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What Would a Merged Education and Labor Department Look Like?

Education Week - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 20:11
Here's a breakdown of what could happen to key Education Department offices if the Trump administration's plan to combine the two agencies ever gets off the ground.
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With Onslaught of Emails and Ads, Conservative Groups Push Teachers to Drop Their Unions

Education Week - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 20:55
Within days of the Supreme Court’s decision to abolish union fees for nonmembers, conservative groups—including ones with ties to Ed. Secretary Betsy DeVos—launched email, social media, and billboard campaigns to try to convince teachers not to join their unions.
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The Supreme Court Justices Are All Ivy Law Grads, But What About High School?

Education Week - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 19:43
The latest nominee for the nation’s highest court attended the exclusive Georgetown Preparatory School, as did one sitting justice. But there’s a 5-4 split when it comes to public and private school alumni among the current nine justices.
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The Right-Wing Assault on Teachers' Unions Won't Win. It Only Makes Us Angrier

Education Week - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 18:44
The Janus ruling and subsequent attempts to "defang" unions offer opportunities as well as threats, writes AFT President Randi Weingarten.
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Officials Fight to Keep Footage From Parkland Shooting Secret

Education Week - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 17:38
Releasing the footage could jeopardize the "integrity" of the video surveillance system at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, said a school board attorney.
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