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How one mother discovered a problem with special education and got legislators to help try to fix it

January 9, 2017 - 1:00am
The former teacher was looking for the best placement for her daughter, who has dyslexia, in Maryland and discovered something she thought was shocking.
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Democrats seek to delay confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, citing unfinished ethics review

January 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Trump’s education pick is one of several wealthy Cabinet nominees whose required vetting is not yet complete.
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Poet: I can't answer questions on Texas standardized tests about my own poems

January 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Also: 'How in the name of all that’s moldy did this poem wind up on a proficiency test?'
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Here's Betsy DeVos's financial disclosure form. Read what Trump's billionaire education nominee included — and left out.

January 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Her confirmation hearing is scheduled for Jan. 11.
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In Missouri, students who bully could be charged with a felony

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
The change in law comes as part of a broader overhaul of the state’s criminal code.
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George Washington University names new president

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
Thomas J. LeBlanc, the University of Miami provost, will take the helm at GW.
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Michelle Obama: 'Don’t be afraid — you hear me, young people? Don’t be afraid.' Text of her final speech as first lady.

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
She spoke to school counselors — at an event to honor the 2017 National Counselor of the Year — and students at the White House.
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Campbell Brown, Facebook's new head of news partnerships, has ties to Trump's education nominee

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
She is leaving her editorial position at The 74, an education news and advocacy site.
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Lehigh aims to expand 20 percent, add health college

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
"If you're not in health, you're not a player," says university President John Simon
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Muslim woman who voted for Trump asks Georgetown to intervene over professor's 'hateful, vulgar' messages

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
Georgetown associate professor Christine Fair called Asra Q. Nomani's appeal to her employer a “very dangerous trend.”
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'I hope I've made you proud.' First lady Michelle Obama chokes up during speech to educators

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
It was an emotional conclusion to a pointed speech that seemed to allude to concerns and fears about President-elect Donald Trump — without ever mentioning him by name.
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Of course, low-income students win with free tuition

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
Experiences with free college programs in other states suggests that the Cuomo plan will help low-income students cope with living expenses by galvanizing action from the colleges and universities.
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Trump’s education nominee and her family members are major donors to the senators who will vote on her confirmation

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
Betsy DeVos’s family has given more than $800,000 to current senators since 2013 — more than the nation’s two largest teachers unions have given.
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How testing practices have to change in U.S. public schools

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
An analysis of how to create fair "accountability" systems.
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Highlights children's magazine to publish image of same-sex couple for first time after controversy

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
Activists recently asked the magazine not to bow to “pressure from homosexual activists by including same-sex families.”
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A school bus driver left a 6-year-old at an empty house. She was found walking down a highway.

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
Then a private investigator came to the rescue.
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As college leaders wonder what to make of Trump, one takes comfort in what he hasn't said

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
The higher education lobby seeks to work with a man few expected to win the presidency. Mary Sue Coleman, president of the Association of American Universities, doesn't want to make any presumptions about what's to come.
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Can gentrifying Ward 4 support two new middle schools? D.C. will soon find out.

January 6, 2017 - 1:00am
The city plans to open a middle school to feed into Takoma’s Coolidge High School.
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Now what? Trump ally is refusing to resign from school board after making vile remarks about Obamas.

January 6, 2017 - 1:00am
Now that Carl Paladino is refusing the Buffalo school board's demand that he resigns, the panel is moving to ask New York's state education commissioner to remove him.
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Historically black college stands firm on sending band to Trump inauguration, despite alumni anger

January 6, 2017 - 1:00am
Talladega College had faced criticism for taking part after a campaign seen by many as racially divisive.
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