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Central Pa. school reconsiders warning to stand for national anthem
MANHEIM, Pa. — Officials at a central Pennsylvania high school are revising an announcement that tells people to stand for the national anthem and warns they will be kicked out if they don’t show proper respect.
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Donald Trump Releases Education Proposal, Promoting School Choice
Mr. Trump on Thursday promised to direct $20 billion in federal grants for poor children to attend a school of their family’s choice.
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School reconsiders warning to stand for national anthem
MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) - Officials at a central Pennsylvania high school are revising an announcement that tells people to stand for the national anthem and warns they will be kicked out if they don't show proper respect. The LNP media group reported (http://bit.ly/2cazWNC ) Thursday that Manheim Township school administrators ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | San Francisco 49ers Pennsylvania The Star-Spangled Banner High school Education in the United States Lancaster County Pennsylvania English-language films The Script
All in one speech: Donald Trump complains about the media, repeats false Iraq claim, unveils education policy
Campaign 2016 updates: Gary Johnson wonders what Aleppo is Sept. 8, 2016, 12:49 p.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaign in swing states after their town hall on military issues. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson is widely mocked after asking, "What is Aleppo?"Voters are finding it harder...
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SEE IT: Football team honors cheerleader diagnosed with leukemia
A high school football team showed their school spirit by honoring one of their cheerleaders, recently diagnosed with leukemia.
122 points by Daily News | High school High school football Cheerleading American football Chemotherapy English-language films High School Musical Education in the United States
Maryland teachers union backs Chris Van Hollen for Senate
Maryland's largest teachers union, one of the most politically active labor groups in the state, will announce its support Thursday for Rep. Chris Van Hollen's bid for Senate. The Maryland State Education Association, which has some 72,000 members and which distributes the well-known "apple ballot"...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Maryland United States Senate Democratic Party United States Chris Van Hollen National Education Association Education in the United States United States House of Representatives
Judge: Connecticut education funding system unconstitutional
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ordered Connecticut officials to develop plans for a major overhaul of the state's public education system within six months, saying a huge gap in test scores between students in rich and poor…
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Exclusive: ACT partners with test-prep firms despite signs of cheating in Asia
LONDON/SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) - Standardized testing giant ACT Inc continues to partner with Asian test-preparation operators, despite widespread cheating at overseas education centers it licenses.
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Traffic pollution poses invisible health risk for dozens of Denver schools
A new online mapping tool, part of a joint investigative project by two nonprofit news organizations, the Center for Public Integrity and Reveal, puts the issue in stark relief. Residents across Colorado and the nation can easily check which schools fall into red zones where traffic volume, and the accompanying air pollution, is worst, and orange zones where traffic volume is lower, but still potentially problematic for kids and staff who may spend long hours at their schools.
-1 points by The Denver Post | Charter school High school School types Charter Education Colorado Interstate Highway System Education in the United States
Here's a look at 3 Detoit schools superintendent finalists
The finalists will undergo interviews with the Detroit board of education in the coming weeks.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | High school Detroit College School district School types Detroit Public Schools Education in the United States School
New Trier seminar controversy reignited by film
A Wilmette filmmaker's documentary purporting to reveal the machinations behind protests of New Trier High School's recent civil rights seminar day has been put on hold due to legal threats, but the filmmaker vowed it will ultimately come out.Paul Traynor said he was set to screen the film Wednesday...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | New Trier High School Law Political action committee Education in the United States Talk show Civil and political rights
Polaneczky: A parent's school choice is nobody else's business
Why the hate toward parents trying to get their kids into the best public schools they can?
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DeVos pledges support for magnet schools
Todd Mann, executive director of the Magnet Schools of America group, urged DeVos to commit to increasing school funds        
-2 points by The Detroit News | School voucher Private school Charter school Teacher Education Education in the United States School School types
In her first public speech, DeVos focuses on magnet schools' attractions
Essential Education: Restorative justice for parents Feb. 15, 2017, 4:02 p.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest: L.A. Unified is looking at a way to smooth conflict between parents and schools. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy...
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Check out our advanced placement guide -- what you need to know about the tests
Essential Education: Betsy DeVos ends her first week surrounded by protesters at a D.C. public school Feb. 13, 2017, 6:17 a.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest: It's the end of Betsy DeVos' first work week on the new job, and...
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Education Dept. torched for Tweet that misspells Du Bois' name
This isn't going help Betsy DeVos, Trump's controversial Education Secretary, win any new fans.       
