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Outreach and broader awareness of the Education Department's willingness to tackle complaints may help account for a surge in cases to the department's office for civil rights, say advocacy groups, administrators, and department officials.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
State legislators and the governor are under pressure to craft a new plan after the state’s high court strikes down a 2013 statute altering pensions for retired teachers.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
The debate over how to best protect student data has legislators weighing the views of privacy advocates and education technology providers in this year’s crop of proposals.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
A collective of teachers, advocates, and scholars is leveraging social media to elevate the perspectives of people of color in education policy discussions.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
A special session over how to pay for basic education bares partisan divides over tax policy and questions about the fallout for districts and unions.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
The heads of the Education and Labor Departments discussed ways the federal government could support the Baltimore community in the aftermath of last month's rioting.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
The two national teachers' unions put muscle behind passage of the Affordable Care Act, but now support legislation to repeal a tax that stands to affect their members.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
As state policymakers push for more oversight of home schooling families, advocates for education at home are split over how much regulation is necessary.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
Three new Republican candidates have tossed their hats into the ring for the 2016 presidential contest: Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Huckabee.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
The current approach to standardized testing creates unnecessary work for everyone, writes teacher John Troutman McCrann. He says it's time for a more efficient approach to collecting data.
May 6, 2015 - Teacher

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