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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: 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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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