Today's news -- September 26, 2017

 

 

 

Local education leaders sound alarm on future of public schools

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20170925/local-education-leaders-sound-alarm-on-future-of-public-schools

 

Hurricane Maria could send wave of Puerto Rican students to Miami

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/article174893671.html

 

Abstinence-only group will lead sex education for Santa Rosa

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/education/2017/09/25/santa-rosa-county-sex-education-abstinence-pregnancy-resource-center/699473001/

 

Wallethub: Florida is 2017’s fifth worst state for teachers

http://www.wtxl.com/news/florida-is-s-th-worst-state-for-teachers/article_370a6948-a222-11e7-af3d-0b42201977a4.html

 

When black children are targeted for punishment

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/opinion/black-students-little-rock-punishment.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170925&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

The “questionable questions” on today’s standardized tests

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/09/25/the-questionable-questions-on-todays-standardized-tests/?utm_term=.c71e123c19e2

 

New SAT scores sow confusion over how to tell a good result

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/new-sat-scores-sow-confusion-over-how-to-tell-a-good-result/2017/09/25/8732abce-a1f5-11e7-ade1-76d061d56efa_story.html?utm_term=.3a6f29412540

 

Segregation lingers in schools 60 years after Little Rock

https://apnews.com/76edd3fc67704c1f97b6fc2f721aecab/Segregation-lingers-in-US-schools-60-years-after-Little-Rock?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=APCentralRegion

 

Suddenly, Trump wants to spend millions of dollars on STEM in public schools

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/09/25/suddenly-trump-wants-to-spend-millions-of-dollars-on-stem-in-public-schools/?utm_term=.d3e1d1991aac

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2017/09/25/trump-wants-200-million-more-for-science-education/?utm_term=.b6bce9e3dc62

 

Harvard staging a Koch-sponsored DeVos lovefest; no dissenting voices allowed

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/09/25/harvard-shames-itself-by-staging-a-koch-sponsored-betsy-lovefest-no-dissenting-voices-allowed/

 

School bans Georgia governor candidate from rallying for teacher’s firing on campus

http://politics.blog.myajc.com/2017/09/25/school-bans-georgia-gov-candidate-from-rallying-for-teachers-firing-on-campus/?ecmp=newspaper_email

 

Seminole elections supervisor: State law loophole robs thousands of voters

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/seminole/os-seminole-write-in-candidate-loophole-20170921-story.html

 

Coalition wants more Constitution Revision Commission hearings (FEA and Florida AFL-CIO mentioned)

https://nsfblogs.com/2017/09/25/coalition-wants-more-constitution-revision-commission-hearings/

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article175331896.html

 

“Just stop already please,” hurricane expert says about busy September

http://weatherplus.blog.mypalmbeachpost.com/2017/09/25/just-stop-already-please-hurricane-expert-says-about-busy-september/?ecmp=newspaper_email

 

Scott may have broken law by deleting emails from nursing home where 11 died

http://www.newsweek.com/did-floridas-governor-break-law-after-deleting-pleas-help-nursing-home-where-670726

 

Farmer questions why Scott deleted nursing home voicemails

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-gov-scott-deleted-voice-mails-20170925-story.html

 

Wilson warned officials before retirement home tragedy

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/352367-fla-lawmaker-warned-officials-before-retirement-home-tragedy

 

Immokalee families struggling with lack of housing, still living in damaged trailers

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/weather/hurricanes/2017/09/25/immokalee-families-struggling-lack-housing-still-living-damaged-trailers-after-irma/697848001/

 

FEMA’s Miami-Dade recovery center sees people looking for loans, repairs and aid

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article175374336.html

 

Keys will officially reopen to tourists Sunday, nearly three weeks ahead of schedule

http://www.miamiherald.com/article175247151.html

 

Hurricane's blow to Collier's beaches: $35 million

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/weather/hurricanes/2017/09/25/hurricane-irmas-blow-collier-countys-beaches-35-million/700452001/

 

Scott has made Floridians more vulnerable

http://www.gainesville.com/opinion/20170926/stephanie-karst-and-dan-neal-gov-scott-has-made-floridians-more-vulnerable

 

In battered Puerto Rico, governor warns of a humanitarian crisis

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/us/puerto-rico-maria-fema-disaster-.html?emc=edit_th_20170926&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/25/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-help-243133

 

Trump: Puerto Rico is in “deep trouble” as questions mount about his commitment

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/25/trump-declares-puerto-is-in-deep-trouble-as-questions-mount-about-his-commitment/?utm_term=.0c53bb3d038c

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/trump-administration-facing-pressure-to-speed-up-recovery-efforts-in-puerto-rico/2017/09/25/18f4571c-a203-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.87907951defc

 

State legislators launch Hurricane Maria relief response team for Puerto Rico

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/09/25/state-legislators-launch-hurricane-maria-relief-response-team-for-puerto-rico-114687

 

Puerto Rico's allies in New York, Florida push for aid

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/09/25/puerto-ricos-allies-in-new-york-florida-push-for-aid-114705

