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Cost of College: Harvard, Too? Obama’s Final Push to Catch Predatory Colleges Is Revealing

January 13, 2017 - 9:36am
Many for-profit trade schools are punished, but even the most prestigious colleges may not care enough about whether their degrees are worth the cost.
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Janet Yellen Gives an Economic Short Course, Beyond Interest Rates

January 12, 2017 - 11:21pm
Meeting with educators, the Fed’s chairwoman emphasized its role in fighting financial crises but hoped that in the future it would be less interesting.
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Trump’s Pick for Education Could Face Unusually Stiff Resistance

January 12, 2017 - 9:00pm
Betsy DeVos, a billionaire who has never been an educator or overseen a state education agency, has her own questions to answer about potential conflicts of interest.
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Social Q’s: $60,000 in Tuition, and My Son Wants to Become a Farmer?

January 12, 2017 - 12:24pm
Also, patriotic gestures, mother-daughter dynamics and retroactive gifts.
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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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