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The good - and very, very bad - education news of 2016

December 1, 2016 - 1:00am
A veteran teachers looks at the news .... Court rulings, Trump, DeVos, charter schools and more.
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Islamic State says Ohio State attacker was its 'soldier,' school seeks unity as classes resume

November 30, 2016 - 1:00am
As victims of a violent attack at Ohio State University were treated at hospitals Tuesday, classes resumed on a shaken campus.
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Civil rights group documents nearly 900 hate incidents after presidential election

November 30, 2016 - 1:00am
Southern Poverty Law Center says that “we’re seeing something new in its intensity and ferocity.”
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Tuition revenue isn't what it used to be for many universities

November 30, 2016 - 1:00am
Cost-conscious families are forcing colleges and universities to keep a tight rein on tuition increases as competition for students remains fierce, Moody's says.
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U.S. students still lag many Asian peers on international math and science exam

November 30, 2016 - 1:00am
Eighth-graders showed some improvement, but fourth-grade performance was stagnant.
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Ohio State student identified as campus attacker, nearly a dozen hospitalized

November 29, 2016 - 1:00am
Authorities said people had stab wounds and were struck by a car during the attack.
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Almost all students here are refugees - and they speak 16 uncommon languages. How this school makes it work.

November 29, 2016 - 1:00am
Fifth in a series on schools that provide opportunities for all students. This is about Rochester International Academy, which provides a strong transitional program for newly arrived immigrant and refugee students.
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Why businesses need to look beyond the four-year degree

November 29, 2016 - 1:00am
Competency-based learning rethinks what an education should look like and can produce the type of job candidates that companies are looking to hire.
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Obama administration to release new rules for judging schools

November 29, 2016 - 1:00am
It’s not clear whether Trump’s Education Department will uphold the regulations.
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Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. says Trump asked him to be education secretary

November 29, 2016 - 1:00am
If true, it means Betsy DeVos wasn't Trump's first choice.
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Trump could open door to expanding D.C. school voucher program, advocates say

November 28, 2016 - 1:00am
Some want to see the voucher program, currently for low-income children, extended to all D.C. students.
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Low-performing high school requires college-level course for graduation

November 28, 2016 - 1:00am
All Cardozo seniors must take Advanced Placement English Literature. Will it work?
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What's the worst that could happen with Betsy DeVos as education secretary? Two scenarios.

November 28, 2016 - 1:00am
Will she develop a Trump version of Obama's “Race to the Top?"
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Why we celebrate Thanksgiving every year. It isn't what you think.

November 28, 2016 - 1:00am
You will be surprised to learn who turned Thanksgiving into the holiday we celebrate today.
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'Go back to the cotton farm’: Black child was taunted, beaten on school playground, family says

November 26, 2016 - 1:00am
Alana Jackson said her son, Jordan, sustained a broken arm and a concussion when he was attacked by white children in Louisiana.
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This program could revolutionize homeownership for student loan borrowers

November 25, 2016 - 1:00am
Maryland is making a play for a generation of would-be homebuyers with one thing in common: student debt.
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Trump picks billionaire Betsy DeVos, school voucher advocate, as education secretary

November 24, 2016 - 1:00am
DeVos is hardly a household name, but she has helped reshape the education landscape.
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Trump terrifies public school advocates with education secretary pick

November 24, 2016 - 1:00am
Betsy DeVos is a longtime advocate of school privatization.
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Hundreds of colleges mobilize to defend immigrant students

November 24, 2016 - 1:00am
Higher ed leaders press Trump to keep protections for undocumented students.
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To help kids succeed, this rural school gets help from unusual sources. Dentists, for example.

November 24, 2016 - 1:00am
"When students feel safe and know that they matter, they are better able to learn and grow."
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