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By Devin Boyle, Director of Communications

DFER Seen & Heard:

  • Teachers in NY ask Albany to intervene in stalled negotiations between UFT and NYC Schools. (Village Voice
  • VIDEO | Derrell Bradford of Better Education for Kids gives nod to DFER IL on MSNBC’s Up w/Chris Hayes (at about 2 min 48 sec). 
  • DFER TN, StudentsFirst TN, Stand for Children TN, and the Tennessee Charter Schools Association back charter authorizer bill, reports the Tennessean and Nashville City Paper.
  • VIDEO | Check out DFER's Joe Williams talking ed reform on KTVB in Idaho.
  • Ed Reformers Speak Out About Silence on Parent Trigger in LA. (LA Weekly)
  • DFER CA's School Board Score Cards get picked up in LA Schools Report, "District 4: Zimmer Responds to Bloomberg, Gets Mixed Grades." 
  • Joy Resmovits writes about Obama's Preschool Plan for the Huff Post. DFER's Barone weighs in.
  • DFER's Reformer of the Month is LAUSD Board President Monica Garcia. Read more about Monica here.
  • Romero writes about parents being arrested for “education theft” for the OC Register in “Old law gets parents arrested.” 


  • "Education Reform Advocates Issue Statement of Support on Tennessee Authorizer Bill" (DFER TN
  • "DFER Launches TN Branch; Appoints Natasha Kamrani as State Director" (DFER Blog)  
  • "DFER & ERNA Release Report Cards on LA Board of Ed Members" (DFER Blog
  • DFER's Chavous and Romero: “Secretary Duncan: Open Investigation on Residency Laws” (DFER Blog
  • Reminder: Don't forget that DFER now has the "I'm a DFER" Speakers Bureau. See here for more information. 

In Related News:

  • “Parents, Grandparents Take 'Education Theft' Fight to D.C," reports Ed Week
  • "Gov. Cuomo announces state-imposed teacher evaluation system for city schools by June 1," reports NY Daily News
  • Lopez pens, “Paying Teachers More, Within Budget.” (TFER)
  • "Obama embraces NJ high quality preschool as model for the Nation," reports the Education Law Center

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Have a Great Weekend!