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Three challenges for teachers in the era of Trump

22 hours 8 min ago
In a society where facts don't seem to matter, teachers have new responsibilities.
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The most important thing schools don't do

22 hours 8 min ago
The problem with all the things they do instead.
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Just because your kids are headed off to college, it doesn’t mean they’ll graduate

22 hours 8 min ago
If students treat college like a spectator sport, it’s likely the game will end early for them.
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Georgetown students take over president’s office to protest ties with Nike

December 9, 2016 - 1:00am
Students call for an end to licensing agreement unless working conditions improve for workers in the company’s Vietnam factory.
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Nominee to lead D.C. schools says he is ready to tackle the system’s biggest problems

December 9, 2016 - 1:00am
Mayor Muriel E. Bowser urged D.C. Council members to approve Wilson’s nomination on Dec. 20.
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Trump visits Ohio State victims, officer who killed attacker

December 9, 2016 - 1:00am
Trump has said that the attack was carried out by “a Somali refugee who should not have been in our country.”
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Education Department civil rights officials urged to work through 'tough times ahead'

December 9, 2016 - 1:00am
The future is uncertain for the Education Department's Office of Civil Rights in a Trump administration.
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Finland’s schools were once the envy of the world. Now, they’re slipping.

December 9, 2016 - 1:00am
Finland fell out of the top 10 in math in 2012 on an international exam that compares students in more than 70 countries. In 2015, it did even worse, raising lots of questions.
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A sobering look at what Betsy DeVos did to education in Michigan - and what she might do as secretary of education

December 9, 2016 - 1:00am
A look at DeVos by someone who has watched her work.
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A twist on controversial 'Professor Watchlist’: Notre Dame academics want their names added

December 9, 2016 - 1:00am
The list was created by a conservative group and targets professors said to have a "radical agenda."
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'You gonna die': Woman indicted in threats to father of Sandy Hook victim

December 8, 2016 - 1:00am
His six-year-old son was gunned down at school. Then the death threats came, from people who believed a conspiracy theory that the mass shooting was an elaborate hoax.
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Should children get to have cellphones in elementary school?

December 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Students in Montgomery could use devices after dismissal or on buses under a proposed rule change.
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Education Department places hefty conditions on University of Phoenix sale

December 8, 2016 - 1:00am
The Education Department on Wednesday laid out stringent conditions for its approval of the $1.1 billion sale of Apollo Education Group, owner of the University of Phoenix and Western International University.
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Two white Catholic school students expelled for racist texts are suing for $1 million

December 8, 2016 - 1:00am
The lawsuit claims the former students at Chicago's Marist High School suffered damaged reputations and public scorn for being labeled as racists.
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White flight is creating a separate and unequal system of higher education

December 8, 2016 - 1:00am
American higher education has evolved into a two-tiered separate and unequal system that fuels the intergenerational reproduction of white racial privilege.
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For students worried about Trump, Los Angeles school district opens hotline, support sites

December 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Many young Latinos remain scared of his rhetoric and policy promises they feel are targeted at them.
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BASIS continues school expansion overseas with new campus in Prague

December 8, 2016 - 1:00am
BASIS continues its expansion overseas with a new campus planned for Prague following a recent reach into China.
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A Michigan school official posted offensive Facebook memes. Now protesters want him gone.

December 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Critics want Alfredo Francesconi to step down as vice president of the Roseville Community Schools Board of Education in Michigan.
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Thousands of Virginians may be eligible for student loan forgiveness. And they might not even know it.

December 7, 2016 - 1:00am
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Tuesday said his office is notifying some 5,300 people who attended a chain of defunct for-profit colleges of their eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
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Why Americans should not panic about international test results

December 7, 2016 - 1:00am
An examination of why the data from PISA can be as wrong as the data was predicting the Brexit vote in Britain and the U.S. presidential election.
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