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Success Academy Buys Space in Manhattan Tower for 2 New Schools

December 15, 2016 - 8:39pm
The charter network plans to expand in commercial space on the Far West Side, a major shift for the network, which has insisted that the city provide charter schools free space.
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DeVry University Will Pay $100 Million for Students’ Loans and Tuition

December 15, 2016 - 6:08pm
DeVry, a for-profit university, agreed to settle allegations that it exaggerated the success of its graduates, though it did not admit wrongdoing.
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New York Changes the Way It Keeps Tabs on School Violence

December 13, 2016 - 7:48pm
The Board of Regents voted to streamline a process many considered inaccurate and confusing, but the new system will still rely on schools to report data.
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Op-ed Contributor: Betsy DeVos and God’s Plan for Schools

December 13, 2016 - 6:34pm
For the religious right, vouchers are a way to dismantle public education.
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Op-Ed Columnist: Make Colleges Diverse

December 13, 2016 - 3:21am
Michael Bloomberg starts a promising new project that can address working-class alienation.
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New York Education Department Drops Plan to Merge 2 Harlem Schools

December 12, 2016 - 6:14pm
The plan to merge Public School 241, which has had its enrollment decline, with P.S. 76 angered parents, who said they had not had enough time to respond.
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How Trump’s Education Nominee Bent Detroit to Her Will on Charter Schools

December 12, 2016 - 5:21pm
Betsy DeVos pushed back on any regulation of Detroit’s troubled school system. Will she bring that free-market approach to America’s public schools?
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As Other Districts Grapple With Segregation, This One Makes Integration Work

December 12, 2016 - 11:18am
The Morris district in Northern New Jersey has long championed diversity, even as its student body has changed and nearby schools remain deeply segregated.
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Learning and Funding: It Turns Out Spending More Probably Does Improve Education

December 12, 2016 - 9:00am
New research could provide fresh momentum for more lawsuits like a recent one in Connecticut seeking more equitable school funding.
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Google Effect Rubs Off on Schools in One Rural Oklahoma Town

December 11, 2016 - 7:57pm
A $2.5 billion data center transforms the learning experiences of a rural community’s students in a state where schools are struggling.
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Future Tense: The ‘H-Bomb’ Fizzles: The Harvard Brand Takes a Hit

December 10, 2016 - 6:00am
A formerly contrived embarrassment may be ceding to sincere shame and a reassessment of the merits of four years in Cambridge.
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Columbia Graduate Students Vote Overwhelmingly to Unionize

December 9, 2016 - 8:11pm
Graduate students at Columbia University will join the United Automobile Workers after the vote, making it the second since a federal agency’s ruling allowing some students to unionize.
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New York Charters Enroll Fewer Homeless Pupils Than City Schools

December 9, 2016 - 5:00am
With a record number of New Yorkers experiencing homelessness, charter schools are serving fewer homeless students, proportional to their total enrollment, than traditional public schools.
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On Campus, Trump Fans Say They Need ‘Safe Spaces’

December 8, 2016 - 5:00am
Republican students feel estranged from colleges where the institutional bias leans left, and university officials fear tensions will increase after the inauguration.
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World Ranking: What America Can Learn About Smart Schools in Other Countries

December 6, 2016 - 5:00am
The U.S. fared poorly, as usual, in a worldwide ranking of students’ test scores, but it showed significant gains among disadvantaged teenagers.
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