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The Billionaires Pushing Charter School Expansion in States

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair Bill Gates speaks at the panel “Building Human Capital: A Project for the World,” during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington, April 21. —Jose Luis Magana/AP Seattle Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no ...

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Etching Irish abortion referendum into history

Image copyright Getty Images The Republic of Ireland’s referendum to liberalise abortion laws in May was one of the most visual campaigns in the country’s history. It was another sign of massive societal change coming just three years after the country’s same-sex marriage referendum. Now artists, archivists and historians in ...

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What Would a Merged Education and Labor Department Look Like?

Debates aside, what would go where? President Donald Trump’s proposal to scrap the U.S. Department of Education and merge it with the Department of Labor reflects the administration’s priority on workforce readiness and career development. It is likely to require a heavy lift on Capitol Hill, if past proposals are ...

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Rural students struggle on New Mexico’s standardized tests

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some rural New Mexico school districts with sizable Native American student populations continue to struggle on the state’s standardized test even as Native Americans statewide show progress and larger school districts near reservations post record growth. An analysis of state Public Education Department data by The ...

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Watchdog says Education Dept. stonewalls student loan suit

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s consumer watchdog agency is accusing the Education Department of impeding a lawsuit that could potentially bring financial relief to millions of student loan borrowers. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is suing Navient Solutions, alleging one of the nation’s largest student loan servicers violated consumer ...

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