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Educators get blamed for everything. Now, it's for fanning fear of Trump.

November 18, 2016 - 1:00am
They can't get a break.
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When it comes to career-training programs, for-profit schools don't measure up, feds say

November 18, 2016 - 1:00am
Vocational graduates of public colleges earn nearly $9,000 more than those who attended comparable programs at for-profit institutions, the Education Department said in a report.
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D.C. student detained for peace sign vandalism during anti-Trump protest

November 18, 2016 - 1:00am
Video shows police officer straddling the student's head, handcuffing him, during protest involving hundreds of D.C. high school students.
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Police investigate driver who allegedly displayed gun during student protest

November 17, 2016 - 1:00am
Police are examining whether man had proper gun permit and if he threatened students.
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Student protesters demand that universities become sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants

November 17, 2016 - 1:00am
Students are pressuring universities to protect undocumented students when Donald Trump becomes president. While some students celebrated Trump's win, others were in tears, worried about the threat of deportation for themselves or their families.
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Trump, a Common Core foe, considering Core supporters for education secretary

November 17, 2016 - 1:00am
And some supporters don't like it.
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Former D.C. schools chancellor violated ethics rules when asking for donations

November 17, 2016 - 1:00am
Kaya Henderson said she was unaware she was breaking the rules and agreed to the censure.
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Student wearing Trump hat, arguing with protesters, is punched, kicked to ground

November 17, 2016 - 1:00am
High school student wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat argued with a group of students protesting the outcome of the presidential election, was taken to a hospital.
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Man investigated for racist messages had been accepted to University of Pennsylania

November 17, 2016 - 1:00am
University of Pennsylvania officials said that a man was able to get access to students' contact information because he had accepted an offer of admission and joined a private group Facebook page for members of the class of 2020.
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University of Oklahoma student implicated in racist group texts to Penn freshmen is no longer a student

November 17, 2016 - 1:00am
Thousands of alumni and professors have called on Donald Trump to condemn the racist incident.
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Why aren't conservatives included in university's 'inclusiveness,' Michigan students ask

November 17, 2016 - 1:00am
As anti-Trump protests continue at colleges nationally, a petition at the University of Michigan asks that "diversity" include a diversity of political opinions.
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Ivy League students, professors, alumni ask schools to be sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants

November 17, 2016 - 1:00am
In the wake of the election, petitions challenge university officials to provide a safe haven for students who aren't legally U.S. residents.
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Oberlin College dismisses professor who posted anti-Semitic messages on social media

November 16, 2016 - 1:00am
The academic had said, among other things, that Jews were behind the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
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Montgomery County opts for a post-Labor Day start for next school year

November 16, 2016 - 1:00am
School board says academic year will start Sept. 5, 2017, a week later than usual.
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D.C. students walk out of class to protest Trump

November 16, 2016 - 1:00am
Joining protests across the country in Clinton strongholds, Wilson High students say they want a voice despite not having a vote.
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Student discovers racial slur on wall of restroom in Md. elementary school

November 16, 2016 - 1:00am
A teacher failed to immediately report it to administrators at Sligo Creek Elementary, officials say.
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Parents of transgender children speak out as election results put LGBT advocates on defense

November 16, 2016 - 1:00am
The Human Rights Campaign has created a new parents’ council to harness the power of personal stories.
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‘You're fired’: Parents furious after students shown image of Trump firing Obama

November 16, 2016 - 1:00am
The teacher involved has been placed on administrative leave, school officials say.
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Virginia’s schools are growing more racially and economically segregated

November 15, 2016 - 1:00am
The number of students in racially isolated schools has doubled during the past decade, according to a Commonwealth Institute report.
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Did the idea of free public higher education go down with the Democrats?

November 15, 2016 - 1:00am
Trump has been largely silent on higher education, but he has promised to work with Congress to reduce the cost of college.
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