Today's news -- January 4, 2017

 

 

 

NEA to Congress: Now is time to renew commitment to public education * (Lily Eskelsen García quoted)
http://www.nea.org/home/69515.htm

 

SBOE expected to set rules on new principal program

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/florida-board-of-education-expected-to-set-rules-on-new-principal-program/2308232

 

Time to play, time to learn

http://www.ocala.com/opinion/20170104/editorial-time-to-play-time-to-learn

 

What will happen to after-school programs in a Trump administration?

http://hechingerreport.org/will-happen-school-programs-trump-administration/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_campaign=ffce006d0d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a4f3e0748b-ffce006d0d-298490665

 

Detentions, suspension and expulsion do not curb violent behavior

http://hechingerreport.org/detentions-suspension-expulsion-not-curb-violent-behavior/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_campaign=ffce006d0d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a4f3e0748b-ffce006d0d-298490665

 

“Extra Yard” promises extra attention for teachers at college championship event

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/extra-yard-promises-extra-attention-for-teachers-at-championship-event/2308291

 

Former Pennsylvania charter principal alleged misuse of federal funds

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20160104_A_former_principal_alleged_charter_operator_misused_federal_funds.html

 

Gun advocates rally troops for open carry fight

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/01/03/open-carry-rallies-troops-committee-week/96119752/

 

Don't roll back in-state tuition law for unauthorized immigrants

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-unauthorized-immigrants-tuition-20170104-story.html

 

Negron eyes Bright Futures as key to Senate's ed plan

http://wlrn.org/post/negron-eyes-bright-futures-key-senates-ed-plan

 

Schools seeking money for construction projects

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/os-schools-construction-florida-2017-20170103-story.html

 

Florida Polytechnic celebrates an early milestone as first grads turn their tassels

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/college/florida-polytechnic-celebrates-an-early-milestone-as-first-grads-turn/2308328

 

Constitutional commission should reflect Florida

http://www.gainesville.com/opinion/20170103/editorial-commission-should-reflect-florida

 

Many workers can't afford a home in Southwest Florida as area booms

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/2016/12/09/out-reach-many-workers-cant-afford-home-southwest-florida-area-booms/89512072/

 

Lawmaker hopes to sack stadium funding program

http://www.sayfiereview.com/page/Lawmaker%20hopes%20to%20sack%20stadium%20funding%20program

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/229676-tom-lee-wants-eliminate-agency-designed-use-taxpayers-funds-constructing-improving-sports-facilities

 

Legislators say they'll require companies to disclose pollution spills

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/legislators-say-theyll-require-companies-to-disclose-pollution-spills/2308311

 

House Republicans, under fire, back down on gutting ethics office

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/03/us/politics/trump-house-ethics-office.html?em_pos=medium&emc=edit_cn_20170104&nl=first-draft&nl_art=0&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1&_r=0

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/a-day-of-chaos-at-the-capitol-as-house-republicans-back-down-on-ethics-changes/2017/01/03/50e392ac-d1e6-11e6-9cb0-54ab630851e8_story.html?hpid=hp_rhp-top-table-main_ethics-745pm:homepage/story&utm_term=.5153c89df974

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/republicans-house-ethics-backlash-233152

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/04/us/politics/in-republicans-ethics-office-gambit-a-spectacle-of-tweets-and-retreats.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170104&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-opponents-find-an-ally-republican-incompetence/2017/01/03/4056347a-d1fb-11e6-9cb0-54ab630851e8_story.html?utm_term=.306bfa918e9f&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Ryan wins reelection as House speaker

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/03/us/politics/house-speaker-paul-ryan.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170103&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/01/03/paul-ryan-is-easily-re-elected-house-speaker/?utm_term=.9e654d0255c1&wpisrc=al_alert-COMBO-politics%252Bnation

 

A new Congress is sworn in, but with many old faces

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/03/us/politics/a-new-congress-is-sworn-in-but-with-many-old-faces.html?em_pos=medium&emc=edit_cn_20170104&nl=first-draft&nl_art=1&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

