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'Go back to the cotton farm’: Black child was taunted, beaten on school playground, family says

November 26, 2016 - 1:00am
Alana Jackson said her son, Jordan, sustained a broken arm and a concussion when he was attacked by white children in Louisiana.
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This program could revolutionize homeownership for student loan borrowers

November 25, 2016 - 1:00am
Maryland is making a play for a generation of would-be homebuyers with one thing in common: student debt.
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Trump picks billionaire Betsy DeVos, school voucher advocate, as education secretary

November 24, 2016 - 1:00am
DeVos is hardly a household name, but she has helped reshape the education landscape.
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Trump terrifies public school advocates with education secretary pick

November 24, 2016 - 1:00am
Betsy DeVos is a longtime advocate of school privatization.
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Hundreds of colleges mobilize to defend immigrant students

November 24, 2016 - 1:00am
Higher ed leaders press Trump to keep protections for undocumented students.
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To help kids succeed, this rural school gets help from unusual sources. Dentists, for example.

November 24, 2016 - 1:00am
"When students feel safe and know that they matter, they are better able to learn and grow."
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Cheerleaders investigated by the University of Kansas for photo captioned 'KKK go trump'

November 24, 2016 - 1:00am
Four cheerleaders were suspended from performing for the Jayhawks during an investigation of a photo posted on social media with a caption that some found racially offensive.
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'When you hang one black person, you have to hang them all’: Teacher's lesson draws outrage

November 24, 2016 - 1:00am
A California middle school teacher was explaining equality when he used a lynching analogy to make the discussion “interesting."
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At a Maryland college, concerns that 'USA' theme is too divisive after Trump's election

November 23, 2016 - 1:00am
The student government association apologized to students who might be offended by the “Party in the USA” theme for an annual celebration for seniors, after an administrator mentioned concerns about the possibility of offensive costumes
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Bowser names pick for next D.C. schools chancellor: Oakland schools chief Antwan Wilson

November 23, 2016 - 1:00am
Mayor takes a political risk by choosing an outsider to helm the city’s improving school system.
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'I have to live up to the legacy.' Washington area students earn Rhodes scholarships

November 23, 2016 - 1:00am
Senior Cameron Clarke is the fourth Rhodes Scholar in Howard's history and joins six other students from Washington area colleges in the group of 32 scholarship recipients.
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ACS's $2.4 million settlement in Massachusetts highlights problems in student loan servicing

November 23, 2016 - 1:00am
ACS Education Services, a company that once managed one of the largest portfolios of student loans, will pay the state $2.4 million to settle charges of abusive collection practices and sloppy handling of accounts.
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Michelle Rhee was an outsider trying to tear up the school bosses, just like Trump

November 23, 2016 - 1:00am
Former D.C. schools chancellor says she’s not pursuing a cabinet position. It is likely not the last we will hear of the intense and unconventional educator.
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Michelle Rhee takes herself out of the running for Trump's education secretary

November 23, 2016 - 1:00am
The former D.C. schools chancellor tweeted that she was not pursuing the position.
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George Washington U. gets more diverse after ditching admission test mandate

November 23, 2016 - 1:00am
George Washington University in D.C. is among the most prominent test-optional schools.
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Trump could reverse Obama’s actions on college sex assault, transgender rights

November 23, 2016 - 1:00am
GOP wants new president to cooperate more with local schools on civil rights in education.
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Shavar Jeffries: Why Democratic activists should not go to work for Trump as Education Secretary

November 23, 2016 - 1:00am
A Democrat who agrees to become Trump's Education Secretary would become the agent of a destructive agenda, writes Shavar Jeffries, of Democrats for Education Reform.
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Education Secretary calls on all states to abandon corporal punishment

November 23, 2016 - 1:00am
15 states allow schools to physically punish students for infractions.
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Falwell meets with Trump to talk education

November 23, 2016 - 1:00am
Liberty U. president was an early backer of the Republican's presidential campaign.
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Massachusetts college stops flying American flag after it becomes focus of dispute over Trump

November 23, 2016 - 1:00am
After someone burned a flag following Trump’s win, Hampshire College's president says school will not fly any flag — at least for a while.
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