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‘Black Lives Matter’ debate in Potomac, Md., school stirs allegations of racism

Education News from Washington Post - December 15, 2016 - 1:00am
Montgomery GOP leader says high school Republican club targeted; school officials say a disagreement during a discussion was involved.
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Colleges are still cutting deals with Wall Street to peddle debit cards to students

Education News from Washington Post - December 15, 2016 - 1:00am
Banks are still peddling accounts riddled with fees to college students, taking advantage of a loophole in regulations meant to curb controversial financial agreements that yield millions of dollars for universities.
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Capt. Humayun Khan, a Muslim Army officer killed in Iraq, to be honored at U-Va.

Education News from Washington Post - December 15, 2016 - 1:00am
U.S. Army Captain killed in a car-bombing in 2004 will be honored with a plaque at the Rotunda on U-Va.' s campus.
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Virtual school operator K12 Inc. faces challenge from stockholders demanding transparency

Education News from Washington Post - December 15, 2016 - 1:00am
At a K12 meeting scheduled for Dec. 15, shareholders are going to ask for a vote on whether the company should be required to publicly disclose details about its lobbying efforts in various states.
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'We have a right to exist.' White supremacist fliers reported at the University of Maryland

Education News from Washington Post - December 15, 2016 - 1:00am
"Defending your people is a social duty not an anti-social crime," one read.
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Democratic senators press Trump's education pick Betsy DeVos to pay years-old $5.3 million fine

Education News from Washington Post - December 15, 2016 - 1:00am
DeVos's political action committee was fined $5.3 million for campaign finance violations in Ohio eight years ago, but never paid the debt.
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Trump's presidency could radically change colleges' response to sexual assault

Education News from Washington Post - December 15, 2016 - 1:00am
A lawyer anticipates that a Trump administration is likely to transform the way sexual assault allegations are handled on college campuses, giving greater deference to law enforcement and requiring more evidence
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The reason America's schools are so segregated - and the only way to fix it

Education News from Washington Post - December 15, 2016 - 1:00am
'We have adopted a national myth that neighborhoods are segregated “de facto;” i.e., because of income differences, individual preferences, a history of private discrimination, etc.'
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'The sort of company we wish to keep’: More than 1,500 academics ask to join controversial 'Professor Watchlist'

Education News from Washington Post - December 15, 2016 - 1:00am
Critics say the watch list — which is run by a conservative group and names academics they believe are advancing “leftist propaganda” in classrooms — is an assault on academic freedom.
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N.J. 4th-, 5th-graders get road named

NCSS Smartbrief - December 14, 2016 - 1:51pm
A group of fourth- and fifth-graders at a New Jersey elementary school recently received their township's approval to name a  -More
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Fake news addressed in the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - December 14, 2016 - 1:51pm
Teachers should take steps to help students determine whether information they see online is real or fake, asserts Erin McNei -More
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