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NY School Assigns Students Essay to Defend Holocaust

An upstate New York school district is under fire for assigning students to write an essay defending the Nazis’ Final Solution, claiming it would foster “critical thinking” among children. Education…

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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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