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September 7, 2017

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July 6, 2017

Obama-era protection for union organizing revoked

The Labor Department will reverse an Obama-era rule requiring companies to disclose their initial contacts with outside consultants advising them about how to combat union-organizing efforts.

U.S. appeals court affirms transgender student’s rights

The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Kenosha Unified School District in Wisconsin violated the rights of a transgender student, Ashton Whitaker, when it refused to let him use the boys’ bathroom.

Florida boosts charters at public schools’ expense

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law on June 15 a sweeping and controversial education bill that diverts public money to privately run charter schools.

Kansas repeals tax cuts to fund schools

Kansas lawmakers restored funding to the state’s cash-strapped public schools on June 6, overriding Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto to pass a bill repealing much of the governor’s signature tax cuts.

Charter schools perform worse when run for profit

A new report has found that students in charter schools run by for-profit companies perform markedly worse than their peers in nonprofit charters.

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