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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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DeVos (again) shows her agenda puts students at the end of the line

June 10, 2017

It's been more than two weeks since Betsy DeVos' widely panned appearance before the U.S. House, and based on her testimony before a U.S. Senate committee this week, she hasn't learned from her mistakes.

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#FreeClaudia! CSULA student activist detained by border patrol

June 8, 2017

During Cal State Los Angeles' commencement, students and faculty protest to honor immigration activist Claudia Rueda, who was not there.

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Trans student’s victory in federal court gives LGBTQ rights advocates renewed hope

June 7, 2017

In order to use the boy’s bathroom in his high school—the bathroom which conforms with his gender identity—Ash Whitaker had to take the Kenosha Unified School District to court.

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Trump-DeVos budget threatens students, public schools, and working families

June 6, 2017

DeVos goes before a U.S. Senate committee to tout her destructive plan for students and public education.

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NY teacher’s win in state assembly election sends shock waves

June 5, 2017

"It doesn't matter what party you belong to. You still want clean drinking water. You still want great public schools," said the elementary school reading teacher.

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