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Senate schedules confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump's pick for education secretary

January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
DeVos is one of eight Trump picks that Democrats have singled out for extra scrutiny.
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'I’m a college student, but I was treated like a criminal. How can I not incorporate that into my world view?'

January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
College activists — especially students of color — are often seen as intolerant and hypersensitive. One explains why they react the way they do.
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The deepest fears - and hopes - parents harbor about their kids applying to college

January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
'I have witnessed a climate in college admission in which increasingly students and parents — in the pursuit of college acceptance — have lost perspective about what is really important.'
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A teen spread a racist video of a black classmate eating chicken. Both face criminal charges.

January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
The black teen had entered a chicken wing-eating contest at a high school pep rally. The Snapchat video of him contained racial slurs and insults.
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There is actually nothing for low-income students in Cuomo’s free-college plan

January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
Cuomo has proposed only covering the difference between tuition and students’ existing aid, meaning that those who get the most aid benefit the least from the proposal.
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Historically black college faces backlash over band’s plan to perform at Trump inauguration

January 4, 2017 - 1:00am
Alumni of Talladega College call for school’s president to reverse decision.
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A teacher's nine wishes for 2017

January 4, 2017 - 1:00am
"Every student. Not the chosen few, the wealthy few, the privileged few, the profitable few. Every student."
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New York takes a stab at debt-free college, covering tuition for families earning less than $125,000

January 4, 2017 - 1:00am
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is proposing to cover tuition for low- and middle-income students at state colleges and universities.
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Former students fight for a stake in ITT Educational Services bankruptcy

January 4, 2017 - 1:00am
A group of former students at ITT Technical Institutes filed a lawsuit against the parent company to ensure participation in bankruptcy proceedings.
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She started college as a single mother at age 18. Now she has a diploma.

January 2, 2017 - 1:00am
Emerita Ayala just graduated from George Mason University. She’s 23, and her son is 8.
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Debate over school start times flares anew

January 2, 2017 - 1:00am
Montgomery County principals describe toll of new bell times on children in the early grades.
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Liberal arts education in the Age of Trump

January 1, 2017 - 1:00am
A college president talks up teamwork, communication and critical thinking.
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Colleges must be intelligent about intelligence studies

January 1, 2017 - 1:00am
A former CIA intelligence officer offers a view on his field's place in academia.
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D.C.’s teachers union hopeful it will have a new contract in early 2017

December 31, 2016 - 1:00am
While the school system and the union have yet to agree on raises, both say it’s a priority to settle the contract.
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Buffalo school board demands resignation of member Carl Paladino for vile comments about Obamas

December 30, 2016 - 1:00am
Paladino was co-chair of Donald Trump's campaign in New York state.
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Connecting college access, admissions and completion

December 30, 2016 - 1:00am
Two experts offer views on improving transparency in college admissions.
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Minority students at U-Md. issue 64 demands, including prayer rooms in every major building and shuttles to Muslim center

December 29, 2016 - 1:00am
The demands were made by a coalition of 25 groups representing eight minority groups on the College Park campus. No Jewish groups signed.
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'I honestly thought of myself as simply American': DNA testing shocks college students

December 29, 2016 - 1:00am
As many as 1,500 people discover their genetic heritage in a university project.
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‘School choice’ or ‘privatization’? A guide to loaded education lingo in the Trump era

December 28, 2016 - 1:00am
We’re used to the politically charged language of the abortion wars. Education has its own version.
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