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  • Betsy DeVos Confirmation Hearing Begins Today

    Betsy DeVos Confirmation Hearing Begins Today

    • January 17, 2017

    Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s pick to run the Department of Education, certainly has an opinion. Despite never having taught in, managed, or attended a public school, DeVos believes that public school children should be in private hands.

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  • Community School District Movement Launches in LA

    Community School District Movement Launches in LA

    • January 3, 2017

    In a sign that California is quickly emerging as the nation’s progressive conscience-in-exile, a new Los Angeles education-reform group has launched an ambitious initiative that it claims could close historic student achievement gaps at the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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  • Our Best Stories of 2016: Part Three

    Our Best Stories of 2016: Part Three

    • December 29, 2016

    Our concluding roundup of Capital & Main’s best features of 2016 includes profiles of public school teachers who drive for Uber to make ends meet and the story of one Los Angeles charter school that failed after it chose an ex-football player with no educational experience to run it. See stories in Part One and Part Two.

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