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Regulations Are Strangling Charter Schools

Education Week - February 6, 2017 - 9:13am
If confirmed as ed. secretary, Betsy DeVos could gut the regulations that are choking charter schools, writes Jeanne Allen.
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An 'alternative facts' South Dakota bill sparks fears for science education in the Trump era

Education News from Washington Post - February 6, 2017 - 1:00am
Concern is growing that state legislators will be emboldened to push through bills that let teachers teach creationism and deny climate change.
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D.C. program aims to curb need for remedial college math

Education News from Washington Post - February 6, 2017 - 1:00am
Data suggests many end up in courses that don’t count toward a college diploma.
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What really happens when parents clash with their children’s school

Education News from Washington Post - February 6, 2017 - 1:00am
A PTA president privately backed the principal on a scheduling change in Arlington.
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Pro-DeVos ads air, saying 'liberal' critics are full of 'rage and hate,' as anti-DeVos protests are held

Education News from Washington Post - February 5, 2017 - 1:00am
A vote on the controversial nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary is expected early next week.
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Editorial: Unfairly Squeezing Student Borrowers

Education News from NY Times - February 4, 2017 - 2:30pm
The practices of the largest student loan servicer are driving up repayment costs and pushing people toward default.
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Supreme Court scheduled to hear transgender bathroom case in March

Education News from Washington Post - February 4, 2017 - 1:00am
A transgender teen in Virginia sued his school board when it banned him from the boys’ bathroom.
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Nearly 600 colleges object to Trump's travel ban

Education News from Washington Post - February 4, 2017 - 1:00am
The letter to Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly expresses concern about President Trump's executive order temporarily halting the entry of refugees into the United States.
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No, it's not just unions that oppose Betsy DeVos. Even Teen Vogue has anti-DeVos articles.

Education News from Washington Post - February 4, 2017 - 1:00am
DeVos supporters can't seem to believe that many people who are not connected to the unions could have their own reasons for opposing her nomination for education secretary.
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The popular uprising that threatens the Betsy DeVos nomination

Education News from Washington Post - February 4, 2017 - 1:00am
President Trump’s pick for education secretary faces a groundswell of opposition.
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DeVos clears procedural hurdle in Senate, setting up tight final vote

Education News from Washington Post - February 4, 2017 - 1:00am
The Senate’s final confirmation vote on the education nominee is expected early next week.
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New York Changes How It Tests for Lead in Schools’ Water, and Finds More Metal

Education News from NY Times - February 3, 2017 - 7:39pm
In new tests after experts raised concerns, New York has found many more water outlets with significant levels of the metal than it did last year.
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Betsy DeVos Would Take Ed. Department's Helm With Clipped Wings

Education Week - February 3, 2017 - 4:34pm
If confirmed as education secretary, Betsy DeVos would have far less executive firepower than some of her predecessors due in large part to ESSA’s restrictions on the secretary’s role.
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Trump Orders on Immigration Rattle Some Educators

Education Week - February 3, 2017 - 4:10pm
Travel ban for seven majority-Muslim countries and uncertain fate for undocumented DREAMers is stoking fears for immigrant students.
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