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Proposed Budget Targets High-Profile Programs, Favors School Choice

Education Week - March 21, 2017 - 4:31pm
The Trump administration seeks deep cuts to Education Department funding, including elimination of programs supporting professional development and after-school and extended-learning.
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Plan to Shut Detroit's Failing Schools Reveals Lack of Options

Education Week - March 21, 2017 - 4:31pm
Long frustrated by failed efforts to turn around Michigan's worst public schools, top Republican officials in the state decided it was time for a drastic measure: shut down 38 schools that were ranked continually in the bottom 5 percent statewide and shift their students to better options elsewhere.
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Parents See Benefits in Spec. Ed. Vouchers, But No Silver Bullet

Education Week - March 21, 2017 - 4:27pm
For students with disabilities, vouchers can help open the door to private school attendance, but come with trade-offs including the loss of specific legal protections.
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With Hacking in Headlines, K-12 Cybersecurity Ed. Gets More Attention

Education Week - March 21, 2017 - 4:26pm
Federal and state agencies are supporting a wide range of education and workforce-development efforts aimed at countering digital security threats.
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The Hard Work of Creating Schools 'For Everybody'

Education Week - March 21, 2017 - 4:20pm
One high-achieving school works to get a handle on the racial- and income-based disparities that continue to divide its students.
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Tuning Up Message No Easy Lift For New Education Secretary

Education Week - March 21, 2017 - 4:19pm
After a rough start on the communications front, Betsy DeVos faces a steep climb to get her points across to the public while settling into her policy role.
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Virtual Class Visits Link Book Authors to Students

Education Week - March 21, 2017 - 4:16pm
Educators are turning to Twitter, Skype, and other technology tools to bring real, live writers into their classrooms.
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Arts Standards Quietly Take Hold in 14 States

Education Week - March 21, 2017 - 4:12pm
The standards, developed by 50 arts and education groups, stress teaching broad concepts and include media arts.
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Why Are We Criminalizing Black Students?

Education Week - March 21, 2017 - 4:09pm
School resource officers are making racial disparities in discipline worse, not better, writes UCLA professor Tyrone C. Howard.
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Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to Join N.Y.U.’s Law School

Education News from NY Times - March 21, 2017 - 1:49pm
Mr. Bharara, who was abruptly dismissed by the Trump administration after refusing to resign, will be a distinguished scholar in residence.
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Q&A With Gary Younge: Seven Students Die Every Day

Education Week - March 21, 2017 - 9:11am
The stories of the youngest victims of gun violence say a lot about U.S. culture, notes The Guardian editor Gary Younge in a Q&A.
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School Choice Fight in Iowa May Preview the One Facing Trump

Education News from NY Times - March 21, 2017 - 5:00am
Iowa is one of 31 states where legislators have proposed creating or expanding school choice programs this year, but the push is meeting resistance.
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In an Era of Fake News, Teaching Students to Parse Fact From Fiction

Education News from NY Times - March 20, 2017 - 7:14pm
Even before the 2016 presidential campaign put fake news front and center, a Brooklyn middle school saw a need for news literacy.
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