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  1. education
    West Virginia Republicans Are Still Trying to Punish Striking TeachersWest Virginia teachers demonstrated again on Monday as GOP lawmakers pushed school choice and penalties for striking teachers after recent walkouts.
  2. so you want to be president
    Somebody Please Stop This ManBiden told a 10-year-old girl at a town hall, “I’ll bet you’re as bright as you are good-looking.”
  3. education
    Robert Smith’s Morehouse Gift Is More Generous Than His VisionThe billionaire’s donation of $40 million to pay off the debt of Morehouse grads was a noble act of charity. But charity is not justice.
  4. so you want to be president
    Elizabeth Warren Wants to Put a Former Public-School Teacher in Her CabinetThe candidate has pledged to nominate a former public-school teacher to be Education secretary.
  5. politics
    Elizabeth Warren Wants to Put a Former Public School Teacher in Her CabinetThe candidate has pledged to nominate a former public school teacher to be Education secretary.
  6. california
    Teacher Battling Breast Cancer Forced to Pay For Her SubstituteUnder California law, teachers have to pay for their own replacements while on extended sick leave.
  7. education
    Years of Low Pay Helped Spark the Teacher Strike WaveA new report affirms protesting teachers’ complaints, noting their wages have long been declining and they’re paid less than comparable professionals.
  8. beyonce
    Beyoncé Didn’t Go to College, But Homecoming Is Her GraduationThe Netflix documentary is an epic celebration of black education and HBCUs.
  9. education
    Michigan Conservatives Don’t Want to Teach Kids America Is a DemocracyConservative advocates in Michigan want to remove “democracy” from curriculums, arguing that the term isn’t “politically neutral.”
  10. vision 2020
    Does Kamala Harris Really Know What Teachers Want?Her call to raise teachers’ salaries shows she wants to distinguish herself as the education candidate, but she’s still haunted by her truancy policy.
  11. betsy devos
    Betsy DeVos Criticizes the Media for Accurate Reporting on Special Olympics CutsDeVos accused journalists of reporting “falsehoods” about federal funding cuts to the Special Olympics, before confirming those exact cuts.
  12. education
    The Promise of Integration Has Not Been Fulfilled in NYC SchoolsJust 190 black children were offered admission to New York City’s specialized public high schools on Monday, out of 4,800. Here’s why that matters.
  13. varsity blues scandal
    How the College Admissions Ring Explains 21st-Century American Capitalism“Human capital” is at the center of our economy. Thanks to Rick Singer, we now know its going rate.
  14. college admissions scandal
    Colleges Can’t Fix Their Unfair Admissions Process on Their OwnPolicies like ending early decision and parental donations could help. But the admissions scandal shows it will take far more to level the field.
  15. college admissions scandal
    Imagine Committing Fraud for a Kid and Then She Just Starts VloggingLori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade does dorm room spon-con and party makeup tutorials.
  16. education
    Teacher Protests Won Higher Funding for Schools, But It’s Still Not EnoughDespite improvements driven by teacher strikes, schools in many areas remain underfunded. A lasting fix will require changing state governments.
  17. talking to
    What Happened When We Started a Feminism Club at Our Catholic Boys School“We had a whole meeting about Kavanaugh. One day a student from Regis could be a Supreme Court nominee.”
  18. education
    West Virginia Teachers Strike Again, Appear to Score Another VictoryHours after teachers walked out, a bill that would have raised their pay but allowed charter schools and private school vouchers was tabled.
  19. high school
    Unpacking the Strangest Scene in Esquire’s Cover StoryWhat was up with those songs Ryan and his classmates sang?
  20. education
    Red for Ed Wave Continues: Where Teachers Are Set to Strike NextEducators in several states and cities are either currently on strike or are considering new strikes and walkouts in the weeks to come.
  21. education
    Trump So Passionate on Bible Literacy That He Wants It Taught in Public SchoolsIt seems he’s considerably less passionate about the separation of church and state.
  22. education
    GOP Lawmakers Learned Nothing From Last Year’s Teacher WalkoutsWest Virginia Republicans are pushing a bill that could spark another walkout, and they aren’t the only state lawmakers mulling retaliatory measures.
  23. education
    After a Weeklong Strike, Los Angeles Teachers May Have a DealMembers of the United Teachers of Los Angeles still have to vote on the deal, but it sounds like a victory for striking educators.
  24. education
    Karen Pence’s Job at an Anti-LGBT School Is Definitely the Taxpayers’ BusinessThe Pences found the criticism “deeply offensive,” but her work affirms the Trump administration’s broader hostility to LGBT students.
  25. education
    With Teachers’ Strike, L.A.’s Long Battle Over Charter Schools Comes to a HeadCharter schools have seen explosive growth in L.A., and now striking educators claim they’ve left traditional schools overcrowded and under-resourced.
  26. education
    Fed Up With Liberal Academia, Conservatives Call for Their Own Safe SpaceRather than being a refuge for scholars, the secular right-wing ivory tower envisioned by researchers would restrict academic freedom in its own way.
  27. education
    Arizona Lawmakers Are Looking to Stifle Teachers’ Political SpeechMonths after the teacher walkout, lawmakers rolled out bills that would allow the firing of educators who talk politics, religion, and race in class.
  28. education
    The Teachers’ Strike Wave May Be Coming to Los AngelesThousands of L.A. public school educators and allies marched over the weekend, and next month the district might see its first strike in 30 years.
  29. politics
    The Nation’s First Charter-School Strike Is Over – For NowAcero Schools’ management gave in on some of the educators’ key demands, agreeing to raise pay, reduce class sizes, and set a sanctuary school policy.
  30. labor
    Inside the First Charter-School Strike: ‘30k Is Not a Livable Wage in Chicago’Following a wave of public educator protests, teachers at Chicago’s Acero Schools charter network are demanding higher pay and smaller class sizes.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.”
  36. 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.
  37. technology
    Mark Zuckerberg Is Trying to Transform Education. This Town Fought Back.How Connecticut parents resisted the Zuckerberg-backed Summit Learning Program.
  38. 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.”
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. Report: Betsy DeVos May Let Schools Use Federal Education Funds to Buy GunsThe Education Department has a sneaky plan to arm teachers.
  42. education
    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.
  43. california
    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.
  44. 2018 elections
    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.
  45. 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.
  46. yachts adrift
    Someone Set Betsy DeVos’s $40 Million Yacht AdriftThe secretary of education’s 163-foot yacht sustained some damages.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. beychella
    Beyoncé Is Gifting $100,000 to 4 Historically Black CollegesFollowing her electrifying Coachella performance referencing traditions at HBCUs.
  50. 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.
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