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Amid national conversation about race, Yale acknowledges 'failing' its minorities

November 6, 2015 - 6:28pm
Students demanded a response from Yale College's first black dean, then engaged with the university's president over racism on campus.









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New York's baffling response to parents who didn't let their kids take Common Core tests

November 6, 2015 - 3:38pm
This belongs in the you-can't-make-up-this-stuff category. Also in the someone-is-actually-getting-paid-to-do-this category.









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By age 5, children have a sense of self-esteem that rivals adults, study says

November 6, 2015 - 1:51pm
Kids see themselves as “good” or “bad” at a young age, raising the importance of early experiences.









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Yale's president tells minority students: "We failed you"

November 6, 2015 - 9:44am
Protesters meet with Yale's president for a frank discussion about race on campus









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Why it's hard to be a teacher of English language learners - by an ELL teacher

November 6, 2015 - 4:36am
A companion piece to the post below this one.









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Obama administration cracks down on college accreditors

November 6, 2015 - 12:29am
The Obama administration announces a series of executive actions to reform the gatekeepers that stand between colleges and billions of dollars in federal financial aid.









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A confrontation over race at Yale: Hundreds of students demand answers from the school's first black dean

November 5, 2015 - 10:41pm
After a series of incidents at the Ivy League campus in recent days, black students' frustrations boiled over into a very public confrontation Thursday with the college dean.









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Berkeley High students walk out in protest of apparent lynching threat

November 5, 2015 - 8:07pm
"KKK FOREVER PUBLIC LYNCHING DECEMBER 9th 2015," read the message, which was discovered on a school computer Wednesday.









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Less than half of Montgomery students are college-ready, new tests show

November 5, 2015 - 7:52pm
Montgomery beat state averages; Prince George’s struggled on new Common Core tests.









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Virginia Tech warns campus about threat made to kill all Muslims

November 5, 2015 - 7:06pm
Campus police sent an e-mail alert Thursday asking for help investigating graffiti found on campus.









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California officials agree to stop schools from assigning students to 'fake classes'

November 5, 2015 - 6:20pm
Students at schools in low-income neighborhoods were losing instructional time as they were placed into sham classes.









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High school chemistry lab fire prompts warnings for science teachers

November 5, 2015 - 6:04pm
The blaze, which injured five Virginia students and a teacher, has prompted additional training.









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An educator's list of what's really hard in public education today

November 5, 2015 - 5:03pm
Bill Gates recently said that trying to reform public education is the hardest philanthropic work he's ever done. A veteran educator makes a list of what she thinks is really hard in education.









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Educational opportunities lag for kids in juvenile detention, study finds

November 5, 2015 - 4:01pm
The accountability era in education has yet to reach juvenile detention centers.









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Student loan repayment gets even more complicated and confusing

November 5, 2015 - 12:56pm
A nationally known financial aid expert explains a new program by the U.S. Education Department.









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Major gift to all-girls prep school keeps giving, with new scholarships

November 5, 2015 - 12:25pm
Foxcroft School to use part of $40 million gift to begin new scholarships for students who want to pursue the performance and visual arts.









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Task force meetings on D.C. charter and regular schools will be public

November 5, 2015 - 12:09pm
The Office of Open Government ruled that city law says the meetings cannot be private.









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The not-to-be believed letter sent by U.S. Education Department to Ohio

November 5, 2015 - 4:27am
It's about a charter school grant the department inexplicably gave to Ohio, and it belongs in the you-can't-make-up-this-stuff category.









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First lady urges fathers worldwide to join ‘struggle’ for girls’ education

November 4, 2015 - 10:48pm
Michelle Obama attends a conference in Qatar during a Mideast trip to promote learning options.









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Should the ‘R-word’ be banned on attire at schools? One parent thinks so.

November 4, 2015 - 8:45pm
Jared Hautamaki was offended to find the Redskins name and mascot at his son’s Maryland elementary school.









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