School


High Court Bolsters Rights of Learning-Disabled Students

A unanimous Supreme Court on Wednesday bolstered the rights of millions of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards.…

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Median Per-Pupil Spending in NY More Than $22,000

New York state’s comptroller says the median per-pupil spending for school districts was $22,658. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released spending figures for the 2014-15 school year as part of a report…

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DeVos Nomination Advances to Full Senate

A Senate committee has approved school-choice advocate Betsy DeVos for education secretary, even as two GOP senators expressed some reservations. DeVos has long supported charter schools and allowing school choice,…

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Private Means to a Public Good

The usual suspects — teachers’ unions, “public school advocates” and liberal Democrats — have voiced opposition to the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as President Trump’s Secretary of Education. Randi Weingarten,…

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