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LGBTQ youth speak their truth in new school climate survey

June 22, 2017

According to educators, the GLSEN survey has been one of the most valuable tools in capturing and quantifying the experiences of LGBTQ youth in our schools.

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Sacrificing children for tax cuts, Senate GOP leaders unveil secret health care bill

June 21, 2017

Indications are that the Senate GOP leadership's health care plan will result in up to 16.5 million children losing their health care coverage.

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House looks to expand career and technical ed; Trump, DeVos plan to cut it

June 20, 2017

House lawmakers are advancing a bill that aims to expand career and technical education, which is targeted for a 15 percent cut in the Trump-DeVos budget.

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Educators and NAACP persuade Hoosiers ethnic studies benefit everyone

June 19, 2017

New law requires Indiana high schools to offer ethnic and racial studies as an elective course at least once a year.

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Nevada voucher defeat showcases why elections matter in resisting Trump-DeVos agenda

June 18, 2017

Political action yields a pro-public schools legislature committed to stopping private school vouchers.

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Bipartisan bill urges full funding for special ed, in face of Trump-DeVos cuts to IDEA

June 16, 2017

The Trump budget cuts special education, which is already critically underfunded. But a bipartisan group of lawmakers is looking to more than double IDEA funding over the next decade.

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35 years later, court ruling still inspires educators to safeguard access for all students

June 15, 2017

“The deprivation of public education is not like the deprivation of some other governmental benefit. Public education has a pivotal role in maintaining the fabric of our society and in sustaining our political and cultural heritage; the deprivation of education takes an inestimable toll on the social, economic, intellectual, and psychological wellbeing of the individual, … Continued

Who’s standing up for public education in Virginia’s race for governor?

June 14, 2017

By Amanda Litvinov  Virginia is one of just two states with a gubernatorial election this year, and primary elections took place yesterday. Lt. Governor Ralph Northam emerged as the winner of the Democratic primary, defeating ex-Congressman Tom Perriello. Northam, a doctor and former state senator, has a long history of supporting public education and local … Continued

DeVos continues efforts to drum up support for national voucher scheme that will harm students

June 13, 2017

At national conference, DeVos touts her involvement with Michigan charters without mentioning the disastrous results.

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Teacher does her best to shield Haitian students from cruel immigration decision

June 12, 2017

“As educators, we’re responsible for the children who are here with us now. How can I help them while they’re here with me? That’s our bottom line.”

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