Countdown: 10 Must-Read Education Stories from This Week

States Failing Special Education Students, an Inconvenient Truth about Desegregation and Black Teachers, a Call for Charters to Fight Back and More

10. New Orleans Quietly Becomes First Major American City without Traditional District Schools

The Orleans Parish school district has teetered on the edge of an all-charter district for years. Read Now

9. AFT Teachers Union Sues US Department of Education over Student Loan Forgiveness Program

The suit alleges the loan forgiveness program for millions of public service workers is in such a shambles that it violates federal law and the Constitution. Read Now

8. As Complaints Mount, New York City Parents Sacrifice Savings and Careers in Fight for Special Education Services

Among the common frustrations expressed by parents was how time-consuming and challenging it is to get their children the help they need. Read Now

7. Video Purportedly Shows ACLU Instructing California Teachers to Help Students Obtain Abortions without Parental Notification

The video exposes involvement by the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and the California Board of Education. Read Now

6. West Virginia Teachers Union to Sue over Education Bill that Allows for the Creation of Charter Schools

State Senate President Mitch Carmichael responded with a statement saying he was disheartened by what he called “obsessive hysteria” over allowing charter schools into the state. Read Now

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DIBBLE: From ‘White Fragility’ to Abortion, the Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Showed Just How Far Left They’ve Gone

The largest teachers union in the United States just adopted a series of “business items” announcing their full support for some very liberal policies. Read Now

5. School Districts across the Country Overwhelmed as Record Number of Kids Are Crossing the Border

With hundreds of thousands of new parents and children crossing the border in recent months, districts across the country are having to transfer teachers to affected schools, expand bilingual training for staff and prepare for students who may be traumatized. Read Now

4. 2020 Dems Make Their Pitches to NEA Teachers Union: Spend More Money, Target Charters, Get DeVos Out

The campaign forum featured promises of sweeping changes to federal education policy. Read Now

3. National Alliance President on Attacks against Charter Schools: ‘We Need to Start Fighting Back’

The charter school movement is currently in a “battle for survival,” National Alliance for Public Charter Schools president Nina Rees told an audience of supporters. Read Now

2. An Inconvenient Truth: Correlation Found between Racial Integration of Schools and Drop in Percentage of Black Teachers

Before 1964 nearly half of college-educated African-Americans in the South were teachers. Read Now

1. More Than Half of States Are Failing to Meet Federal Requirements for Special Education

Fewer than half of states are meeting their obligations to properly serve students with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Education says. Read Now

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