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School’s Out for Striking

Labor strikes are on the rise again, and this time, teachers are leading the charge. Join MuckRock in FOIA’ing education strikes throughout the U.S.

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This week’s round-up: FEMA gets ICE'd, a splurging superintendent in Texas, and a chance to nominate your free speech hero

This week’s round-up: FEMA gets ICE’d, a splurging superintendent in Texas, and a chance to nominate your free speech hero

For this week’s FOIA round-up, we’re taking a look at FEMA cuts for ICE programming, a school leader’s spending habits, and Scott Pruitt’s money problems. Plus, open nominations for the FAC Free Speech and Open Government Award.

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How journalists can get around FOIA's waiting game

How journalists can get around FOIA’s waiting game

Public records aficionados know they’re in for a waiting game - requests can take weeks or years to get a response. In a 24-hour news cycle, how are last week’s documents still relevant?

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Stories FOIA told this week dies in darkness

Stories FOIA told this week dies in darkness

Listen up big boys and girls, it’s our weekly series looking at the stories public records made possible.

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Meet the 17 proposed Massachusetts charter schools

Meet the 17 proposed Massachusetts charter schools

Seventeen charter school proposals received the endorsement of Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester yesterday, paving the way for new school openings as early as this fall. The proposals await the final green light from the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education at the end of the month.

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