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What's Up With ESSA Block Grant Funding?
Education Week • Alyson Klein
Breaking: Indiana didn’t set aside enough money for schools. Senate leader says a fix is 'top priority.'
ChalkBeat • Shaina Cavazos
Here’s something both Democrats and Republicans actually agree on
MarketWatch • Jillian Berman
Examining the persistent tensions in US public schools
Brookings Institution • Louis Serino
Harvard targeted by U.S. Justice Department in affirmative action probe
CBC Radio-Canada • Reuters
U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policies
Reuters • Scott Malone
Trump’s Justice Department Is Threatening to Sue Harvard for Asian-American Discrimination
Fortune Magazine • Reuters
Stephen Dyer: How Kids Not in Charters Are Hurt By Charter Funding
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
DOJ investigating Harvard affirmative action policies against Asian-Americans
KPCC • Airtalk®
Dan Loeb Exchanges Racially Charged Emails with Top de Blasio Official
The New York Times • Shane Goldmacher
 
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Education, Education Policy
What's Up With ESSA Block Grant Funding?
Education WeekAlyson Klein
Answering Your ESSA Questions! But first: Do you have an ESSA question? Email us at aklein@epe.org or aujifusa@epe.org. Or tweet at us at @PoliticsK12. Now, on to our next question, which deals with ESSA funding. It comes from Sarah Boder, the director...
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Charter Schools, Education
Breaking: Indiana didn’t set aside enough money for schools. Senate leader says a fix is 'top priority.'
ChalkBeatShaina Cavazos
State education officials are expecting a shortfall in school funding this year that could be as high as $9 million because state and local officials underestimated Indiana’s student enrollment. If the legislature does not act to increase funding, districts, charter schools and...
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AARP, Barack Obama
Here’s something both Democrats and Republicans actually agree on
MarketWatchJillian Berman
Getty Images We’re a politically divided nation, but standing up to student loan companies is a rare issue where Democrats and Republicans are starting to see eye to eye — at least in one state. Since 2015, legislators across the country have...
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Charter Schools, Education
Examining the persistent tensions in US public schools
Brookings InstitutionLouis Serino
Author How did America’s public school system come to be? According to Johann Neem, author of “Democracy’s Schools: The Rise of Public Education in America,” the founders of the American republic had three fundamental goals for the public school system: to educate...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
Harvard targeted by U.S. Justice Department in affirmative action probe
CBC Radio-CanadaReuters
The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws. Citing a 2015 lawsuit that charges the school's affirmative action policies...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policies
ReutersScott Malone
BOSTON () - The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school’s admission policies violate civil rights laws by discriminating against Asian-American applicants. The Justice Department...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
Trump’s Justice Department Is Threatening to Sue Harvard for Asian-American Discrimination
Fortune MagazineReuters
(BOSTON) – The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school’s admission policies violate civil rights laws. Citing a 2015 lawsuit that charges the school’s affirmative...
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Charter Schools, Education
Stephen Dyer: How Kids Not in Charters Are Hurt By Charter Funding
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Stephen Dyer, a fellow with Innovation Ohio and former legislator, explains how the charter funding system in Ohio takes money away from students who are not in charters. “It’s really easy to sit back and make esoteric arguments about how Ohio’s charter...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
DOJ investigating Harvard affirmative action policies against Asian-Americans
KPCCAirtalk®
People walk around the Harvard University''s main campus December 19, 2000 in Cambridge, MA.; Credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images AirTalk®The Department of Justice is officially investigating Harvard’s admission practices after multiple complaints filed against the university alleging discrimination against Asian-American applicants. The complaints...
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Charter Schools, Education Policy
Dan Loeb Exchanges Racially Charged Emails with Top de Blasio Official
The New York TimesShane Goldmacher
Just weeks before Daniel S. Loeb, an outspoken charter school proponent and one of the biggest donors in New York politics, unfavorably compared a top African-American state senator to the Ku Klux Klan, he exchanged a separate series of caustic and racially...
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