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September 20, 2018
In a letter to Betsy DeVos, Michigan officials highlight the plight of refugee students — and ask for testing waiver
To teachers who work with recently arrived refugee students, the problem is clear: Although their students will eventually learn English, their language skills…
sig: the sequel
September 13, 2018
Did Obama’s federal school turnaround program really fail?
It’s a year-old debate that remains relevant, as SIG has become a touchstone for the idea that the federal government is unable to help long-struggling schools improve.
August 24, 2018
How Trump’s tax law may have just gotten in the way of Betsy DeVos’ favorite policy
A proposed tax rule, issued Thursday by the Treasury department, threatens to undermine school choice tax credit programs.
August 23, 2018
A Colorado advocate for arming teachers thinks a new federal proposal is misplaced
Should the federal government make money available for schools to arm teachers, it would be up to each district in Colorado to decide whether to take advantage.
July 25, 2018
The feds are discouraging districts from using race to integrate schools. A new study points to a potential downside
The rollback could have harmful consequences for students, according to a new study.
July 9, 2018
How school desegregation efforts could change, or not, after DeVos’s move to scrap Obama-era guidance on race
The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw guidance dealing with race in school admissions last week wasn’t just about…
regulation roll back
July 3, 2018
DeVos presses pause on special education rule, highlighting ongoing discrimination debate
The Department of Education halted a rule designed to stop students of color from being over-identified as having a disability wading into a complicated research dispute
June 21, 2018
What you should know about the White House’s proposal to merge the education department into a new agency
The White House is proposing the federal education department merge with the labor department to form the Department of Education and the Workforce, officials announced…
charters on the hill
June 13, 2018
Virtual schools, open records, and claims about research — highlights from Congress’s look at charter schools
Charter schools got some extra attention in Washington, D.C. today in the form of a U.S. House hearing.
June 8, 2018
Week in review: When ‘winging it’ isn’t in the best interest of children
PHOTO: Courtesy of VICE on HBOCorrespondent Gianna Toboni interviews parent advocate Aliya Moore and her daughter outside a shuttered Detroit school. Two of…
June 8, 2018
In contentious interview, Betsy DeVos’ husband Dick DeVos says ‘everybody wins’ with charter schools
The documentary features a somewhat combative interview with DeVos’ husband, Dick DeVos, on the effects that charter schools have had on education in Michigan.
June 5, 2018
Asked again about school staff referring students to ICE, DeVos says ‘I don’t think they can’
Pressed to clarify her stance, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos initially avoided giving a clear answer.
May 29, 2018
D.C.’s private school voucher program hurt low-income students’ math test scores, according to federal study
Low-income students who used a voucher to attend a private school in Washington, D.C., continued to see substantially lower math test scores after two years in the program
The mayor's role
May 24, 2018
Duggan’s schools commission has already brought charter and district leaders to the table. Here’s what else it can do (and what it can’t)
For the first time in years, Detroit’s mayor will have a small hand in shaping education in the city. A new…
classroom to congress
May 24, 2018
Can Ms. Hayes go to Washington? A national teacher of the year explains why she’s running for Congress
Jahana Hayes thinks what Washington, D.C. needs is a schoolteacher — one of the nation’s top teachers, in fact.
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