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Jewel Plummer Cobb, 92, Dies; Led a California Campus

January 11, 2017 - 6:28pm
Dr. Cobb, the first black female president of Cal State, Fullerton, had been denied a New York college post in a move that led to bias accusations.
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Justices Face ‘Blizzard of Words’ in Special Education Case

January 11, 2017 - 6:18pm
The Supreme Court was asked to decide whether public schools should do more under a federal law to provide a free education for children with disabilities.
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Entrepreneurship: For Young Entrepreneurs, College Debts Can Snuff Out Start-Up Hopes

January 11, 2017 - 12:37pm
Fewer millennials are founding companies at a time when student loans are on the rise. As one business founder put it, “The debt is always there, drowning you.”
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Elizabeth Bradley, Global Health Expert, Will Be Vassar’s New President

January 11, 2017 - 5:00am
Dr. Bradley, a professor of public health at Yale who has worked to improve health care systems worldwide, arrives as colleges debate questions of access and identity on campus.
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Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Wields Wealth Like a Koch

January 9, 2017 - 7:17pm
The stalwart of Michigan politics and backer of school vouchers has not been shy about advancing her goals by funding campaigns against her foes.
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Court Keeps Vote Method, Seen as Biased, Intact in Missouri School District

January 7, 2017 - 1:26pm
A school district that includes students from Ferguson, Mo., will continue for now its method of electing board members at large, despite a lawsuit challenging the process as discriminatory.
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City to Close or Merge 9 Schools That Were in Support Program

January 6, 2017 - 8:50pm
The institutions that will no longer be operating as before are part of the de Blasio administration’s Renewal program for low-performing schools.
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Fair Game: Student Victims Seek to Become Creditors in ITT Bankruptcy

January 6, 2017 - 2:53pm
Five former ITT students took matters into their own hands this week by petitioning a federal bankruptcy court to consider loan forgiveness as part of the company’s liquidation.
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