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April 19, 2017 – Education Week
 New York has become the first state to make tuition free at public four-year colleges and universities.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
 President Donald Trump has signed into law a measure that critics say clears a path for internet-service providers to share and sell customers' web-browsing histories and other personal data, a decision that could have ramifications for student privacy.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
 Connecticut's state school board voted last week to prohibit the use of students' standardized-test scores in evaluating a teacher's job performance.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
 Ruling in the case of an Indiana community college instructor, a federal appeals court has held that employment bias based on sexual orientation is covered by Title VII's prohibition against sex discrimination.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
 Superintendent Tony Evers easily won a third term as Wisconsin's top education official over an underfunded conservative opponent dogged by questions over whether he broke state law by using a public school account to send campaign-related emails.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
  School board candidates who supported a plan to let a transgender student use the girls' locker room at a suburban Chicago school have survived an election challenge.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
  The Heartland Institute, a libertarian think tank, is on a quest to deliver mailers to 200,000 teachers encouraging them to consider and teach explanations for global warming that reject humans' role in a changing climate, PBS's Frontline reports.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
  An advocacy group last week sued the Los Angeles school district for serving hot dogs and other processed meats to students, arguing that they increase the risk of cancer.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
  An incoming high school principal has resigned in Kansas after student reporters investigated and raised questions about her credentials.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
  Government officials say that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos requires additional security detail because of a threat to her safety and that it may cost up to $7.8 million through September to protect her.
April 14, 2017 – Education Week
  Eugene M. Lang died April 8, at the age of 98.
April 14, 2017 – Education Week
  L. Earl Franks, the executive director of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools, has been named the executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals, effective July 1.
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