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DeVos pushes Freedom Scholarship, a tax credit

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The US ed sec was back on the stump today, pushing a tax-credit program to support "school choice" for "low-income" students.

Feds want to hear about Title IX changes

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The US Ed. Dept. seeks comments on proposed changes to Title IX, hoping new rules will bring due process and better protect survivors.

DeVos says she won’t block Title IV-A funds for guns

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Should the feds prevent schools from using funds intended for one purpose to purchase guns to arm teachers?

Principals call on DeVos not to abandon students

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The nation's principals would like it if the US Ed. Dept. would listen more to students and stop abandoning them.

DeVos graduation speech in Baltimore draws protest

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The US ed. sec. delivered a graduation speech at the U. of Baltimore Monday, but several people protested her appearance.

ACLU joins Frederick Co. transgender case

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A transgender boy at a Maryland h.s. wants the district, despite a lawsuit, to keep new policies that protect him from bullying.

The federal budget and Title II funding

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A closer look at Washington's attempts to pass a budget reveals some strategic cuts to programs that could affect teacher quality.

National Blue Ribbon: 292 public, 50 private schools

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The US Ed. Dept. named 342 schools National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017. Leaders react in IL, Md.; the schools will be honored in Nov.

Trump wants $200 million more for STEM & CS

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President Trump encouraged study in the STEM disciplines, including computer science, especially for minorities.

DeVos wants US to rethink schools’ mundane malaise

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US Ed Sec'y Betsy DeVos said for too many kids, school is just a "mundane malaise" that hasn't been updated in at least 2 generations. Agree?