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William G. Bowen, Princeton Educator Who Championed Poor and Minority Students, Dies at 83

Education News from NY Times - October 21, 2016 - 12:39pm
Dr. Bowen was president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and also served as provost and president of Princeton, overseeing the admission of women and expanding the university academically.
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Tech Tip: Want to make your own app? There are free classes for that

Education News from NY Times - October 21, 2016 - 11:12am
If you have an idea for a mobile app, or you just want to become more familiar with how software works, you can get a free education online.
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Fair Game: A Whistle Was Blown on ITT; 17 Years Later, It Collapsed

Education News from NY Times - October 21, 2016 - 10:31am
In the interim, the for-profit education company made billions off federal student aid, while students amassed mountains of debt and few job prospects.
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Your Money Adviser: How to Dig Out of Federal Student Loan Default

Education News from NY Times - October 21, 2016 - 10:19am
Rehabilitation, the main option for getting back on track, can return borrowers to delinquency because of “needless red tape,” a new report finds.
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Op-Ed Contributor: Are Detroit’s Most Terrible Schools Unconstitutional?

Education News from NY Times - October 21, 2016 - 3:21am
In Detroit, a federal court is being asked to determine if the city’s children have the right to a minimally adequate education.
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Rolling Stone reporter says ‘Jackie’ deceived her about U-Va. gang rape

Education News from Washington Post - October 21, 2016 - 1:00am
Sabrina Rubin Erdely testified that she believed the student’s account but also failed to reach out to key people.
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School district requires $15 background checks for all visitors — including parents

Education News from Washington Post - October 21, 2016 - 1:00am
Is this smart — or overzealous? A school district in Alabama is requiring that all visitors who come to school during the day — including parents and grandparents — must pass a background check and pay $15 to get it. The Pelham City School District had decided over the summer to require background checks for […]
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D.C. Council considers bill giving the city more oversight of student loan debt collectors

Education News from Washington Post - October 21, 2016 - 1:00am
Legislation that would give the District greater oversight of the companies that collect student loan payments is set for a Tuesday vote before the D.C. Council.
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White House to welcome new ‘Kid Science Advisors’ on Friday

Education News from Washington Post - October 21, 2016 - 1:00am
A nine-year-old Baltimore boy who creates toys with a 3-D printer suggested to President Obama that he create a kid advisory group. He did.
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Montgomery middle schoolers to learn to use technology responsibly, safely

Education News from Washington Post - October 21, 2016 - 1:00am
A new program includes instruction on such issues as privacy, cyberbullying and Internet security.
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Who's No. 1? As college rankings proliferate, it depends.

Education News from Washington Post - October 21, 2016 - 1:00am
The Wall Street Journal joins the growing ranks of college rankers, which used to be a field U.S. News and World Report dominated.
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Here's a new college ranking, based entirely on other college rankings

Education News from Washington Post - October 21, 2016 - 1:00am
A composite ranking shows usual suspects at top, but also some surprises.
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The four biggest mistakes students make when applying to college

Education News from Washington Post - October 21, 2016 - 1:00am
While we’re inundated with more college rankings than ever before, it seems that hasn’t made us better consumers.
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Alternative school student's leg amputated after contractor slammed him to ground, lawyer says

Education News from Washington Post - October 21, 2016 - 1:00am
The mother of 13-year-old Montravious Thomas plans to file a lawsuit against the Muscogee County School District in Georgia.
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