What We’re Reading This Week: November 15, 2019

A weekly sampling of articles, blogs and reports relevant to TT educators.

How Young People Are Redefining Sexuality and Romantic Attraction 

“Sexual orientation is a highly individual and personal experience, and you alone have the right to define your sexual orientation in a way that makes the most sense for you. Sexual orientation is also a complex intersection made up of different forms of identity, behavior, and attraction.” 


DACA Changed a Generation of California Immigrants. These Are Some of Their Stories. 

Los Angeles Times 

“They are doctors and pharmacists, business owners and students who were brought to the United States as children, unaware that they had entered illegally or on visas that later expired. Without legal status, their hopes for the future were dim.” 


Where Civility Is a Motto, a School Integration Fight Turns Bitter 

The New York Times 

“The plan ... would transfer 7,400 of the district’s 58,000 students to different schools in an effort to chip away at an uncomfortable truth: Some of the county’s campuses have become havens for rich students, while others serve large numbers of children whose families are struggling.” 


California Is Under-Counting Homeless K–12 Students—and That’s Hurting Them, Audit Says 

The Sacramento Bee 

“The audit found that none of the districts surveyed had sufficiently trained staff to recognize homeless students. ‘This training would help to ensure that the staff are aware of important information, such as the definition of a youth experiencing homelessness and the key indicators to look for, that would help them identify the youth needing services,’ according to the report.” 


How ZIP Codes Determine the Quality of a Child's Education 

U.S. News and World Report 

“I want to provide the same science experience that their counterparts get, but it’s a challenge with our budget.”