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How a small high school learned to challenge every student

14 hours 56 min ago
It began with naming an International Baccalaureate coordinator who had never taught an IB class.
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What Trump said when he signed the executive order on Betsy DeVos, his education nominee

14 hours 56 min ago
He didn't say anything like this about any other of the other nominees whose papers he signed.
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Michael Moore calls for mass opposition to Betsy DeVos as pushback against Trump's education pick grows

January 22, 2017 - 1:00am
Even groups that support the same causes are opposing her nomination.
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Democrats reject her, but they helped pave the road to education nominee DeVos

January 22, 2017 - 1:00am
Many Democrats have been supporting traditional Republican views of school reform for years.
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U-Va. president Teresa A. Sullivan announces she will step down in summer 2018

January 21, 2017 - 1:00am
Sullivan will work through the end of her contract after weathering a tumultuous tenure at the helm of Virginia’s flagship public university.
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Trump: Public schools are part of 'American carnage'

January 21, 2017 - 1:00am
In his inaugural address, Trump groups public schools with gangs, drugs and rusted-out factories. And he said schools don't teach students anything.
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Historic - or ‘historical’ - inauguration? DeVos, the next education secretary, tweets the wrong one

January 21, 2017 - 1:00am
Was President Trump's inauguration "historical"?
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After ethics review, Senate postpones committee vote for Betsy DeVos

January 21, 2017 - 1:00am
Senate Democrats had wanted the review in hand before this week's confirmation hearings.
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Trump White House takes down website pages about disabilities

January 21, 2017 - 1:00am
Trump famously mocked a reporter with disabilities in 2015.
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The key Common Core questions no senator asked Betsy DeVos to answer

January 21, 2017 - 1:00am
She didn't bring it up either.
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GW's next president helped lead U. of Miami's rise

January 21, 2017 - 1:00am
Thomas J. LeBlanc comes to George Washington University after nearly 12 years in South Florida.
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Let’s end the craziness of college admissions

January 21, 2017 - 1:00am
Although the most selective colleges and universities in the U.S. enroll fewer than 6 percent of American undergraduates, you might conclude from the angst around admissions every year that very few students are accepted into college in the United States. Not so.
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Worried about what Trump might say, Michigan teacher won’t let fourth-graders watch inaugural address

January 21, 2017 - 1:00am
Will students in other classrooms around the country watch?
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Obama administration spent billions to fix failing schools, and it didn’t work

January 20, 2017 - 1:00am
In the waning hours the president’s tenure, the Education Department published a negative evaluation of its massive investment.
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Students converge on D.C. for Trump’s inauguration, bringing hopes of solving the world’s problems

January 20, 2017 - 1:00am
Hope mixes with caution as 2,500 students from around the country anticipate the new administration.
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With lightning speed, Betsy DeVos became a target of late-night comics

January 20, 2017 - 1:00am
Daily Show, Colbert and Kimmel skewered DeVos for her performance on Capitol Hill.
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Obama administration withdraws rules regarding education funding for poor children

January 20, 2017 - 1:00am
The rules would have overhauled how districts spend billions of dollars meant to educate children who live in poverty.
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From start to finish, the DeVos education confirmation hearing was rather remarkable

January 20, 2017 - 1:00am
It wasn't just her performance that stood out.
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'Negligent' school let bleach end up in a special-needs student's feeding tube, lawsuit claims

January 20, 2017 - 1:00am
The 10-year-old girl with developmental disabilities suffered a lung infection and damage to her stomach, trachea and esophagus, according to a complaint.
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In Senate hearing, DeVos stoked activists’ fears that she will ignore education civil rights

January 19, 2017 - 1:00am
DeVos cemented concerns about her stance on special education, sexual assault and the enforcement of federal laws.
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