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Federal How Biden’s Revival of Obama Housing Rules Connects to Divisive Issues in Schools
Policy shifts on hot-button topics like residential segregation, student discipline, and Title IX can make educators "punch drunk."
Andrew Ujifusa, July 2, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Why the Critical Race Theory Fight Is Harder for Educators Than the Common Core Battle
Educators and advocates see clear parallels—and sharp differences—between the politically charged disputes with schools at the center.
Andrew Ujifusa, July 1, 2021
12 min read
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Federal Opinion Education Outlets Owe Readers More Than the Narratives They Want to Hear
It's vital that serious news organizations challenge runaway narratives and help readers avoid going down ideological rabbit holes.
Rick Hess, June 2, 2021
4 min read
President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.
President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.
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Social Studies Trump Commission Says Identity Politics and 'Bitterness' Have Warped History Classes
The 1776 Commission's report emphasizes "patriotic education," but might play a negligible role in classrooms.
Andrew Ujifusa, January 18, 2021
3 min read
A rally in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021, quickly turned into chaos as a violent pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol building.
A Jan. 6 rally in Washington that quickly turned into an attack on the U.S. Capitol was the catalyzing event behind this week's impeachment of President Trump in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Teaching & Learning Trump's Second Impeachment: A Guide for Teachers
For the second time in just a year, America's teachers are charged with helping students make sense of a presidential impeachment.
Stephen Sawchuk, January 13, 2021
3 min read
Federal How Could a Delayed Trump-Biden Transition Disrupt the Education Department?
The Education Department could be affected by a prolonged delay in formally initiating a turnover to a new presidential administration, but less so than other agencies.
Andrew Ujifusa, November 10, 2020
5 min read
Federal Trump's 'Patriotic Education' Order Heavy on Public Relations, Not Curriculum
President Trump announced a 1776 Commission in September as part of his campaign against "left-wing indoctrination" in history classes.
Andrew Ujifusa, November 2, 2020
3 min read
Federal Opinion Participation Is Only a Part of Democratic Education
Free nations also rely on norms and habits of mind that are less intuitive. Civics education needs to focus on these, too.
Rick Hess, November 2, 2020
5 min read
Federal How Betsy DeVos' Teacher Grants Boost Donald Trump's Economic Agenda
The teacher and principal grants also highlight how presidential administrations can make their mark on education funding in various ways.
Andrew Ujifusa, October 1, 2020
3 min read
Federal Government Watchdog Finds Fault With Trump's School Reopening Push
A new GAO report faults the Trump administration for inconsistent guidance on reopening schools and says a push for in-person learning was "misaligned with risk-based decision making."
Evie Blad, September 22, 2020
5 min read
Federal Parents Backing Trump, Biden Diverge on Back-to-School COVID-19 Issues
Trump supporters are far more likely than Biden voters to report their children are attending in-person, full-time public school, says a new EdWeek Research Center survey.
Christina A. Samuels, September 22, 2020
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Federal Trump's 'Patriotic Education' Push Clashes With His Past Calls for Local Control
The president's call for "pro-American" history classes doesn't mesh well with his 2017 executive order saying he would "preserve State and local control" over curriculum and instruction.
Andrew Ujifusa, September 21, 2020
4 min read
Federal Trump Blasts 'Left-Wing Indoctrination' in History Classes as 'Child Abuse'
As the 2020 presidential election draws closer, the president has repeatedly attacked what he's called the "propaganda" that students are taught in history class and vowed steps to combat it.
Andrew Ujifusa, September 17, 2020
4 min read
Federal What Are Trump's Next K-12 Priorities? Don't Look to a GOP Platform for Answers
President Donald Trumps list of priorities for his second term includes just two bullet points related to K-12 education.
Evie Blad, August 24, 2020
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