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Ed News: Girls Draw Even With Boys In High School STEM Classes

This week in education news, girls now make up about half the enrollment in high school STEM classes; new proposed California bill would exempt teachers from paying state income taxes; U.S. Education Secretary releases new ESSA guidelines; results of the … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: DeVos Confirmed as ED Secretary/House Kills ESSA Accountability Regulations

After a long and contentious confirmation battle the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education on February 7 after a highly partisan 51 to 50 vote. Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote to confirm DeVos after two … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Senate Confirmation Vote for DeVos Scheduled for Jan 31

Following a contentious confirmation hearing for Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos that evoked images of guns and grizzlies and showcased a lack of understanding of key education issues, the Senate HELP Committee postponed its planned confirmation vote on her nomination … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Unions and Civil Rights Groups Strongly Oppose DeVos Nomination

In what will likely be the first of many battles to come, teacher unions and civil rights groups have come out swinging against the nomination of Betsy DeVos to become U.S. Secretary of Education while Republican governors are applauding President-elect … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Looking Ahead to 2017

Congress left town last week after the Senate averted a government shutdown and approved a continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the government at FY17 funding levels through April 28. The Trump Administration will propose funding for the remainder of … Continue reading

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Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary and Changes on Capitol Hill

As widely reported, President-elect Trump has nominated Betsy DeVos to be the next U.S. Secretary of Education. DeVos, 58, chaired the American Federation for Children, an advocacy group that has aggressively pushed to expand charter schools and school voucher programs. … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead for Science and STEM Education in the Trump Administration?

With the election now in the rear view mirror, what’s ahead for education and science education in the new Administration? Short answer, it’s too early to tell. During the campaign, education was largely ignored, so the education priorities for the … Continue reading

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