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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?

Can DeVos and privatization be stopped?

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The public school privatization argument is worth talking about—if only to bust the myth that it will solve all our problems. It won't even come close.

U. Balto. president troubled by ‘disinvited’ speakers

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US Ed. Sec'y Betsy DeVos was invited to speak at the U. of Balto., and students protested that invitation with a walkout and a rally yesterday.

U.S. signals major shift in sex assault investigation

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Schools may soon have new guidance from the feds on how sexual assaults should be investigated, Betsy DeVos told the country.

Feds move toward for-profit college revival

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The federal gov't appears to be removing some of the protections students have against predatory lending by for-profit colleges.

Movie preview: Passion to Teach

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The US and the educational community are in a bitter struggle to decimate the public schools by turning them into profit-generating machines.

DeVos, Ivanka Trump talk STEM for girls

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Is there a shortage of girls going into STEM-related careers? Maybe there was at one point, but it has largely disappeared these days.