Michigan State University researchers will help the state develop a new student-centered approach to learning with nearly $1.5 million in private grant funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Seven Michigan school districts are piloting competency-based education, or CBE, programs, which give students individualized support and opportunities to advance based on their own levels of mastery.
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#tdih 1971, a cab driver, a day care director, and two professors broke into an FBI office in Media, Penn., and stole more than 1,000 classified documents that they mailed anonymously to U.S. papers. The documents revealed the FBI’s Counter Intelligence Program—COINTELPRO. The FBI conducted surveillance, infiltration, discreditation, and the disruption of domestic political organizations—including actions that led to murder.
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From Amazon to the Koch brothers, a wide range of groups are united in support of legislation to protect Dreamers as the House braces for the DREAM Act’s re-introduction next week.
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With Opening Day fast approaching, baseball fans are counting down the days until the season begins. Perhaps the only thing more American than baseball is its government, and the two have a long relationship. Learn about it here
It’s been nearly three years since she was the shortest-lived vice presidential candidate in history, but a hybrid PAC made in support of Carly Fiorina is alive and well – spending $784,782 in the 2018 cycle. Read more
On Friday, the House will vote on H.R. 1 or the “For the People Act,” a massive overhaul of transparency, campaign finance and lobbying rules. The 571-page bill, backed by Democrats, tackles a variety of issues from requiring “dark money” groups to release their donors and presidents to release their tax returns to tightening FARA registration to making Election Day a federal holiday. Like any major legislative effort, this one has attracted a number of groups to lobby on its behalf.
As the House prepares to vote on H.R. 1, a group of 71 predominantly liberal groups are working to convince lawmakers to support the measure. Notable names backing the legislation include End Citizens United Action Fund, the Center for American Progress and Planned Parenthood.
The package includes legislation to establish automatic voter registration, the creation of an independent redistricting commission, legislation restricting the use of straw companies for donations, and stricter rules on super PAC-candidate coordination, among many other new proposals.
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