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In Case You Missed It: Must Reads
June 1—Report on racial disparities in gifted and magnet programs gets strong reaction.
June 7—School integration 2.0: How could New York City do it better?
- June 7—DC Public Schools (DCPS) reverses decision to move elementary school in with alternative high school.
June 15—Vincent Gray wins DC Council seat, makes political comeback.
- June 17—Online charter schools need to better serve students, charter groups say.
June 23—How learning 'soft skills' prepares DCPS students for the workplace.
June 24—Education, Health and Human Services Depts issue ESSA guidance on foster youth.
June 29—Chancellor Kaya Henderson says she's leaving DCPS.
June 29—DC schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson to step down, leaving legacy of progress.
- June 2—U.S. graduation rate breaks another record.
- June 2—When college students start behind.
- June 7—Federal data show unequal access to challenging math and science courses.
- June 7—Disparities continue to plague U.S. schools, federal data show.
- June 7—Is a basic income possible in DC? The city is looking into it.
- June 10—New data show chronic absenteeism is widespread and prevalent among all student groups.
- June 15—Market Signals: How do DC parents rank schools, and what does it mean for policy?
- June 16—Grappling with discipline in autonomous schools: New approaches from DC and New Orleans.
- June 16—Suspension and expulsion rates at DC schools continue to drop, report finds.
- June 17—Report: Wards 7 and 8 have lowest unemployment numbers in years.
- June 24—Court rules DC underserves and underidentifies preschoolers with disabilities.
- June 27—One in four teachers miss 10 or more school days, analysis finds.
- June 2—High school suspensions cost the country $35 billion annually, report estimates.
- June 13—The evolution of the "chartered school."
- June 21—Report: Despite gains in health and education, DC students face pervasive economic instability.
- June 22—DC Council signs off on $15 minimum wage.
- June 22—Homeless prom queen finishes high school in two years, gets full ride to college.
- June 27—Amazon launches Inspire as it looks to become a major player in education tech.
- June 29—Children of DC General given options for education.