Weekend Education Reads: 10 Engaging Stories on Students, Schools, and Learning You May Have Missed

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s testimony before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee drew lots of attention in the education news world this week, as did the prospect of a new union dues case coming before the Supreme Court and the surprising announcement by Hanna Skandera that she will be stepping down as New Mexico’s secretary of education in just a few weeks’ time.
Here are 10 other stories that caught our attention over the past week that you may have missed amid the other breaking news. Happy reading.
Kids Are Quoting Trump to Bully Their Classmates and Teachers Don’t Know What to Do About ItBuzzfeed (Albert Samaha, Mike Hayes, Talal Ansari)
Illinois Poised to Strip Rahm Emanuel’s Control Over Chicago SchoolsThe American Prospect (Rachel M. Cohen)
Texas Teacher Who Gave Student ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’ Award Is Out of a JobThe New York Times (Christine Hauser)
Digging Into Details of Mayor’s Diversity Plan, Critics See Easy Goals and Iffy ApproachesChalkbeat New York (Christina Veiga)
Immigrant Students in Oklahoma City Celebrate High School GraduationThe Oklahoman (Ben Felder)
Which Stories Do the Nation’s Education Technology Reporters Want You to Follow?EdSurge (Jenny Abamu and Mary Jo Madda)
Elite High Schools Plot to Undermine College Admissions — National Review (Gabriel Rossman)
Abstinence Education Advocate Named to HHS PostThe Hill (Jessie Hellmann)
This Indianapolis Charter School Has a Solution to Its Teacher Shortage: ‘Grow’ Its Own Educators— Chalkbeat Indiana (Dylan Peers McCoy)
NYC Student Who Had Graduation Ceremony on Subway Will Get Personal Ceremony With School DeanPIX-11 (Associated Press)

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