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4 Things to Know About the Bipartisan Background Checks Act

By Tim Walker This week, the U.S. House of Representatives did something it hasn’t done in almost a generation: pass a federal gun safety law. On Wednesday, the full House passed, by a 240-190 vote, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (H.R. 8), in the process taking a long overdue step in standing up to the

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These governors are making a difference for public education: Part 2

The 2018 elections were a game changer for public education in a number of states. On the heels of the historic #RedforEd educator walkouts last spring, voters seized the opportunity of the midterm elections and replaced a hearty handful of governors who pushed destructive policies with public education supporters. Those education governors are already making a difference by proposing

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At the Border, Teachers Protest Detention, Separation of Children

By Mary Ellen Flannery On a makeshift stage in El Paso, Texas, former Texas Teacher of the Year Leslie Anaya delivered a message to the roughly 15,000 immigrant children who are held captive in federal detention centers, where they are denied an education and separated from their mothers, fathers, and anybody else who loves them.