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Weekend Education Reads: 14 Important Stories on Schools, Students, and Policy You May Have Missed This Week

April 13, 2017

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Your weekend education reads: 14 key stories on schools, students & policy you may have missed #edchat

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Every week, The 74 spotlights important education journalism that may have been overshadowed by the news. See our recent archive of must-read clips, and get this roundup delivered directly to your inbox by signing up for The 74 Newsletter.

It was a busy news week: Arizona moved to implement America’s first universal education savings account program, the nation’s teachers took to social media for #LoveMySchoolDay, and ed wonks in D.C. debated Andy Smarick’s proposal that every public school be given an authorizer.

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

The Atlantic: How Colleges Use Big Data to Target the Students They Want

USA Today’s Pulitzer Finalist: Broken Discipline Tracking Systems Let Teachers Flee Troubled Pasts

Education Post: Power, Policy and Prayer: My Eye-Opening Phone Call With Betsy DeVos

LA School Report: New District Data on Student Grades Show More Than Half of LAUSD’s 2016 Graduates Were Not Eligible for California’s Public Universities

Nashville Public Radio: Should High School Students Need a Foreign Language to Graduate?

Commonwealth: Voc-Tech Tension: Massachusetts Vocational Schools Are a Big Success Story, but Are They Shutting Out Those Who Might Need Them Most?

The New York Times: New York’s Free-Tuition Program Will Help Traditional, but Not Typical, Students

Mr Rad’s Neighborhood: Last In, First Out

Center for American Progress: Hidden Money: The Outsized Role of Parent Contributions in School Finance

12 News Arizona: Democrat David Garcia to Announce Run for Arizona Governor

WHYY and NewsWorks.com: Changing Climate and Flattening Earth: Teaching Science in a ‘Fake News’ World

The Baltimore Sun: NTSB Finds ‘Deficiencies’ in Vetting of Baltimore School Bus Drivers

The Deseret News: Utah Schools Recruiting Teachers ‘Coast to Coast’ in Face of High Turnover, Retirements

The Hechinger Report: Idaho Gives Education Money Directly to Teenagers to Manage Themselves

….And here’s one pretty amazing new tool that you have to check out:

EdBuild: Funded — State Education Funding Policies for All 50 States