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March 22, 2017 – Education Week
 The Senate has voted to overturn regulations governing teacher-preparation programs that were approved by the Obama administration late last year.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
 The American Society of Civil Engineers has given public schools a D-plus in its report card on the nation's infrastructure.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
 In a blow to parents seeking to have their children "opt out" of Florida's high-stakes tests, an appeals court has ruled that school districts have a right to hold 3rd graders back when they score badly on a state reading test.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
 The U.S. Supreme Court has returned the major case on transgender rights in schools to a lower court for fresh consideration of the Trump administration's withdrawal of Obama-era guidance that federal anti-discrimination law protects gender identity.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
 A bill that has been sent to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin designed to protect "religious expressions" in public schools has LGBT advocates worried it will give student groups a license to discriminate.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
  The New Mexico Senate voted decisively last week to override Republican Gov. Susana Martinez's veto of a teacher sick-leave bill.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
  The Internal Revenue Service intentionally shut off a tool for helping students and parents apply for federal student aid, and the tool will continue to be unavailable for "several weeks," government officials say.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
  The National Council on Teacher Quality has, for the first time, named what it considers to be the best districts for recruiting, supporting, and training great teachers.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
  A California high school has made millions of dollars from the initial public offering of shares in Snap Inc., the company behind the Snapchat photo-messaging application.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
  The Every Student Succeeds Act's evidence standards are intended to drive more educators and researchers to work together to explore problems in education and find solutions.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
  Five teenage students were injured, and two were taken to the hospital after an explosion during an after-school science activity at a Los Angeles-area middle school.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
  Ken Krehbiel, who has been serving as the acting executive director for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics since October, has been selected as the organization's new executive director. Krehbiel joined the NCTM 17 years ago as its director of communications.
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