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Editorial: A Promising Proposal for Free Tuition

Education News from NY Times - January 5, 2017 - 10:47am
Although Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal would help many families, a close examination of costs will be required to make sure it is workable.
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Anger at a cop killer, a plea for clemency, and a fight over free expression at American U.

Education News from Washington Post - January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
After American University removes a controversial sculpture, the artist says the school has violated its own contract with him and stifled free expression. But critics say the piece wrongly glorifies a man convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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Disparity in Maryland's public higher education goes on trial

Education News from Washington Post - January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
Inequality in Maryland's higher education system will take center stage next week in a trial to resolve a decade-old lawsuit over the lack of investment in the state's historically black colleges and universities.
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Senate schedules confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump's pick for education secretary

Education News from Washington Post - January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
DeVos is one of eight Trump picks that Democrats have singled out for extra scrutiny.
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'I’m a college student, but I was treated like a criminal. How can I not incorporate that into my world view?'

Education News from Washington Post - January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
College activists — especially students of color — are often seen as intolerant and hypersensitive. One explains why they react the way they do.
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The deepest fears - and hopes - parents harbor about their kids applying to college

Education News from Washington Post - January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
'I have witnessed a climate in college admission in which increasingly students and parents — in the pursuit of college acceptance — have lost perspective about what is really important.'
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A teen spread a racist video of a black classmate eating chicken. Both face criminal charges.

Education News from Washington Post - January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
The black teen had entered a chicken wing-eating contest at a high school pep rally. The Snapchat video of him contained racial slurs and insults.
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There is actually nothing for low-income students in Cuomo’s free-college plan

Education News from Washington Post - January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
Cuomo has proposed only covering the difference between tuition and students’ existing aid, meaning that those who get the most aid benefit the least from the proposal.
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