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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, the empty playground at Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo. The Supreme Court has ruled that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for new playground surfaces and other non-religious needs. The justices on Monday, June 26, 2017, ruled 7-2 in favor of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Missouri. The church sought a grant to put a soft surface on its preschool playground, but was denied any money even though its application was ranked fifth out of 44 submissions (Annaliese Nurnberg/Missourian via AP, File)
June 27, 2017 - 3:24 am
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and other proponents of school voucher programs are praising a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said a Lutheran church was wrongly denied a state grant for its preschool playground. But opponents say the ruling is far from an endorsement of the use of public money for...
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June 07, 2017 - 6:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent leader of the abstinence-only sex education movement has been appointed to a senior position at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, joining several other social conservative activists in the leadership ranks at HHS. Valerie Huber, named this week as chief...
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June 07, 2017 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent leader of the abstinence-only sex education movement has been appointed to a senior position at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, joining several other social conservative activists in the leadership ranks at HHS. Valerie Huber, named this week as chief...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, left, joined by Education Department Budget Service Director Erica Navarro, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, before the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on the Education Department's fiscal 2018 budget. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 24, 2017 - 3:27 pm
President Donald Trump's budget proposal to provide federal tax money for private-school scholarships is getting pushback from an unconventional source: groups known for promoting school-choice initiatives. The plan promoted by Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos widened a divide in the...
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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, left, talks with pre-k students Alivia, 5, and Kellen, 5, while visiting Laura Foster's class at the Van Wert Early Childhood Center, Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Van Wert, Ohio. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten joined DeVos during the visit. (Cathie Rowand/The Journal-Gazette via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 10:42 pm
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the head of a national teachers union sought to find common ground as they toured public schools in Ohio, but differences remained. The school visit came just months after American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten fiercely opposed the nomination...
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April 01, 2017 - 6:56 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A filmmaker who brought national attention to the dismal conditions of the state's rural schools and asked black and white South Carolinians to talk to each other is being recognized for his work toward eradicating racial inequities. Bud Ferillo will receive the South Carolina...
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April 01, 2017 - 4:01 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A filmmaker who brought national attention to the dismal conditions of the state's rural schools and asked black and white South Carolinians to talk to each other is being recognized for his work toward eradicating racial inequities. Bud Ferillo will receive the South Carolina...
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Joanna Kowalska, an English teacher, who takes part in a teachers' strike, sits in a classroom in a school Warsaw , Poland, Friday, March 31, 2017. Teachers across Poland staged a one-day strike on Friday to protest a sweeping overhaul of the education system by the populist government that will see middle schools eliminated this coming fall. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
March 31, 2017 - 2:54 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Teachers across Poland went on strike Friday to protest a sweeping educational overhaul by the populist government that will eliminate middle schools this fall. Many fear the change is a pretext for introducing a more nationalistic curriculum that will leave children less...
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Joanna Kowalska, an English teacher, who takes part in a teachers' strike, sits in a classroom in a school Warsaw , Poland, Friday, March 31, 2017. Teachers across Poland staged a one-day strike on Friday to protest a sweeping overhaul of the education system by the populist government that will see middle schools eliminated this coming fall. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
March 31, 2017 - 10:00 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Teachers across Poland staged a strike Friday to protest a sweeping overhaul of the education system by the populist government that will see middle schools eliminated this fall. Many fear the change is a pretext for introducing a more nationalistic and old-fashioned...
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