‘It Gave Us a Choice When We Didn’t Have One’: Private School Choice Participants Flood Capitol to Tell Their Stories

This Week in ESSA: Ohio, Montana, Oklahoma, New York Advance Plans as Group Promotes Evidence-Based Rules

Weingarten Speech Tying School Choice to Racism Sets Off Firestorm

House Committee Rejects Democrats’ Bid to Restore Education Funding, Protect Teacher Training

How’s This for a Yarn? School Bus Driver Crochets a Personalized Toy for Every Student on Her Route

A Phoenix Breakthrough: How 3 Massachusetts High Schools Are Helping Dropouts Become College-Bound Grads

Teacher Groups Frustrated With California ESSA Plan’s ‘Loose’ Definition of Ineffective Teachers

The 74 Interview: You Don’t Think Your Child Is Average & Harvard’s Todd Rose Doesn’t Either

Interactive: How Far Every State Has Gone to Update Education Policies Under the Every Student Succeeds Act

House Republicans Warn Education Dept. on ESSA Overreach as Democrats Lament Lack of Accountability Rules

More Attention to ELLs, Student Suspension, Fewer Test Days: NY Tweaks Its ESSA Plan

WATCH: These 100 HS Grads Made a Splash With Pomp, Circumstance — and a Jump in the Lake

12 Rhode Island Schools Vie for Chance to Become Their State’s 3 Personalized Learning Labs

Teacher Raises, Bathrooms, Vouchers: Texas Lawmakers Take Up Big School Fights in Special Legislative Session

Investigation: Forced Into Unneeded Remedial Classes, Some Community College Students Fail to Finish Degrees

A Summer Education Meltdown: Why Everyone in DC Is Mad About ESSA, Congress, Charters, Choice — or All of the Above

This Week’s ESSA News: Science Test Debate, a Career Readiness Blind Spot, and Massachusetts Has Work to Do

House Subcommittee Advances Education Funding Bill as Democrats Protest ‘Anti-Teacher’ Cuts

DeVos Hears of Sex Attacks at Colleges & K-12 Schools as Feds Weigh Changes to Title IX Evidence Rules

The $1,488 Back-to-School Bill: Backpack Index Tracks Rising Costs of Supplies, Fees for Band, Sports, Trips

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

June 14, 2017

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Your weekend education reads: 10 key stories on schools, students & policy you may have missed #edchat

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Every week, The 74 and TopSheet.com spotlight important education journalism that may have been overshadowed by breaking news. You can see our recent archive of must-read clips (and get this weekly roundup delivered straight to your inbox by signing up for The 74 Newsletter). Also ICYMI: Get your daily morning link digest by signing up for TopSheet.

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)