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A Nobel Prize winner says public preschool programs should start at birth

December 12, 2016 - 1:00am
Economist James Heckman’s new study shows that society gets a bigger bang for its buck by investing in programs for babies.
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Education digest: Dec. 12, 2016

December 12, 2016 - 1:00am
A roundup of education news.
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After Comet Ping Pong and Pizzagate, teachers tackle fake news

December 12, 2016 - 1:00am
Teachers and librarians hope to help students distinguish between the real and the invented.
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He grew up hungry. Now he wants to revolutionize school lunch.

December 12, 2016 - 1:00am
Food services manager Rodney Taylor joined Fairfax County schools with a mandate to turn it into a national model.
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States need to do better by their most talented students

December 12, 2016 - 1:00am
A new federal education law creates an opportunity for school systems to make it more likely that their best students will reach their full potential.
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Georgetown students end sit-in over university's ties to Nike

December 11, 2016 - 1:00am
Georgetown University students allege Nike mistreats workers in their Vietnamese factories. They called on the university to end its licensing agreement with the company.
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ExxonMobil's Rex Tillerson was a big booster of Common Core

December 11, 2016 - 1:00am
He warned Pennsylvania against dropping the core, and infuriated public education advocates by saying that public schools “don't understand” that the business community is their “customer” and that “they are “producing a product that may be “defective."
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Teacher to Trump's education pick: Let's 'address the elephant in the room.' It's you.

December 11, 2016 - 1:00am
Teachers "are a little freaked out by your nomination to be secretary of education."
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Trump’s choice for education secretary vows to ‘end’ Common Core

December 11, 2016 - 1:00am
She said she wants to give states the freedom to get rid of the Core — but apparently she doesn't know they already have it.
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Three challenges for teachers in the era of Trump

December 10, 2016 - 1:00am
In a society where facts don't seem to matter, teachers have new responsibilities.
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The most important thing schools don't do

December 10, 2016 - 1:00am
The problem with all the things they do instead.
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Just because your kids are headed off to college, it doesn’t mean they’ll graduate

December 10, 2016 - 1:00am
If students treat college like a spectator sport, it’s likely the game will end early for them.
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Georgetown students take over president’s office to protest ties with Nike

December 9, 2016 - 1:00am
Students call for an end to licensing agreement unless working conditions improve for workers in the company’s Vietnam factory.
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Nominee to lead D.C. schools says he is ready to tackle the system’s biggest problems

December 9, 2016 - 1:00am
Mayor Muriel E. Bowser urged D.C. Council members to approve Wilson’s nomination on Dec. 20.
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Trump visits Ohio State victims, officer who killed attacker

December 9, 2016 - 1:00am
Trump has said that the attack was carried out by “a Somali refugee who should not have been in our country.”
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Education Department civil rights officials urged to work through 'tough times ahead'

December 9, 2016 - 1:00am
The future is uncertain for the Education Department's Office of Civil Rights in a Trump administration.
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Finland’s schools were once the envy of the world. Now, they’re slipping.

December 9, 2016 - 1:00am
Finland fell out of the top 10 in math in 2012 on an international exam that compares students in more than 70 countries. In 2015, it did even worse, raising lots of questions.
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A sobering look at what Betsy DeVos did to education in Michigan - and what she might do as secretary of education

December 9, 2016 - 1:00am
A look at DeVos by someone who has watched her work.
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A twist on controversial 'Professor Watchlist’: Notre Dame academics want their names added

December 9, 2016 - 1:00am
The list was created by a conservative group and targets professors said to have a "radical agenda."
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'You gonna die': Woman indicted in threats to father of Sandy Hook victim

December 8, 2016 - 1:00am
His six-year-old son was gunned down at school. Then the death threats came, from people who believed a conspiracy theory that the mass shooting was an elaborate hoax.
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