EduClips: Chicago Special Ed Students Face ‘Cycle of Chaos’; NYC Girls Schools to Admit Transgender Students — and More Must-Reads From America’s 15 Biggest School Districts

EduClips is a roundup of the day’s top education headlines from America’s largest school districts, where more than 4 million students across eight states attend class every day. Read previous EduClips installments here. Get the day’s top school and policy news delivered straight to your inbox by signing up for the TopSheet Education Newsletter.

Top Story

TEACHERS — Nearly 1 in 5 public school teachers have second jobs during the school year, a new analysis of federal data shows.

Half of teachers with second jobs are working in a field outside of education, while 5 percent of teachers are taking on a second teaching or tutoring job outside of their school districts. And 4 percent of teachers have a job that is not teaching, but is still related to the teaching field.

Across the country, teachers who work a second job earn an average of $5,100 to supplement their incomes. And teachers who moonlight in a non-education field earn about $1,000 more on average than teachers who work a second job related to teaching — $5,500 compared to $4,500. (Read at Education Week)

National News

ELECTIONS — From the Schoolhouse to the State House: These 7 Teachers Are Running for Office to Say ‘No More’ to Slashed Education Funding (Read at The74Million.org)

ELLS — If DeVos Scraps the Federal Office for ELLs, Would It Matter? (Read at Education Week)

SCHOOL SAFETY — ‘I want to be able to protect them’: After Parkland, some teachers turn to firearm training (Read at NBC News)

FLIPGRID — Microsoft is buying education start-up Flipgrid, bolstering Google rivalry (Read at USA Today)

BROAD PRIZE — DSST Public Schools Wins the 2018 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools, Will Soon Serve One-Fourth of Denver’s Middle & High Schoolers (Read at The74Million.org)*

District and State News

ILLINOIS — CPS students denied special education services amid ‘cycle of chaos,’ parents say (Read at the Chicago Tribune)

NEW YORK — New York’s Elite Girls Schools Are Starting to Admit Transgender Students (Read at The New York Times)

VIRGINIA — Richmond school drops Confederate name in favor of Barack Obama (Read at KITV News)

PENNSYLVANIA — ‘Enough is enough’: Philly school unions boiling over assaults on staff (Read at The Philadelphia Inquirer)

NEW YORK — More bullying reported at New York City schools, study shows (Read at Chalkbeat)

CALIFORNIA — Advocates: California’s school budget still leaves rising special education costs to districts (Read at the Fresno Bee)

ILLINOIS — New state budget boosts early childhood education funding (Read at Fox Illinois)

TEXAS — Texas Senate panel conducts hearings on school violence, safety (Read at the Austin American-Statesman)

CALIFORNIA —  California Schools Seek Rollback to Disclosure Law on Bond Votes (Read at Bloomberg)

Think Pieces

TEACHERS UNIONS — After Janus: A new era of teacher’s union activism (Read at Education Next)

MILLENNIALS — Public Schools for a New Generation: 5 Reasons Why Millennials Will Bend the Arc of American Education (Read at The74Million.org)

AP COURSES — Our schools will get rid of AP courses. Here’s why. (Read at The Washington Post)

EDUCATION RESEARCH — The Snares And Delusions of Education Research (Read at Forbes)

BUSING — The route school buses can take toward racial equity (Read at The Hechinger Report)

AP HISTORY — Teachers protest against changes to a high-school history course (Read at The Economist)

SUMMER PROGRAMS — Summer learning programs are too expensive for many of Mississippi’s kids (Read at The Hechinger Report)

Quote of the Day

“Working two jobs and trying to maintain a balance with teaching, it does take a toll, especially when you have a family.” —Joe Reid, until recently a middle school language arts teacher in Hebron, Ind. (Read at Education Week)

*Disclosure: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Walton Family Foundation have provided funding to both DSST and The 74; the Walton Family Foundation also provides financial support to the Century Foundation’s project on charter school diversity. The 74 also receives funding from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, which funds the Broad prize.

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