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Trump's Education Department nixes Obama-era grant program for school diversity

2 hours 38 sec ago
Advocates say the decision symbolizes a lack of interest in school diversity, a charge the administration denies.
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Obsessed about college admissions? This site is too.

2 hours 38 sec ago
College Confidential is a hangout for the anonymous and the angsty.
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DeVos: Picking a school should be like choosing among Uber, Lyft or a taxi

2 hours 38 sec ago
Read the speech yourself.
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DeVos: Outcomes at U.S. schools are so bad, they probably can't get much worse

2 hours 38 sec ago
At an event in Washington D.C., she also said school choice was the most important education issue, and a lot of other interesting things.
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‘Know your rights’: Clinic in school cafeteria aims to allay immigrant fears

2 hours 38 sec ago
Parents wonder what to do if an enforcement raid occurs. An attorney suggests silence.
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Trump budget cuts could hit research universities hard, Moody's warns

March 29, 2017 - 1:00am
Credit rating agency warns that slashing federal research funding and ending financial support for the arts could hurt the bottom line of colleges and universities.
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Former defense secretary Ashton Carter joins Harvard Kennedy School

March 29, 2017 - 1:00am
The former secretary of defense will teach and serve as director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School.
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The irony in Ivanka Trump's and Betsy DeVos's push for STEM education

March 29, 2017 - 1:00am
They co-hosted an event at the Air and Space Museum in Washington. Here's what they didn't mention.
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At Morehouse: When college boards of trustees won’t let presidents do their jobs

March 29, 2017 - 1:00am
After a “no confidence” vote in the chairman of the board of Morehouse College by a quorum of faculty members, a professor writes her opinion about leadership at historically black colleges
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Should ‘morning-after’ pills be available on college campuses around the clock?

March 29, 2017 - 1:00am
Activists see a need for 24-7 access to emergency contraceptives.
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Entire senior class at D.C.’s Ballou High School applies to college

March 28, 2017 - 1:00am
“We are trying to create an environment where going to college is what Ballou does,” the principal said.
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Principal of Osbourn High in Manassas placed on leave

March 28, 2017 - 1:00am
School district officials declined to say why Cathy Benner was placed on leave.
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Trump signs bills overturning Obama-era education regulations

March 28, 2017 - 1:00am
It was Trump's latest effort to undo major pieces of Obama's legacy.
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Parents to 'world school' their two daughters for a year — with a flexible travel schedule and a broad curriculum

March 28, 2017 - 1:00am
"I wanted our kids to understand that their view of life is very much shaped by their community and family circumstances, and to deepen their empathy for people whose life experiences are different from their own."
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D.C. school system launches effort to help girls of color — but not an all-girls school

March 28, 2017 - 1:00am
D.C. Public Schools will host an all-girls conference in June and create support groups.
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'I'll be in Canada': More students are looking to head north

March 28, 2017 - 1:00am
International demand for Canadian schools is rising since Trump took office
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Stopping sickening rides on the out-of-school-suspension roller coaster

March 27, 2017 - 1:00am
Could smaller, better configured schools help more troubled kids learn?
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The convenient pattern of Education Secretary DeVos's school visits

March 27, 2017 - 1:00am
She has visited four schools in only two areas.
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How much longer will students be willing to go away to college?

March 26, 2017 - 1:00am
Maybe soon, more will want to stay close to home
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In Trump's budget: The unwisest cut

March 26, 2017 - 1:00am
The president of New York University defends federal research funding
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