November 14, 2019

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Standing with Puerto Rico: Uniting Diverse Struggles for Education Justice

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Native Boarding School Healing Conference & Tulalip Cultural Center Tour
Unity summit
Co-sponsored by Schott
Wed, November 20
Alongside the Unity Summit
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Follow These #EdJustice Superstars on Twitter

It’s that time of the year again... the Schott Foundation’s second annual list of 10 Education Justice Superstars to follow on Twitter! Spice up your feed with knowledge and inspiration from these influential and energized advocates. They’re leading the way, pushing racial and gender equity, fair funding, community schools, grassroots organizing and other crucial issues to the fore. Be sure to give them a follow!
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Philly School Knew about Toxic Lead in Drinking Water but Kept Parents in the Dark

Philadelphia charter school teacher Alison Marcus says she and other teachers feared the drinking water at their school wasn’t much better than Flint’s. In 2016, for roughly a week, some hallway fountains and sinks spurted a brown liquid that looked more like apple cider than water, according to nine former and current staffers.
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Teacher Morale has 'Reached a Tipping Point,' New Survey Shows

A new report shows that teacher optimism has fallen dramatically, from 50% in 2018 to 34% in 2019.

The report and survey of more than 1,300 K-12 teachers and administrators reveals that teacher optimism and confidence has decreased significantly since 2015.
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NAEP 2019: Reading Scores Drop for US Students, with Mixed Math Results

Average reading scores for 4th and 8th graders in the U.S. have dropped since 2017, according to the latest results of the “nation’s report card.” Math scores increased by one point for 4th graders and decreased by one point for 8th-graders, with progress overall remaining flat for the past decade.
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Investigations Unearth Systemic Corruption in K-12 School Leadership — and Students and Teachers Lose Out

Revelations of corruption in business and government are becoming an everyday affair, with example after example of people in leadership positions using elevated status for personal gain rather than for the public good. The deluge of stories about lying and cheating politicians, industry lobbyists, and corporate executives can lead to easy cynicism about how things work in business and politics.

But what about when corruption flourishes in public schools?
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