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Trump-DeVos budget slashes career and technical education, despite need for skilled workers

June 2, 2017

There is broad bipartisan support in Congress to expand CTE programs. But the Trump administration's proposed funding cuts threaten any real progress.

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Trump’s health care bill puts millions of children in harm’s way

May 31, 2017

An estimated 5 million children ages 6 to 19 will lose their Medicaid eligibility with the cuts imposed by the American Health Care Act, or Trumpcare.

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Texas educators mobilize against new anti-sanctuary immigration law SB4

May 30, 2017

More than a thousand activists rallied at the Texas State Capitol to deliver a powerful message to the Texas State Legislature and Governor—SB4 is a racist law and we will not stop fighting until it is overturned.

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Activists fight for educator union-backed initiative to prevent bullying of Muslim students

May 26, 2017

Soon after the San Diego School Board launched a new initiative to make its schools safer and more welcoming for Muslim students, their program came under attack by right-wing extremist media.

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Educators fear Trump budget’s impact on students, public schools, and working families

May 25, 2017

Private school vouchers, a failed policy educators know doesn’t work, turn up as cornerstone of Trump-DeVos education budget

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Oklahoma educators, students feel the strain of disastrous education cuts

May 24, 2017

Legislators have so far failed to restore any funding for Oklahoma schools. Educators are leaving in record numbers.

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DeVos defends national school voucher plan, ignoring harm to students

May 23, 2017

The Trump-DeVos voucher plan would take scarce funding from neighborhood public schools to give to unaccountable private schools.

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Voting rights advocates win big in North Carolina, get ready for next battle

May 22, 2017

Ever since NC enacted restrictions on when, where, and how people could vote—restrictions that disproportionately harmed students, the poor, and people of color—civil rights activists have been fighting back.

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NC activists fight to save specialty educators who play key role in shaping students’ success

May 21, 2017

Special educators offer students different pathways to academic.

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Trans teen’s commitment to advocacy unwavering in Trump era

May 20, 2017

"The message I want people to walk away with is that it is ok to be yourself and be who you are, and it is ok to still be a friend to and love and accept people who are different."

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