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The ruling on a handful of schools appears to smooth the way for the closure of hundreds more, though the island's civil rights commission has criticized the process.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
Where children live still largely determines their education options. But a dramatic shift is already under way, write Mark A. Elgart and Belle S. Wheelan.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
Education Week is tracking a new wave of activism in which teachers are filing to run for their state legislatures—and the numbers are impressive.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel E. Bowser has issued her first-ever veto, rejecting legislation that would allow high school seniors absent for more than six weeks of class to graduate.
July 14, 2018 – AP
Prominent charter school supporters are dishing out campaign money, as key gubernatorial races in several states have now begun in earnest.
July 5, 2018 – AP
The Oklahoma State Department of Education reports that investigators found "a lack of institutional control" at a charter school in Tulsa, including the school superintendent once using the intercom to tell teachers to change grades.
July 1, 2018 – AP
A school district in a small Texas border city is letting the federal government review some of its land that could be used for border wall construction.
July 1, 2018 – AP
Following a trip to Europe, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos reflects on how we should restructure education at home.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
Fired up, but wary about political pitfalls, teachers running for office in Oklahoma make their case to the voters—and sometimes end up competing with each other.
June 25, 2018 – Education Week
In the face of harmful immigration policies, district leaders must use their platforms to put children first, writes David E. DeMatthews.
June 22, 2018 – Education Week

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