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Dawn Wacek: How Can Libraries Be A Path Toward Inclusivity And Forgiveness?

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Are overdue library book fines necessary? Librarian Dawn Wacek wants all libraries to do away with overdue fines to make library services more inclusive and welcoming to all readers.

Veteran Educator On The Endless But 'Joyful' Work Of Creating Anti-Racist Education

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Pirette McKamey, the principal at Mission High School in San Francisco, says anti-racist education "makes you want to keep growing and changing and doing better by your students."

When It Comes To Reopening Schools, 'The Devil's In The Details,' Educators Say

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Teachers, parents and district leaders say the back-to-school season has fogged over with confusion. Will schools reopen? And if so, how?

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Oregon Universities Wrestle With ICE Order Threatening To Force Out International Students

International students pursuing degrees in the U.S. may have to leave the country if their universities switch to online-only courses this fall.

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We Are Repeating The Discrimination Experiment Every Day, Says Educator Jane Elliott

Elliott created the blue-eyes/brown-eyes classroom exercise in 1968 to teach students about racism. Today, she says, it's still playing out as the U.S. reckons with racial injustice.

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Michael Drake Will Be The 1st Black President In U.C. System's 152-Year History

Michael Drake, a physician, previously served as the president of The Ohio State University. He was unanimously approved by the University of California Board of Regents on Tuesday.

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Virginia Governor Calls For Renaming Schools That Honor Confederate Leaders

Gov. Ralph Northam wrote a letter to school boards across the state saying he wants to change the names that have a "traumatizing impact on students, families, teachers and staff of all backgrounds."

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New York City Schools To Open In Fall With Some In-Person Instruction

The plan will likely put students in school twice a week. Mayor Bill de Blasio said 75% of families wanted to send their kids back to school.

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Effective Anti-Racist Education Requires More Diverse Teachers, More Training

Travis Bristol, an assistant professor of education at the University of California at Berkeley, explains how teacher training and the presence of Black teachers can help reshape education.

Nation | Education

Harvard, MIT Sue Immigration Officials Over Rule Blocking Some International Students

The policy — which bars foreign students unless they have in-person classes — will "create as much chaos for universities and international students as possible," the schools said Wednesday.

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Supreme Court Carves Out Religious Exception To Fair Employment Laws

The decision was 7-2, with Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissenting.

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States Sue Education Department Over Allocation Of Pandemic Funds To Schools

Five states and the District of Columbia have accused the Trump administration of trying to unlawfully divert COVID-19 relief funds from public schools to private schools.

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Florida Orders Schools To Reopen In The Fall For In-Person Instruction

The state's largest teachers union says educators want schools to reopen, but the plan lacks detail on safety measures. "There's a lot of angst from teachers across the state," a union official says.

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Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Oregon set a goal to have graduate 100 percent of students in the class of 2025. OPB has followed a group of students from kindergarten as they start their educational journey toward high school. Third grade is almost over for the Class of 2025. These are some of their stories.

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