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What’s Next for North Carolina’s Controversial ‘Bathroom Bill’
North Carolina lawmakers and the U.S. Department of Justice filed dueling lawsuits this week, going up against each other over House Bill 2, the state’s controversial “bathroom bill.” NC Gov. Pat McCrory, who signed the bill into law in March, said Monday he filed the suit along with Frank Perry,
A Look at NC 'Bathroom Bill' as DOJ Deadline Looms
The U.S. Department of Justice warned North Carolina this week that it’s in jeopardy of losing federal funding because of a new state law banning people from using bathrooms that don't match the sex indicated on their birth certificate. The law violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act and Title IX ,
Sexism in the White House?
It was a book written about the White House recently that president Obama's White House and saying that that women accusing the administration not treating women appropriately and fairly You told story of an encounter with that senator boxer. At a hearing where she and and she basically accused of
Blanking Deals: Running in place, but fueling momentum
For a third straight day, senators convene to consider financial reform, and Democrats appear likely to lose another round.
Bipartisan Supporters Call on Congress to Reauthorize D.C. Voucher Program
While most children across the country have been in school for several weeks now, 4-year-old Nia Thomas spends her days waiting. Nia is one of 216 students in Washington, D.C., who received federal scholarships last spring to attend local private schools, only to have the funding abruptly revoked
Report: Low Graduation Rates in Many City School Districts
The Bush administration announced Tuesday it will require states to report high school graduation rates in a uniform way instead of using a variety of methods that critics say are often based on unreliable information. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings announced the change at a news conference
The Note, 2/17/09: Obama Journeys to Denver for Stimulus Signing
By JONATHAN KARL The Wall Street Journal labels President Obama “senator-in-chief,” but as he journeys outside Washington today to sign his Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act, he is looking like campaigner-in-chief. When he takes the stage in Denver today, Obama...
Possible Ed Secy Pick Meets With Current Ed Secretary
ABC News' Matt Jaffe reports: Chicago schools chief Arne Duncan, one of President-elect Barack Obama's possible picks for Secretary of Education, visited the Department of Education Thursday morning in Washington D.C., but cautioned that his trip had nothing to do...
'A Little Straight Talk' From Laura Bush
And gentlemen. Please welcome the first lady of the United States. is more of my. Okay. Okay. I. I. Okay. Okay. Okay okay. This is story convention. On the eve of the nomination of John McCain for president of the United States. It. So want to recognize of former president and First Lady my father
High School Dropout Dilemma
The numbers are stunning and discouraging numbers that show America's inner city schools are failing to do their job. A new report released today shows one point two million American high school students drop out every year and perhaps most discouraging. Is the huge difference between graduation