapless education reporters have been struggling to determine what education policies and positions Republican candidate Donald Trump holds. In the absence of any discernible education positions, here are several semi-imagined ones: Bringing back the Pledge of Allegiance. Show More Summary

Morning Listen: Helping Low-Income Kids Make It To Graduation

Listen to this new hourlong audio documentary from APM Reports (formerly known as American RadioWorks, about "what kids are up against at the growing number of high-poverty schools in America." And look forward to a September 20 event in DC.

AM News: FLOTUS, EdSec, Lead Exposure Research, & More

U.S. education chief to visit New Orleans, Baton Rouge… Top Clinton advisor Anne O'Leary splits with Goodwin Liu - SFChronicle Michelle Obama visits the District’s Howard University with host of...Show More Summary

Pictures: A Momentary Act Of Kindness In The Cafeteria

This picture is the centerpiece of a NYT article (Photo of F.S.U. Football Star Sitting With Boy Eating Alone at School Charms Internet) about an FSU athlete pictured having lunch with a 6th grader who happens to be autistic.

Afternoon Video: Now-Cancelled Comedy Show Took On Segregation

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Get More: The Nightly Show Full Episodes,The Nightly Show on Facebook,The Nightly Show Video Archive Let's be honest. Larry Wilmore wasn't as interested in education as Colbert, Stewart, Oliver, or even Key and Peele. Show More Summary

Quotes: Reformers Have Forgotten (Never Learned?) How To Fight

Politically orphaned, loath to ask much of fair-weather friends, and too morally exhausted and intimidated by "social justice" crusaders to defend its successes.... reform has lost its mojo, no question about it. It's not coming back until reformers remember how to fight. And when to do so. - Robert Pondiscio How education reform lost its mojo

Morning Video: Why Ohio Leads Nation In Poverty-Segregated School Districts

Above, watch a clean-shaven Cory Turner segment about how Ohio and other non-Southern states have neighboring districts with wildly different poverty levels. Or, watch this Emerson Collective video segment about TFA's recruitment of undocumented college students to become classroom teachers.

AM News: New Fed School Spending Rules, NYT Lead Testing Dispute, & More

Obama administration proposes rules for how school districts spend money meant for poor kids… RITZ'S OFFICE BACKED LUCRATIVE DEAL WITHOUT BIDDING - Associated Press Homeless students...Show More Summary

Maps: Syrian Refugee Students Placed In Mid-Sized Cities (Boise, Worcester)

This NYT map and accompanying story (Here’s Where They Went) shows the 231 towns and cities where the 10,000 Syrian refugees accepted into the United States have been settled over the past four years. These numbers are tiny comparedShow More Summary

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