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  1. education
    Brooklyn Students Are Protesting Silicon Valley’s Favorite Education ProgramStudents at the Secondary School of Journalism staged a walkout to get the “personalized learning” regimen removed from their classrooms.
  2. 2018 midterms
    Kris Kobach Lashes Himself to Kansas’s Unpopular Former Governor Sam BrownbackIn the final gubernatorial debate, the controversial nativist and vote-suppressor tied himself to the former governor’s failed fiscal policies.
  3. education
    Chicago Teachers Clear Path for Nation’s First Charter-School StrikeFollowing a wave of teacher protests earlier this year, Acero Charter Schools educators voted to authorize a potentially groundbreaking strike.
  4. politics
    Abrams-Kemp Debate Reflected Old Southern Divisions Over Equality and JusticeKemp thinks he can win by labeling Abrams as an “extremist,” but she’s gambling on the state being ready for something new.
  5. keeping up with the royals
    Meghan Markle Shared Details About Her Education in First Speech as a Royal“When girls are given the right tools to succeed, they can create incredible futures, not only for themselves but for all of those around them.”
  6. politics
    Walkouts Led to Big Wins for Red-State Teachers. Why Are They Still Struggling?Despite winning raises in Arizona, Oklahoma, and West Virginia, teachers are still being squeezed — and they’re willing to fight for more.
  7. technology
    Mark Zuckerberg Is Trying to Transform Education. This Town Fought Back.How Connecticut parents resisted the Zuckerberg-backed Summit Learning Program.
  8. international day of the girl
    Michelle Obama Announces New Project to Help Educate Girls Worldwide“We’re seeking to empower adolescent girls around the world through education.”
  9. education
    Georgia School Announces It Will Start Paddling Children As Punishment“There was a time where corporal punishment was kind of the norm in school and you didn’t have the problems that you have,” said the superintendent.
  10. Arizona Court Kills Taxes-for-Education Ballot InitiativeA grassroots effort to boost taxes on the wealthy to pay for education improvements was shot down, but the general election could become a referendum.
  11. Report: Betsy DeVos May Let Schools Use Federal Education Funds to Buy GunsThe Education Department has a sneaky plan to arm teachers.
  12. Arizona Teacher Strike Leads to Ballot Fights Over School Funding, VouchersPrompted by the spring strike, voters must decide on a proposed high-end tax increase for education and a major voucher expansion.
  13. California Voters Will Decide Whether to Partially Repeal a Sweeping Tax LawLiberal groups are finally going to touch the “third rail of California politics” by trying to limit Prop. 13 to residential property.
  14. Scott Walker and Tammy Baldwin Prepare for a November Slugfest in WisconsinDemocrats will choose an opponent for longtime nemesis Scott Walker while Republicans are staging a pricey primary to challenge Tammy Baldwin.
  15. cool
    Tokyo Medical School Admits to Tampering With Test Scores to Keep Women OutOfficials were apparently worried women would get pregnant, and thus wouldn’t be able to work long hours in the hospital.
  16. yachts adrift
    Someone Set Betsy DeVos’s $40 Million Yacht AdriftThe secretary of education’s 163-foot yacht sustained some damages.
  17. Georgia GOP Lieutenant Governor Caught on Tape Insisting He’s a Political HackFront-running candidate for governor Casey Cagle walked into a trap by confessing he flip-flopped on a key bill for purely political reasons.
  18. Arizona Passes New Education Funding to End Teachers’ StrikeStriking teachers won more than Republicans ever wanted to give — but much less than they had demanded.
  19. beychella
    Beyoncé Is Gifting $100,000 to 4 Historically Black CollegesFollowing her electrifying Coachella performance referencing traditions at HBCUs.
  20. Teachers Go on Strike in Two More Red StatesEducators are walking off the job in Kentucky and (again) in Oklahoma as their conflicts with GOP state lawmakers intensify.
  21. Apple Announces New iPad, Education PushApple wants to get its tech into the classroom.
  22. last night on late night
    SNL’s Betsy DeVos Tries to Defend Her Terrible Education Credibility“I may not be very good on camera, but behind the scenes, my ideas are much worse.”
  23. Quiz: What’s the Worst Part of This Betsy DeVos Exchange?Apparently the Education secretary thought her 60 Minutes interview would be open book.
