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Grants available to bring professional artists to schools
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Arts Council says teachers and administrators can apply to participate in a new program that will bring professional artists into schools. A statement from the Kentucky Arts Council says schools can apply to participate in the Showcasing the Arts program through Oct. 1. The ...
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Donald Trump proposes $20 billion school voucher education plan
Eric DuVallWASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump unveiled a $20 billion initiative to enable children from poor families to choose which school they will attend.
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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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A nontraditional school opens in Kensington
The Rev. Michael V. Marrone, a former Catholic high school teacher, dreamed of opening a school for students who struggled in traditional classrooms and were behind in reading and math.
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Hogan blasts bill that would limit education reforms
Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday blasted an education reform bill that's moving through the General Assembly, calling it "misguided and horrible."Hogan said the bill — known as the "Protect Our Schools Act" — would thwart "an exciting opportunity to move beyond outdated practices" for reforming schools....
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After proposals to plug city schools deficit, principals face new decision: What can they expect to restore?
Baltimore principals have agonized over their next budgets, cutting arts classes, tutors and librarians to prepare for an impending $130 million deficit across the city school district. Now they face another decision: What can they expect to restore? School district administrators are calculating...
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Hogan visits Montgomery County school with U.S. Education Secretary DeVos
Gov. Larry Hogan popped into a Montgomery County elementary school Thursday morning to read some Dr. Seuss. He shared the job with one of the Trump administration's most divisive figures: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.The Republican governor and DeVos greeted second graders from Carderock Springs...
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Bill would allow Nevada charter, private school students to play sports at public school
Charter, private and parochial students could play sports at their zoned public school if their school doesn’t field a team under a bill proposed Thursday.
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Hogan steps back from harsh comments on Montgomery’s handling of alleged rape
The governor and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos read to students at a Bethesda school Thursday morning.
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Education Secretary DeVos criticized teachers at D.C. school she visited — and they're not having it
Newly minted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had a hard time getting inside the District of Columbia's Jefferson Middle School Academy last week when protesters briefly blocked her from entering. But at the end of her visit -- her first to a public school since taking office -- she stood on Jefferson's...
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Evers faces Humphries, Holtz for state superintendent
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The race for Wisconsin's top education official pits a two-term incumbent backed by public school advocates and Democrats against two more conservative opponents who want to expand the private voucher program and undo the Common Core curriculum. Incumbent Tony Evers faces John Humphries, a former administrator ...
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Immaculate Conception school in Towson closed due to illness, parents told
Immaculate Conception School in Towson was closed today, and will remain closed Friday, as a number of students and teachers have become ill, according to messages sent to parents. A woman who answered the door at the 500-plus student private school Thursday morning confirmed the school was closed...
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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        
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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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Snyder proposes cut for private, homeschooled students
Snyder’s plan would cap yearly spending on “shared-time” programs at $60 million, down from $115 million this year        
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Study: Vouchers kept Catholic parishes open, but at a cost to religious activity
Expanding private-school vouchers prevented Catholic parishes from closing but led to a decline in churches' religious activity, according t...       
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Trump: School chief DeVos faced ‘very unfair trial’
President Donald Trump labeled Betsy DeVos’ history-setting confirmation as education secretary as “a very unfair trial”        
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Protesters try to block Betsy DeVos from public school visit
The Education Secretary's attempt to mend fences with teachers and parents across the country got off to a rocky start.        
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Protesters briefly block Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s visit to a D.C. school
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos encountered protesters Friday morning outside a D.C. middle school and found her way barred as she tried to enter through a side door, forcing her to retreat into a government vehicle as a man shouted "Shame!"
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My Turn: Edelblut is a good man, but wrong for state
I like Frank. Although we do not see eye-to-eye on many issues, commissioner of education designee Frank Edelblut and I have never shied away from candid conversations about the challenges facing our state.When I ran Open Democracy and the N.H. Rebellion, Frank was someone we could count on to join...
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DeVos backlash: Parents threaten to homeschool kids after appointment
Betsy DeVos’s confirmation as education secretary has prompted parents to threaten to homeschool their children, in response to the billionaire’s lack of education experience and her support for the privatization of education. Read Full Article at RT.com
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If you care about our public schools and our democracy, beware of Betsy DeVos and her vouchers
The confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos provided an inordinate amount of drama: guns and grizzlies, an all-night talkathon on the Senate floor, and Vice President Mike Pence’s tie-breaking vote — and with good reason. DeVos, now confirmed as secretary of Education, is not just another inexperienced...
