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‘We Want You To Promise. We Will Be Watching’

My 16-year-old transgender daughter Grace walked quickly beside me as I rolled through the halls of the U.S. Department of Education on my pink mobility scooter. Cheekily, I'd stuck a #ResistTrump bumper sticker on the back. We'd been invited to…

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Trump Seeks Deep Cuts in Education and Science

Proposals would keep Pell level, but cut work-study and TRIO and eliminate SEOG. In science, president would make massive cuts to NIH and research at Energy Department. And budget formally seeks to kill NEH and AmeriCorps.

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Nixing after-school program becomes flashpoint in Trump budget

President Trump’s budget quickly encountered opposition Thursday from education advocates over the proposed elimination of an after-school program, despite the long track record of the more than $1 billion spent annually on a program known to not affect academic outcomes.

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Trump’s Proposed Budget-Cut Targets Include Teacher Improvement

President Donald Trump's proposed budget, released today, calls for $9 billion in cuts to the U.S. Department of Education. On the chopping block are programs that provide districts with funding for professional development and improving teacher preparation programs. The budget…

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Minnesota House advances changes to teacher layoff rules

Plans from Minnesota House Republicans to give local school leaders more control over which teachers are laid off faces difficult odds of becoming law. The Minnesota House voted 71-59 Thursday to require school leaders and teachers unions to develop local…

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Alamance Community College mechatronics grant will aid high schools

Alamance Community College has been awarded $199,592 from the National Science Foundation to develop a Mechatronics Technology Institute for the Alamance-Burlington School System. The institute — called “MechTech” — is estimated to affect 720 high school students and 45 STEM…

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Philly district aims to hire 1,000 teachers, launches ad blitz

You may have spotted them already: radio ads, electronic billboards, and digital videos featuring smiling Philadelphia teachers with happy city kids. “Make an impact today. Teach here,” they proclaim in spots on sports talk, oldies, and light pop stations and…

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