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The telling speech Betsy DeVos gave about education - full text

December 22, 2016 - 1:00am
She spells out her education vision.
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Former Va. high school band teacher under investigation after incident in Florida

December 21, 2016 - 1:00am
Florida school officials found that band leader had inappropriate communications with a student, and authorities have concerns about potential misconduct in Loudoun County.
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Students, some of them immigrants, write children’s books inspired by their own life’s journeys

December 21, 2016 - 1:00am
High school students in Sterling, Va., teamed up with a children’s book author to write and illustrate 15 children’s stories that now appear on library shelves, and in El Salvador.
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Antwan Wilson confirmed as chancellor of D.C. Public Schools

December 21, 2016 - 1:00am
D.C. Council unanimously confirmed Wilson, who will begin leading the school system in February.
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Lawsuit accuses Education Department of reversing course on student loan forgiveness

December 21, 2016 - 1:00am
The American Bar Association says the agency retroactively changed some eligibility requirements, potentially leaving participants on the hook.
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The disturbing trend of people losing Social Security benefits to student debt

December 21, 2016 - 1:00am
To recoup student debt, the government is leaving people who rely on Social Security with benefits that fall below federal poverty guidelines, the GAO says.
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Minnesota's failed football boycott was a blow to fairness in campus sexual assault hearings

December 21, 2016 - 1:00am
After a high-profile football boycott at the University of Minnesota, two lawyers write about their concerns that it could harm students' due process rights in campus sexual assault cases.
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UCLA is the first school to receive 100,000 freshman applications

December 21, 2016 - 1:00am
School officials pledge that every single application will be read at least twice before UCLA makes admission decisions.
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Education Department denies federal student aid to for-profit N.C. law school

December 21, 2016 - 1:00am
Charlotte School of Law will no longer receive federal loans and grants because it misled students about their chances of passing the bar and because of its shaky accreditation with the American Bar Association.
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High school football player pleads guilty to lesser charge in Idaho assault case

December 20, 2016 - 1:00am
The attack last year on a black, mentally disabled teammate drew national headlines.
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Is Maryland getting ready to expand charter schools and vouchers?

December 20, 2016 - 1:00am
What the Board of Education is really talking about.
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Montgomery schools chief proposes expansion to language, career programs

December 20, 2016 - 1:00am
Jack Smith says he wants budget priorities to affect what students see in the classroom
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The new standardized testing craze to hit public schools

December 20, 2016 - 1:00am
Just when you thought standardized testing might be on its way to being reduced....
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The real problem with Head Start - and why it needs a fresh start

December 20, 2016 - 1:00am
A new study says the program is underfunded and has disparities among states.
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Education digest: Dec. 19, 2016

December 20, 2016 - 1:00am
A roundup of education news from across the country.
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Alternative high schools are giving D.C. students another shot at graduation

December 19, 2016 - 1:00am
Officials say such schools will continue to be a priority for the city.
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This math class is pushing students to realize they’re smarter than they think

December 19, 2016 - 1:00am
An innovative program is mixing students in a new way, and it’s preparing them for college.
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He's going home for Christmas. But most people at his prestigious college have no idea what he's facing there.

December 18, 2016 - 1:00am
"As an African-American college student from a poor family, I frequently have to help my family navigate tasks that students from upper-income backgrounds don’t need to explain to their families. But I’m not the only one."
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A teacher makes eight education predictions for 2017 — some of them dire

December 18, 2016 - 1:00am
Here's what he thinks Betsy DeVos and Donald Trump will do.
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U-Va. to raise money, tap criticized surplus fund to build $300 million scholarship endowment

December 18, 2016 - 1:00am
The surplus fund drew intense scrutiny last summer when its value was disclosed at $2.2 billion.
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