 

Pelosi: Deploy military to ease crisis in Puerto Rico

http://www.gainesville.com/zz/news/20170925/pelosi-deploy-military-to-ease-crisis-in-puerto-rico

 

Congress, help your fellow Americans in Puerto Rico

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/21/opinions/us-help-tropical-territories-puerto-rico-louis-opinion/index.html

 

Puerto Ricans are Americans too, and answers to other questions

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/us/puerto-rico-hurricane-american.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170925&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Mississippi oil drillers eying Calhoun County

http://news.wfsu.org/post/mississippi-oil-drillers-eying-calhoun-county

 

Open Miami-Dade House, Senate seats will be decided in special election today

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article175277181.html

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/09/25/sd-40-gop-lead-shrinks-headed-into-election-day-114703

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/taddeo-diaz-make-last-minute-pushes-heated-miami-senate-race/9N8u6X23kRojVPhjPMqSdN/

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-state-senate-election-20170925-story.html

 

“Friends of NRA” charity fundraiser featured judges as table sponsors

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/09/25/friends-of-nra-charity-fundraiser-featured-judges-as-table-sponsors/

 

At least six White House advisers used private email accounts

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/us/politics/private-email-trump-kushner-bannon.html?emc=edit_th_20170926&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/26/ivanka-trump-jared-kushner-staff-private-email-official-white-house-work?CMP=edit_2221

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/25/trump-white-house-email-personal-243129

 

House Republican demands details on Trump aides' use of private email

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/25/jared-kushner-private-email-investigation-243117

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/09/25/gowdy-joins-democrats-in-probing-trump-administration-use-of-personal-email/?utm_term=.7c4b5f98aa3a

 

Clinton calls email revelations “the height of hypocrisy”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-kushner-emails_us_59c9a459e4b01cc57ff4e15e?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__TheMorningEmail__092617&utm_content=__TheMorningEmail__092617+CID_df54768b3b7f15d020ad989d1922dd8c&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=HuffPost&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__092617

 

White House stonewalls Capitol Hill over records in Russia probe

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/25/politics/white-house-congress-russia-investigation/index.html

 

Congress braces for Roger Stone show

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/us/politics/roger-stone-house-intelligence-committee.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170926&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/roger-stone-plans-to-deny-collusion-evidence-of-russia-hacking-to-congress/2017/09/25/e0c0f074-a24f-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.1430b7ad8259

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/25/roger-stone-testimony-congress-trump-243119

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/09/roger-stone-eve-russia-testimony.html

 

Bannon sought to infiltrate Facebook hiring

https://www.buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/steve-bannon-sought-to-infiltrate-facebook-hiring?utm_term=.toYrK8ryd#.htW9qE97Y

 

The Kremlin creeps into Germany

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-kremlin-creeps-into-germany/2017/09/25/3d06277e-a227-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.3055bbc38481

 

Health bill appears dead as pivotal GOP senator declares opposition

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/us/politics/obamacare-repeal-susan-collins-dead.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170925&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/new-version-of-health-care-bill-will-help-alaska-and-maine--home-of-two-holdout-senators/2017/09/25/24697f62-a188-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.5d1978f3a678

 

Republicans offer “frenzy of special deals” in effort to repeal Obamacare

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/25/republicans-offer-frenzy-of-special-deals-in-effort-to-repeal-obamacare?CMP=edit_2221

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-senate-healthcare-20170925-story.html

 

Trump pins blame on McCain as latest GOP health-care bill sinks

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/25/trump-pins-blame-on-mccain-as-latest-gop-health-care-bill-sinks/?utm_term=.edc00b2f5505

 

Republicans brace for failure on Obamacare repeal

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/25/obamacare-repeal-failure-republicans-react-243096

 

Trumpcare is dead. Long live the Trumpcare opposition.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/opinion/trumpcare-dead-opposition-healthcare.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170925&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

GOP already eyeing next chance to revive Obamacare repeal

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/25/obamacare-repeal-republicans-budget-243125

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/25/senate-obamacare-debate-cassidy-sanders-243136

 

ACA repeal effort was bad news, with little public scrutiny, little chance for success

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/the-aca-repeal-effort-was-bad-news-from-the-start-with-little-public-scrutiny-and-little-chance-for-success/2017/09/25/635a060e-a1e4-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_pkcapitol-802pm:homepage/story&utm_term=.ce84edaac48c

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/09/25/why-republicans-latest-obamacare-repeal-attempt-was-doomed-from-the-start/?utm_term=.67ed13c61313

 

Cassidy is “sorry” about the Cassidy-Graham process. He should be.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/cassidy-is-sorry-about-the-cassidy-graham-process-he-should-be/2017/09/25/0cd234f0-a243-11e7-ade1-76d061d56efa_story.html?utm_term=.8874a268b9c6

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/bill-cassidy-the-public-face-of-a-doomed-health-care-bill/2017/09/25/4e00af46-9fa1-11e7-8ea1-ed975285475e_story.html?utm_term=.c96209257c02

