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Why Laverne Cox told you to Google 'Gavin Grimm'

Education News from Washington Post - February 13, 2017 - 1:00am
Meet the Virginia teenager at the center of a prominent legal case about transgender rights.
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How both Democrats and Republicans blindsided our best low-income students

Education News from Washington Post - February 13, 2017 - 1:00am
Congress celebrated bipartisan law that cut deeply into program for hard-studying kids.
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These teens are working to cure cancer and solve the mysteries of the universe

Education News from Washington Post - February 13, 2017 - 1:00am
Forty finalists in a national science contest vie for a top prize: a $250,000 scholarship.
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DeVos's Education Department misspells name of NAACP co-founder in tweet — and the apology had a mistake

Education News from Washington Post - February 13, 2017 - 1:00am
Hours after it was posted, the department corrected it and apologized.
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Baby in a Box? Free Cardboard Bassinets Encourage Safe Sleeping

Education News from NY Times - February 12, 2017 - 4:39pm
A new program in New Jersey aims to reduce infant mortality by distributing tens of thousands of so-called baby boxes.
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Yale renames Calhoun College because of historic ties to white supremacy and slavery

Education News from Washington Post - February 12, 2017 - 1:00am
Yale University will no longer have a residential college named in honor of 19th-century alumnus John C. Calhoun, known for his support of slavery. The decision reverses one made last spring, when the university president said he wanted to confront, rather than erase, history. The college will be renamed in honor of an alumna, Grace Murray Hopper, who was a pioneering computer scientist.
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Trump Drops Defense of Obama Guidelines on Transgender Students

Education News from NY Times - February 11, 2017 - 8:14pm
The decision changed little in the short term, but it signaled a significant change in the government’s approach to transgender issues under President Trump.
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Yale Will Drop John Calhoun’s Name From Building

Education News from NY Times - February 11, 2017 - 6:57pm
The decision came after a series of protests from students, faculty and alumni who objected to honoring the 19th-century white supremacist statesman.
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Protesters briefly block Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s visit to a D.C. school

Education News from Washington Post - February 11, 2017 - 1:00am
DeVos eventually entered Jefferson Academy, her first visit in office to a K-12 public school.
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Betsy DeVos made her first visit to a school as education secretary: Howard University

Education News from Washington Post - February 11, 2017 - 1:00am
To supporters, the visit served as an important symbol of her commitment to equity in education. To detractors, it was a photo op, devoid of substance.
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Prominent DeVos critics urge protesters: Don't block her way into public schools. She needs to see them.

Education News from Washington Post - February 11, 2017 - 1:00am
Some have been fierce critics of the new education secretary, including Diane Ravitch.
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Hundreds of Virginia high school students walk out in support of immigrants

Education News from Washington Post - February 11, 2017 - 1:00am
Administrators warned that participants could face discipline.
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Signs promoting diversity taken down at Virginia high school

Education News from Washington Post - February 11, 2017 - 1:00am
In an email to the school community, the principal of Patriot High School in Nokesville wrote that some groups “felt left out.”
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N.J. students study, tackle community issues

NCSS Smartbrief - February 10, 2017 - 1:30pm
Students at a New Jersey high school recently highlighted issues they care about and shared their ideas for solutions as part -More
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How to increase students' global awareness

NCSS Smartbrief - February 10, 2017 - 1:30pm
Raising students' global awareness can help them understand the world and the US' role in it, writes author David Bornstein.  -More
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How to teach with the 4 Cs in mind

NCSS Smartbrief - February 10, 2017 - 1:30pm
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Bill would abolish the Education Dept. in 2018

NCSS Smartbrief - February 10, 2017 - 1:30pm
U.S. Rep.  -More
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