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Research shows young girls are less likely to think of women as 'really, really smart'

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
Researchers see early gender bias in girls as young as 6, which could have a lifelong impact.
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A student was forced to urinate in a bucket during class. She sued — and won.

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
The attorney for the San Diego teen said, “Something like this never should have happened to a 14-year-old girl just entering high school.”
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Vocational education provides skills needed for long-term, meaningful work

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
We must dispel the theory that critical thinking can only be taught or learned at four-year institutions.
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National Education Association: More than 1 million emails sent to senators urging a vote against DeVos

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
Union officials said they were surprised and gratified by the response.
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U-Va. education dean: Betsy DeVos's Senate hearing performance was 'disqualifying'

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
DeVos's Senate hearing performance was disqualifying, says the dean of U-Va.' s education school.
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Students rushed to help a coach who said he had cancer. Then they learned his story was a lie.

January 28, 2017 - 1:00am
Kevin MaBone shook his head, smiled and drove off with his gifts. He went all the way to a federal courthouse for sentencing on old embezzlement charges.
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Citing Trump and unsettled law, school board declines to add LGBT protections for employees

January 26, 2017 - 1:00am
The Loudoun County School Board voted down two measures that would affirm protections for LGBT employees. 
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A gift from two orthodontists to UNC: $25 million worth of art, including 7 drawings by Rembrandt

January 26, 2017 - 1:00am
Two orthodontists used scientists' eyes to identify unsigned works by Old Masters and build an important collection, now donated to the University of North Carolina's Ackland Art Museum.
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Parent: Why school 'choice' doesn't mean the same thing to me as to Betsy DeVos

January 26, 2017 - 1:00am
"Much of this makes me wonder why our leaders don’t embrace the 'first ​choice' so many parents and teachers advocate: the improvement of all public schools so that there are excellent​ schools in every neighborhood in America?"
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In the Trump era, here's how colleges can help veterans

January 26, 2017 - 1:00am
A former college president urges selective schools to open their doors for vets.
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Teacher of the Year asks: Can we stop denigrating teachers now?

January 26, 2017 - 1:00am
"The narrative that public schools are failing, teachers are widely ineffective, and that politicians and business people are the ones to 'fix' all of these problems can sound more compelling than the truth."
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Columbia University explores historical ties to the slave trade

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
Columbia University students and faculty members researched the college's history ties to the slave trade
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Hundreds of students, alumni from DeVos's Christian college oppose her nomination as education secretary

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
Their concerns are listed in a letter being sent to members of the Senate panel that will vote on her nomination by President Trump.
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DeVos receives praise at ‘National School Choice Week’ rally

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
Trump’s education pick has drawn stiff opposition, but many advocates for vouchers and charters see her as a great choice.
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National coalition of attorneys general launches effort to stop embattled college accreditor

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
A group, including Maryland and the District's top prosecutors, want to stop one of the largest national accreditation agencies from resuming its job.
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Sen. Alexander defends DeVos, says Dems are 'desperately' searching for reasons to reject her

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
Key Republican praises DeVos's track record of advocacy for vouchers and charter schools.
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Diane Ravitch to Sen. Alexander: Yes, Betsy DeVos is an education extremist. Don't confirm her as education secretary.

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
Ravitch, who used to work for Alexander at the Education Department, writes open letter to her former boss.
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Sen. Alexander: Betsy DeVos is not an education extremist and should be education secretary

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
President Trump’s nomination of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos as U.S. education secretary may well have resulted in the most contentious confirmation process among his Cabinet picks. DeVos’s supporters say she is a strong supporter of school “choice” who will not harm traditional public schools, while her critics say that her decades-long activism in education show […]
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D.C. Public Schools principal of the year leads Banneker High School

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
School officials tout Anita Berger’s work in improving the school’s graduation rate and academic achievement.
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If Trump really wants to fix troubled schools, here are five things he could do

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
A different look at how to improve public education.
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