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Obama set to deliver keynote Gates Foundation address

Former President Barack Obama will deliver a rare set of public remarks Wednesday, the beginning of a series of upcoming events after eight months of departing office. Obama will give a keynote address and answer questions from Bill and Melinda…

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Melania Trump set to speak at UN luncheon

First lady Melania Trump will assume the spotlight on Wednesday, hosting a luncheon at the United Nations, where she will deliver a speech. According to excerpts of her prepared remarks, Trump will highlight a variety of issues facing children around the…

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9 Back-to-School Tips for Parents and Students

Between the social-media-fueled pressure, college admissions madness and bullying culture, schools today can be a minefield. We collected some education-themed Op-Eds to help guide families as they settle into the new year.

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Education committee lawmakers unhappy with ESSA plan

The chairmen of the state Senate and House education committees called the state's new plan for education a "step backwards for this Commonwealth" in a joint statement released Tuesday. Under the Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA), which replaced No Child Left Behind as the…

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New facility for special needs students gets rave reviews

After four years of planning and construction, Albuquerque Public Schools has opened a state-of-the-art, $22 million facility for special needs students. Aztec Special Education Complex at 2611 Eubank NE houses 20 highly specialized classrooms and 77 offices for diagnosticians and…

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What DACA’s end could mean for colleges

Colleges have recently been inserting themselves into the conversation on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama-era program shielding undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation and allowing them to work legally in the country. University leaders…

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State superintendent warns of federal cuts to teacher development

State superintendent Jillian Balow warned Monday that proposed cuts to federal funding for teacher development would have “a direct negative impact on learning,” an outcome potentially exacerbated by Wyoming’s current education funding crisis. The U.S. House passed a bill last…

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Bills proposed to improve classroom environment

A group of state Democratic lawmakers introduced a seven-bill package on Monday that calls for the creation of a plan to annually test water and air quality in every Michigan school and create an environmental education task force. The bills…

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