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Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Will Lose the Fight Over Bathrooms for Transgender Students

February 23, 2017 - 10:04am
Fortunately, the president can’t change what Title IX says and means. Those jobs still belong to Congress and the federal courts.
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School Choice: Dismal Voucher Results Surprise Researchers as DeVos Era Begins

February 23, 2017 - 7:00am
The new studies come at an interesting moment, with a proponent of vouchers newly in charge of the Education Department.
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Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students

February 22, 2017 - 8:27pm
The administration reversed a policy that allowed students to use the bathrooms of their choice at school, an order that caused an internal rift.
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Investigation of Former City College President Expands

February 21, 2017 - 3:59pm
Prosecutors are looking into whether Lisa S. Coico received tens of thousands of dollars in unauthorized payments from the school’s oldest alumni fund.
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For-Profit Schools, an Obama Target, See New Day Under Trump

February 20, 2017 - 7:03pm
The Education Department, whose scrutiny has led hundreds of campuses to close, is now led by Betsy DeVos, who has investments in the industry.
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Rough First Week Gives Betsy DeVos a Glimpse of the Fight Ahead

February 19, 2017 - 9:57pm
Protesters and heated exchanges on Twitter were an immediate display of the type of fierce resistance the new education secretary can expect to face.
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Universities Face Pressure to Hold the Line on Title IX

February 18, 2017 - 12:51pm
The main goal of those involved in the effort is to convince college presidents that the Obama-era policies have positively transformed the lives of women on college campuses.
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Beyond ‘Hidden Figures’: Nurturing New Black and Latino Math Whizzes

February 17, 2017 - 1:11pm
A free math camp for middle-school students from New York’s poorest neighborhoods was an effort to increase the number of blacks and Latinos with advanced math degrees.
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College Costs Too Much? N.Y.U. Paves Way to Graduate Faster

February 17, 2017 - 11:30am
New York University will offer more classes, broaden its allowance for transfer credits and advise students on creating schedules to finish in three years.
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You’ve Been Accepted to Columbia. Oops, Our Error.

February 17, 2017 - 10:10am
Over 200 applicants were told they had been accepted to the Mailman School of Public Health. It was the latest in a string of similar mistakes around the country.
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De Blasio’s State of the City Has Critics Asking: What About Schools?

February 16, 2017 - 3:43pm
The mayor, poised to seek re-election, devoted little of his address to education, leaving some questioning whether he has a vision for schools in a possible second term.
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Intel Drops Its Sponsorship of Science Fairs, Prompting an Identity Crisis

February 14, 2017 - 10:30pm
The chip giant is ending its support of the fairs and sponsoring newer events like homemade engineering contests. Critics say the traditional fairs are as vital as ever.
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Pace University Names Head of Oberlin Its Next President

February 14, 2017 - 8:00am
Marvin Krislov, often a lightning rod over identity and free speech issues, is a former Rhodes scholar with three degrees from Yale.
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Oxford Journal: A Liberal Wanted to Agitate Ole Miss From Inside. He’s Succeeding.

February 13, 2017 - 5:00am
Allen Coon, a student at the University of Mississippi, is reviled, but also revered, for challenging Old South symbols on a conservative campus.
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Baby in a Box? Free Cardboard Bassinets Encourage Safe Sleeping

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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Trump Drops Defense of Obama Guidelines on Transgender Students

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

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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Your Money Adviser: How to Manage a 529 Plan for Your Child’s Education

February 10, 2017 - 11:56am
These plans shield college savings from taxes, but must be managed properly for maximum returns.
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Common Sense: Endowment Sweepstakes: How Tiny Houghton College Beat Harvard

February 9, 2017 - 11:43am
Houghton College outperformed colleges with the biggest endowments by getting out of hedge funds and moving to a mix of low-cost index funds and mutual funds.
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Parent Trap: A Secret of Many Urban 20-Somethings: Their Parents Help With the Rent

February 9, 2017 - 3:30am
America’s rapidly changing labor market means it’s harder to find economic security at a young age.
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