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Jab’o Starks, drummer who kept the beat for James Brown, dies at 79 3.5.2018 Washington Post
Jab’o Starks, drummer who kept the beat for James Brown, dies at 79
Baker’s public schools takeover: Achievement or Achilles’ heel? 30.4.2018 Washington Post
Baker’s public schools takeover: Achievement or Achilles’ heel?
Betsy DeVos was asked, again, about visiting struggling schools. A staffer interjected. 29.4.2018 Washington Post
Betsy DeVos was asked, again, about visiting struggling schools. A staffer interjected.
What you need to know to follow the money debate behind the Colorado teacher walkouts 28.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado teachers are marching at the Capitol this week for more school funding and better pay. Advocates for more education funding will point to the $7 billion that the state has withheld from schools since the Great Recession, while fiscal conservatives point to the billions the state has spent on schools in those same years.
D.C. schools could face sharp dip in graduation rate after scandal 28.4.2018 Washington Post
D.C. schools could face sharp dip in graduation rate after scandal
D.C. falls short on human rights 28.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
More than a decade has passed since it became the U.S.’s first Human Rights City.
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Bipartisan compromise reached on changes to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission 27.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Democrats and Republicans in the state Senate on Friday reached a bipartisan compromise on changes to the hot-button Colorado Civil Rights Commission, potentially putting an end to months of party-line debate about the panel's future.
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The Arizona teacher walkouts are just a skirmish in the larger war on public education 26.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Teachers are walking out again, this time shutting down campuses in 90 or more school districts across Arizona. Gov. Doug Ducey claims to be puzzled: He endorsed a plan to give teachers raises that would add up to a 20% pay increase over the next three years. Why would teachers walk out now?

Surely...

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Teachers from only D.C. charter school with a union take to the streets to protest 26.4.2018 Washington Post
Teachers from only D.C. charter school with a union take to the streets to protest
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Sarah Jessica Parker collaborates with Gilt on bridal line 25.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
The collection, which is comprised of 10 styles, takes its cues from Parker's vision of a modern, non-traditional bride.
A forgotten piece of Virginia history and what it says about the state today 21.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A forgotten piece of Virginia history and what it says about the state today
National Teacher of the Year works with refugee students 20.4.2018 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- The 2018 National Teacher of the Year leads a classroom for teenage refugees that serves as their entry into American high school culture....
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Colorado higher ed chief Kim Hunter Reed is stepping down 20.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Kim Hunter Reed, who worked to strengthen ties to Colorado's K-12 public school system, is leaving as executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. A search for her replacement is underway.
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Illinois plan: Replace armed school officers with therapists 20.4.2018 AP National
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Some Illinois lawmakers want to give extra money to schools that replace armed security officers with unarmed social workers and behavior therapists, an approach to safety that's far different than a national push to add police or arm teachers following a mass shooting at a Florida high school....
Social media helps fuel teacher activism across the country 20.4.2018 AP National
PHOENIX (AP) -- The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories....
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Teachers use social media in US uprisings, fight for funding 19.4.2018 AP National
PHOENIX (AP) -- The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories....
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More moms of color are working from home. But that doesn't mean it's easy. 19.4.2018 Washington Post
More moms of color are working from home. But that doesn't mean it's easy.
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The power game behind the search for a new L.A. schools leader 19.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
The search for a new LAUSD superintendent is happening behind closed doors, but the underlying power politics extend well beyond the room where seven elected Board of Education members are at work.
Teacher uprisings harness social media in fight for funding 19.4.2018 AP National
PHOENIX (AP) -- The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories....
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Why Won't Trump Judicial Nominee Wendy Vitter Support the Landmark Desegregation Case "Brown vs. Board of Education" 18.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Did you know? Truthout is a nonprofit publication and the vast majority of our budget comes from reader donations. It's easy to support our work -- click here to get started. Last week, during Wendy Vitter's confirmation hearing for a Louisiana district court judgeship, the Donald Trump appointee (and wife of former Republican senator David Vitter)  refused to say whether she supported Brown v. Board of Education , the landmark 1954 Supreme Court case that barred racial discrimination in public schools. "I don't mean to be coy," Vitter said when asked about it by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., "but I think I can get into a difficult, difficult area when I start commenting on Supreme Court decisions -- which are correctly decided and which I may disagree with." As is standard these days, the comment set off a firestorm of debate over whether or not Vitter was "really" being racist. “It is shocking that, in the year 2018, Ms. Vitter refused to say whether the Supreme Court, a unanimous Supreme Court, ...
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