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Weekend Education Reads: 8 Important Stories on Students & Schools You May Have Missed This Week

By The 74 | June 22, 2017

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While everyone was buzzing about the fight in New York City over mayoral control of the city’s schools and a new segregation report that shows many affluent communities across the country seceding from larger school districts, here were 8 other important stories you may have missed:
The End of the Valedictorian? Schools Rethink Class Rankings — Associated Press (Carolyn Thompson)
Los Angeles DREAMers Say New Federal Statement on DACA Only Heightens Their Fears — LA School Report (Esmeralda Fabián Romero)
The 395 Kids Philando Castile Left Behind — Huffington Post (Rebecca Klein)
In the AI Age, ‘Being Smart’ Will Mean Something Completely Different — Harvard Business Review (Ed Hess)
Hearing Set on Fate of Board Member Who Insulted Obamas — The Wall Street Journal (AP)
Mississippi tops rankings as ‘highest priority state’ in rural education — Hechinger Report (Jackie Mader)
‘I Started at Zero’: How a Syrian Refugee Is Rebuilding His Life Through Education — TIME (Katie Reilly)
New Girl Scout Badges Focus on Cyber Crime, Not Cookie SalesReuters (Barbara Goldberg)


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