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April 20, 2018
National head of DFER after Colorado Democrats’ platform vote: ‘We’re not going anywhere’
Education reform has become an increasingly divisive issue within the Democratic Party.
March 12, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr.’s hope for equal education in Memphis still a dream, new book says
Memphis advocacy group Campaign for School Equity recently published the book to bring awareness to King's belief that education is key to economic equality.
October 16, 2017
The $100 million question: Did Newark’s school reforms work? New study finds big declines, then progress
It was announced with much fanfare in 2010: changes were coming to Newark’s schools. But are students learning more now than they were then, thanks to the reform effort?
August 23, 2017
Unified against Trump, the country’s would-be Democratic governors are divided on education
Coming to a Democratic primary near you: a clash over education issues.
August 14, 2017
Head of Democrats for Education Reform resigned from board of Success Academy, highlighting split in charter world
It is unclear why Jeffries left the board, but he differed with Moskowitz on how to engage with the Trump administration in the aftermath of the election.
July 31, 2017
‘I think that’s blood money’: Arne Duncan pushed charters to reject funds from Trump admin if budget cuts approved
Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan suggested that charter leaders refuse to accept federal charter school money if Trump’s cuts to education went through.
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May 21, 2017
Head of Democrats For Education Reform blasts DeVos, calls push for vouchers a ‘sideshow’
Chalkbeat sat down with DFER’s president Shavar Jeffries to ask, what now?
November 10, 2016
The day after: Hard questions as education reform wakes up to Trump’s America
Which children should the education reform movement serve? What does education reform have to offer rural communities? Leaders are asking themselves these hard questions.
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