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Weekend Reads: What if we spent on every kid what the Trumps and Clintons spent on theirs?

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Sidwell Friends School, which Chelsea Clinton attended
  • Detroit would seem like the kind of place where national funders and charter networks would want to be. But it’s not, and here’s why. (Chalkbeat)
  • If America spent on every student what Clinton and Trump spent on their own children’s education, schools would be very different. (Politics K-12)
  • Donald Trump played principal for a day at one New York City school in 1997 and offended pretty much everyone in the building. (The 74 Million)
  • There aren’t many Teachers for Trump. But are the ones who support him doing their jobs responsibly? (Jenn Binis)
  • Hillary Clinton is positioning herself as a uniter on divisive education policy issues. (Hechinger Report)
  • Tim Kaine’s wife, Anne Holton, stepped down this week as Virginia’s secretary of education to support his vice presidential bid. Catch up on her record. (Washington Post)
  • What the chief of the country’s largest teachers union has to say about this year’s election. (American Prospect)
  • Dozens of Colorado schools have run out of time to improve. Go inside one school’s all-hands-on-deck effort to boost scores before it’s too late. (Chalkbeat)
  • Diane Ravitch is expanding and updating her 2010 book that indicts corporate-style education reforms. Here’s an excerpt. (Alternet)
  • Big-city superintendents are increasingly coming from inside their districts. That’s a notable change. (Larry Cuban)
  • “Project-based learning” is in vogue. But is it everything it’s cracked up to be? (Curriculum Matters)
  • A New York City educator describes the mixed bag of support she’s received and pleads for more for all teachers. (Medium)
  • A nonprofit executive is examining himself and his sector after a student his organization championed ended up struggling. (Chalkbeat)

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Weekend Reads: ‘Love and love hard,’ a KIPP Tulsa teacher tells us all

PHOTO: Caroline Bauman
  • New Haven’s schools chief has fallen out of favor after seven years there, and now he’s looking to leave. (N.H. Independent)
  • The KIPP charter network urged its schools to act after Terence Crutcher, a KIPP dad, was killed by police in Tulsa. (Chalkbeat)
  • What that action looked like at KIPP Tulsa College Prep, where at least 10 students are related to Crutcher. (Tulsa World)
  • A teacher at the school went viral after sharing her experiences talking to students — and her advice to “love and love hard.” (Facebook)
  • Great teachers are experts at having hard conversations. Here’s their advice to America. (Chalkbeat)
  • One of Nevada’s wealthiest women is also the state’s glamorous board of education president. (Pacific Standard)
  • Two seasoned education policy wonks are leading Donald Trump’s education transition planning. (Politics K-12)
  • Why is Tennessee’s first single-sex charter school thriving? Not for the reason you might think. (The Atlantic)
  • Efforts are underway to improve black students’ experience at a diverse school where they still come out behind. (Bloomberg)

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Weekend Reads: Why Texas stopped students with disabilities from getting the help they need

PHOTO: Alan Petersime
  • A story about school choice in Philadelphia didn’t mention race drew criticism from Nikole Hannah-Jones (and others). (Billy Penn)
  • What KIPP did after it realized how many graduates were dropping out of college has changed the conversation about success. (Chalkbeat)
  • Texas has systematically prevented children with disabilities from getting the help they’re legally entitled to, according to a new investigation. (Houston Chronicle)
  • An exit interview with Kaya Henderson, the chief who took D.C. schools from “dead” to cracking down on families faking addresses to get in. (Scholastic)
  • Watch this video to get up speed on the Common Core standards and why they’re still under fire. (EdWeek)
  • A coach speaks directly, and encouragingly, to a student whose teacher sees him as a problem. (Education Post)
  • What Donald Trump is really saying when he says he’d create home-school vouchers for poor kids. (Slate)
  • A new study found that the greatest determinant of police surveillance in schools is the presence of students of color. (The Atlantic)
  • Catch up on the last year — and century — in Detroit schools, one of the few places where police seem to be visible in that city. (Harpers)
  • Among the details in a lawsuit challenging the quality of education in Detroit: condoms on the floor and teachers without training. (Chalkbeat)