Supreme Court to hear Maine case that could expand school voucher programs nationwide

Supreme Court to hear Maine case that could expand school voucher programs nationwide

This post was originally published on this siteThe challenge to Maine’s policy comes to the Supreme Court at a time when the justices have looked favorably on religious freedom claims.     

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Tennessee Ed. Dept. refuses far right group’s claim curriculum teaching about Martin Luther King Jr. is ‘anti-American’

Tennessee Ed. Dept. refuses far right group’s claim curriculum teaching about Martin Luther King Jr. is ‘anti-American’

This post was originally published on this site The Tennessee Dept. of Education is refusing to investigate a far right group’s claims that a second grade curriculum which includes books about Black Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is “anti-American” and “anti-white” – but on a technicality. The...

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Judge says Texas school mask mandate ban violates disabled student rights

Judge says Texas school mask mandate ban violates disabled student rights

This post was originally published on this siteA US judge said the ban cannot be enforced as it violates the federal rights of disabled students.

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Biden’s spending bill would increase the Pell Grant by $550: But is it enough to keep up with the cost of college?

Biden’s spending bill would increase the Pell Grant by $550: But is it enough to keep up with the cost of college?

This post was originally published on this siteThe budget bill being debated in Congress includes a $550 boost to the maximum Pell Grant award. Advocates have been saying it needs to be doubled.     

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The real role of education this Election Day

The real role of education this Election Day

This post was originally published on this site This week’s election results show education issues foremost in the minds of many voters, and suggest many parents may be seeking a course correction after 18 months of disruptions. (Image credit: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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Virginia’s Gubernatorial Election Has Become a Referendum on Public Schools

Virginia’s Gubernatorial Election Has Become a Referendum on Public Schools

This post was originally published on this site  One week from today, voters in Virginia will go to the polls to pick their next governor, and school choice has become the defining issue of the race—though perhaps not exactly in the way that libertarians would prefer. Because Virginia law does...

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‘Promises Made Just Have to Be Promises Kept’: Black Colleges Feel Stung by Democrats

‘Promises Made Just Have to Be Promises Kept’: Black Colleges Feel Stung by Democrats

This post was originally published on this siteA rift is forming over a plan to provide only $2 billion out of the $20 billion President Biden proposed to help level the playing field in his social spending package.

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Troubled Student Loan Forgiveness Program Gets an Overhaul

Troubled Student Loan Forgiveness Program Gets an Overhaul

This post was originally published on this siteThe sweeping changes will help more than a half-million public service workers who had thought they were paying down their debt for years.

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