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U. of Alabama activists renew a long conversation about race

January 30, 2016 - 10:48pm
Activists at University of Alabama help drive new conversation about race relations, at a campus with a long history on the issue.









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Why the University of Oregon turned to neighboring states for students

January 30, 2016 - 9:15pm
A shrinking population of high school graduates and state appropriations led Oregon to look outside its borders.









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Nation’s prominent public universities are shifting to out-of-state students

January 30, 2016 - 8:44pm
The in-state share of freshmen fell at dozens of prominent public universities from 2004 to 2014.









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All students should learn to code. Right? Not so fast.

January 30, 2016 - 2:20pm
An education historian looks back to predict the future.









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New Yorker writer returns to high school English class - for a year. Excerpt from David Denby's new book, 'Lit Up'

January 30, 2016 - 8:25am
Denby "embedded” in a tenth-grade English class to see what happened as a good teacher worked with 15-year-olds. He read everything the kids read and listened all year, interviewing kids along the way.









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Obama outlines $4 billion ‘Computer Science for All’ education plan

January 30, 2016 - 6:22am
The proposal, which aims to increase access to computer science classes, would require blessing from Congress.









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'Hand's not raised? Too bad. I'm calling on you anyway'

January 30, 2016 - 5:36am
Should teachers call on students who haven't indicated they want to talk and, in fact, have tacitly indicated they don't want to talk?









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'What passes for acceptable school choice rhetoric is frightening'

January 30, 2016 - 4:34am
An eyewitness account of a National School Choice Week event.









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Some parents and educators fret about so many days lost to snow cleanup

January 29, 2016 - 8:53pm
For many large school districts in Maryland and Virginia,children will have been out for a string of many days.









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Might Yale rename a college to honor a beloved student, instead of a 19th century slavery proponent?

January 29, 2016 - 6:34pm
After protests over race relations on campus, Yale leaders consider renaming a building honoring a slavery propnent — and one of the suggested alternatives is surprising.









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Education is becoming an extremist battleground in Pakistan

January 29, 2016 - 9:04am
The Taliban has been attacking schools and universities, an effort that has become increasingly deadly.









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The Academy Awards isn't alone with its color problem. Look at higher education.

January 29, 2016 - 4:27am
A look at the makeup of faculty in America's colleges and universities.









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White high school student: ‘Black Lives’ don’t matter

January 28, 2016 - 11:34pm
A Maryland teenager has stirred a discussion on racism in the suburbs after an inflammatory video went viral









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Stanford, Harvard each topped $1 billion in charitable donations last year

January 28, 2016 - 5:56pm
New data shows 20 colleges in the Washington area saw significant jumps in charitable fundraising amid a strong economy.









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Kindergarten teacher: Don't blame us if your kids are overworked. It isn't our fault.

January 28, 2016 - 4:54pm
"I wish that every person who makes decisions about education and every parent who is unhappy could spend one week in a classroom."









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Detroit teachers' union sues over poor school conditions

January 28, 2016 - 4:08pm
The union wants the buildings fixed and an end to state control of schools.









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Montgomery students petitioned for full week of school closings

January 28, 2016 - 4:08pm
The petition says roads are clogged and unsafe; Montgomery closes for Friday but says petition wasn’t a factor.









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When it comes to K-12 education, goals of GOP contenders are moot

January 28, 2016 - 3:06pm
They rage against the Common Core and the federal role. Problem is, Congress already took care of both.









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U.S. Education Department threatens to sanction states over test opt-outs

January 28, 2016 - 1:34pm
If you thought the federal government was out of education policy-making because of the new K-12 law, guess again.









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