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  1. In Some Cities, Closing Achieving Gaps Is Not for Schools to Fix AloneRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | Education Week

    If a mother needs after-school child care to work extra hours but can't afford to pay for it, who is responsible for helping her figure it out? What about helping families find housing after a fire? A summer job for a high school student? In Salem, Mass., the historic city of about 43,000 on the state's north shore, city and school leaders say it should be both. "The wheelhouse is the schools," said Kim Driscoll, Salem's mayor.

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  2. With Onslaught of Emails and Ads, Conservative Groups Push Teachers to Drop Their UnionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2018 | Education Week

    Conservative, free-market groups across the country have launched campaigns aimed at persuading teachers to drop out of their unions, in the aftermath of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that will put a dent in unions' finances and membership numbers. For the past year, union officials had been preparing to face both an adverse ruling in Janus v.

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