Education
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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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White House changes affirmative action policies

by Harvest Prude
Posted 7/03/18, 02:40 pm

The Trump administration will encourage schools not to consider race in admissions, a move that reverses Obama-era guidelines on affirmative action. The Justice Department on Tuesday rescinded seven policy guidances from the Education Department’s civil rights division and restored Bush-era policies of race-neutral admissions, The New York Times reported

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