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White flight is creating a separate and unequal system of higher education

December 8, 2016 - 1:00am
American higher education has evolved into a two-tiered separate and unequal system that fuels the intergenerational reproduction of white racial privilege.
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For students worried about Trump, Los Angeles school district opens hotline, support sites

December 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Many young Latinos remain scared of his rhetoric and policy promises they feel are targeted at them.
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BASIS continues school expansion overseas with new campus in Prague

December 8, 2016 - 1:00am
BASIS continues its expansion overseas with a new campus planned for Prague following a recent reach into China.
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A Michigan school official posted offensive Facebook memes. Now protesters want him gone.

December 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Critics want Alfredo Francesconi to step down as vice president of the Roseville Community Schools Board of Education in Michigan.
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Thousands of Virginians may be eligible for student loan forgiveness. And they might not even know it.

December 7, 2016 - 1:00am
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Tuesday said his office is notifying some 5,300 people who attended a chain of defunct for-profit colleges of their eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
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Why Americans should not panic about international test results

December 7, 2016 - 1:00am
An examination of why the data from PISA can be as wrong as the data was predicting the Brexit vote in Britain and the U.S. presidential election.
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Six Md. schools achieve Blue Ribbon honor

December 7, 2016 - 1:00am
They include two in Montgomery County and one each in Anne Arundel, Howard, Frederick and Calvert counties.
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NAACP moves ahead with its call for moratorium on charter schools

December 7, 2016 - 1:00am
The civil rights organization's controversial position was strongly criticized — but it isn't backing down.
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On the world stage, U.S. students fall behind

December 7, 2016 - 1:00am
Math scores drop for U.S. high schoolers while reading and science scores stay the same.
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Rolling Stone asks judge to overrule jury in U-Va. defamation case

December 6, 2016 - 1:00am
Rolling Stone wants a judge to reverse a jury's $3 million verdict in case regarding its retracted U-Va. gang rape story.
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Supply of U.S. high school graduates is stagnating, posing challenge for colleges

December 6, 2016 - 1:00am
Report shows number of graduates peaked in 2013, but Hispanic graduate numbers are booming.
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Maryland state school board selects education scholar as vice president

December 6, 2016 - 1:00am
Chester E. Finn Jr. took the position after the resignation of S. James Gates Jr.
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Why this high school works: 'We are in a perpetual state of improvement.'

December 6, 2016 - 1:00am
Sixth in a series on schools that provide opportunities for all children to succeed. This is about a high school in New York and what makes it tick.
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Will D.C.’s new chancellor finally be able to close the achievement gap?

December 6, 2016 - 1:00am
A look at Antwan Wilson’s record in Oakland and Denver shows that the schools leader has faced opposition to his big changes.
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For-profit college students make a last-ditch attempt at faster debt relief

December 6, 2016 - 1:00am
A coalition of people who say they were defrauded by for-profit colleges is urging the Obama administration to cancel their debt before Donald Trump takes office.
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Why my 5-year-old grandson needs good luck to get a great class

December 5, 2016 - 1:00am
Lotteries for selective programs leave millions of American students picking their futures out of a hat.
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Parents of Virginia teen who committed suicide sue school counselor

December 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Jay Gallagher ended his life three weeks after a friend told the counselor he was suicidal, the suit says.
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The top 10 books most challenged in schools and libraries

December 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Why people challenge books — and why they should not be banned.
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School district weighs ban of ‘Mockingbird,’ ‘Huckleberry Finn’ after complaint

December 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Virginia school board has assembled a committee to decide how to proceed after books were pulled from classrooms and libraries because they contain racial slurs.
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Hampshire College once again flies U.S. flag after weeks of protests

December 3, 2016 - 1:00am
The liberal arts school in Massachusetts had removed the flag following Trump's election amid protests.
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