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Despite the objections of Senate Democrats, teachers unions and others, school choice activist and billionaire Republican donor Betsy DeVos passed a committee vote to be secretary of education. The nomination now moves to the full Senate. Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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In the 2013-14 school year, nearly 70,000 students were arrested in a small share of America's public schools — about 8,000 schools. While every state had arrests in that year, most individual schools did not report any arrests. Education Week Research Center original analysis of Civil Rights Data Collection, 2017 hide caption

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Education Week Research Center original analysis of Civil Rights Data Collection, 2017

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander and Education Secretary John B. King Jr. had been in a battle over Title I enforcement for some time. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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Education Department Drops Fight Over School Money

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At DeVos' Senate Hearing, Questions Of Choice, Charters, 'Other Options'

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How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

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Stephanie Johnson works with a student at the Renaissance Academy, a charter school in Lehi, Utah. Dan Krauss for NPR hide caption

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Maybe Teaching Special Ed Doesn't Have To Be So Hard

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