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Education boss gets first assignment — mend fences with foes
WASHINGTON — On her first day on the job, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos plunged into her initial assignment: mending fences with her opponents following a bruising confirmation battle. Parents across the country looked for clues as to whether she will fulfill their hopes or reinforce their fears.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | High school United States Department of Education School Education United States Secretary of Education Education in the United States Teacher Department of Education
DeVos ekes out confirmation win as Pence casts historic vote
WASHINGTON — Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos won confirmation as U.S. Education secretary Tuesday by the slimmest of margins, pushed to approval only by the historic tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence.Two Republicans, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, joined Democrats in a marathon effort to derail the nomination of the wealthy Republican donor. The Senate historian said Pence's vote was the first by a vice president to break a 50-50 tie on a Cabinet nomination.
7 points by Boston Herald | United States Senate Charter school Republican Party Education President of the United States Education in the United States Democratic Party Grizzly Bear
Parents, students rally against charter school cap
ALBANY — About 1,500 charter school students and parents descended on the state capital Tuesday to demand that lawmakers eliminate a cap on charters, fund them at a level comparable to other public schools and allow co-locations. The annual Charter School Advocacy Day included visits to lawmakers offices and a rally where several elected officials...
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Public university students react to Betsy DeVos' confirmation as Secretary of Education
Many students are not psyched.       
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DeVos confirmation: Some 'disappointed,' others praise 'new chapter'
Supporters, detractors weigh in on confirmation of controversial education secretary        
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Betsy DeVos: Fighter for kids or destroyer of public schools?
There were strong, mixed opinions Wednesday after Donald Trump appointed Betsy DeVos as education secretary        
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#HoldTheFloor: Democrats stage desperate 24hr filibuster against Trump Ed Sec pick DeVos
Democrats have launched a final push against President Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, ahead of Tuesday’s Senate vote for her appointment by ‘holding’ the floor with 24 hours of speeches. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Column: School choice boosts civil rights
Parents should have the freedom and ability to send their kids to a school of their choice, Brice writes        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Education Teacher High school Public school Charter school Education in the United States Martin Luther King Jr. School choice
Tax increase struck from Wyoming education bill
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming lawmakers have removed a proposed 2 percent sales tax increase from a bill intended to fund public schools. The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2kw6bf7) lawmakers struck the tax increase Friday from House Bill 236, an omnibus education spending bill. Lawmakers are trying to tackle a $400 ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Education in the United States Casper Wyoming Wyoming School Education Legislature Omnibus spending bill Coal
Evangelical Christians will likely help shape Trump’s education agenda
WASHINGTON — Evangelicals played a large role in getting President Donald Trump to the White House, and now they will help shape Mr. Trump’s education agenda.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Higher education Education in the United States Education President of the United States Jerry Falwell Democratic Party United States Senate School
DeVos represents all that is wrong with charter movement
As the nomination of Betsy DeVos to lead the U.S. Department of Education slogs its way through the legislative vetting process, it is clear that she represents all that is wrong with the charter/voucher movement. DeVos is woefully unqualified and unprepared to lead the Education Department. DeVos...
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Betsy DeVos and the twilight of public education
Are parents nationwide about to confront the same dubious choices the parents of Detroit's schoolchildren face?       
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Charter school Charter High school Public school Education policy Education in the United States Lobbying School types
Bills could give charters a new path toward approval, more money
Lawmakers this session might give would-be charter schools a third path to authorization – and charters in general a substantial bump in funding to boot. Right now, only local school boards and the state board of education have the right to authorize charter school applicants to open up shop in New...
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Emotions run high in charter battle between 2 school districts in Southern Nevada
The charter takeover issue has turned into a finger-pointing battle between the Clark County School District and the newly-formed Achievement School District.
102 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Charter school Education High school Education in the United States Magnet school School types School Teacher
Emotions run high in charter battle between 2 school districts
The charter takeover issue has turned into a finger-pointing battle between the Clark County School District and the newly-formed Achievement School District.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Charter school Education High school Education in the United States Magnet school School types School Teacher
Department of Education grant to help Nevada students cover AP exam costs
The U.S. Department of Education will send Nevada a $415,783 grant to help cover the cost of Advanced Placement exams for low-income students.
48 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | High school Education Education in the United States Advanced Placement School College Teacher Student
Clinton’s, Trump’s plans to help education differ
Clinton has spent decades talking about the benefits of early education. It’s a new subject for Trump        
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Overall enrollment in UMaine System down from last year
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Officials say the total number of students enrolled this fall in schools belonging to the University of Maine System has decreased from last year. Just two of the system's campuses - Orono and Fort Kent - reported enrollment increases over the past year. But the Portland ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Maine University of Maine Education Portland Maine Orono Maine Education in the United States Falmouth Maine University of Maine System
AG asked for opinion on Detroit school closures
Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof and Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter made the request in a Sept. 8 letter.        
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