California's constitution contains a "right to literacy," and the state has failed to provide some students the opportunity to achieve it, argues the lawsuit filed today by students, parents, and advocacy groups. The new challenge echoes a lawsuit filed in Michigan in 2016.
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August 01, 2017
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June 16, 2017
The Success Academies charter school group is making its early literacy curriculum available for all educators to view.
June 12, 2017
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June 01, 2017
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May 24, 2017
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May 12, 2017
Welcome to the National Poetry Out Loud Competition, where 53 high school students recited poems—classical, modern, long, and short—and competed for $20,000 in prize money.
May 05, 2017
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May 03, 2017
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