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Senate approves last-minute negotiated overhaul of school A-F ratings
Texas Tribune • Aliyya Swaby
Paris mayor demands black feminist festival that 'prohibits' white people be banned
The Guardian • Agence France-Presse
Paris mayor may ban black feminist Nyansapo festival
BBC
California: Deal Struck in Legislature to Reform Charters’ Enrollment and Discipline Policies
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
How the Richest County in California Got Its New Charter School
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
DeVos Hires Top Official at For-Profit University to Help “Right-Size” Department of Education
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Oakland Charter School in Trouble Again
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Gene V. Glass: An Ugly Look Inside a Charter School in Arizona
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Mercedes Schneider on 50CAN
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Education Department Faces Deep Cuts; DeVos Faces Tough Questions
NPR • Cory Turner
 
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Assessments & Testing, Education
Senate approves last-minute negotiated overhaul of school A-F ratings
Texas TribuneAliyya Swaby
Texas House and Senate education leaders have come to a compromise on how to tweak a plan for grading schools and districts, which the Senate unanimously passed Sunday evening. The Senate voted 31-0 to approve a conference committee report on House Bill...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
Paris mayor demands black feminist festival that 'prohibits' white people be banned
The GuardianAgence France-Presse
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has called for a black feminist festival in the French capital to be banned, saying it was “prohibited to white people.” The first edition of the Nyansapo Festival, due to run from July 28 to 30 at a...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
Paris mayor may ban black feminist Nyansapo festival
BBC
The mayor of Paris has called for a black feminist festival in the city to be banned on the grounds that it excludes white people. At the Nyansapo Festival in July, billed as "blackfeminist", 80% of the venue will be reserved for...
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Charter Schools, Education
California: Deal Struck in Legislature to Reform Charters’ Enrollment and Discipline Policies
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Kyle Stokes of public radio station KPCC reports that a deal has been struck between the California Teachers Association and the California Charter Schools Association to allow rights for charter school students. http://www.scpr.org/news/2017/05/25/72181/kicked-out-of-a-charter-school-deal-struck-in-sacr/ “Parents who believe their child is being “counseled out”...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
How the Richest County in California Got Its New Charter School
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Marin County in California is the wealthiest in the state. The seemingly idyllic Ross Vallley is now torn between two factions of parents: one supporting the traditional public schools (organized as STAND with Ross Valley schools), the other determined to break away...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
DeVos Hires Top Official at For-Profit University to Help “Right-Size” Department of Education
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Jennifer Berkshire reports that Secretary Betsy DeVos has turned to a top official from the scandal-plagued for-profit higher education industry to “right-size” the Department of Education. As the New York Times said when his appointment was announced: “As chief compliance officer for...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
Oakland Charter School in Trouble Again
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
The American Indian Model School in Oakland has a checkered history. It began as a school for American Indians. It was taken over by a swaggering, authoritarian leader named Ben Chavis. Chavis quietly got rid of the American Indians and replaced them...
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Charter Schools, Education
Gene V. Glass: An Ugly Look Inside a Charter School in Arizona
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Gene V. Glass, one of the nation’s most distinguished education researchers, posted a blog about the experience of parents applying to a charter school in Arizona. Arizona is unusual in that it has no laws against nepotism or conflicts of interest. The...
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Charter Schools, Education
Mercedes Schneider on 50CAN
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Mercedes Schneider wrote a post about 50CAN, which exists to spread the gospel of charter schools, state-run “Achievement school districts,” and high-stakes grading systems (unclear whether the high-stakes are only for public schools, as most states haven’t done much to identify or...
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Education, NPR
Education Department Faces Deep Cuts; DeVos Faces Tough Questions
NPRCory Turner
Our weekly education news roundup: Trump administration unveils its 2018 budget proposal; DeVos talks school choice in Indianapolis, then faces a grilling from lawmakers.
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