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Maryland Democrats blast Hogan's education agenda, likening it to Trump's
Maryland Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday made their case against a series of state education bills that they say push a "privatization agenda" also championed by President Donald Trump and his controversial new education secretary, Betsy DeVos. Dozens of Democrats joined the state teachers union...
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Senators vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary
Many voters expressed outrage at DeVos' potential appointment in the weeks leading up to the confirmation vote, citing her work in Michigan to expand voucher programs - which see tax-payer money follow typically lower-income students to private schools - as well as her statements lambasting public education.
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OPINION: A vote for DeVos is a vote for resegregation
As the Senate prepares to vote on the nomination of Betsy DeVos for secretary of education, opposition has primarily focused on questions of her basic competence. Some have also critiqued her background and experience almost exclusively with private, religious schools: She and her children have only ever attended Christian schools, and she and her husband have donated almost $8.6 million in recent years to Christian schooling organizations.
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Grosse Pointe schools 4th grader suspended for threatening teacher
The post was made outside of school hours on Snapchat by a fourth grader at Poupard Elementary in Harper Woods.        
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Senate Democrats pulled all-nighter on floor to derail Betsy DeVos vote
Doug G. WareFeb. 7 (UPI) -- Senate Democrats are holding a marathon floor session in hopes it will foil the nomination of Betsy DeVos as President Donald Trump's education secretary.
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Harper Woods elementary student suspended for online threat to teacher
The post was made outside of school hours on Snapchat by a fourth grader at Poupard Elementary in Harper Woods.        
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Senate Democrats pulled all-nighter on floor to derail DeVos vote
Doug G. WareFeb. 7 (UPI) -- Senate Democrats are holding a marathon floor session in hopes it will foil the nomination of Betsy DeVos as President Donald Trump's education secretary.
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Elementary student suspended for online threat
The fourth-grade student in Harper Woods threatened a teacher on Snapchat, officials said        
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Elementary student suspended for threatening teacher online
HARPER WOODS, Mich. (AP) - Officials say an elementary school student in suburban Detroit has been suspended after threatening in a social media post to shoot a teacher. WXYZ-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2jYgjA7 ) the Jan. 31 post was made outside of school hours on Snapchat by a fourth grader at Poupard ...
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Sen. Kamala Harris joins Democratic senators in 24-hour floor session to sink DeVos' confirmation
Betsy DeVos lacks basic knowledge of American schools and should not be confirmed as secretary of Education, Sen. Kamala Harris said Monday night as Democrats made a last-ditch effort to sink DeVos’ nomination. “Our country needs a secretary of Education who has demonstrated basic competency when...
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My Turn: Choice is what education needs most
In her My Turn essay “School choice is dismantling America” (Monitor Forum, Jan. 26), Jane Hunt tries to connect economist Milton Friedman to anti-desegregation forces reacting to 1954’s Brown v. Board of Education. She must have hoped that her audience hasn’t read Friedman’s work. He consistently...
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More than a hundred rally to urge Cory Gardner to reject DeVos’ confirmation
More than a hundred teachers, parents and other Coloradans rallied outside Sen. Cory Gardner's empty downtown Denver office Saturday, urging the Republican to vote against Department of Education nominee Betsy DeVos.
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Baltimore lawmakers quiz state budget secretary over proposed cuts
Going in front of Baltimore lawmakers to pitch a budget that would cut the amount of cash the state puts into the city's coffers, Budget Secretary David R. Brinkley tried Friday to paint a rosy picture. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's fiscal policies will attract jobs to Baltimore, he said, and a...
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The popular uprising that threatens the Betsy DeVos nomination

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The story behind how the Ashburn Colored School survived
The dilapidated wooden schoolhouse is one of the few remaining black schoolhouses in Northern Virginia, but a group of private school studen...       
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CTU spends first furlough day in front of mayor’s office
More than a hundred members of the Chicago Teachers Union and their allies chanted outside the mayor’s office Friday morning.
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Betsy DeVos clears Senate hurdle toward becoming education secretary
Betsy DeVos cleared a major hurdle in the Senate to become the next education secretary despite vigorous opposition from Democrats.
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Anne Arundel school board backs initiative to track retirement revenue
Takes no position on proposal to re-constitute school board
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5 years without raise, Chester-Upland teachers demand new pact
Chester Upland School District teachers, who have gone three years without a new contract and five years without a raise, say that while they appreciate the district's deep financial problems, they are running out of patience.
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Public school pays off for Philly family
Choosing to send their older son to a city public school four years ago was a leap of faith for Jill and Mark Scott.
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