Weekly Reader: Happening in Education

TRUMP RETREATS FROM OBAMA CRACKDOWN ON STUDENT DEBT COLLECTORS: The Trump administration is preparing to reinstate the government contracts of several debt collection companies that the Obama administration sought to fire over allegations they misled struggling federal student loan borrowers, according to a Morning Education review of recent court filings. – An Education Department official… More Weekly Reader: Happening in Education

China Learns How to Get Trump’s Ear: Through Jared Kushner

When President Trump welcomes President Xi Jinping of China to his palm-fringed Florida club for two days of meetings on Thursday, the studied informality of the gathering will bear the handiwork of two people: China’s ambassador to Washington and Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. The Chinese ambassador, Cui Tiankai, has established a busy back channel… More China Learns How to Get Trump’s Ear: Through Jared Kushner

Jeff Session: Disabled Kids Are “Most Irritating Problem For Teachers in America Today”

The problems with America’s public education system…Underpaid teachers? Poor funding? Poor parental engagement? Restrictive and oppressive laws regarding minority neighborhood schools? Nope. None of that, according to Donald Trump’s Attorney General pick, Jeff Sessions. Back in 2000, Sessions, before the Senate, argued that while it’s good for schools to accommodate disabled students, it had “gone… More Jeff Session: Disabled Kids Are “Most Irritating Problem For Teachers in America Today”

DeVos meets with LGBT groups over trans student protections

A trio of LGBT advocates met with Betsy DeVos over withdrawing guidance protecting trans students. (Blade file photo by Michael Key) Representatives from a trio of LGBT organizations and families with transgender kids met Wednesday with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in the aftermath of the Justice and Education Departments revoking Obama-era guidance assuring transgender students… More DeVos meets with LGBT groups over trans student protections

Betsy DeVos And Jeff Sessions Reportedly Clashed Over Transgender Rights In Schools- PROGRESSIVE NATION DAILY MEMO

Two of Donald Trump’s cabinet members may have had their first big argument or, at least, their first publicly reported one. The New York Times writes that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos are split over transgender students rights in public schools. DeVos is said to be skeptical over a new… More Betsy DeVos And Jeff Sessions Reportedly Clashed Over Transgender Rights In Schools- PROGRESSIVE NATION DAILY MEMO

Trump Education Plan Bad for Public Schools

WHITE HOUSE WEIGHS FEDERAL TAX CREDIT: The Trump administration is considering a first-of-its-kind federal tax credit scholarship program that would channel billions of dollars to working class families to enable their children to attend private schools, including religious schools. The program could be capped at a level as high as $20 billion, sources say. It… More Trump Education Plan Bad for Public Schools