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October 10, 2018 – Education Week
 Nine teachers have filed a class-action lawsuit against the student-loan provider Navient, alleging that the company impeded them and other eligible public employees from participating in a federal loan-forgiveness program.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
 A federal judge dismissed most claims in a lawsuit challenging Connecticut's restrictions on magnet schools, charter schools, and school choice programs, saying there is no fundamental right to equal education opportunity under the U.S. Constitution.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
 Hawaii teachers have joined the Red for Ed movement: Last week, dozens of teachers across the state staged a "walk-in" protest to spread awareness about what they see as a lack of funding for public schools.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
 The Common Application, an online platform a million students use to apply to college, has acquired "Reach Higher," the college-encouragement campaign that Michelle Obama launched when she was the first lady.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
 A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by Native American tribes in South Dakota over the government's reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Education.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
  The Kentucky Board of Education voted to make Wayne Lewis the state's education commissioner.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
  The Chicago school district will not receive a $4 million federal grant this year because the district has failed to demonstrate that it is sufficiently addressing complaints of sexual violence, the U.S. Department of Education said.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
  The cost to taxpayers of protecting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is going up and is expected to be nearly $8 million over the next year, a report says.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
  A school's lowest-performing teachers are more likely to leave when the building has a highly rated principal, a new Vanderbilt University study finds.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
  Over the last two decades, the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teaching field has become more diverse, finds a new study published by the American Educational Research Association. Female STEM teachers increased from 43 percent in 1988 to 64 percent in 2012.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
  One-to-one technology programs may boostmath scores over time, finds a new study in the Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis journal.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
  Elementary supports may help keep high school students in school, finds a study in AERA Open.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
 
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