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Autumn Watson does her homework in her dining room in Centreville, Maryland after class at Centreville Elementary on April 30, 2013.

Conservative Activists: ‘Great Risk’ in Federalizing School Choice

Conservative parents and education activists are expressing alarm over ostensibly well-intentioned school choice legislation that seeks to ensure families of children in private schools, religious schools, and homeschools receive the same tax advantages as those of public school children.

Christian Buzzerd, a teacher at Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School in Ellicott City, Maryland, helps a pupil write in cursive on Octber 15, 2013.

Rep. Thomas Massie Reintroduces Bill to Abolish Education Department

“The bill states, ‘The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2020,’” wrote the congressman. “Neither Congress nor the President, through his appointees, has the constitutional authority to dictate how and what our children must learn.”

In this Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 file photo, former U.S President Barack Obama speaks as he campaigns in support of Pennsylvania candidates in Philadelphia. Former U.S. President Barack Obama has on Wednesday, Sept. 26 taken a swipe at President Trump's attitude to the environment, saying the world needs "political and …

Safety Commission Recommends Scrapping Obama Race-Based School Discipline Policy

A federal school safety commission led by members of the Trump administration is recommending that the Departments of Justice and Education rescind the Obama-era school policy that urged more lenient forms of discipline in public schools for students of color and those of other minority groups.

In this photo taken Feb. 12, 2015, sixth grade teacher Carrie Young guides her students through an exercise on their laptops as practice for the the Common Core State Standards Test in her classroom at Morgan Elementary School South in Stockport, Ohio. On Tuesday, Ohio becomes the first state to …

DeVos Education Department ‘Strongarms’ Utah Parents

A grassroots parent organizer in Utah says her state is a good example of how Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education is still forcing states to comply with federal mandates that go against the wishes of parents and elected officials.

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VIDEO – Doug Jones: ‘Wrong’ to Nix Transgender Bathroom Rules

Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate for December’s Senate special election in Alabama, found himself at the center of the hot-button issue of transgender people and the use of bathrooms and locker rooms in public schools after a video emerged Monday in which Jones discussed the topic.

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Dozens of Islamic Schools Remain Open Despite Extremism Concerns

Dozens of Islamic schools are still operating despite Ofsted inspectors finding that the schools are “unsafe”, with children being exposed to extremist ideas as well as being unaware of British values, it has emerged. Many more schools have never been inspected at all.