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July 19, 2017 – Education Week
 Thirty-four Democratic senators have sent U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos a letter expressing their concerns with the direction of civil rights enforcement under her administration.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
 Democratic attorneys general from 18 states and the District of Columbia have sued U.S. Education Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos over her decision to suspend rules that were meant to protect students from abuse by for-profit colleges.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
 In a special session, New York state's legislature has extended Mayor Bill de Blasio's control of New York City schools for two years.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
 The Los Angeles school board has authorized the settlement of a lawsuit that would send more money to the district's neediest schools over the next three years for resources to improve African-American and Latino student achievement.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
 In yet another legal blow, the Ohio Supreme Court last week rejected online school giant Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow's requests to block the state from collecting $60.4 million in overpayments for inflating its attendance.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
  Public universities in Arizona say they will continue to allow in-state tuition for young immigrants who came to the United States at an early age despite a recent court decision that threw it in doubt.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
  Republicans are becoming increasingly critical of the effect higher education is having on American life, with 58 percent saying colleges and universities exert a negative impact on the country, according to a study released last week.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
  The Girl Scouts of the USA will soon offer badges in cybersecurity for girls in grades K-12 as part of a growing national effort to bring technological skill and digital savvy to America's schoolchildren.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
  Mitchell Chester, the hard-charging Massachusetts education commissioner who put in place some of the country’s most ambitious school improvement efforts and led his state through battles over common standards and a raucous testing opt-out movement, died June 26. He was 65.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
  Strong oral-storytelling skills in preschool lead to better reading scores for black boys later in elementary school, finds a new study in the journal Child Development.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
  Programs that teach students how to recognize their emotions, solve problems, and form healthy relationships may continue to show positive benefits for students months or years after they complete them, concludes a new meta-analysis in the journal Child Development.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
  California's unusual transitional-kindergarten program is showing promising results when it comes to how prepared young children are to enter kindergarten itself.
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