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DeVos defends rollback of protection for transgender students. Critics blast her: 'You rolled over like a puppy.'

3 hours 28 min ago
The education secretary was reported to have opposed the move — but she went along.
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College Board takes 'robust' new SAT security steps - but is it enough to stymie cheating?

3 hours 28 min ago
Cheating, particularly overseas, has been a problem for years.
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Trump administration rolls back protections for transgender students

3 hours 28 min ago
The move rescinds a federal directive requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity.
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Teachers at a D.C. charter school push to form a union

3 hours 28 min ago
Organizers say their efforts will support improvement at Paul Public Charter School.
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'We are sickened by this': Old Dominion investigates video promoting lynching and 'white power'

3 hours 28 min ago
A racist video circulating on social media shows a woman wearing a university T-shirt rapping about killing black people.
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A case for coordinating education tax benefits

3 hours 28 min ago
There is no clear picture of the impact of tax benefits on budgets or higher education, according to Pew Charitable Trusts.
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So far, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is just what her critics feared

3 hours 28 min ago
And what her supporters had hoped.
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As access to AP exams grows, more students are doing better

February 22, 2017 - 1:00am
National achievement on the demanding tests continues to rise.
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Trump administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines

February 22, 2017 - 1:00am
Trump believes the issue is best left to states, a spokesman says. According to a draft letter, withdrawal of guidance would allow administration “to further consider the legal issues involved.”
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Harvard law clinic sues DOJ over for-profit college case files

February 22, 2017 - 1:00am
The Project on Predatory Student Lending at Harvard Law School is suing the Justice Department for withholding documents that could help for-profit college students get their federal education loans canceled.
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'My family still could not afford to pay’: Despite generous financial aid, a top student struggles to get by

February 22, 2017 - 1:00am
A college student writes about the continual anxiety of finding money to help pay for his education.
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Ohio Gov. Kasich is trying to impose this misguided mandate on teachers

February 22, 2017 - 1:00am
It's on page 1,056 of the 3,512-page proposed 2018-19 budget.
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A cautionary tale about the fight over a charter school and the effect on a community

February 22, 2017 - 1:00am
The details are almost unbelievable -- but they happened.
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Remodeled River Terrace school aims to better serve special-education students

February 20, 2017 - 1:00am
The school enrolls 135 students with severe physical and intellectual needs.
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‘Uplifting each other’: All-boys Ron Brown High is coming together in debut year

February 20, 2017 - 1:00am
D.C. public school focuses on the success of black and Latino students.
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Big changes at key charter school network go unnoticed in prevailing debate

February 20, 2017 - 1:00am
KIPP DC schools has reduced its hours thanks to a competitive market for the best teachers.
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These California teachers mocked students for skipping school on immigrant boycott day

February 20, 2017 - 1:00am
One high school teacher described students who joined “A Day Without Immigrants” as “lazy.” Others said classes were quieter and more productive.
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Former D.C. schools chief takes on DeVos: 'Sorry lady … this is so amateur and unprofessional'

February 19, 2017 - 1:00am
Kaya Henderson reacts to remarks Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made about teachers she saw at a D.C. public school.
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Stanford-bound student faces something unexpected during gap year: Mortality

February 19, 2017 - 1:00am
Her personal essay.
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