Education

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Empty chairs in a classroom. (Photo: Kevin O'Mara/flickr/cc)
Mississippi parents are challenging the public funding of charter schools on the grounds that it's not constitutional. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an advocacy group, filed a motion for a summary judgment this week on behalf of the parents, for a speedy answer to this question. The only debate in the case is that of constitutionality,...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said Tuesday that graduate students...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor ruled in favor of 13 states, which sued to block the Obama administratio's protective policy guidance regarding transgender students after it was issued last May. (Photo: AP)
Hours before the start of the new school year, a federal judge issued a...

Further

In the name of a sometimes questionable transparency - if you don't like something but can't do much about it, does it help to know about it? - the Defense Department publishes daily reports on the contracts they've awarded. On Jan. 14, it authorized spending over $800 million on military equipment and services. That was down to just under $300 million the next day, when the House passed a massive budget bill that includes $572 billion for defense - down from what was requested, but still...