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Are you better off now than you were eight years ago? For the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, the answer to that perennial election question has to be a resounding 'no.'
July 27, 2016 – Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education has issued guidelines aimed at preventing schools from discriminating against the growing numbers of students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
July 27, 2016 – McClatchy-Tribune
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has named Deputy Education Commissioner Stephen Smith as his new senior adviser for policy and strategy.
July 26, 2016 – AP
An 8th grade history teacher discusses what his students understand about today's rancorous political climate and what adults would do well to remember.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
Buzz builds around a pilot program under the Every Student Succeeds Act that aims to jump-start the next generation of assessments.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
States are looking hard at what it will take to gather the right information for a new indicator of school quality or student success under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education's top official discusses the Every Student Succeeds Act, equity, and other education issues.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
Our interactive graphic lets you see what Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have said and done on topics from academic standards to the U.S. Department of Education.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
Affirmative action, teachers' union fees, and deportation relief for undocumented parents of U.S. citizen children were among the top education-related issues in the U.S. Supreme Court's recent term.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week

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