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High schools fail to provide legally required education to students with disabilities

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Hatharasinghe-Gerschler had been diagnosed with a reading comprehension disability in elementary school. Back in Anchorage in the early 2000s, Michelle McLaughlin started doing research on her own to determine why her son, Michael, was falling further behind in elementary school.

Progress in the Deep South: Black students combat segregation, poverty and dwindling school funding

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High school dropouts are much more likely to be unemployed and earn thousands of dollars less per year than people with higher levels of education. Busing, stemming from a 50-year desegregation order that was just lifted last year, helped to integrate some Avoyelles schools.

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A college scholarship meant to help low-income, black students now serves mostly white, middle-class kids

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Karriem Bennet, senior at Warren Easton High School in New Orleans, reads her letter at a campaign rally protesting cuts to Louisiana’s merit scholarship program, TOPS, on April 4, 2017, at the Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market.

After a hate crime, a town welcomes immigrants into its schools

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Many, like Luís, came without their parents; Suffolk County received more than 1,000 unaccompanied minors in the 2017 fiscal year , according to the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

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Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” ” This stems from a protest at the University of Connecticut. ” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” link] — Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) December 11, 2017. (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

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“ President Trump Earmarks $200 Million in Federal Grants for STEM , Computer Science Programs ,” says Edsurge , later swooning that “ Google , Facebook , Amazon Among Tech Titans Committing $300 Million to K–12 Computer Science.” ” let PM = "signed"; if (PM "signed") { let CODING = "4 All"; } pic.twitter.com/QRKQPgbxjW — Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) September 26, 2017. (National) Education Politics.

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

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It stems from a 1964 decision by the College Board, which administers the SAT, to expand its market to Latin America with a Spanish-language edition of the predominant college entrance exam. Desirée Morales Díaz, who was accepted to American University but couldn’t afford to go there. “My

How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

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Each year since, they have won numerous awards, including the trophy for Outstanding Production for the best overall elementary school performance three years in a row, from 2013 to 2015, and again in 2017.

With a teacher like me, ‘Would I have turned out better?’

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Fellows receive monthly stipends that start at $450 and rise each year, up to $700, in an attempt to combat steep post-secondary dropout rates — 33 percent of black college students drop out after one year of college, often because of financial shortfalls. “We’re

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” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Student-Loan Borrowers , by Age Group, Amount Owed, and Repayment Status, 2017.” despite having Arizona ’s third-highest dropout rate.” ” Via the Google blog : “ VR Labs open doors of opportunity for STEM students.” – in Edsurge gives me pause: “Elementary School Wellness Program Helps Young Males of Color Cultivate Their Identities.”

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