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The startling way NYC's largest charter network handles student discipline

October 20, 2015 - 2:56pm
Success Academy charter schools suspend students at about seven times the rate of New York City public schools, study finds.









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U-Va. student Martese Johnson files federal lawsuit against Va. ABC, officers involved in bloody arrest

October 20, 2015 - 2:25pm
He alleges that the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control violated his rights when officers arrested him in an incident that left him with a flooding head wound.









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Enrollment up in D.C. public schools for seventh consecutive year

October 20, 2015 - 2:25pm
Unaudited figures show 2 percent increase from last year to more than 87,700 students.









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The startling way NYC's largest charter network handles student discipline

October 20, 2015 - 12:21pm
Success Academy charter schools suspend students at about seven times the rate of New York City public schools, study finds.









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Is this the beginning of the end for ITT?

October 20, 2015 - 11:04am
On Monday, the Department of Education placed additional restrictions on the school's use of federal grants and loans, after ITT failed to account for millions of dollars in aid that was disbursed to students in the last five years.









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White House hosts Texas student arrested for homemade clock

October 20, 2015 - 6:25am
Ahmed Mohamed was a guest for Astronomy Night.









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High school graduation rates are on the rise in most states

October 19, 2015 - 5:16pm
The nation's schools are making progress, says Education Secretary Arne Duncan.









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Trouble with college debt? This program aims to educate students before it’s a problem

October 19, 2015 - 1:23pm
SALT — a free financial literacy program — uses students to help students avoid the debt abyss.









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This charter school opened Aug. 24. It's already considered closing.

October 19, 2015 - 12:36pm
'It is one thing to be unprepared. But this, this is at a level unheard of. '









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Students take up the Fight for $15 for another group: Themselves

October 19, 2015 - 10:02am
But universities push back against paying more for work study jobs, which are subsidized by the federal government.









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What are Bill and Melinda Gates talking about?

October 19, 2015 - 4:21am
Bill and Melinda Gates sat down with Gwen Ifill to talk about education reform. Here's some of the head-scratching things they said.









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Why I shouldn’t give up on gifted education

October 18, 2015 - 5:32pm
In a new book, two experts argue that there are reasons to believe in gifted classes, especially for low-income kids.









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