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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.

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

By Stephanie Strom, Jim Trotter, Greg Sargent, Frank Bruni, Corrie MacLaggan, Matt Phillips, Jessica Guynn, Michael Bender, Josh Marshall, Steve Peoples, Lisa Schencker, Lila Shapiro, Aaron Blake, Niraj Chokshi, Paul Taylor, David Gonzalez, Andrew Rosenthal, Michael Shear, Motoko Rich, Paloma Esquivel, Sam Quinones, Lisa Mascaro, Peter Nicholas, Stuart Pfeifer, Joe Flint, Lance Pugmire, Ginger Gibson, Michael Van Sickler, Nia-Malika Henderson, Laura Myers, Louis Llovio, Kirk Semple, Russell Contreras, Hasani Gittens, Ross Ramsey, Julian Aguilar, Kat Stoeffel, Ben Finley, Tom Abrahams, John Gonzalez, Brian Kuebler, Molly Ball, Michael Cavna, Cindy George, Mark Miller, Susan Ferriss, Josh Lederman, Sara Morrison, Steve Bousquet, Perry Stein, Cindy Y. Rodriguez, Ian Duncan, Josh Gerstein, Olga Khazan, Jacob Margolis, Mary Plummer, Jayme Fraser, David Jackson, Julia Preston, Kate Taylor, David Davis, Gene Demby, Carolina González, Brian Bennett, Daniel Trotta, Daniel M. Jimenez, Rebecca Parr, Rebecca Aguilar, Josh Eidelson, Fran Berkman, Bill Briggs, Erica Werner, Victor Landa, Bill Richardson, Jose Gonzalez, Crystal Ramirez, Nicole Rojas, Paul Harris, Curtis Skinner, Steve Fisher, ERIC GONZALEZ, Patricia Guadalupe, Karoun Demirjian, Lachlan Cartwright, Juan Rodriguez, James Aldridge, Erika Sanchez, Roberta Rampton, Samantha Leal, Kevin Drum, Ezequiel Lopez, Martha Mendoza, Peggy Pico, Sandhya Dirks, Adrian Florido, Patty Lane, Alex Seitz-Wald, Caitlin Emma, Paul Gutierrez, Melanie Gonzalez, Alex Altman, Bailey McGowan, Cindy Carcamo, Melissa del Bosque, Melanie Mason, Justin Sink, Nancy Gibbs, Seung Min Kim, Joshua Goodman, Mayra Moreno, Manuel Rueda, Ted Hesson, Jorge Rivas, Mike Boehm, Mary Wisniewski, Hector Becerra, Adolfo Flores, Larry Gordon, Lee Romney, Patrick McGreevy, Allie Jones, Dylan Matthews, Scott Neuman, Alexa Ura, Jim Walsh, Dustin Gardiner, Roberto Ferdman, Elliot Spagat, Irina Gonzalez, Tal Kopan, Lisa Gray, Javier C. Hernández, Hugo Balta, Al Baker, Mark Sherman, Kimberly Hefling, Michael Martin, Bill Cotterell, Jorge Rueda, Laura Wides-Munoz, Suzanne Gamboa, Jay Weaver, Houston Chronicle, Ph. D., Douglas Martin, Carla Marinucci, Mike Barnes, MICHAEL GRYNBAUM, Alex Dobuzinskis, Bryce Covert, Amy Guthrie, Roque Planas, Mary Pitzl, Michael Hogan, Esther Cepeda, Feliciano Garcia, Emily Wax-Thibodeaux, Jake Sherman, Alexander Burns, Abby Ohlheiser, Karen Bates, Gary Gerew, Saki Knafo, Natalie Jarvey, Daniel Bice, Steven Reinberg, John Kennedy, Gabriel Sanchez, Marc Caputo, Christian Red, Yesenia Robles, Dan Mihalopoulos, Michael Memoli, Kate Sheehy, Dante Chinni, Gabriela Lemus, Jasmine Garsd, Eileen Pollack, Solange Uwimana, Dana Farrington, David Edwards, Joe Battaglia, Domingo Ramirez Jr., Eduardo Diaz, Aaron Cantú, Leigh Caldwell, Patrick Riley, Elizabeth Blair, Scott Stewart, Tristan Ahtone, Jim Robbins, Ralph Benko, Nina Terrero, David Damore, Joshua Davis
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.

Political fighting sets up Washington state schools to fail

dispatch.com — SEATTLE - Because of political fighting between the state and feds, nearly 9 in 10 Washington public schools, including some high-achieving campuses in the state's most moneyed communities, have been relegated to a federal blacklist of failure, requiring them to set aside 20 percent of their federal funding for private tutoring or to transport students to schools not on the failing list.

In Washington State, Political Stand Puts Schools in a Bind

nytimes.com — SEATTLE - Three years ago, Lakeridge Elementary School, where most pupils come from lower-income families, was totally remade. A new principal arrived and replaced half the staff, and she 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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Oct 31, 2014

Folks, will have need of good places for hot chocolate in Bushwick before 9:30 am tomorrow. Possible? Recommendations please.

Oct 31, 2014

That New York thing where you are not sure if someone is wearing a costume or not.

Oct 31, 2014

"Finally it’s a matter of going nuts for a phrase.” Lovely profile of Clive James by @StevenErlanger nyti.ms/1u0njuQ

Oct 31, 2014

RT @omcook: A haunted house for teenagers where you just yell at them "WHAT COLLEGE ARE YOU GOING TO WHAT ARE YOU MAJORING IN WHAT CAREER WILL YOU HAVE"

Oct 31, 2014

The happy ending we wanted RT @FrancesRobles: Nina Pham and her dog Bentely, both Ebola-free, will be reunited tomorrow.

Oct 31, 2014

If you want to see how Democrats fight over education, look to the CA superintendent's race. Millions of $ at stake nyti.ms/1voKQkw

Oct 31, 2014

but of those professions? MT @CEABetsey: In '68, women < 10% of entering classes of MD, JD, & MBA programs, their share grown to nearly 50%

Oct 31, 2014

"They work toward a time after Ebola." nyti.ms/1wQ0nQ6 Haunting (truly, not Halloween) photo essay by @berehulak

Oct 31, 2014

If you want to send a love letter to your spouse with scientific evidence, here you go bit.ly/1xId4cl



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