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Feds urge schools and colleges to appoint Title IX coordinators

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:16am
The U.S. Education Department issued guidance Friday reminding schools that they must designate an employee to oversee their efforts to comply with Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities.Read full article >>






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Higher Education: College for the Masses

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:04am
New studies show how a four-year degree greatly benefits even marginal students.
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Holly Taylor and Teenage Fame

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 8:30am
Here are several paragraphs from an April 20 article, “On ‘The Americans,’ Holly Taylor Plays a 15-Year-Old Whose ‘Whole Life Is a Lie.’ ” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Have You Been To Parties That Have Gotten Out of Control?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 8:26am
A Times article looks at some recent examples of parties that grew so big and unruly, perhaps because of social media publicity, that they become dangerously out-of-control. Have you ever been to a party like this? What, if anything, do you think officials should do to keep them safe — or prevent them from happening at all?






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The rich get richer in higher ed: 40 colleges hold two-thirds of the wealth, and growing

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 8:00am
Much of the recent discussion about income inequality in the U.S. has focused on the decline of the American middle class. What’s true in the overall economy seems to be the reality in higher education as well: The wealthiest colleges, both public and private, are pulling away from the rest of the herd financially.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | Does Equal Opportunity Really Exist in America?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 6:30am
An essay by William N., one of the Top 10 winners of our Student Editorial Contest.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | 2 Qaeda Hostages Were Accidentally Killed in U.S. Strike, White House Says

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:30am
Do you think the United States should continue to use unmanned drones to attack enemy fighters? Why?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | decant

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year.






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Accused of Rape, a Student Sues Columbia Over Bias

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:47pm
Paul Nungesser said the university actively supported a public harassment campaign against him by his accuser, Emma Sulkowicz, who drew national attention when she carried a mattress around campus.






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Advocates Sue a New York School District, Claiming Weak Programs for Refugees

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:08pm
The New York Civil Liberties Union filed suit on behalf of six refugees in the Utica City district. Law enforcement agencies have pressed New York schools for months to ease enrollment for immigrants.






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School Leadership Meetings Are Open to the Public, Judge Says

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 9:15pm
Every public school in New York City is required to have a School Leadership Team, made up of a mix of faculty and parents, including the principal and the chapter leader of the teachers’ union.






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