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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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High school students in Montgomery County protest Trump’s election

November 15, 2016 - 1:00am
A walkout at Montgomery Blair was joined by students from nearby schools.
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Will Donald Trump destroy U.S. public education?

November 15, 2016 - 1:00am
There is a short and long answer to this.
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Brown students tore up, threw out American flags at Veterans Day ceremony

November 15, 2016 - 1:00am
After finding flags damaged or missing at a Veterans Day ceremony, some students held a sit-in to protect those that remained, and a debate erupted over patriotism and sacrifice in the United States.
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As for-profit colleges face scrutiny, it's imperative they prove their worth

November 15, 2016 - 1:00am
The new chief executive of DeVry Education Group argues that for-profit colleges must work to demonstrate their value to students.
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A Holocaust scholar compared Donald Trump to Hitler. His high school placed him on leave.

November 15, 2016 - 1:00am
Frank Navarro, a high school teacher, was placed on paid leave after a parent complained about his teaching methods.
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This high-poverty school succeeds by focusing on adventure, the arts, project-based learning

November 15, 2016 - 1:00am
William Smith High School's approach is "strong collaboration among administrators, staff and students, plus investment in a school community marked by shared values and a desire to do meaningful, relevant work."
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U of Oklahoma student, two others implicated in racist messages sent to black U Penn freshmen

November 14, 2016 - 1:00am
Racist GroupMe messages sent to some black students at the University of Pennsylvania appear to have originated in Oklahoma, according to UPenn officials
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How mindfulness practices are changing an inner-city school

November 14, 2016 - 1:00am
Children practice breathing at a Baltimore elementary school, and fewer land in the principal’s office.
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