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New York Times national K-12 education reporter. Back in the day: covered economics, book publishing, real estate. Still interested in all of it. WSJ, FT alum.

To Help Language Skills of Children, a Study Finds, Text Their Parents With Tips

nytimes.com — With research showing language gaps between the children of affluent parents and those from low-income families emerging at an early age, educators have puzzled over how best to reach parents and guide them to do things like read to their children and talk to them regularly.

Obama Administration Puts New Focus on Equity in Teacher Quality

nytimes.com — The Obama administration is directing states to show how they will ensure that all students have equal access to high-quality teachers, with a sharp focus on schools with a high proportion of the poor and racial minorities. In a letter to state superintendents released Monday, Deborah S.

With School Ban Nearing End, New York City Works on How and When to Allow Cellphones

nytimes.com — As New York prepares to lift its longstanding ban on cellphones carried by students in schools, it joins an increasing number of cities, including Chicago and Miami, where school leaders are yielding to the ubiquity of mobile phones and the futility of trying to keep them out of the classroom.

California Race Brings Democrats’ Divide on Education Into Focus

nytimes.com — In California, one of just 13 states where the schools chief is an elected post, this year's race is unusual: It seems to have drawn more attention from outside the state than inside, because it is seen as a proxy for the national debate over teacher tenure rules, charter schools and other education issues that have divided Democrats.

Most Latinos Don’t Hold Obama’s Immigration Delay Against Him " NewsTaco

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newstaco.com — Most Latinos Don't Hold Obama's Immigration Delay Against Him *Seems that, according to a Pew poll, the majority... How Have Community College Funding Cuts Affected Latinos? *Interesting: when funding for community colleges decreased, tuition increased... The faces of Mexico's missing students *Mexican illustrators are standing for the 43 missing of...

Nation’s Wealthy Places Pour Private Money Into Public Schools, Study Finds

nytimes.com — From bake sales to gala auctions, private groups are raising an increasing amount of money for public schools in wealthier communities, highlighting concerns about inequality. In Coronado, Calif., a wealthy enclave off the coast of San Diego, for example, local education groups, which support about 3,200 students in five schools, raised more than $1,500 per student in 2010.

Los Angeles Schools Chief Resigns After Mounting Criticism

nytimes.com — After three and a half tumultuous years as the head of the nation's second largest school district, John E. Deasy, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, resigned on Thursday after reaching an agreement with the school board. Ramon C.

Philadelphia Teachers Hit by Latest Cuts

nytimes.com — PHILADELPHIA - Money is so short at Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences, a public middle school here, that a nurse works only three afternoons a week, leaving the principal to oversee the daily medication of 10 children, including a diabetic who needs insulin shots.

As Apprentices in Classroom, Teachers Learn What Works

nytimes.com — OAKLAND, Calif. - Monica DeSantiago wondered how in the world she would get the students to respect her. It was the beginning of her yearlong apprenticeship as a math teacher at Berkley Maynard Academy, a charter school in this diverse city east of San Francisco.

Inaction sets up Washington schools to fail

dispatch.com — SEATTLE - Three years ago, Lakeridge Elementary School, where most pupils come from lower-income families, was remade. A new principal arrived and replaced half the staff, and lengthened the school day and year. Working with a $3 million federal grant, the staff collaborated with the University of Washington to train teachers in new instructional techniques.
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Nov 22, 2014

@EWAEmily @saragoldrickrab I had totally forgotten that one. I recall it was kind of meh, though

Nov 22, 2014

Are there classic Mike Nichols' films that are family friendly? TIA for Saturday movie night recommendations.

Nov 21, 2014

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Nov 21, 2014

Daniel Handler pledges $10K to @diversebooks after racist remarks at National Book Awards nyti.ms/11LBFUc @xanalter

Nov 21, 2014

YES. "The perfectness of reading is when a book hits you and you hit it and during those hours you are completed" nyti.ms/1tkzeh6

Nov 21, 2014

"“Without the data, nothing would have happened" Richard Oppel on how numbers drove a change in policy policy in NC nyti.ms/1qD4MUL

Nov 20, 2014

Score! Mike DeCamp, chef de cuisine at La Belle Vie in Minneapolis, plans to add grape salad to menu. nyti.ms/1qAIzXp @Sulliview

Nov 20, 2014

Cool gig for an NBA winner RT @PhilKlay: Looking forward to reading from Moby Dick @MobyDickNYC at South Street Seaport Museum in an hour



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