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Weekend Education Reads: 12 Interesting Links About Students and Schools You May Have Missed This Week

May 18, 2017

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Your weekend education reads: 12 key stories on schools, students & policy you may have missed #edchat

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Every week, The 74 and TopSheet.com spotlight important education journalism that may have been overshadowed by breaking news. You can see our recent archive of must-read clips (and get this weekly roundup delivered straight to your inbox by signing up for The 74 Newsletter). Also ICYMI: Get your daily morning link digest by signing up for TopSheet.

It was quite the hectic week for education news: a historic election night in Los Angeles, the leaking of a stripped-down education budget in D.C., and a new school choice poll that showed the majority of Americans open to increasing the number of public charter schools.

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

What We Don’t Know About High Schools Can Hurt UsBrookings (Mark Dynarski)

Los Angeles’s election night roller coaster — all spurred by absentee ballotsLA School Report (Mike Szymanski)

1 in 5 Washington State Students Have ‘Seriously Considered Suicide in the Past 12 Months’KXRO

Solving the Mystery of UnderachievementThe Atlantic (Nick Ehrmann)

You May Have Seen ‘Hamilton,’ but Not Like ThisEducation Post (Lane Wright)

How Colleges Know What You Can Afford (and the Limits of That Tactic) The New York Times (Kevin Carey)

Some Ohio School Districts Tail Parents to Check Where Family Actually LivesThe Columbus Dispatch (Shannon Gilchrist)

Rhode Island Schools Seeking Out-of-Town Students to Pay for Access to Small ClassesNBC 10 News (Bill Rappleye)

How Ballet Is Energizing One Memphis School — and Helped Save It From Closing Chalkbeat (Caroline Bauman)

New York City Charter Schools See Record 73,000 Student ApplicationsNew York Daily News (Ben Chapman)

Inside a High School Training Future TeachersThe Atlantic (Christina Veiga)

Sesame Street’s ‘Maria’ Promotes Education in MilwaukeeBizTimes Milwaukee (Lauren Anderson)