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Weekend Reads: How Cleveland students really feel about Donald Trump

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  • The Republican Party’s education platform, released during this week’s convention, hasn’t changed much since 2012. (Politics K-12)
  • “Common Core is out. Second Amendment is in!” and other education policy comments Donald Trump has made. (Politics K-12)
  • His education promise on Thursday: to “rescue kids from failing schools.” (Hechinger Report)
  • Cleveland, where the Republicans convened, has struggling schools and an active plan to improve them. (Hechinger Report)
  • “Majority of our school is African-American, so you can only imagine how we’re going to feel about Donald Trump and how he feels about us,” said a student whose school blew up balloons for the event. (NPR)
  • One convention winner: teachers across the country, who got new fodder for lessons about plagiarism. (Curriculum Matters)
  • The country’s second-largest teachers union also held a convention this week. There, Hillary Clinton told teachers she’d support them. (Teacher Beat)
  • “Vice Principals,” a new HBO show about vengeful APs, is less about schools and more about race and rage. (Vox)
  • Income segregation across schools is up 40 percent over the last 25 years. (Inside School Research)
  • “Was there anything I could have done to make this awful year right?” Looking back on a year teaching in a Los Angeles school. (Medium)
  • One in five kids who score at “college-ready” levels on the ACT don’t go straight to college. (Joanne Jacobs)

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