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Teachers have some tough questions for Trump's education nominee, Betsy DeVos 17.1.2017 Washington Post
Teachers have some tough questions for Trump's education nominee, Betsy DeVos
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Trump's education pick to champion school vouchers 16.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos is widely expected to push for expanding school choice programs if confirmed as education secretary, prompting pushback from teachers unions. But Democrats and activists also are raising concerns about how her conservative Christian beliefs and advocacy for family values might impact minority and LGBT students. The wealthy Republican donor’s financial and political clout will be on display on Tuesday as she goes before the Senate Health, Education... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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A Former Education Secretary's Advice For Betsy DeVos 16.1.2017 NPR News
Margaret Spellings was Secretary of Education under George W. Bush. She says Donald Trump's ambivalence about the federal role in education raises interesting questions.
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DeVos to face questions over schools, conservative activism 16.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Betsy DeVos is widely expected to push for expanding school choice programs if confirmed as education secretary. Such a move is certain to bring pushback from teachers unions. Democrats and civil rights activists also are raising concerns about how her conservative Christian beliefs might impact minority and LGBT students. A Senate committee […]
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Cabinet nominees will face scrutiny on climate and education policy this week 16.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Confirmation hearings scheduled before Inauguration Day including Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos and Scott Pruitt, nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.
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With DeVos as secretary of education, what are possible impacts here? 16.1.2017 Seattle Times: Local

We take a look at what Betsy DeVos’ appointment as education secretary could mean for Washington state.
Is government a ‘force for good,’ or does it ‘really suck’? Ed. Dept. at a pivot point between Obama, Trump 16.1.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The secretary of education credits public schools with saving his life; his likely successor believes they are a dysfunctional monopoly.
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With Betsy DeVos, Trump's pick for Education secretary, school vouchers may be coming back 16.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Fifteen years ago, a controversial question about America’s schools dominated headlines, prompted ballot measures in California and other states and led wealthy philanthropists to dig deep into their pockets in the name of educational reform.

Should government money pay for students to attend private...

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Letter: Enough of the anti-porn piety 16.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The tireless, moral crusade against pornography is unfounded, unethical and unconstitutional. From Gov. Gary Herbert’s declaration that porn is a “public health crisis” to Sen. Todd Weiler’s recently proposed bill to punish porn-hosting sites, individual autonomy is under attack. Every time you reinforce the belief that pornography is inherently evil, you also reinforce rape culture and the idea that sex workers are subhuman. If your concern is truly for the well-being of women, consider: 1 • F... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Jeb Bush may have won something in the election after all: the U.S. Department of Education 14.1.2017 Washington Post
Jeb Bush may have won something in the election after all: the U.S. Department of Education
George Pyle: Time for Utah school funding to stop coasting on past success 14.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
He was the very model of a college English professor. Corduroy jacket with patches on the elbows. Round glasses. A full beard. Steaming cup of coffee in one hand. Smoldering cigarette in the other. (Which gives you an idea of how long ago this was.) And he had our number. The first day of the first semester. English 101H. H for honors. A small class, maybe 30 of us, with a full Ph.D. professor. No overcrowded lecture halls with teaching assistants for us. Oh, no. He somehow appeared to fix his ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Supreme Court wrestles with defining rights for students with disabilities, including autism 12.1.2017 Washington Post
Supreme Court wrestles with defining rights for students with disabilities, including autism
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New state schools chief withdraws his office from levy lawsuit 12.1.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Superintendent Chris Reykdal has directed lawyers to dismiss his office from a lawsuit against seven school districts over their use of levy money.
Seen: Malone honored at the Citizen of the West award dinner 12.1.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
With a few well-chosen and impactful words, John Malone, the billionaire affectionately known as "the cable cowboy," accepted the 2017 Citizen of the West award on Monday night at a dinner benefiting the National Western Scholarship Trust.
Supreme Court Considers How Schools Support Students With Disabilities 12.1.2017 NPR: All Things Considered
A Colorado case is a test of what public schools must do in designing an individual education plan for children with disabilities.
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What DeVos Might Do to Public Schools 11.1.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
Donald Trump is stocking his administration with fellow rich people including “school voucher” advocate Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary, a choice that makes many public school defenders nervous, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein With only days to…Read more →
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A time for budget caution - and tax reform 11.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Gov. Jerry Brown sounded a bit like a broken record Tuesday when he released his proposed spending plan for next fiscal year, preaching prudence even as the economy seems to be booming. That’s what he said last year. And the year before that. Even the charts look the same.

But Brown has solid reason...

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U.S. Supreme Court to decide on education rights for millions of children with disabilities 11.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Supreme Court will take up a potentially momentous education case on Wednesday and try to clarify the rights of the nation’s 6.7 million schoolchildren with disabilities.

Long-standing federal law says these children have a right to a “free appropriate public education,” but schools, courts...

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Charter schools: Public schools matter 11.1.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

In Kevin P. Chavous’ Op-Ed piece, he makes the argument that more charter schools will somehow improve public schools [“Trump’s education secretary pick puts parents, students first,” Opinion, Jan. 10]. While I must agree that teachers’ unions have been an impediment to better public schools in all of the ways he mentions, I fail to […]
Colorado at center of Supreme Court case that examines standards for special-needs students 11.1.2017 Denver Post: Local
A dispute over the education of an autistic student from Colorado will get a hearing Wednesday before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could impact how parents and public schools nationwide teach children with special needs.
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