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Don’t rob military kids to build ‘the wall’

Funds earmarked for public schools and daycare centers serving military families could be used instead to erect barriers on our southern border. At President Trump’s direction, the Department of Defense is diverting $3.6 billion from projects approved by Congress to construction of his border wall, which Mexico was supposed to pay for. Those projects include long-overdue renovations

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The Educator-Activist’s To-Do List

By Amanda Litvinov Whether you are a new or veteran educator, the start of a new school year can be overwhelming. The entire community counts on educators to set up the school, help students get situated, and solve whatever problems crop up along the way. But your community is also counting on you to keep

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards: A champion for public education

Photo: Gov. John Bel Edwards signs the Louisiana 2019 operating budget, which includes an educator pay increase, on June 18. AP/Melinda Deslatte By Amanda Litvinov and Amanda Menas Since his election in 2016, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has championed a pro-public education agenda with policies that support students, educators, and local communities. Edwards made