DeVos Clashes With Democrats Over Federal Protections in School Choice Budget Proposals

Weekend Education Reads: 12 Worthwhile Links About Students and Schools You May Have Missed

Wisconsin Lawmaker Tells Betsy DeVos That Vouchers Don’t Help Rural Kids. Research Shows He’s Right

You’re Not an ‘Interest Group’ Just Because You Believe School Funding Matters

How 2 Business-Savvy Nonprofits Are Breathing New Life Into Philadelphia’s Struggling Catholic Schools

State of American Pre-K: New Report Shows 1.5 Million Kids (and 1 in 20 3-Year-Olds) Enrolled

Trump Ed Budget Fleshes Out Choice Proposal, Justifies Deep Cuts

Mayoral Control Fight Heats Up: NYS Assembly Gives De Blasio 2 More Years, But Senate Demands More Data on School Spending

The Boys Wouldn’t Listen, So 9-Year-Old Girl Started Her Own Robotics Team — and Won Big

Candidates Are Drawing School Choice Battle Lines in Campaign to Succeed New Jersey Gov. Christie

Start School Later: New Study Shows That More Sunlight Before Classes Improves Test Scores

Facing Pressure From Conservatives, Texas Again Looks to Ban Transgender Bathroom Use

DeVos Emphasizes States’ Prerogative on School Choice, Gives No Details on Federal Expansion

Inside the School Lunch Affordability Gap: Too Affluent for Free Food, Can’t Afford $1.75 Meals

Long-Vacant NYC Courthouse Will Get New Life as Success Academy’s Second High School

1 in 5 Washington State HS Students Considered Suicide, 9% Attempted It, Shocking New Report Finds

Key Congressional Ally Backs Trump Admin’s School Choice Plan

Why the LA School Board Swung Pro-Reform: Did a Late Vote on ‘Charter Killer’ Bill Cost Board Chief His Job?

Federal Judge Denies NYC KIPP School’s Effort to Block Arbitration of Teacher Grievances

New Report Shows NYC’s Alternative to Charter Schools — Supported by De Blasio and UFT — Aren’t Getting Results

Weekend Education Reads: 11 Interesting Links About Students and Schools You May Have Missed This Week

May 11, 2017

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Your weekend education reads: 11 key stories on schools, students & policy you may have missed #edchat

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It was a rather busy news week. New York unveiled its ESSA plan, the Internet rushed to celebrate mentors and instructors in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, and one harrowing investigation looked to shine a spotlight on the hidden crisis of opioid abuse on college campuses.

Here are a few interesting articles we’ve been reading at other outlets this week, that you might have missed amid the breaking headlines:

Another Cut to Schools: Oklahoma schools weather $90 million in mid-year cutsThe Morning Bell Newsletter (Ben Felder)

Abuse Allegations Lead to Spike in Teachers Placed on Leave in a Maryland SuburbThe Washington Post (Donna St. George)

Chicago Mayor Weighs Options to Fill Widening Gap in School BudgetReuters (Karen Pierog)

District Says 24 credits and a D-minus Average Aren’t Good Enough The Hechinger Report (Tara García Mathewson)

School Bullying Is Down. Why Don't Students Believe It?NPR (Anya Kamenetz)

Boston Exam Schools Lacking in Diversity: ReportMetro (Kristin Toussaint)

Stop Teaching Girls to Code Bright (Jessica Carew Kraft)

Ohio Supreme Court: Backpack Searches Fair Game on School Property Dayton Daily News (Laura A. Bischoff)

Mixed Views on Higher Ed: New survey finds majority of Americans losing faithInside Higher Ed (Paul Fain)

School Desegregation in Washington, D.C., in the 1950sEducation Next (Hugh B. Price)

How to Recruit Black PrincipalsThe Atlantic (Lillian Mongeau)