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Higher Expulsion Rates for Black Students Are Found

nytimes.com — With the Obama administration focused on reducing the number of suspensions, expulsions and arrests in public schools, a new analysis of federal data identifies districts in 13 Southern states where black students are suspended or expelled at rates overwhelmingly higher than white children.
Aug 24, 2015

Black students in 132 southern districts were suspended at rates 5x or more than their representation in student pop. nyti.ms/1JhGUf9

Aug 24, 2015

RT @motokorich: Black students in 132 southern districts were suspended at rates 5x or more than their representation in student pop. nyti.ms/1JhGUf9

Aug 24, 2015

Analysis Finds Higher Expulsion Rates for Black Students nyti.ms/1KITqCf

Aug 24, 2015

"I am actually shocked that there is not more outrage." On suspension/expulsion of black children (via @motokorich) nytimes.com/2015/08/25/us/…

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G.O.P. Hopefuls Display Differences on Education

nytimes.com — In saying on Wednesday that he supported annual standardized tests for public school students, Jeb Bush invoked his brother. "When we neglect that, the kids who are left behind are kids in poverty, African-American kids, Hispanic kids, and then we blame it on the social circumstances of their life," Mr. Bush, a former governor of Florida, said at an unusual panel discussion on education in Londonderry, N.H., which featured six Republican candidates.

Rape trial puts elite private school in harsh spotlight as a place of secret rites and sexual conquests

news.nationalpost.com — CONCORD, N.H. - Owen Labrie, a senior at the St. Paul's School, made up a list of potential girls for his "senior salute" - a school ritual in which older students proposition younger ones for as much intimacy as they can get away with: a kiss, touching, or more.

Rape Case Explores Culture of Elite St. Paul’s School

nytimes.com — CONCORD, N.H. - Owen Labrie, a senior at the St. Paul's School, made up a list of potential girls for his "senior salute" - a school ritual in which older students proposition younger ones for as much intimacy as they can get away with: a kiss, touching, or more.
Aug 18, 2015

Rape Case Puts Focus on Elite St. Paul’s School (Or: Do rich kids think it's OK to commit rape out of tradition?) nyti.ms/1E1Fqqo

Aug 19, 2015

“This is not filtering down from college to high school. It’s always been there.” Disturbing but not surprising case: nytimes.com/2015/08/19/us/…

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Teacher shortages spur a nationwide hiring scramble

miamiherald.com — In a stark about-face from just a few years ago, school districts have gone from handing out pink slips to scrambling to hire teachers. Across the country, districts are struggling with shortages of teachers, particularly in math, science and special education - a result of the layoffs of the recession years combined with an improving economy in which fewer people are training to be teachers.

Teacher shortages spur a nationwide hiring scramble

charlotteobserver.com — In a stark about-face from just a few years ago, school districts have gone from handing out pink slips to scrambling to hire teachers. Across the country, districts are struggling with shortages of teachers, particularly in math, science and special education - a result of the layoffs of the recession years combined with an improving economy in which fewer people are training to be teachers.

Teacher shortages spur a nationwide hiring scramble

sacbee.com — In a stark about-face from just a few years ago, school districts have gone from handing out pink slips to scrambling to hire teachers. Across the country, districts are struggling with shortages of teachers, particularly in math, science and special education - a result of the layoffs of the recession years combined with an improving economy in which fewer people are training to be teachers.

Teacher Shortages Spur a Nationwide Hiring Scramble (Credentials Optional)

nytimes.com — ROHNERT PARK, Calif. - In a stark about-face from just a few years ago, school districts have gone from handing out pink slips to scrambling to hire teachers. Across the country, districts are struggling with shortages of teachers, particularly in math, science and special education - a result of the layoffs of the recession years combined with an improving economy in which fewer people are training to be teachers.
Aug 09, 2015

RT @realsaramerica: Maybe shouldn't shit on teachers so much? Teacher Shortages Spur a Nationwide Hiring Scramble (Credentials Optional) nyti.ms/1IBgZfT

Aug 13, 2015

Teacher Shortages Spur a Nationwide Hiring Scramble (Credentials Optional) nyti.ms/1IBgZfT

Aug 09, 2015

Teacher shortages spur nationwide hiring scramble (credential optional) nyti.ms/1IBgZfT

Aug 10, 2015

It'a almost like if you treat and pay teachers like dirt, people won't want to become teachers nytimes.com/2015/08/10/us/…

Aug 09, 2015

Teacher Shortages Spur a Nationwide Hiring Scramble (Credentials Optional) nyti.ms/1IBgZfT

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Lawmakers Move to Limit Government’s Role in Education

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Congress on Wednesday moved to substantially scale back the federal government's role in education, particularly the use of high-stakes standardized testing to punish schools, in the first significant proposed revisions since the No Child Left Behind law was passed 14 years ago.
Jul 09, 2015

Lawmakers Move to Limit Government’s Role in Education nyti.ms/1fpgPRc

Jul 09, 2015

Lawmakers Move to Limit Government’s Role in Education: @jestei @motokorich on No Child update. What u need to know. nytimes.com/2015/07/09/us/…

Jul 16, 2015

Lawmakers Move to Limit Government’s Role in Education nyti.ms/1fpgPRc

Colorado Court Rules Use of Public Funds for Private Schools Is Unconstitutional

nytimes.com — DENVER - Colorado's highest court on Monday struck down a voucher program that allowed parents in a conservative suburban school district to use taxpayer dollars to send their children to private schools.
Jun 30, 2015

Colorado Court Rules Use of Public Funds for Private Schools Is Unconstitutional nyti.ms/1efJx66 via @nytimes

Jul 01, 2015

RT @pattibacchus: Colorado Court Rules Use of Public Funds for Private Schools Is Unconstitutional nyti.ms/1GW2a8Q #bced #bcpoli #vanpoli

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Sep 02, 2015

Stephen Hawking does it again. E-book of “A Brief History of Time” debuts on NYT e-book nonfiction bestseller list at No. 10

Sep 02, 2015

Rising Strong, by @BreneBrown, knocks that book about tidying up out of No. 1 spot on NYT advice/how-to best seller list

Sep 02, 2015

Neurotribes, by @stevesilberman, debuts at No. 8 on NYT non fiction hardcover best seller list

Sep 02, 2015

Census back to school facts: In 2011, 72% of students enrolled in college worked at least PT. Wonder if changed since 1.usa.gov/1JMOIHj

Sep 02, 2015

Census back to school facts: 12 million school age children speak language other than English at home. 1.usa.gov/1HL7lIH

Sep 02, 2015

12 NYC principals proposed diversity plan for schools. De Blasio admin response so far: no change ny.chalkbeat.org/2015/09/01/nea… @patrick_wall

Sep 01, 2015

Asians almost 2x as likely to be offered higher price for online SAT tutoring than non-Asians propublica.org/article/asians… @JuliaAngwin

Aug 31, 2015

@SolisforDISD hello I'm a NYT reporter and would like to chat -- can you email me at richm@nytimes.com? thank you


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