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Parents already face tough ‘school choice’ — they want simplicity

Promises of greater “school choice” lifted Michigan billionaire-philanthropist Betsy DeVos to the post of U.S. education secretary on Tuesday with a …

Education

Everything You Need to Know About Betsy DeVos' Education Policies

From the voucher system to guns in schools.<p>Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education Tuesday after a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. She faced staunch opposition from all Senate Democrats, who protested her nomination with an all-night session, and even two Republicans. …

State school board president resigns over chimpanzee tweet

A school board member in Bucks County's Centennial district has resigned his post as president of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association over a …

Governors, State Lawmakers Roll Out School Choice Proposals

—Rogelio V. Solis/AP<p>Proponents hoping for receptive climate<p>As the Trump administration appears poised to make school choice the centerpiece of its …

Parents Can't Wait For Traditional Schools To Fix Themselves. That's Why We Choose Charters.

My parents didn't play by the rules of the public education system. I'm so grateful they didn't.<p>As immigrants from Colombia and Brazil, my father and mother recognized that education was the only way out for their children. They managed to scrape together enough money to send me and my sister to …

Grants go to charters and a traditional school to help teachers stay on the job

Julia Guy worried that remaining a teacher might be difficult once she started a family, and staying fit already posed a challenge — so she eagerly filled out a survey seeking suggestions on how to keep teachers in the profession.<p>Her employer, Bright Star Schools, reviewed the results, crafted a …

5 Questions After A Chaotic Week In The Trump White House

What a week it was for Donald Trump.<p>As if everyone didn't know this already — Donald Trump is governing just the way he campaigned. He's a one-man band with an impulsive, seat-of-the-pants management style. As his former rival Jeb Bush correctly predicted way back in the primaries, he's the "chaos …

Donald Trump

Other presidents have battled the press. But never like Trump

He's not the first president to have issues with the press — Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln had complaints too — but President Trump has taken his battle with the media to new heights and made his complaints unusually public and caustic.<p>How that will play out is anybody's guess, though …

Donald Trump

McCain Warns Suppressing Press ‘Is How Dictators Get Started’

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