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Yale Defies Calls to Rename Calhoun College

April 27, 2016 - 11:39pm
The residential college, which is named for the white supremacist John C. Calhoun, will keep its name, and the university will open two new residential colleges next year.
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Test Scores Show a Decline in Math Among High School Seniors

April 27, 2016 - 12:06am
Average performance dropped in math from 2013 to 2015 but held steady in reading, results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress showed.
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Newtown Conspiracy Theorist Sues University That Fired Him

April 26, 2016 - 6:21pm
A lawsuit by the professor, James Tracy, argues that Florida Atlantic University violated his right to free speech.
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In 11 Missing Words, Some See Shift in N.C.A.A. Case Against U.N.C.

April 26, 2016 - 2:13pm
The N.C.A.A.’s new notice of allegations, released on Monday, removes a reference to men’s basketball and seems to focus on the women’s team.
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At Brigham Young, a Cost in Reporting a Rape

April 26, 2016 - 7:44am
The university is caught in a debate over the disparate treatment of sexual assault survivors as it tries to uphold a moral code at the heart of its Mormon identity.
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Children’s Arrests in Bullying Case Distress Tennessee City

April 25, 2016 - 4:10pm
A video shows a group of children taunting and hitting a boy, but the Murfreesboro Police Department began an internal inquiry after parents denounced the detentions.
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Wisconsin Prom Shooting Leaves Teenage Suspect Dead and Town Shaken

April 25, 2016 - 10:44am
The police said 18-year-old Jakob Wagner opened fire at Antigo High School, wounding two. Some say the death toll could have been much higher.
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The Learning Network: Four Ideas for Teaching and Learning (While a Few of Our Features Are on Vacation)

April 25, 2016 - 8:14am
We’re taking a modified spring break this week but are still offering our Word of the Day, Student Opinion question and News Q’s. What’s Going On in This Picture? and the weekly News Quiz will be back the first week of May.
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Bettye Caldwell, Educator Who Helped Pave Way for Head Start, Dies at 91

April 22, 2016 - 4:37pm
Dr. Caldwell, a longtime advocate for what she called educare, collaborated on a pilot project that helped prepare poor children for elementary school.
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Girl, 16, Dies After Fight in a High School Restroom in Delaware

April 22, 2016 - 8:51am
The girl’s death led to an outpouring of grief, bewilderment and soul-searching on Twitter and Facebook.
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The Learning Network: Film Club | ‘Games You Can’t Win’

April 22, 2016 - 5:30am
In this short documentary, a transgender woman, a man with severe mental illness​, and the parents of a child with cancer transform their experiences into intensely personal video games.
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Greater Competition for College Places Means Higher Anxiety, Too

April 20, 2016 - 5:00am
Although the average acceptance rate at four-year colleges has remained stable, students are expressing their fears of rejection by applying to more institutions.
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Recruiting Students Overseas to Fill Seats, Not to Meet Standards

April 19, 2016 - 9:53pm
Several companies are using high-pressure tactics, critics say, to persuade international students to enroll in U.S. colleges. Many will need remedial help to succeed.
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Prep Schools Wrestle With Sex Abuse Accusations Against Teachers

April 17, 2016 - 8:34pm
Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire fired two teachers over sexual misconduct. As more cases come to light, schools are changing how they handle abuse.
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Race/Related: 272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown. What Does It Owe Their Descendants?

April 16, 2016 - 8:41am
In 1838, the Jesuit priests who ran the country’s top Catholic university needed money to keep it alive. Now comes the task of making amends.
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WEllness: Power Napping on Campus

April 8, 2016 - 3:33pm
Sleeping pods and nooks help students get some rest. But is a nap enough?









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Room and Board: Airbnb Becomes Dormbnb

April 8, 2016 - 3:33pm
Colleges are fine tuning their housing contracts to explicitly mention Airbnb. Here’s why.









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Ed Talk: Angela Duckworth on Passion, Grit and Success

April 8, 2016 - 3:31pm
The MacArthur “genius” answers questions on the power of resilience.









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strategy: Study Abroad’s Seven Deadly Sins

April 8, 2016 - 3:31pm
How to live in a foreign country and learn very little.









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Job Hunting in the Digital Age

April 8, 2016 - 3:27pm
Robots may be scanning your résumé for keywords, but that doesn’t mean you have to think like one.









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