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What We're Reading: Deportation, Standing Desks, and Willie Brown MS

posted Feb 1, 2016, 9:07 AM by Robin Dutton-Cookston   [ updated Feb 1, 2016, 9:08 AM ]
Lots of great information being passed around the PPS-SF office over the past few days. Here are some interesting articles that we have been reading. 

From SFGate
A state appeals court indicated Wednesday that it is considering a potentially historic judicial intervention in California’s woeful school finance system — a ruling that it violates students’ constitutional right to an adequate education. read more

From The Atlantic
For many, the New Year represents new beginnings, a chance to start fresh with a clean slate. But this was not the case for hundreds of undocumented adults and children swept up in deportation raids in the first days of 2016. read more 

From The Examiner
It’s 1:30 p.m. on a recent Tuesday and June Sadler, site coordinator at Willie Brown Middle School, is collaborating with three other educators about the newest after-school programs offered at the school. read more 

From Reuters
Standing desks in classrooms could be an easy way to help make kids’ time in school less sedentary, a new research review suggests.
The study team analyzed data from eight previously published papers and found, not surprisingly, that kids spent more time on their feet when these desks were used instead of traditional classroom furniture. read more 

From Education Week
Are today's young people hopelessly mired, as pundits and researchers claim, in a selfish, achievement-obsessed culture? And is the college admissions process—commonly assailed for creating an arms race among students and parents that fuels selfishness and achievement frenzy—destined to remain a fundamental part of this problem? read more 

From The American Prospect
King may be poised to champion a new issue not emphasized by his predecessor—or any other education secretary in recent memory: combating racial and economic segregation. read more