The new faces in the 115th Congress

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/115th-congress-new-members/

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/latinos-see-historic-firsts-new-congress-gets-started-n702411

 

Poll: Voters in Trump states want Democrats to keep him in check

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/01/04/poll-voters-in-trump-states-want-democrats-to-keep-him-in-check/?utm_term=.de7e2ce30ac1&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

If Republicans play winner-takes-all, everyone will lose

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/if-republicans-play-winner-takes-all-everyone-will-lose/2017/01/03/ba423466-d1ea-11e6-9cb0-54ab630851e8_story.html?utm_term=.c9798a8e8cd7&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Trump is for sale

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/1/3/14127664/president-elect-donald-trump-is-for-sale

 

“Drain the swamp” quickly becomes “CYA”

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/editorials/fl-editorial-ethics-congress-20170103-story.html

 

A threat to U.S. democracy: political dysfunction

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/03/business/economy/trump-election-democracy.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170103&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

Welcome to the one-party state

https://www.thenation.com/article/welcome-to-the-one-party-state/

 

Three steps for progressive resistance and rebuilding as Trump era launches

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/three-steps-for-progressive-resistance-and-rebuilding-as-trump-era-launches/2017/01/03/c52908d8-d112-11e6-a783-cd3fa950f2fd_story.html?utm_term=.b02ba643e950&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Women’s March could be the biggest inauguration demonstration

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/it-started-with-a-grandmother-in-hawaii-now-the-womens-march-on-washington-is-poised-to-be-the-biggest-inauguration-demonstration/2017/01/03/8af61686-c6e2-11e6-bf4b-2c064d32a4bf_story.html?utm_term=.311257e46ae5&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Hundreds of Collier, Lee women expected to march in D.C.

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/03/hundreds-collier-lee-women-expected-march-washington/96113220/

 

Trump’s agenda would boost his bottom line

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/donald-trump-conflict-of-interest-233161

 

Obama to huddle with Democrats on protecting his signature health care law

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/obama-to-huddle-with-democrats-on-protecting-his-signature-health-care-law/2017/01/04/34b655e8-d1f9-11e6-945a-76f69a399dd5_story.html?utm_term=.9f24b3b317a5&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

A bipartisan reason to save Obamacare

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/04/opinion/a-bipartisan-reason-to-save-obamacare.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170104&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=5&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Schumer adopts Trump slogan: GOP wants to “Make America sick again”

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/schumer-takes-hard-line-against-republicans-on-obamacare-233166

 

The parliamentary tactic that could obliterate Obamacare

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/04/us/politics/the-parliamentary-trick-that-could-obliterate-obamacare.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170104&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

GOP plans to crush Democratic opposition to Trump Cabinet

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/republicans-democrats-senate-confirmation-tactics-233146

 

Democratic Party builds a war room to battle Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/01/03/the-democratic-party-builds-a-war-room-to-battle-trump/?utm_term=.ae2625f86acd

 

NAACP president arrested during sit-in at Sessions’ office

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/03/us/naacp-occupy-jeff-sessions-office.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170104&nl=first-draft&nl_art=5&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Sessions says he handled these civil rights cases. He barely touched them.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/jeff-sessions-says-he-handled-these-civil-rights-cases-he-barely-touched-them/2017/01/03/4ddfffa6-d0fa-11e6-a783-cd3fa950f2fd_story.html?utm_term=.584f821f2dd2

 

More than 1,100 law school professors oppose Sessions’ nomination https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/more-than-1100-law-school-professors-nationwide-oppose-sessionss-nomination-as-attorney-general/2017/01/03/dbf55750-d1cc-11e6-a783-cd3fa950f2fd_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.90d175c207dc

 

Florida law professors join national effort to block Sessions as attorney general

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/florida-law-professors-join-national-effort-to-block-jeff-sessions-as/2308345

 

Report fuels questions about Mnuchin role in foreclosure crisis

http://www.politico.com/blogs/donald-trump-administration/2017/01/mnuchin-treasury-foreclosure-233160

 

 

 

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