 

CBO predicts “millions” would lose coverage under the revised Senate health bill

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/09/25/revised-health-bill-gives-states-limited-leeway-while-steering-more-money-to-alaska-maine/?utm_term=.6433a353ea3d

 

The GOP's revised repeal bill is even worse for people with pre-existing conditions

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-obamacare-repeal-revised-20170925-story.html

 

Graham-Cassidy would let insurers drop birth control coverage

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/9/25/16361392/graham-cassidy-health-care-obamacare-repeal-birth-control

 

Senate health care bill would be disastrous for Florida

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-senate-health-care-bill-would-be-disastrous-for-florida/2338783?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

Trump’s tax “reform” looks like tax cuts for the rich

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/09/25/trumps-tax-reform-looks-like-tax-cuts-for-the-rich/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.c7d5e1e52fc1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/us/politics/tax-plan-trump-republicans.html?src=twr

 

Around the world and U.S., new travel ban draws anger, applause, shrugs

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/us/travel-ban-reaction.html?emc=edit_th_20170926&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/venezuela/article175207481.html

 

The countries added to Trump’s immigration ban don’t have very much terrorism

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/09/25/the-countries-added-to-trumps-immigration-ban-dont-have-very-much-terrorism/?utm_term=.d62261b5ff11

 

Trump’s new travel ban still has no justification

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-new-travel-ban-still-has-no-justification/2017/09/25/2237274e-a232-11e7-8cfe-d5b912fabc99_story.html?utm_term=.8a72bb3246f4

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/opinion/editorials/trump-travel-ban.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170926&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=5&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Supreme Court cancels hearing on previous Trump travel ban https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/us/politics/trump-travel-ban-supreme-court.html?emc=edit_th_20170926&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Republicans present conservative vision for “Dreamers” protection

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/us/politics/republicans-daca-citizenship.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170925&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/25/dreamers-republican-new-bill-243100

 

It could take 15 years to become a citizen under GOP-led immigration proposal

https://thinkprogress.org/republicans-introduce-succeed-act-77e50728b048/

 

Nelson among Senate Democrats seeking DACA extension

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/whiteboard/2017/09/25/nelson-among-senate-democrats-seeking-daca-extension-8613836

https://nsfblogs.com/2017/09/25/triple-shot-of-storms-prompt-nelson-other-dems-to-seek-daca-extension/

 

Pruitt met with mining executive days before reversing EPA findings on Alaska mine

https://thinkprogress.org/pruitt-collier-bristol-bay-meeting-b17269aeebfb/

 

Zinke: One-third of Interior employees not loyal to Trump

https://apnews.com/570c910d21be41869f76d45a2c55c359

 

House Democrats to oppose FAA extension

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/25/house-democrats-faa-extension-243102

 

National Park Service showed that bottled water ban worked — then Trump lifted it

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/09/26/the-national-park-service-showed-that-its-bottled-water-ban-worked-then-lifted-it/?utm_term=.4f46e816c883

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/26/national-park-plastics-bottled-water-ban?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=245354&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

White House defends Trump’s NFL fixation as Puerto Rico seeks help

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/25/trump-puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-243124

 

Trump’s NFL critique a calculated attempt to shore up his base

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/us/politics/trump-nascar-nfl-protests.html?emc=edit_th_20170926&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Trump has picked fights over the flag before. But this time was different.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-has-picked-fights-over-the-flag-before-but-this-time-was-different/2017/09/25/608a6d80-a20a-11e7-8cfe-d5b912fabc99_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.0eee4fec17ca

 

Before Trump brought politics into football, he made politics into football

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/magazine/before-trump-brought-politics-into-football-he-made-politics-into-football.html?src=twr

 

Latvala says he sides with Trump’s criticism of NFL players

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/245449-jack-latvala-says-sides-donald-trumps-calling-nfl-players

 

Mast: NFL anthem kneelers “should already be gone” http://postonpolitics.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/09/25/rep-brian-mast-nfl-anthem-kneelers-should-already-be-gone/

 

Trump is running America like it’s a casino

https://www.thenation.com/article/donald-trump-is-running-america-like-its-a-casino/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

 

Tyranny of the minority

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/opinion/trump-electoral-college-minority.html?emc=edit_th_20170926&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

African Americans deeply pessimistic about where country is heading, poll finds

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/african-americans-deeply-pessimistic-about-where-country-is-heading-poll-finds/2017/09/25/c55a3f8e-a231-11e7-8cfe-d5b912fabc99_story.html?utm_term=.e66e25823ccc

 

In Ivanka Trump’s China, business ties shrouded in secrecy

https://apnews.com/e48292da59ea401c98561756ca6df50c/In-Ivanka's-China,-business-ties-shrouded-in-secrecy

 

End of political campaigns as we know them? Study suggests we’re doing it wrong.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/09/26/the-end-of-political-campaigns-as-we-know-them-a-new-study-suggests-were-doing-it-all-wrong/?utm_term=.d8d9a9e47758

 

 

 

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