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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.

Can Computers Enhance the Work of Teachers?

Can Computers Enhance the Work of Teachers?

By Maria Danilova | Aug 29
As schools struggle to raise high school graduation rates and close the persistent achievement gap for minority and low-income students, many educators tout digital technology in the classroom as a way forward.

Civil War Lessons Often Depend on Where the Classroom Is

Civil War Lessons Often Depend on Where the Classroom Is

By Will Weissert | Aug 24
The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district.

School Choice Program Raises Questions About Accountability

School Choice Program Raises Questions About Accountability

By Sally Ho | Aug 13
The programs are either another avenue for school choice drawing on the generosity of taxpayers, or a workaround to existing bans on giving public money to religious organizations - in this case schools - with a set-up that's ripe for abuse.

Teachers Union Chief: School Choice Rooted in Segregation

Teachers Union Chief: School Choice Rooted in Segregation

By Maria Danilova | Jul 24
The head of one of the country's leading teachers' unions charged Thursday that school choice, a key policy agenda of the Trump administration, is rooted in segregation and racism.

University of Central Florida Ranks on List of 50 Best Colleges for LGBT Students

University of Central Florida Ranks on List of 50 Best Colleges for LGBT Students

By Brittany Ferrendi | Jul 15
College Choice released this year's top 50 colleges for LGBT students - and only one Florida school made the list.

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