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The collapse of ITT Technical Institutes is fueling a debate over the Obama administration’s policing of the for-profit industry.
Some teachers are questioning the value of homework for young students.
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A lawsuit alleges that D.C. is unlawfully subjecting some preschool teachers to random drug tests.
A proposed rule would bar discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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The Democratic presidential nominee reaffirmed her commitment to invest in child-care programs on college campuses, spotlighting the need for a service that has been disappearing at many schools just as the number of student parents grows.
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'The tendency to underestimate kids -- to overlook their often remarkable observations and solutions -- is a common complaint of progressive educators and those who support a more child-centered approach to schooling. We don't give kids their due! But the tendency to overestimate them ... is also worth our attention.'
District-run academic programs appear to help stave off “summer slide” — as long as kids show up.
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ITT Educational Services, one of the largest operators of for-profit technical schools, ended operations at all of its ITT Technical Institutes.