Top/bottom East Village ???????? wld experience ?? demographic shifts under #integration2.0 model https://t.co/9AKFNDABIw pic.twitter.com/CEWO5asipn — alexanderrusso (@alexanderrusso) June 8, 2016 Here's a GIF showing how each school in NYC's...Show More Summary
“Hillary Clinton is not a Klanswoman, but she performs the same racial violence that white men do, just as many Klanswomen did less than a century ago. Thousands of black people continue to lose their lives because some white women still...Show More Summary
There's been a lot of frankly ridiculous and misguided discussion about Black Lives Matter and education -- most of it done without anyone from BLM participating. I've been disheartened but generally tried to stay away other than toShow More Summary
Some folks worry that charter schools can mirror or even exacerbate school segregation that is so troubling and systemic in American education. However, in at least some cases charter schools do the opposite: mixing kids together in ways that are much more representative of the community than the existing district schools. Show More Summary
"Special correspondent Yasmeen Qureshi of Education Week has the story. It’s part of our weekly education series, Making the Grade."
State-by-state look at chronic absenteeism across America hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie… New data shows 6.5 million U.S. students chronically absent cabinetreport.com/human-resource… After Turbulent Waters, PARCC Steadies Itself – InsideSources...Show More Summary
June 7, 1955: In a letter to the poet W. H. Auden, Hobbit-creator J.R.R. Tolkien recalls, "I first tried to write a story when I was about seven. It was a about a dragon. I remember nothing about it except a philological fact. My mother...Show More Summary
The Washington Education Association has the most members it has ever had, cut its labor costs by more than $2.1 million to generate a budget surplus, and spent $1 million to pass a class size reduction initiative. So how can it be more than $21 million in the red? Simple. Its pension liabilities for its […]
This is the most racist math test you'll ever see https://t.co/02oP1tURpT — Vox (@voxdotcom) June 7, 2016
This Fresno 9 year old won't take off Trump hat at school, claims the hair is real, and has been sent home. #edgifs pic.twitter.com/VitF92WLdn — alexanderrusso (@alexanderrusso) June 7, 2016 Read more about the story here.
She was the first student to speak at a Wellesley, according to this Atlantic story: New Audio of Hillary Clinton's 1969 Student Speech at Wellesley. The speech was covered on the front page of the Boston Globe.
Police shootings, affordable housing and billions in school bonds on local ballots this week - LA Times ow.ly/aYYz3010eVO Rift in Democratic Party over education policy spotlighted in record outside spending - KPCC ow.ly/hDFa300Z8wZShow More Summary
“Magnolia should be ashamed of this reprehensible behavior; attempting to use innocent students and parents as human shields to hide their criminal activity” — Robert Amsterdam, Esq. This video segment is significant in that Gülenist...Show More Summary
“That’s why, you know, I was a senator and voted for Leave No Child Behind [sic] because I thought every child should matter” — Hillary Rodham Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton's supporters have been less than honest about her education record. Show More Summary
My op-ed posted today at the Tennessean: Jim Horn In a recent Tennessean article (“Nashville school official says charter funding debate clearer,” March 23), interim director of schools Chris Henson did his best to put a soft filter on the bright light that is now focused on the charter school funding issue for Metro Nashville Public Schools. Show More Summary
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These Mexican teachers were forced to shave their heads – because they didn't participate in a strike. https://t.co/eD7l2Mtuju — AJ+ (@ajplus) June 6, 2016 AJ+ and El Pais in English are reporting that some teachers who declined to participate...Show More Summary
Heard there was an intruder in my sons school last night.wasn't so angry when I found out who it was @thereaIbanksy pic.twitter.com/pC8WTo7v83 — Rebecca Radford (@RebeccaRadford7) June 6, 2016 Schoolkids suggest naming a building after Banksy, and the mysterious artist reacted with a bit of controversial artwork. See more including video of kids' reactions here.
A close-up from the cover of last week's New Yorker. In case you missed it, here's my roundup of last week's best education journalism. It comes out every Friday over at THE GRADE, where I write about education coverage. You can also get it via email by sending me an email at alexanderusso@gmail with "subscribe" in the headline. Show More Summary