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Money, Race and Success: How Your School District Compares

Money, Race and Success: How Your School District Compares
nytimes.com — We've long known of the persistent and troublesome academic gap between white students and their black and Hispanic peers in public schools. We've long understood the primary reason, too: A higher proportion of black and Hispanic children come from poor families.

California Appeals Court Reverses Decision to Overturn Teacher Tenure Rules

California Appeals Court Reverses Decision to Overturn Teacher Tenure Rules
nytimes.com — LOS ANGELES - A California appeals court ruled on Thursday that the state's job protections for teachers do not deprive poor and minority students of a quality education or violate their civil rights - reversing a landmark lower court decision that had overturned the state's teacher tenure rules.

Seeking Allies, Teachers’ Unions Court G.O.P., Too

Seeking Allies, Teachers’ Unions Court G.O.P., Too
nytimes.com — "The notion that just because you're a Democrat" you can take the teachers' unions for granted has changed, said Jim Reed, director of government relations for the Illinois Education Association.

Teacher Tenure Is Challenged Again in a Minnesota Lawsuit

Teacher Tenure Is Challenged Again in a Minnesota Lawsuit
nytimes.com — Opening a new front in the assault on teacher tenure, a group of parents backed by wealthy philanthropists served notice to defendants on Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging Minnesota's job protections for teachers, as well as the state's rules governing which teachers are laid off as a result of budget cuts.

Why Teachers on TV Have to Be Incompetent or Inspiring

Why Teachers on TV Have to Be Incompetent or Inspiring
nytimes.com — ONE high school teacher runs a prescription drug ring. An elementary teacher rejects an assignment to work with gifted students because she "can't relate to people with glasses." And a Spanish instructor gives a lesson listing films in which Salma Hayek appears naked.

Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska Dispatch News
adn.com — A day after Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina signed a sweeping law eliminating anti-discrimination protections for all lesbians, gays and bisexuals and barring transgender people from using bathrooms that do not match the gender they were born with, the battle lines were clear in a bitterly divided state.

North Carolina Law Barring Antidiscrimination Measures Draws Sharp Backlash

North Carolina Law Barring Antidiscrimination Measures Draws Sharp Backlash
nytimes.com — A day after Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina signed a sweeping law eliminating anti-discrimination protections for all lesbians, gays and bisexuals and barring transgender people from using bathrooms that do not match the gender they were born with, the battle lines were clear in a bitterly divided state.

Suspensions Are Higher for Disabled Students, Federal Data Indicate

Suspensions Are Higher for Disabled Students, Federal Data Indicate
nytimes.com — Students with disabilities are almost twice as likely to be suspended from school as nondisabled students, with the highest rates among black children with disabilities. According to a new analysis of Department of Education data, 13 percent of disabled students in kindergarten through 12th grade were suspended during the 2009-10 school year, compared with 7 percent of students without disabilities.

Charter Schools Suspend Black and Disabled Students More, Study Says

Charter Schools Suspend Black and Disabled Students More, Study Says
nytimes.com — Black students are four times as likely to be suspended from charter schools as white students, according to a new analysis of federal education data. And students with disabilities, the study found, are suspended two to three times the rate of nondisabled students in charter schools.

Oakland District at Heart of Drive to Transform Urban Schools

Oakland District at Heart of Drive to Transform Urban Schools
nytimes.com — OAKLAND, Calif. - The 70 teachers who showed up to a school board meeting here recently in matching green and black T-shirts paraded in a circle, chanting, "Charter schools are not public schools!" and accusing the superintendent of doing the bidding of "a corporate oligarchy."
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May 04, 2016

“Old Age” by @michaelkinsley debuts at No. 10 on the NYT hardcover nonfiction bestseller list

May 03, 2016

Unemployment is "not going to happen anymore."

May 03, 2016

Got to wonder how much money the Cruz campaign spent on those Cruz/Fiorina posters.

May 03, 2016

RT @kimmccreight: Where are you going to be in May 10th? With me and @motokorich at @CommunityBkstr! Plus, wine, treats and T shirts! httpstwitter.com/communitybkstr…//t.co/doBUqOFfmQ

May 03, 2016

Math vs economics: “I’ve been to conferences w/ more cubicles in women’s bathroom than women” nyti.ms/1Ut6u7V cc: @BetseyStevenson


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