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February 15, 2017 – Education Week
 A federal appeals court panel last week declined the Trump administration's request to reinstate its executive order temporarily barring U.S. entry for individuals from seven countries, citing disruption in higher education among other factors.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
 The Internal Revenue Service is warning school business officials to beware of a phishing scam targeting schools' payroll or human-resource departments in an attempt to have them release employees' confidential information, according to the Association of School Business Officials International.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
 A newspaper investigation has found the Texas Education Agency doesn't track if a teacher has been charged with or convicted of a crime.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
 Vaccines are safe and effective, and claims otherwise "have been disproven by a robust body of medical literature," hundreds of state and national health organizations wrote in a letter to President Donald Trump last week.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
 Officials estimate that it will cost more than $62 million and years of work to repair flooded schools in Baton Rouge, La.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
  President Donald Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway last week claimed in an interview with CNN that the president plans to move ahead with his campaign promise to repeal the Common Core State Standards. But that's a problematic assertion.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
  Most high schoolers believe that people should be able to express unpopular opinions in public. But they're less supportive of allowing people to publicly share opinions or posts on social media that are bullying or offensive.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
  South Dakota lawmakers last week rejected a bill that was meant to increase transparency in the state's school choice scholarship program.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
  Maine's Republican Party is accusing a school superintendent of pushing a political agenda after he suggested an attack on several black students was the result of President Donald Trump's stance on immigrants and minorities.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
  The Texas board of education has moved closer to tweaking—but still preserving—high school science curriculum requirements that teachers and academics say cast doubt on the theory of evolution.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
  A veteran teacher, frustrated with the amount of movies and busywork she saw in classes with substitute teachers, has come up with a solution that Harvard Ed. Magazine refers to as "Uber for substitute teachers."
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
  Richard DuFour, a renowned education consultant and author who advocated collaborative teaching environments, died Feb. 8. He was 69.
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