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ANOTHER VIEW: Watching Over Education's Needs
As a parent, teacher, and chair of the Assembly Education Committee in the California State Assembly, I have made no secret about the fact that I believe the key to California's future is a strong public education system. It is essential for Sacramento ...

Our Views: A leader in education reforms
A smart player in Louisiana education reform is going out on the top of her game. "With each passing year, we are seeing more graduates leave high school better prepared to go forth into the world, and that is an achievement New Orleans can own with ...

The Most Polarizing Education Reformer in New York City
“I was a persona non grata with the Democratic machine,” she writes in The Education of Eva Moskowitz, but “it hadn't always been this way. ... My ability to build coalitions was precisely what had allowed me to pass so many laws. My views on the labor ...

Kumar: Education is an opportunity to rebuild lives
When many of us think of prison, we see people in jumpsuits who have seen the worst of society and participated in it. What we forget is that they're still people. When they have finished paying their debt to society, what do they have left? They have ...

Education inspector general wants to pull student aid from a popular online university
The Education Department's Office of Inspector General wants the agency to claw back $713 million in loans and grants from Western Governors University, claiming that the limited role of faculty in courses makes the online university ineligible for ...

Torrington special education short of federal benchmarks, aiming for progress
Director of Student Services Le'Tanya Lawrence provided an overview of special education in the city schools this week as she offered a "State of the Union" presentation for the Board of Education. Lawrence said there were 893 students receiving ...

What Obama's secretary of Education tells his kids about Trump: The battle is never over
I ask Arne Duncan a question about the Trump administration's dismantling of the Obama administration's education policies, from practices protecting students from predatory lenders to ending protections for transgender students. He said he'd answer ...

One in three Chinese children faces an education apocalypse. An ...
One in three Chinese children faces an education apocalypse. An ...

After health secretary Price faces scrutiny, education secretary DeVos says she pays to fly on her own private plane
Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to be the next Secretary of Education, testifies during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill ...

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