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  1. Trump May Try to Deport Legal Immigrants Who Get Federal BenefitsIn another big lurch in efforts to restrict legal immigration, Trump is mulling an order that would treat many people here legally as parasites.
  2. 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?
  3. lgbtq issues
    Kentucky Just Passed a Law That Allows LGBTQ Discrimination in SchoolsThe “religious freedom” law could bar LGBTQ students from joining student groups.
  4. celebrities doing good
    Michelle Obama Sings the Praises of Chance the Rapper for Donating to Schools“You are an example of the power of arts education.”
  5. celebrities doing good
    Michelle Obama Sings the Praises of Chance the Rapper“You are an example of the power of arts education.”
  6. 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.
  7. 7 Years After the Recession, America’s Public Schools Still Haven’t RecoveredAmerican public schools have 200,000 fewer workers — and 1 million more students — than they did before the Great Recession.
  8. After 50 Years, Federal Court Orders Mississippi Town to Desegregate SchoolsIt took them long enough.
  9. 30 Newark Schools Shut Down Their Lead-Contaminated Drinking Fountains While Schumer proposes $100 million for New York schools to do their own testing. 
  10. rights
    Report: Trans Students Mistreated in NY Schools Even after a 2010 nondiscrimination act, schools often fail to accommodate trans and gender-nonconforming students.
  11. NYC Public Schools Add Two Muslim Holidays to CalendarStudents will now get Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr off from school.
  12. A Simple Way to Boost Minority Test ScoresWhat it says about testing is worth thinking about.
  13. NYC Public Schools’ Silly Final Week ScheduleSchool year ends with a four-day weekend plus Wednesday half-day.
  14. NYC Public Schools More Segregated Than EverBlack and Hispanic kids are increasingly isolated. 
  15. Cathie Black Is Totally Cool With Losing Her JobShe spent her post-firing shoe shopping.
  16. Cathie Black Is Out As Schools ChancellorAfter less than five months!!
  17. Cathie Black Has a Dismal Approval RatingNobody likes her!
  18. City Unveils List of 4,600 Teachers to Be Cut If Albany Doesn’t Change ‘Last In, First Out’Naturally, the cuts would affect poor neighborhoods first.
  19. Cathie Black Takes on Teacher TenureWow, going after the golden goose so soon?
  20. Ryan Murphy: Glee to Aid New York City Public School for LGBT TeensThey will donate scholarship money and funding to the Harvey Milk School.
  21. Teachers’ Union Blocks Post From Revealing Teacher Performance ReviewsThis could get ugly.
  22. Mediavore
    Zitner Candy Corp. Gears Up For Easter; Public-School Cafeteria Workers UnionPlus the Times asks readers for spaghetti taco-like food mash-ups, and a UK chef finds a perfectly round egg, all in our morning news roundup.
  23. Bloomberg Suspends Hooker/Teacher Melissa PetroAnd she just got tenure!
  24. Parents Irate Over Public High School Notification DelaysMany city kids don’t know when they’ll find out where they’ll go to school next year.
  25. Fourth Grade Fight Club: The SqueakquelTurns out there have been other incidents of teacher-mandated brawls at P.S. 65.
  26. Scary Cougar Teachers at James Madison Still on the ProwlANOTHER teacher at the school was busted for inappropriate relations with a student.
  27. The Times Asks: Should Teachers Sell Lesson Plans?And should they be allowed to buy vacations with the money?
  28. Bloomberg Flouts State Senate’s Efforts to End Mayoral Control of SchoolsThe Board of Education met briefly yesterday to give power back to Schools Chancellor Joel Klein.
  29. Bloomberg Dismisses Kindergarten ProtestsUm, you realize these people vote, right?
  30. Now Middle-class Kindergartners Can’t Get Into Public School, EitherAs if being a 6-year-old in Manhattan wasn’t demoralizing enough already.