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A sharply divided Supreme Court hears arguments over when courts should defer to a federal agency's interpretation of its own ambiguous regulations—an issue that has arisen in education over such issues as transgender student rights and racial disparities in student discipline.
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
Students learn best with a curriculum that reaches across many disciplines, including the sciences and the humanities, writes Kenneth Wesson.
October 24, 2012 – Education Week
Education aid would fall by $3.5 billion in 2013 under one scenario requiring across-the-board cuts to government.
December 7, 2011 – Education Week
A new supplemental poverty measure finds fewer children, more senior citizens, qualify as poor.
November 16, 2011 – Education Week
Federal K-12 Funding Muddies Electoral Waters
State-level candidates worry about the federal fiscal role, while acknowledging such aid helps prop up budgets and secure jobs.
September 22, 2010 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
Republicans running hard to take Congress are wary of an expanded federal role in education—and unlikely to back big, new spending.
September 16, 2010 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
Texas saw its $830 million request rejected by the Department of Education, and charter school advocates are dismayed that some may have trouble tapping the $10 billion layoff-prevention fund.
September 15, 2010 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
The winning states proposed in their applications a variety of ways to improve science, technology, engineering, and math in schools.
September 15, 2010 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
Just days before the deadline, some in line for federal innovation grants still must find the private funds needed to secure their money.
September 2, 2010 – Education Week
In the latest PDK/Gallup poll, just a third of Americans gave the President an A or B for his efforts to improve the nation's schools.
September 1, 2010 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

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