Weekend Education Reads: 10 Engaging Stories on Students, Schools, and Learning You May Have Missed

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos dominated the ed news again this week with her tough-love speech at the National Charter Schools Conference. Also capturing major headlines: the 2017 Broad Prize and the new CREDO report on charter schools.

Here are 10 other stories that caught our attention over the past week that you may have missed amid the other breaking news, to give you a jump on your weekend’s catch-up reads. Happy reading!

What Philanthropy Has Done Right — and Done Wrong — on Charter SchoolsThe Chronicle of Philanthropy (Chester Finn Jr., Bruno Manno, and Brandon Wright)

Maine Schools Blaze a Trail in New Approach to EducationPress Herald (Lillian Mongeau)

Trump Wants More Apprentices. But Can They Fix America’s Big Jobs Problem?CNN Money (Patrick Gillespie)

A Separate Place Weekly Standard (Alice B. Lloyd)

How Your Education Level May Be Linked to Your Risk of Heart DiseaseLive Science (Sara G. Miller)

Education’s Double-Edged SwordU.S. News & World Report (Lauren Camera)

Empower MS Ramps Up School Choice CrusadeClarion-Ledger (Bracey Harris)

Schools Tap Secret Spectrum to Beam Free Internet to StudentsWired (Chris Berdik)

Pennsylvania Senator Wants Failing Students Out of Cyber Charter SchoolsThe Morning Call (Logan Hullinger)

A Long Overdue Civil Right to Literacy The Baltimore Sun (Kalman R. Hettleman)

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