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Public Support for Charter Schools Plummets, Poll Finds Public Support for Charter Schools Plummets, Poll Finds
Support for charter schools has dropped significantly over the last year, while opposition to private-school choice programs has softened, according to a new public opinion poll from Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Read more.
(Education Week)
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Alabama Will Keep Its Common Core Standards—For Now
Board members didn't act on a resolution to revoke Alabama's version of the Common Core State Standards. Read more.
(Curriculum Matters)
The Nation's Teaching Force Is Still Mostly White and Female
While a vast majority of the nation’s public school teachers are white women, the latest data from the federal staffing survey shows increasing diversity, and big differences between the teaching force at traditional and charter schools. Read more.
(Education Week)
At a Glance: U.S. Secretaries of Education
The U.S. Department of Education has had 11 secretaries since its birth as a Cabinet-level department in 1980. Check out these pages for a deep look at each secretary's tenure, challenges, and accomplishments. Read more.
(Education Week)

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How Does The ‘Trump Effect’ Change the Public’s View of Education?
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Teaching Materials for English-Learners Are in Short Supply. That Could Soon Change
(Learning the Language)
Teaching Force Growing Faster Than Student Enrollment Once Again
(Teacher Beat)
For Ed Tech to Be Successful, 'It Has to Come From Teachers'
(Teaching Now)
Obama Education Appointees: Where Are They Now?
(Politics K-12)
Embattled Alabama State Chief Defends Record, Asks For Time to Fix Schools
(State EdWatch)
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(Learning Deeply)
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Common-Core Backlash: Track State Efforts Common-Core Backlash: A Bill Tracker
Use our updated interactive tracker to follow the development of legislation and executive orders in states seeking to pause, delay, or repeal the Common Core State Standards. Read more.
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