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Catherine Lhamon, the civil rights chief in Obama's Education Department, says she's worried about how the Trump administration approaches investigations and enforcement in some areas.
July 20, 2017 – Education Week
A draft proposal targets requirements in the federal K-12 law dealing with disadvantaged and historically underperforming students and already has drawn fierce pushback from civil rights advocates.
July 20, 2017 – Education Week
The first round of federal feedback has some warning that federal officials are being too prescriptive in weighing how the states intend to put the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
The fiscal standoffs that led to brief government shutdowns in a handful of states aren't the last act for policymakers still wrestling with funding issues, including over K-12 aid.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
Republican and Democratic members differed sharply over the impact of the GOP-sponsored bill, which would provide $66 billion to the department, a $2.4 billion cut for fiscal 2018.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
Educators are watching a few key topics closely as Congress wrestles with how to replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
Members of Colorado's largest teachers' union plan to protest U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos when she visits Denver, reportedly to address the American Legislative Exchange Council at its annual meeting.
July 18, 2017 – McClatchy-Tribune
The education secretary will speak on Thursday in Denver to the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a polarizing conservative group that drafts model legislation for state lawmakers on issues including private school choice.
July 18, 2017 – Education Week
Lily Eskelsen García sat down with Education Week to talk about the National Education Association’s engagement with the U.S. secretary of education, the threat posed by a looming U.S. Supreme Court case, and the union’s new, tougher charter-school policy.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
While many schools don’t discuss LGBT issues, teachers should play a role in shaping students’ understandings of their gender identity, writes Laura Erickson-Schroth.
July 11, 2017 – Education Week

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