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Friday, May 19, 2017 8:53 AM

A key state Senator has introduced legislation to crack down on lunch shaming, the increasingly controversial practice of denying meals or otherwise embarrassing students when parents don’t pay the lunch bill.
Tribune Democrat, May 18, 2017
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Friday, May 19, 2017 8:52 AM

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is expected to offer details about the Trump administration’s vision for a federal investment in school choice in a major policy speech Monday.
Politico, May 18, 2017
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Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:06 AM

Call it spin control — the effort in Western Pennsylvania schools and across the country to address the craze surrounding three-pronged gadgets known as fidget spinners.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 17, 2017
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Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:04 AM

Funding for college work-study programs would be cut in half, public-service loan forgiveness would end and hundreds of millions of dollars that public schools could use for mental health, advanced coursework and other services would vanish under a Trump administration plan to cut $10.6 billion from federal education initiatives, according to budget documents obtained by The Washington Post.
Washington Post, May 17, 2017 (Subscription may be required.)
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:43 AM

As the charter school movement accelerates across the country, a critical question remains unanswered — whether the creation of charters is accelerating school segregation. 
Washington Post, May 16, 2017 (Subscription may be required.)
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:42 AM

The day Ayden came home from school with bruises, his mother started looking for a new school. Ayden's a bright 9-year-old with a blond crew cut, glasses and an eager smile showing new teeth coming in. He also has autism, ADHD and a seizure disorder. 
NPR.org, May 17, 2017
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:39 AM

Troops to Teachers will enable veterans to gain critical skills and experience in the classroom, and help them from navigating the certification process to securing a job in the field. The Troops to Teachers grant program is partnering with high-poverty and/or high-minority schools across the state.
WTAE Channel 4, May 16, 2017
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:59 PM

On Monday, the First Lady participated in an event in central Pennsylvania to raise awareness about the school breakfast initiative. Thanks to some of our partners who were among those on our sign-on letter who helped to organize and arrange the event.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:56 PM

Deep Medicaid cuts in the U.S. House version of Obamacare repeal would be felt far from doctor's offices, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey warned Monday in a Bethlehem middle school library.
Allentown Morning Call, May 15, 2017
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Monday, May 15, 2017 10:04 AM

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Source: Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, May 14, 2017.

 
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