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Trump and Congress have a lot of power to make changes in D.C. schools

January 29, 2017 - 1:00am
Experts say Republican control could lead to an expansion of vouchers, a potential shift in federal resources.
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The telling letter Betsy DeVos wrote to clarify her position on U.S. disabilities law

January 29, 2017 - 1:00am
DeVos vows to uphold IDEA — but then plugs voucher program that forces students to sign away rights under the law.
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Business is the most popular college major, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good choice

January 29, 2017 - 1:00am
Students who major in general business and marketing are more likely to be unemployed or underemployed. They also earn less than those in more math-focused business majors, such as finance and accounting.
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Eleven Nobel laureates, thousands of academics sign protest of Trump immigration order

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
Thousands of academics sign on to a petition denouncing President Trump's executive order temporarily halting admission of refugees to the U.S.
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A 3-year-old girl walked out of a D.C. school, unnoticed, during nap time

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
The girl’s mother says school officials told her a man found her wandering and took her back to Wheatley Education Campus.
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U-Md. president calls sanctuary campus designation 'unnecessary'

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
In responding to student demands, Wallace D. Loh says designation is unnecessary because "we already provide all the protections and support allowed under the law."
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Sen. Franken: No Democrat will vote for Betsy DeVos as education secretary - and we're seeking Republicans to oppose her

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
It’s clear that Betsy DeVos is not qualified for the job of @usedgov Sec., & I will not be supporting her nomination https://t.co/3cXbnzXCvD — Sen. Al Franken (@SenFranken) January 19, 2017 Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) told Rachel Maddow on her MSNBC show Thursday night that no Democrat will vote to confirm Betsy DeVos, the Michigan […]
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The feds now have 306 sexual violence investigations at 225 schools, updated report says

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
Two universities have been added to the list of schools under investigation for their handling of complaints of sexual violence.
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American University names new president: Obama Cabinet member Sylvia Mathews Burwell

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
Burwell was director of OMB and later the secretary of health and human services, an unusual background for a university president.
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DeVos says she will protect students with disabilities, but advocates aren't convinced

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
DeVos explains her commitment to federal laws protecting students with disabilities after stumbling on a question about it during her confirmation hearing.
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New bill offers glimpse of how Washington could use federal funding to expand school vouchers

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
Sen. Tim Scott's bill aims to give students with disabilities, military kids and low-income children in D.C. greater access to private schools.
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He home-schooled his 7 kids. Now he's tapped as education commissioner of New Hampshire.

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
Republican governor picks Common Core critic.
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This college president found an error in the College Scorecard. So why did it take 5 months to fix?

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
Education Department said it corrected a coding error in the Scorecard that undercounted people who did not pay down the balance on their undergraduate student loans, but it took five months.
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What taxpayers should know about the cost of school choice

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
Choice supporters don't much like to talk about this.
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Research shows young girls are less likely to think of women as 'really, really smart'

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
Researchers see early gender bias in girls as young as 6, which could have a lifelong impact.
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A student was forced to urinate in a bucket during class. She sued — and won.

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
The attorney for the San Diego teen said, “Something like this never should have happened to a 14-year-old girl just entering high school.”
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Vocational education provides skills needed for long-term, meaningful work

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
We must dispel the theory that critical thinking can only be taught or learned at four-year institutions.
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National Education Association: More than 1 million emails sent to senators urging a vote against DeVos

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
Union officials said they were surprised and gratified by the response.
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U-Va. education dean: Betsy DeVos's Senate hearing performance was 'disqualifying'

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
DeVos's Senate hearing performance was disqualifying, says the dean of U-Va.' s education school.
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Students rushed to help a coach who said he had cancer. Then they learned his story was a lie.

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
Kevin MaBone shook his head, smiled and drove off with his gifts. He went all the way to a federal courthouse for sentencing on old embezzlement charges.
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