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Senator Keith Perry Receives 'F' from Educational and Environmental Groups

A group made up of representatives from several educational and environmental groups went by the office of State Senator Keith Perry (8th district) to deliver a “report card” on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. The report card, which was put together by For Our Future Florida, The Alachua County Education Association, the Suwannee St. John Sierra, […]

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Civil Rights, Education Groups to Congress: Correct DeVos' Approval of Unlawful ESSA Plans

WASHINGTON—The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 16 civil rights and education groups urged key members of Congress to fulfill their oversight responsibility of the Department of Education’s implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The groups ask the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) and the U.S. […]

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Civil Rights and Education Groups to State Education Chiefs: Submit ESSA Plans That Provide All …

WASHINGTON—Earlier this week, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the U.S., along with 22 civil rights and education groups, sent a letter to 34 state education chiefs, urging them to […]

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Friedman Foundation becomes EdChoice; reform groups reach milestones

The Indianapolis-based group that is the nation’s foremost advocate for publicly funded private school tuition vouchers has a new name: EdChoice. That transition, announced Friday as part of a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of what had been known as the Milton and Rose Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, is one […]

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Lawsuit ignites debate over teacher job protections, education reform groups

A fierce debate is erupting after a group of mothers supported by local and national education reform groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging state laws that protect teachers’ jobs. Minnesota laws protect teachers who should not be in classrooms, in turn preventing thousands of students from getting a high-quality education, claims the suit against the […]

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