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Weekend Reads: Mourning Philando Castile at the school where he worked

Dylan Peers McCoy
  • Philando Castile, one of the men killed in a police shooting this week, was a cherished member of the J.J. Hill Montessori School staff in St. Paul, Minn. (Star-Tribune)
  • More than 4,000 people attended a vigil in his honor outside the school, including some of the students, parents, and teachers he worked with. (MinnPost)
  • Summer teacher training programs are adding an unsettling new feature: practice talking to students about police killings. (Chalkbeat)
  • Hillary Clinton promised members of the National Education Association, the country’s largest teachers union, to end “the education wars.” It was a big shift. (Slate)
  • Chicago’s recent school construction efforts are reinforcing racial and economic segregation. (WBEZ)
  • Indianapolis also has schools that are segregated by design. (Chalkbeat)
  • A Tennessee father and charter school critic attended a national charter school conference and found the people nice but the ideas troubling. (Dad Gone Wild)
  • A new record? A Mississippi superintendent resigned after less than a single day on the job. (Hattiesburg American)

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