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Charter Schools Are Among The Most Segregated

Charter Schools Are Among The Most Segregated

Dec 6
Charter schools are among the nation's most segregated, an Associated Press analysis finds _ an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing traditional public schools.

Graduate Students Argue Against Taxing Tuition Waivers

Graduate Students Argue Against Taxing Tuition Waivers

By Maria Danilova and Collin Binkley | Dec 5
Graduate students around the U.S. are staging campus walk-outs and lobbying Congress in an effort to keep their tuition waivers tax-free.

California Approves LGBT-Inclusive Textbooks in Elementary, Middle School Curriculums

California Approves LGBT-Inclusive Textbooks in Elementary, Middle School Curriculums

By Brittany Ferrendi | Nov 18
LGBT people are a part of history. Now California is encouraging schools to make that a known fact. California is now the first and only state to include LGBT-inclusive textbook recommendations.

New Mexico Moves to Defuse Outrage Over Science Standards

New Mexico Moves to Defuse Outrage Over Science Standards

By Morgan Lee | Oct 28
New Mexico's public education secretary said the state will adopt widely used school science standards in their entirety in response to public outrage over proposed changes that omitted references to global warming, evolution and the Earth's age.

LGBT History Month: LGBT History Curriculum Choices Expand

LGBT History Month: LGBT History Curriculum Choices Expand

By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 22
Over the last decade, as more and more educators have sought to teach LGBT history lessons, their curriculum choices have expanded.

Tallahassee School Yanks Non-Binary Teacher from Children Classes

Tallahassee School Yanks Non-Binary Teacher from Children Classes

By Brittany Ferrendi | Oct 14
Chloe Bressack was supposed to teach math and science to elementary school children. Instead, parental outrage over the teacher's non-binary identity caused administration to take Bressack out of the classroom.

DeVos Touts School Choice, STEM for $4 Billion in Grants

DeVos Touts School Choice, STEM for $4 Billion in Grants

By Maria Danilova | Oct 14
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has put forth a new set of priorities for states, schools and universities competing for federal grant money.

California Plans on Teaching LGBT History in Schools

California Plans on Teaching LGBT History in Schools

By Colton Wooten | Oct 4
California begins to choose which textbooks it will draw material for new curricula after becoming the first state to ever adopt LGBT history guidelines.

DeVos Planning to Scrap Obama Rules on Campus Sexual Assault

DeVos Planning to Scrap Obama Rules on Campus Sexual Assault

By Collin Binkley and Laurie Kellman | Sep 8
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos declared on Thursday that "the era of 'rule by letter' is over" as she announced plans to change the way colleges and universities handle allegations of sexual assault on campus.

New School Year, More Anti-LGBT Issues in California

New School Year, More Anti-LGBT Issues in California

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Sep 2
The new school year is just underway, and already, several school districts across the state find themselves immersed in anti-LGBT controversies.

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