Leigh Jones

Leigh lives in Houston with her husband and daughter. She is the news editor for The World and Everything in It and reports on education for WORLD Digital.

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DEW is DOA

Education | The merging of the Education and Labor departments hits a predictable congressional roadblock
by Leigh Jones
Posted 7/11/18, 02:07 pm

A Trump administration plan to merge the Education and Labor departments is just one part of a larger governmental overhaul proposal. But it’s getting almost all the attention, in part because the two agencies are among the federal government’s largest.

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Giving teachers a right to choose

Education | Education reform advocates cheer the Supreme Court’s ruling on unions
by Leigh Jones
Posted 7/04/18, 10:02 am

School choice advocates are celebrating the final ruling issued by the U.S. Supreme Court this term, a decision that prevents public sector unions from collecting fees from nonmembers. What do unions have to do with school choice?

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Shrinking history

Education | Teachers and historians are divided over a plan to begin the AP world history course at 1450
by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/27/18, 03:52 pm

Imagine a world without the Roman Empire, the Vikings, the Great Wall of China, or the spread of the early church and its influence on civilization. Nothing of significance happened in the world before 1450, right?

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