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Kansas City Education News

Vietnam War Vet Shares Experiences with East HS Students

By Ray Weikal, KCPS Communications

The connection between a Vietnam War veteran who writes poetry in Kansas and a refugee learning English literacy at East High School is stronger than one might at first imagine…

Missouri Education News

Missouri Title IX bill’s fate appears to be fading

By Alisa Nelson,  Missourinet.com

A report this week has revealed a Missouri lobbyist’s pursuit to strip Title IX protections is intended to help his son, who was expelled from school for such allegations. The Kansas City Star reports lobbyist Richard McIntosh engineered a controversial bill that would significantly change the way the state’s colleges and universities handle sexual assault and harassment cases.  Title IX, a federal statute, protects people from sexual discrimination in education.

National Education News

Graduation Guides Promise High Schoolers A Clearer Path To Success

By JENNY GATHRIGHT,  KCUR

Aniya Cox is sure she wants to be a dermatologist.  What she’s been less sure about is what she needs to do to get there…

Should we shutter the Department of Education?

by Robert Holland, Washington Examiner

Since its inception 40 years ago as a political payoff from President Jimmy Carter to the National Education Association, the Department of Education has engaged in scores of dubious actions that have made millions of Americans yearn for its expulsion.

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