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Trump's Education Cuts Would Squeeze Charter, Private Schools
Education Week • Alyson Klein
The Evolution of the Charter School Market and the Next Generation of Charter School Research
Education Next • Brian A. Jacob
'Open Schools' Made Noise In The 70s, Now They're Just Noisy
WNYC • Steve Drummond
Repeal of Obama's higher education regulations won't be swift process for GOP
Inside Higher Ed • Andrew Kreighbaum
Agreement on Title IX Complaints Against Wittenberg
Inside Higher Ed • Scott Jaschik
China's Bid For Soft Power Intensifies With Elite Scholars Heading For World Leadership Posts
Forbes • Contributor, Rebecca Fannin
My Greatest Hesitation About Free Community College
Inside Higher Ed • Matt Reed
Betsy DeVos: States Should Decide How Much Testing Is "Actually Necessary"
Education Week • Alyson Klein
Jackson city council takes up challenge to anti-discrimination ordinance
Michigan Radio • Steve Carmody
Jeff Bryant: The Big Lie Behind Trump’s Budget Proposals for Education
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
 
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Charter Schools, Education
Trump's Education Cuts Would Squeeze Charter, Private Schools
Education WeekAlyson Klein
Private and charter schools were considered the big winners in President Donald Trump's budget blueprint, which sought new money to expand student options, while slashing other K-12 spending. The problem for some schools of choice? Private and charter schools would be squeezed...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
The Evolution of the Charter School Market and the Next Generation of Charter School Research
Education NextBrian A. Jacob
The first charter school opened 25 years ago. Since then, the charter sector has grown quickly: there are now over 6,000 charter schools operating in 43 states. [1] For a long time, the debate over charter schools has revolved around the simplistic...
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Education, Education Reform
'Open Schools' Made Noise In The 70s, Now They're Just Noisy
WNYCSteve Drummond
It's a perennial debate in American education: Do kids learn best when they're sitting in rows at their desks? Or moving around, exploring on their own? Back in the 1960s and '70s, that debate led to a brand new school design: Small...
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Barack Obama, Colleges & Universities
Repeal of Obama's higher education regulations won't be swift process for GOP
Inside Higher EdAndrew Kreighbaum
GOP lawmakers have been clear since November's election about plans to dismantle several Obama administration higher education regulations, including two major rules aimed at the for-profit college sector. U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx, a North Carolina Republican, said shortly after Donald Trump's election,...
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Colleges & Universities, Federal K-12 Policy
Agreement on Title IX Complaints Against Wittenberg
Inside Higher EdScott Jaschik
The U.S. Education Department on Friday announced the resolution of complaints filed against Wittenberg College in 2011 and 2013 regarding its obligations under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to investigate reports of sexual assaults. The college denied wrongdoing but...
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Colleges & Universities, Entrepreneurship
China's Bid For Soft Power Intensifies With Elite Scholars Heading For World Leadership Posts
ForbesContributor, Rebecca Fannin
This story appears in the {{article.article.magazine.pretty_date}} issue of {{article.article.magazine.pubName}}. Subscribe In China's continuing bid for soft power, no small part of this drive for economic expansion and prestige are its elite scholarships at leading Chinese universities modeled after the world-famous Rhodes Scholarship...
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Colleges & Universities, Community Colleges
My Greatest Hesitation About Free Community College
Inside Higher EdMatt Reed
I like the concept of free community college a lot. I send my kids to free junior high school and free high school, so I’ve seen the benefits of free education firsthand. (For that matter, my entire k-12 experience was free, too.)...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
Betsy DeVos: States Should Decide How Much Testing Is "Actually Necessary"
Education WeekAlyson Klein
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said in a televised interview that it should be up to states and districts to decide how frequently to test their students. "It's really a matter for states and locales to determine how much testing is...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
Jackson city council takes up challenge to anti-discrimination ordinance
Michigan RadioSteve Carmody
This week, the Jackson city council takes up a challenge to an ordinance barring discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The council approved the ordinance in February, but opponents quickly collected enough signatures to force it back to the council....
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Charter Schools, Education
Jeff Bryant: The Big Lie Behind Trump’s Budget Proposals for Education
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Jeff Bryant spells out the Big Lie embedded in Trump’s budget proposal for education. He plans to cut programs that directly aid poor kids while bolstering charters and vouchers, pretending they are equivalent. They are not. Yet much of the mainstream media...
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