Scotland Becomes the First Country to Mandate LGBTQ-Inclusive School Curriculum

Scotland is about to become the first country to mandate LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum. After approving a total of 33 recommendations by the LGBTI Inclusive Education Working Group, Deputy First Minister John Swinney on Thursday announced that all elementary and secondary public schools would start teaching students about LGBTQ issues and history. According to a statement byRead More

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Conservative Groups Hijacked Asian American Students’ Struggle for Fair Treatment

Why do Asian Americans consistently suffer from the lowest admission rate to Harvard University? Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), an organization representing Asian American students, raised the question in November 2014. This week, the Ivy League school finally went on trial for its alleged discrimination against Asian American applicants. Every year, Harvard goes through moreRead More

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Betsy DeVos Proposes Legislation to Restrain Loan Relief Awards

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently proposed a measure which would make the process of loan application even more difficult for students. DeVos’ legislation, if passed, would replace a set of rules which were written by the Obama administration and were never implemented. DeVos’ proposal has garnered heavy criticism from student advocacy groups. Under thisRead More

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Lopez Obrador Wins Mexican Presidency In Historic Election

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the left-wing populist candidate for the Mexican presidency, has just won his country’s election. According to a poll conducted by Televisa, Lopez Obrador had a 16 to 26 percent lead over his rival Ricardo Anaya. Lopez Obrador’s opponents conceded before the first poll results were released. Anaya stated that he recognizedRead More

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Congress Creates School Safety Commission

Led by Betsy DeVos—Head Of the Department of Education—the new ‘Federal School Safety Commission’ will focus on “school safety and how we can ensure our students are safe at school.” When asked if the program would deal with gun violence, DeVos added “That is not part of the commission’s charge, per se.” DeVos has decidedRead More

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DeVos Suspected of Hiding Plans to Overhaul Congress

On Tuesday, Betsy DeVos, the Education Secretary, will present herself before a House panel in defense of the budget of her agency. The measures include a drastic overhaul of the Education Department, which has led to much tension between the Congress and the Education Department. The Congress has perceived her proposed budget as “an illegalRead More

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Women’s Advocates Sue Department of Education Over Handling of Sexual Harassment Data

The National Women’s Law Center, a non-profit group that advocates for women’s rights, has sued the Department of Education in an attempt to gain access to Title IX data related to the agency’s oversight and rule enforcement in regards to sexual harassment in U.S. schools. The advocacy group filed a complaint Monday in a federalRead More

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Betsy DeVos Makes Unexpected Administration Picks

Betsy DeVos, the education secretary under the Trump administration, has been under fire since her confirmation in January. She has been painted as an out-of-touch billionaire with no ability or desire to sympathize with poor, minority, immigrant, disabled, LGBT students. She recently announced the administration’s plan to cut several programs from the education system whichRead More

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Texas “Bathroom Bill” Sets Standards for Transgender Bathroom Usage

A new transgender “bathroom bill” in Texas will prohibit students from choosing the bathroom they identify with, limiting their rights and freedom. Although it may only apply to public schools within the second-largest state, this bill is reminiscent of the one that caused a national uproar in North Carolina. Republican Rep. Chris Paddie claimed theRead More

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