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Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a "National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America's Schools," event in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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July 08, 2020 - 12:47 pm
By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be issuing new guidance for the reopening of schools in the fall. School districts across the country are struggling with how to safely reopen as the coronavirus continues to...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2020, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington.
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June 25, 2020 - 3:16 pm
DeVos issues rule steering more virus aid to private schools
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Jeff Katz
May 15, 2020 - 2:12 pm
The DNC chair is urging Democrats to blame President Trump if schools struggle to reopen. Click here to find out why.
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Jeff Katz
October 22, 2019 - 3:32 pm
Well, she may not have her plan for healthcare fully together just yet, but Elizabeth Warren does have a plan for public education. What is it? Oh, just eliminating private schools, increasing protection for illegal immigrant students and upping Title I funding by at least four times. READ MORE .
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Jeff Katz
September 17, 2019 - 10:48 am
New York City Public Schools announced that students could skip classes with no penalties to participate in the global youth climate strikes, the New York Times reports. NYC Public Schools made the announcement on Twitter last Thursday: . @NYCschools will excuse absences of students participating...
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Jeff Katz
July 11, 2019 - 4:16 pm
Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott (D-3rd) told a group of educators Tuesday that segregation in schools is still alive and well in terms of wage gaps between white and black Americans evident in real estate taxes. This has lead to a disparity in funding for majority-black schools through real estate taxes...
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Jeff Katz
June 27, 2019 - 6:38 pm
A school in Ohio has elected to remove a Ten Commandments plaque after receiving a letter from an atheist group taking issue with the display. The group, Freedom From Religion Foundation, sent a letter in April to the school district concerning a Ten Commandments display at the entrance of Welty...
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June 03, 2019 - 3:04 pm
Washington, D.C. _ The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia have announced a settlement agreement with Arlington Public Schools that will bolster English language services to the district’s approximately 5,000 students who...
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February 02, 2019 - 1:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Debate over the role of Christian schools surged after the appearance of an #ExposeChristianSchools hashtag on Twitter. It was introduced after news broke that Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, would be teaching at a Christian school in northern Virginia. The school...
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