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If Trump really wants to fix troubled schools, here are five things he could do

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
A different look at how to improve public education.
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Betsy DeVos's ethics review raises further questions for Democrats and watchdogs

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
Democrats and ethics watchdogs say there are important unanswered questions about the considerable financial interests — including, it appears, in education-related companies — that DeVos will continue to hold.
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University of Phoenix sale clears a crucial hurdle

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
The Higher Learning Commission, a college accreditation agency, has cleared the way for the $1.1 billion sale of the school's parent company to a group of investors.
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New rules aim to fix problem of thousands of student transfers during school year

January 24, 2017 - 1:00am
More than 10,000 students change schools in the middle of the school year in D.C., but not much is known about why they move.
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Curriculum matters: How these four schools engage all students in learning

January 24, 2017 - 1:00am
Eighth in a series about winners in the Schools of Opportunities project.
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Democrats request another hearing for DeVos, Trump's education pick, before confirmation vote

January 24, 2017 - 1:00am
Democrats want more time to ask DeVos questions, Republicans say they already have asked more than 1,000.
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Navient CEO Jack Remondi: CFPB is more interested in filing lawsuits than fixing student loan servicing

January 24, 2017 - 1:00am
Jack Remondi insists Navient has a strong track record of keeping people out of default and enrolling them in affordable repayment plans, despite the constraints of the poorly designed federal student loan program.
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How a small high school learned to challenge every student

January 23, 2017 - 1:00am
It began with naming an International Baccalaureate coordinator who had never taught an IB class.
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What Trump said when he signed the executive order on Betsy DeVos, his education nominee

January 23, 2017 - 1:00am
He didn't say anything like this about any other of the other nominees whose papers he signed.
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Michael Moore calls for mass opposition to Betsy DeVos as pushback against Trump's education pick grows

January 22, 2017 - 1:00am
Even groups that support the same causes are opposing her nomination.
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Democrats reject her, but they helped pave the road to education nominee DeVos

January 22, 2017 - 1:00am
Many Democrats have been supporting traditional Republican views of school reform for years.
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U-Va. president Teresa A. Sullivan announces she will step down in summer 2018

January 21, 2017 - 1:00am
Sullivan will work through the end of her contract after weathering a tumultuous tenure at the helm of Virginia’s flagship public university.
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Trump: Public schools are part of 'American carnage'

January 21, 2017 - 1:00am
In his inaugural address, Trump groups public schools with gangs, drugs and rusted-out factories. And he said schools don't teach students anything.
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Historic - or ‘historical’ - inauguration? DeVos, the next education secretary, tweets the wrong one

January 21, 2017 - 1:00am
Was President Trump's inauguration "historical"?
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After ethics review, Senate postpones committee vote for Betsy DeVos

January 21, 2017 - 1:00am
Senate Democrats had wanted the review in hand before this week's confirmation hearings.
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Trump White House takes down website pages about disabilities

January 21, 2017 - 1:00am
Trump famously mocked a reporter with disabilities in 2015.
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The key Common Core questions no senator asked Betsy DeVos to answer

January 21, 2017 - 1:00am
She didn't bring it up either.
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GW's next president helped lead U. of Miami's rise

January 21, 2017 - 1:00am
Thomas J. LeBlanc comes to George Washington University after nearly 12 years in South Florida.
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Let’s end the craziness of college admissions

January 21, 2017 - 1:00am
Although the most selective colleges and universities in the U.S. enroll fewer than 6 percent of American undergraduates, you might conclude from the angst around admissions every year that very few students are accepted into college in the United States. Not so.
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Worried about what Trump might say, Michigan teacher won’t let fourth-graders watch inaugural address

January 21, 2017 - 1:00am
Will students in other classrooms around the country watch?
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