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How Sen. Lamar Alexander slammed Betsy DeVos's confirmation hearing through his committee

January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Democrats were mighty unhappy.
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Joe Lieberman disses the entire education establishment at Betsy DeVos's confirmation hearing

January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
The former senator was introducing DeVos, Trump's education secretary nominee, to the Senate committee at her confirmation hearing.
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Do guns belong in schools? Trump's education pick declines to take a stand.

January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Betsy DeVos said she would support Trump if he decides to ban gun-free school zones.
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U-Va. to admit more Virginians and give some middle-class families a price break

January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
University of Virginia will add 100 in-state seats and offer new $2,000 scholarships.
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UC President Janet Napolitano hospitalized with cancer

January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
The University of California chief expects to return to her normal duties “very soon."
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Police charge student with tweeting a threat after white supremacist petition circulated

January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
A 14-year-old girl is accused of threatening to attack a Maryland school.
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Dems raise concern about possible links between DeVos and student debt collection agency

January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos and her husband have a financial stake in a debt collection company that has contracts worth more than $20 million in business with the Education Department.
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Key Democrat requests tax returns from Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick

January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Sen. Patty Murray previously raised concerns about DeVos’s ‘extensive financial entanglements.’
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A boy was sexually abused in a janitor’s closet. Is the school responsible?

January 17, 2017 - 1:00am
Bobby Gobble, a former janitor at a rural Russell County, Va., elementary school, pleaded guilty to abusing four students.
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Teachers have some tough questions for Trump's education nominee, Betsy DeVos

January 17, 2017 - 1:00am
Why, for example, would someone who has sought to privatize public education want to run the U.S. Education Department?
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What Mike Pence doesn't like to admit about Indiana's school voucher program

January 17, 2017 - 1:00am
A piece by the former superintendent of public instruction in Indiana.
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The prescient commencement speech Rep. John Lewis gave in 2016

January 17, 2017 - 1:00am
Read the text, watch the video.
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Is government a ‘force for good,’ or does it ‘really suck’? Education Dept. is at a pivot point.

January 17, 2017 - 1:00am
The secretary of education credits public schools with saving his life; his likely successor believes they are a dysfunctional monopoly.
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53 years later, you still have to pay to use Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous 'I Have a Dream' speech

January 16, 2017 - 1:00am
Under copyright law, it won't be in the public domain until 2038. Here's why.
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When faced with difficult decisions, school administrators sometimes run and hide

January 16, 2017 - 1:00am
Dealing with parental complaints about a teacher, one school acted with irrational stubbornness and lost trust in the process.
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Report card on school food in Maryland: Lots of C’s, one A, two B’s

January 16, 2017 - 1:00am
School systems rated on approaches to sugar in meals, salad bars, vending machines, transparency.
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A gynecologist secretly photographed patients. What’s their pain worth?

January 15, 2017 - 1:00am
A retired judge was tasked with splitting up the $190 million settlement for the patients of Nikita Levy, who left them with a lifetime of trauma.
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Jeb Bush may have won something in the election after all: the U.S. Department of Education

January 15, 2017 - 1:00am
Jeb Bush is a close ally of Trump's education secretary nominee. Bush 's mother, Barbara Bush, is thrilled with Betsy DeVos's nomination, too.
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Betsy DeVos omitted $125,000 anti-union political donation from Senate disclosure form

January 14, 2017 - 1:00am
The donation is a small fraction of the billionaire’s overall contributions, which total more than $5 million.
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Virginia college student pleads guilty to federal computer malware charges

January 14, 2017 - 1:00am
The student began developing software in high school that can steal passwords and banking information.
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