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Published: 2017-08-18T20:38:59+00:00

 
























DeVos Says She Didn't Decry Racism Enough

2017-08-10T08:38:19-04:00

In an interview with the Associated Press, U.S. Secretary of Secretary Betsy DeVos distanced herself from her comment earlier this year about the nation's historically black colleges and universities being pioneers of school choice.
























Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Undocumented Students

2017-08-10T16:49:46-04:00

It may be a challenging job, but principals must address immigration-related fears of their school community, writes Nancy Gutierrez.













































Betsy DeVos Says School Vouchers Are Part of Tax Overhaul Discussions

2017-08-11T15:51:12-04:00

More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising questions about transparency and accountability at a time when supporters are urging that they be expanded into a federal program.



Are Student-Privacy Laws Getting in the Way of Education Research?

2017-08-11T17:06:30-04:00

Louisiana's two-year-old law, the nation's strictest, may be complicating the work of the researchers who use student data to study schools.



In AP Interview, DeVos Talks School Choice, Federal Role

2017-08-14T08:31:25-04:00

In this transcript, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' talks with The Associated Press in an interview conducted last Wednesday in her office.



Betsy DeVos Undeterred by Critics Even as Agenda Remains Stalled

2017-08-14T08:31:31-04:00

In her first comprehensive sit-down interview with a national media outlet since taking office, DeVos touched on some of the most pressing issues in K-12 and higher education.



Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner Veto of School-Funding Plan

2017-08-14T08:31:37-04:00

The Illinois Senate overturned Gov. Bruce Rauner on public education funding Sunday, voting to override an amendatory veto despite the Republican governor's contention that his changes would mean millions of dollars more for school districts outside Chicago.










































The Nation's Teaching Force Is Still Mostly White and Female

2017-08-15T00:01:00-04:00

While a vast majority of the nation’s public school teachers are white women, the latest data from the federal staffing survey shows increasing diversity, and big differences between the teaching force at traditional and charter schools.



Public Support for Charter Schools Plummets, Poll Finds

2017-08-15T00:01:00-04:00

Support for charter schools has dropped significantly over the last year, while opposition to private-school choice programs has softened, according to a new public opinion poll from Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.










































Yes, Race and Politics Belong in the Classroom

2017-08-15T17:16:10-04:00

Ten tips for constructively engaging students on divisive political, social, racial, and economic issues, from H. Richard Milner IV.



More Students to Take SAT Online

2017-08-16T05:00:00-04:00

The College Board will allow more students to take the college entrance exam on a computer, but the digital format is still available only to a small fraction of all test-takers.









$150M Awarded in 1998 Arkansas School Shooting Lawsuit

2017-08-16T08:37:08-04:00

A judge overseeing a civil lawsuit in northeast Arkansas awarded $150 million to the families of five people who were fatally shot outside an Arkansas school in 1998.


















Somber Mood in Charlottesville as Schools Prepare to Open

2017-08-16T16:46:25-04:00

Officials in the Virginia city wracked by violence centered on a Confederate monument prepare for the safe return of children next week and ways to help them deal with tensions and questions stemming from the unrest.



Facing Our Confederate Past

2017-08-16T16:59:35-04:00

The recent events in Charlottesville, Va., demand that Americans rethink how we teach the Civil War, writes historian Melvin Patrick Ely.






























Wyoming ACT scores dip slightly

2017-08-17T15:35:37-04:00




Ed. Dept. Steps Up Pace of States' ESSA-Plan Reviews

2017-08-17T16:05:22-04:00

After a rocky start from federal officials, approvals and feedback are coming at a fast clip for states looking to get their Every Student Succeeds Act plans in order.





















Setback for DACA Supporters Places Program's Fate Squarely in Trump's Hands

2017-08-18T13:29:48-04:00

Supporters of the immigration program to shield immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children from deportation suffered a setback after a ruling by a Brownsville federal judge that puts more pressure on President Donald Trump to decide the program's future.