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Students push Seattle school board to support ethnic studies as central to the American experience

March 24, 2017

The Seattle school board got the message loud and clear—if they missed it in the chants and signs demanding “Ethnic Studies Now!” from the students, educators, and parents who packed last week’s public hearing, they heard in the flood of public testimony.

Educators give senators an earful: students with disabilities deserve better than Gorsuch

March 24, 2017

This week the US Supreme Court unanimously rejected Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch's bare minimum education standard for students with disabilities.

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Voucher legislation meets resistance from educators, parents, and elected leaders

March 22, 2017

Trump-DeVos budget promises millions for voucher schemes that provide a false choice for students, families.

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5 education programs that will lose big under the Trump-DeVos budget

March 21, 2017

With more than $9 billion in education cuts in the Trump-DeVos budget, here are 5 programs that will be seeing a massive impact.

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Like DeVos, Trump Supreme Court pick Gorsuch scores an ‘F’ on students with disabilities

March 19, 2017

Gorsuch, Trump and DeVos each have troubling records when it comes to individuals with disabilities.

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KY educators promise diligence on behalf of students, taxpayers regarding charter legislation

March 18, 2017

Even though they managed to make changes to the bill, educators say HB 520 is still bad news for students, public schools.

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Award-winning educators counter racism and xenophobia in schools

March 17, 2017

As NEA begins nominations for the 2017 Social Justice Activist of the Year Award, we had the opportunity to catch up with last year’s awesome winners—the Union City Educators.

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President’s budget advances Trump-DeVos agenda to starve, privatize public schools

March 16, 2017

The Trump administration is proposing concrete steps to divert $1.4 billion in taxpayer money to private and charter schools.

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Federal education law adds critical supports for homeless students

March 13, 2017

Homeless liaison Jonathan Houston--who has experienced homelessness himself--cheers promising new provisions in ESSA.

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Trump-DeVos launch school privatization campaign

March 12, 2017

President Trump and Secretary of Education DeVos used a private school Florida to kick off their campaign to promote the privatization of public schools.

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