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It’s been a really rough last couple of weeks in city schools, following the election of Donald Trump.

But as they usually do, students are showing how strong and thoughtful they are. Like these students in New York City, and this senior at Central High School in Providence, Rhode Island.

Many districts are providing extra supports to schools to helps students and families deal with the anxieties created by the Trump campaign’s hostile rhetoric toward immigrants, Muslims, and people of color. In the Denver Public Schools, the district worked to calm fears by sending a “fact sheet” on immigration-related concerns to families.

Trump’s pick for Education Secretary continues to be a hot topic of speculation, with a couple of big urban-ed names figuring prominently.

New York charter leader Eva Moskowitz took her name out of the conversation earlier in the week, and former DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee is talking with Trump on Saturday about the job. More background on the politics of the cabinet appointment can be found in Politico’s Morning Education. And the74 and Democrats for Education Reform’s Shavar Jeffries have a lot to say about whether urban-ed leaders should even consider working for the new administration.

If You’re Looking for a New (non-Trump) Job …

The Minneapolis Public Schools, under new Superintendent Ed Graff, is looking for a Chief Communications Officer.

And the Denver Public Schools is hiring a Media Relations Specialist and a Bond and Mill Levy Communications Specialist.

If you know of other city-schools job openings, please send them to [email protected]

 

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