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Jackelin Alfaro, 5, a U.S. citizen whose father Oscar Alfaro is from Honduras, plays at a rally near the White House a day after President Obama shielded millions of undocumented immigrant parents from deportation.
—Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Obama Shields Immigrant Parents From Deportation

The nearly 4 million K-12 students who have at least one undocumented parent stand to benefit from the president’s executive action. (December 2, 2014)

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The portrayal of a retooled Annie as poor, black, and illiterate is a realistic portrayal, writes Lydia Carlis. ​
February 24, 2015 - Education Week
Under fire from officials in her Pennsylvania school district, student newspaper editor Gillian McGoldrick defends her stance against publishing the name of an offensive mascot.
February 17, 2015 - Education Week
Libia Gil, the head of the U.S. Department of Education's office of English-language acquisition, says she is working to decrease the time English-learners spend testing and preparing for tests.
February 3, 2015 - Education Week
With the shift to a majority-poor enrollment in the nation's public schools, policymakers and school officials need to up the ante in addressing the needs of disadvantaged children and the challenges in educating them, researchers and educators say.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
Complaints by two New York districts prompted the investigation by the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
For educational conditions and outcomes to improve for Native youths, early-childhood programs must consider cultural diversity, writes Susan C. Faircloth.
January 2, 2015 - Quality Counts
A Storify collection highlights Commentaries and opinion blogs on the education of students of color in American schools, as well as reader reactions to the opinion essays.
December 24, 2014 - Education Week
The benefits of bilingual K-12 schooling drive Annalisa Nash Fernandez to go to great lengths for her children.
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
Ensuring that charter schools don't turn away students with special needs and English-learners is the goal of secret-caller programs in the District of Columbia and Massachusetts.
December 5, 2014 - Education Week

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