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June 21, 2017 – Education Week
 Recently released federal data confirm what many people already know: The salaries and benefits of teachers, administrators, and support staff consume the vast majority of spending in education.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
 Three years after Illinois made a bold change in how science would be taught and tested, little is known about how students have performed because neither schools nor families have seen state science-exam scores since 2013-14.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
 The Ohio board of education last week voted to order the state's largest full-time online charter school to repay $60 million in state aid.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
 Atlanta's top school official has resigned and is fighting to keep a report investigating his background secret.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
 Success Academy, New York City's booming—and at times controversial—network of charter schools, has been awarded the charter sector's most prestigious prize.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
  The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas has condemned a district's new guidelines that prevent those making public comments at board meetings from speaking about specific district employees or students, calling it "unconstitutional."
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
  Parents in Maine are asking a federal court on First Amendment grounds to allow their son who has disabilities to carry a recording device during school.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
  The Trump administration has ended an Obama-era policy that protected undocumented immigrants with children who are United States citizens or permanent residents, but will, at least for now, keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which offers protection for children brought to the country illegally.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
  The percentage of children living in poverty has fallen slightly over the past six years, as has the percentage of children whose parents lack secure employment and those whose families face a high housing-cost burden, according to an analysis of national data compiled in the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
  Earlier this month, Gallup and Strada Education Network reported on what people regret about their college choices. It found those who earned bachelor's degrees were more likely to regret their chosen field of study than those who earned associate, vocational/technical, or graduate degrees. Those who didn't earn degrees until they were 30 or older had fewer regrets, too.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
  Public schools in rural areas lag in equitable funding, early-childhood education programs, and career and workforce readiness. A 50-state report by the Washington-based Rural School and Community Trust highlights the challenges that rural schools and districts continue to face.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
  Students in charter schools that are run by for-profit companies perform markedly worse than their peers in charters managed by nonprofit groups, according to a study.
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