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School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting 18.2.2018 AP National
The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws....
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New Study Shows Free School Lunches Boost Earnings 13.2.2018 Truthout.com
Truthout refuses corporate funding and all the strings that come attached. Instead, reader support powers us. Make a tax-deductible donation today! This article was published by TalkPoverty.org. A new study from a trio of economists proves the old adage that there's no such thing as a free lunch. According to their research, free lunch actually has payoffs -- to the tune of $11,700 more in lifetime earnings for future workers. The study starts in the 1950s and 60s, when Sweden gradually rolled out high-quality, nutritious, free lunches to every child in its school system. Thanks to Sweden's meticulous data collection, the authors were able to link detailed information about individual schoolchildren -- including how many years they had access to free lunches -- with decades of subsequent earnings, employment, and even medical data. The economists discover that the school lunch program had tremendous positive effects, increasing adult earnings by about 0.35 percent for every year a student had access to ...
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Marc Elrich endorsed by Progressive Maryland in race for Montgomery County executive 12.2.2018 Washington Post
Marc Elrich endorsed by Progressive Maryland in race for Montgomery County executive
'We are being targeted': Voodoo believers fear a backlash 12.2.2018 AP National
BOSTON (AP) -- Two separate crimes against children in recent days have one haunting similarity: authorities have pointed to Voodoo rituals as a possible motive....
Reclaiming the Radical Critique of Education 10.2.2018 Truthout.com
Whether you read Truthout daily, weekly or even once a month, now's the perfect time to show that you value real journalism. Make a donation to Truthout by clicking here! The left has a long history of critiquing not just the content of schooling, but the very concepts and institutions foundational to formal education. Sometimes incompatible but sometimes complementary, radical arguments have marched along side by side over the centuries. Some claimed that the working classes deserved open access to elite education, others that what schools taught was actually nothing more than indoctrination in service to elites and that schools needed a total overhaul in content, while yet others argued that the concepts of school and teacher were in themselves tools for indoctrination and disempowerment and should be abolished. Sometimes one person would adopt more than one, even all, of the above views, depending on the situation or moment. Sometimes radicals just argued the principles among themselves. But there ...
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To learn about improving urban public schools, we should study Chicago. Yes, Chicago. 10.2.2018 Washington Post
To learn about improving urban public schools, we should study Chicago. Yes, Chicago.
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This is what inadequate funding at a public school looks and feels like — as told by an entire faculty 10.2.2018 Washington Post
This is what inadequate funding at a public school looks and feels like — as told by an entire faculty
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D.C. superintendent of education says her office is cooperating with federal probe 9.2.2018 Washington Post
D.C. superintendent of education says her office is cooperating with federal probe
Education Department locks out union leaders who went to deliver 'report cards' to Betsy DeVos 9.2.2018 Washington Post
Education Department locks out union leaders who went to deliver 'report cards' to Betsy DeVos
One year after taking the helm, DeVos hails shrinking the Education Dept. 8.2.2018 Washington Post
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has also rolled back key regulations and guidance documents intended to protect transgender students, student borrowers and victims of sexual assault.
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There's good and bad news for Betsy DeVos on her first anniversary as U.S. education secretary 8.2.2018 Washington Post
There's good and bad news for Betsy DeVos on her first anniversary as U.S. education secretary
The D.C. schools need to clean up their act 7.2.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The D.C. schools need to clean up their act
Connecticut Court Decision Highlights U.S. Educational Failures 6.2.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
A recent court decision in Connecticut overturned a mandate that would have addressed inadequate education funding for poorer communities, a historic problem of the U.S. educational system, which relies on local resources instead of federal wealth, as Jonathan Kozol and…Read more →
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School system's appeals process leaves some minorities out 3.2.2018 AP National
McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- It's an annual rite in Fairfax County, which has one of the wealthiest, best-educated populations in America: Hundreds of second-graders troop off to private psychologists for IQ tests to prove they're worthy of advanced academic programs in the public schools....
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FBI, U.S. Education Department investigating Ballou graduation scandal 3.2.2018 Washington Post
FBI, U.S. Education Department investigating Ballou graduation scandal
What Trump doesn’t understand about black unemployment 2.2.2018 LA Times: Nation

In his maiden State of the Union address and earlier comments, President Trump has crowed about black unemployment falling to the lowest level on record. And many analysts credit tax cuts, deregulation and other policies with bolstering the economy.

But what Trump does not mention is that well...

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Once a national model, now D.C. public schools target of FBI investigation 2.2.2018 Washington Post
Once a national model, now D.C. public schools target of FBI investigation
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Why Trump's bragging of record low black unemployment misses the mark 2.2.2018 LA Times: Business

In his maiden State of the Union address and earlier comments, President Trump has crowed about black unemployment falling to the lowest level on record. And many analysts credit tax cuts, deregulation and other policies with bolstering the economy.

But what Trump does not mention is that well...

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The shocking thing about D.C.'s exploding schools scandal - and why it has national significance 2.2.2018 Washington Post
The shocking thing about D.C.'s exploding schools scandal - and why it has national significance
Candidates for Prince George’s County executive attack Baker on schools 1.2.2018 Washington Post
Candidates for Prince George’s County executive attack Baker on schools
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