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A high school math teacher ousted the majority leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives on Tuesday, with a narrow win in the GOP primary race.
May 23, 2018 – AP
The left-wing views of leading teacher protesters may be alienating would-be supporters, writes Lance Izumi of the Pacific Research Institute.
May 21, 2018 – Education Week
As teacher take the lead in protests over pay, unions face an uncertain future, writes Berkeley sociologist Bruce Fuller.
May 21, 2018 – Education Week
Gov. Roy Cooper and legislators who opened their annual work session on Wednesday are waiting to see what happens after thousands of teachers marched through the capital city.
May 17, 2018 – AP
Fresh off a wave of strikes and protests in several states, education activists aim to turn that momentum into electoral victories in this fall's midterm elections.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
Federal aid offers a lifeline for local organizations providing after-school programming, but providers remain concerned about the future of the $1.2 billion 21st Century Community Learning Center program.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
The White House is aiming to cut the money, mostly from unobligated funds, as part of a broader effort to reduce government spending.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
California voters have seen a barrage of sunny television ads in recent weeks touting former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's record on finances, crime, and education, aired by Families & Teachers for Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor 2018.
May 15, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
The question of whether recent teacher strikes are legal—or whether they’re actually “strikes” at all—is obscured by legal differences of opinion, fast-moving events, and politics surrounding those actions.
May 9, 2018 – Education Week
The extraordinary wave of teacher strikes highlights the fact that teachers, who make up the largest profession, have the power to demand and win funding changes when working collectively.
May 9, 2018 – Education Week

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