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John Oliver hysterically savages charter schools — and charter supporters aren't happy

August 23, 2016 - 12:04am
You've got to read the transcript.
Categories: Education News

There are a lot of people lowering their student loan payments, but also a lot of people who are behind

August 23, 2016 - 12:04am
A trove of data released by the Education Department shows a continuing trend of people enrolling in the government's generous student loan repayment plans, as well as people struggling to pay their debt.
Categories: Education News

A new academic year begins at U-Va. with grim news of sex assault

August 23, 2016 - 12:04am
A student reported being assaulted at knifepoint near campus early Saturday as the campus readied for classes to start.
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The country’s newest all-boys public high school opens its doors

August 23, 2016 - 12:04am
School opens for 110 freshmen at Ron Brown College Prep, the only single-sex public school in D.C.
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California Supreme Court decision leaves state's teacher tenure law in place

August 23, 2016 - 12:04am
The court declined to hear a closely watched challenge to state tenure laws.
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Wells Fargo to pay $4 million for illegal student loan practices

August 23, 2016 - 12:04am
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said the bank illegally charged late fees to consumers.
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Federal judge temporarily halts Obama's directive to schools on accommodating transgender students

August 23, 2016 - 12:04am
Judge in Texas rules that public schools do not have to let transgender students use the bathrooms of their choice — at least for now.
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For-profit college fights Education Department decision to block its conversion to a nonprofit

August 23, 2016 - 12:04am
The Center for Excellence in Higher Education, a Utah-based chain of career colleges, is accusing the agency of disregarding legal precedent to advance a political agenda.
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Can a revamped Roosevelt High serve everyone in its gentrifying neighborhood?

August 23, 2016 - 12:04am
D.C. students starting the year Monday will find a $127 million renovation and a new dual-language program, which aims to make the school more attractive to families.
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At U-Va., Block Party continues despite administration’s warnings

August 22, 2016 - 12:04am
Thousands of students gathered in Charlottesville for the raucous off-campus, back-to-school party, though some described it as “tamer.”
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A principal berated a new teacher in front of his class. He needed her support instead.

August 22, 2016 - 12:04am
She forced him to tell several classes how inferior he was. Why would a principal turn so quickly, publicly and viciously against a teacher who sought her help?
Categories: Education News

Why white students need black teachers - by a white teacher

August 22, 2016 - 12:04am
'Obviously, students of color need teachers of color, but from experience I know the importance of white students having teachers of color too,'
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