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For Muslims at Ohio State, unease and fears of a backlash after terrifying attack

December 1, 2016 - 1:00am
FBI officials say they believe Ohio State student was influenced by the Islamic State and radical clerics in an attack that has shaken the community.
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It's going to cost taxpayers $108 billion to help student loan borrowers

December 1, 2016 - 1:00am
The price tag on a popular student loan repayment program is far larger than the Education Department estimates, the Government Accountability Office says.
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Swastika drawn on restroom wall in Maryland high school

December 1, 2016 - 1:00am
Montgomery County incident is the most recent in a string of hate-based vandalism acts.
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Catholic college leaders pledge solidarity with undocumented students

December 1, 2016 - 1:00am
More than 70 sign a statement pledging to continue to educate a vulnerable student population.
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Lawsuit alleges Kansas State's 'indifference' to one rape helped lead to another

December 1, 2016 - 1:00am
Two women contend university is reluctant to investigate off-campus sexual assaults
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In education, greater choice doesn’t always mean better outcomes

December 1, 2016 - 1:00am
The choice of Betsy DeVos, well known for her views on K-12 education, sent college officials scrambling just before the long Thanksgiving weekend to find anything DeVos might have said about higher education.
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East Asians topped U.S. students again on international tests. But are their schools really better?

December 1, 2016 - 1:00am
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, known as TIMSS, is an assessment given every four years to students in fourth and eighth grades in dozens of education systems around the world. It was last given in 2015, and the results were just released. Here they are, as described by my Post colleague Emma […]
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The good - and very, very bad - education news of 2016

December 1, 2016 - 1:00am
A veteran teachers looks at the news .... Court rulings, Trump, DeVos, charter schools and more.
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Islamic State says Ohio State attacker was its 'soldier,' school seeks unity as classes resume

November 30, 2016 - 1:00am
As victims of a violent attack at Ohio State University were treated at hospitals Tuesday, classes resumed on a shaken campus.
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Civil rights group documents nearly 900 hate incidents after presidential election

November 30, 2016 - 1:00am
Southern Poverty Law Center says that “we’re seeing something new in its intensity and ferocity.”
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Tuition revenue isn't what it used to be for many universities

November 30, 2016 - 1:00am
Cost-conscious families are forcing colleges and universities to keep a tight rein on tuition increases as competition for students remains fierce, Moody's says.
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U.S. students still lag many Asian peers on international math and science exam

November 30, 2016 - 1:00am
Eighth-graders showed some improvement, but fourth-grade performance was stagnant.
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Ohio State student identified as campus attacker, nearly a dozen hospitalized

November 29, 2016 - 1:00am
Authorities said people had stab wounds and were struck by a car during the attack.
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Almost all students here are refugees - and they speak 16 uncommon languages. How this school makes it work.

November 29, 2016 - 1:00am
Fifth in a series on schools that provide opportunities for all students. This is about Rochester International Academy, which provides a strong transitional program for newly arrived immigrant and refugee students.
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Why businesses need to look beyond the four-year degree

November 29, 2016 - 1:00am
Competency-based learning rethinks what an education should look like and can produce the type of job candidates that companies are looking to hire.
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Obama administration to release new rules for judging schools

November 29, 2016 - 1:00am
It’s not clear whether Trump’s Education Department will uphold the regulations.
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Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. says Trump asked him to be education secretary

November 29, 2016 - 1:00am
If true, it means Betsy DeVos wasn't Trump's first choice.
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Trump could open door to expanding D.C. school voucher program, advocates say

November 28, 2016 - 1:00am
Some want to see the voucher program, currently for low-income children, extended to all D.C. students.
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Low-performing high school requires college-level course for graduation

November 28, 2016 - 1:00am
All Cardozo seniors must take Advanced Placement English Literature. Will it work?
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What's the worst that could happen with Betsy DeVos as education secretary? Two scenarios.

November 28, 2016 - 1:00am
Will she develop a Trump version of Obama's “Race to the Top?"
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