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The alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl in a Rockville, Md., high school has exploded into outrage over immigration as the two suspects are undocumented immigrant students from Central America. The incident has raised major questions around school safety and has forced local school officials to defend their legal duty to enroll students regardless of their immigration status.
March 24, 2017 – Education Week
This fall, the football team in the tiny Oregon logging town of Banks will once again take the field as the Braves. But this time, they have the approval of the tribe that originally inhabited the area.
March 23, 2017 – AP
Letter to the Editor
DeVos Ignores Teachers' Needs
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
State school leaders say they’ll forge ahead now that Obama-era accountability rules are being dismantled, but advocates vow to keep a close watch on what happens next.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
After a rough start on the communications front, Betsy DeVos faces a steep climb to get her points across to the public while settling into her policy role.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
The Trump administration seeks deep cuts to Education Department funding, including elimination of programs supporting professional development and after-school and extended-learning.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
For students with disabilities, vouchers can help open the door to private school attendance, but they come with trade-offs, including the loss of specific legal protections.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
Commentary
Fake News Isn't New
Studying American history can teach students how to recognize misleading political rhetoric, writes teacher Chris Doyle.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
Nearly two months into the new administration and with ESSA deadlines looming, the agency has yet to fill key positions and faces steep cuts in its proposed budget.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
Approval of a charter school bill and a measure that overhauls the state's nearly 30-year-old K-12 law is likely to bring widespread changes to the Bluegrass State.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week

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