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May 17, 2017 – Education Week
 A group of federal lawmakers has proposed a bill that would ban "lunch shaming" in school cafeterias.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
 Dozens of universities and organizations that applied for federal grants to help young people from poor families prepare for college have been turned down by the U.S. Department of Education because of mistakes that consisted mostly of incorrect margins, the wrong font, or lack of double-spacing.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
 An executive order signed by President Donald Trump last week aims to bolster the nation's cybersecurity, including through a multiagency review of related education and workforce-development efforts.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
 A state hearing officer has ruled against Ohio's largest online charter school in its appeal of the state education department's determination that the school owes $60 million for enrollment that can't be justified.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
 A mysterious provision added to the state budget bill as passed by the Ohio House stands to protect the sponsors of some online charter schools.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
  An online virtual charter school in Indiana has once again been spared from closing, despite persistently low academic scores.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
  Almost three years since California joined the vanguard of a burgeoning national movement to sharply curtail the use of student suspensions and expulsions, nearly 9 in 10 Golden State teachers say they still need more training and support for utilizing alternative-discipline techniques, reports EdSource.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
  The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has announced that it's giving $51 million over five years to the public schools in its hometown of Battle Creek, Mich., in the hopes of tackling low academic performance linked to long-standing racial inequality and segregation.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
  Teach-Now, an online teacher-preparation program, has received full seven-year accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation—making it the first online institution to meet the council's new, more rigorous standards.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
  Voters in Santa Fe, N.M., have rejected a 2-cents-per-ounce tax on distributors of sodas and other sugary beverages that, if passed, would have helped support prekindergarten within the Santa Fe public schools.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
  Too many teacher-preparation programs are doing a poor job of covering content that future science and social studies teachers need to master, according to a new report.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
  Low- and high-income parents both select schools in a choice district based on school quality—but they use different measures, finds a new study in the journal Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.
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