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August 18, 2015

White House Warns of Cuts to Preschool Grants in Republican Budget Proposals

Were the current Republican budget proposals to become law, current Preschool Development Grants could end up being zeroed out.

August 13, 2015

Detroit Teachers' Union Drives Out President

Detroit Federation of Teachers boot President Steve Conn after the union's executive board found him guilty of failing to follow proper procedures for meetings, among other infractions.

August 07, 2015

Battle Continues to Rid Schools of Confederate Names Across the U.S.

A countrywide debate continues on the renaming of schools, mascots and propaganda attached to the Confederacy.

August 05, 2015

California Parents May Choose Homeschooling to Avoid New Vaccine Law

Parents in California might choose to homeschool their kids to avoid the strict vaccine laws.

July 23, 2015

NEA Primary Endorsement: Clinton, Sanders, or None at All?

NEA culture and governance make it harder for the 3 million-member union to make an early primary endorsement for a presidential candidate.

July 22, 2015

Discipline Disparities Are Focus of White House Summit

The department's civil rights data collection shows that more than 3 million students are suspended or expelled each year (including 4-year-olds).

July 14, 2015

Title IX Already Protects LGBT Students, Amendment Unnecessary, Group Says

The U.S. Senate voted down an amendment designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students from discrimination and harassment in public schools. But such protections are already required under Title IX, the National School Boards Association said.

July 08, 2015

LGBT Student Bullying Protections to Be Included in ESEA Reauthorization Debate

The forthcoming bullying debate will prompt the first votes on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the right to same-sex marriage.

June 25, 2015

Civil Rights Advocates vs. Teacher Advocates: A Destructive and Unnecessary Conflict

In this final post in his series on annual accountability testing and students' civil rights, Marc Tucker turns his attention to the way this issue has divided the civil rights community and advocates for teachers and calls it destructive and unnecessary.

June 16, 2015

Missouri Schools and Parents Are Divided on Proposed Fixes to School Transfer Law

Gov. Jay Nixon, who vetoed the legislature's attempt last year to fix the controversial 1993 school transfer law, has until mid-July to act on this year's version.

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