  24. Judd Apatow Is Teaching an Online Comedy MasterClass This SpringClass is about to be in session with Judd Apatow at the helm. Apatow is the latest celebrity to sign on to teach his own MasterClass, which was […]
  25. scholars
    Jennifer Lawrence Is Educating Our Nation’s YouthShe stopped by a Cleveland Heights high school to talk about corruption.
  26. education
    Parents Would Rather Pull Their Kids Out of School Than Have Them Meet IvankaIvanka Trump’s visit to a Connecticut school was an unwelcome surprise.
  27. title ix
    Inside a Training Course for Campus Sexual Assault OfficersAt a Sheraton in Philadelphia, 500 college employees learn what qualifies as rape.
  28. education
    These Schools Are Teaching Some Truly Insane ThingsHuffPost looked into the curricula at Betsy DeVos’s preferred form of education.
  29. politics
    Education Department Rolls Back Policies That Protect Students With DisabilitiesThe Washington Post reports 72 policy documents were rescinded.
  30. education
    Ivanka Trump Found a Much More Attainable White House GoalIs this “staying in her lane”?
  31. Justice Department to Sue Over Affirmative Action in College Admissions: ReportThe civil-rights division is preparing to tackle discrimination against white people.
  32. politics
    President of Accessorizing With a Wine Glass Meets President of FranceThey discussed her charity work in education and health care.
  33. Betsy DeVos Knew How to Wield Power in Michigan. It’s Not Working in D.C.Who is she? And how did she get to be head of our schools?
  34. Mark Penn Mischaracterizes the 1996 Clinton-Gore CampaignAn op-ed co-authored by Clinton strategist Mark Penn tells Democrats to emulate a 1996 strategy the actual candidates did not pursue.
  35. What It’s Like to Take Steve Martin’s Comedy MasterClassYou must have seen it: the commercial/trailer for “Steve Martin Teaches Comedy.” Facebook tells me it surfaced in early March, when my brother […]
  36. college
    Harvard’s First Female President Is Stepping DownShe’s leaving the position in June 2018.
  37. What Would a School for 3-Year-Olds Even Look Like?New York City recently announced a new universal “3-K” program — but doing it right means taking the specific needs of 3-year-olds into account.
  38. Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Universal Pre-K Expansion to Include 3-Year-OldsA program will begin in two districts this fall in anticipation of a citywide rollout in 2021.
  39. security
    The Campus Security Director Who Fears a Mass Shooting“That is the kind of disaster that keeps us up at night. We have an open campus. There’s no fencing because it’s a welcoming environment.”
  40. education
    The State Education Secretary Who Fought the Teachers’ Union and Lost“You have to ask yourself if you’re making fundamental changes to the education system, or if you’re constantly making superficial changes.”
  41. dale?
    Here’s a Reminder That Pitbull Loves Charter SchoolsBetsy DeVos paid Mr. Worldwide’s Miami charter school — SLAM — a visit on Thursday.
  42. education
    The Professor Who’s Wary About ‘Changing the World’“The world is way bigger and more complicated and out of your control than anyone realizes. I’m not smart enough to tell everyone how to change.”
  43. education
    The Chicago Public-School Teacher Who Never Thought He’d End Up in a Classroom“I’m now basically obsessed with the profession. I think it’s the best thing that ever happened to me.”
  44. Kids Learn Better When They Can Move Around ClassExercise doesn’t have to be confined to recess and gym.
  45. Judges to Kansas Governor: Fund the Schools Already!The endless fiscal crisis caused by Sam Brownback’s experiment in tax-cutting led the Kansas courts to order him to pony up more funds for education.
  46. Betsy DeVos Cites Jim Crow–Era College System As Model of ‘School Choice’The Education secretary explains that historically black colleges prove that publicly subsidizing unregulated private schools is a good idea.
  47. education
    Betsy DeVos May Be in Charge of Public Schools But She Can’t Get Inside ThemSecretary of Education Betsy DeVos was blocked from entering a Washington, D.C., school by protesters.
  48. Lady Gaga and Other Celebrities Sign an Open Letter Supporting Girls’ EducationThe open letter is from campaigning and advocacy organization ONE.
  49. Lady Gaga and Others Fight for Girls’ EducationThe open letter is from campaigning and advocacy organization ONE.
  50. teens these days
    Teens Want to Go to College in Canada Now That Trump Is Going to Be PresidentTeens are fleeing the country.
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