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Columbia University explores historical ties to the slave trade

Education News from Washington Post - 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

Education News from Washington Post - 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

Education News from Washington Post - 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

Education News from Washington Post - 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

Education News from Washington Post - 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.

Education News from Washington Post - 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

Education News from Washington Post - 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

Education News from Washington Post - 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

Education News from Washington Post - January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
A different look at how to improve public education.
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Betsy DeVos's ethics review raises further questions for Democrats and watchdogs

Education News from Washington Post - January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
Democrats and ethics watchdogs say there are important unanswered questions about the considerable financial interests — including, it appears, in education-related companies — that DeVos will continue to hold.
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University of Phoenix sale clears a crucial hurdle

Education News from Washington Post - January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
The Higher Learning Commission, a college accreditation agency, has cleared the way for the $1.1 billion sale of the school's parent company to a group of investors.
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Private Colleges Suggest New York’s Free Tuition Plan Limits Choices

Education News from NY Times - January 24, 2017 - 8:28pm
Some are worried that the governor’s proposal to make state college tuition free could imperil the finances of small colleges that recruit students mainly from New York State.
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Not Only Elite Law Schools Offer Great Returns on Investment

Education News from NY Times - January 24, 2017 - 4:46pm
In a study of graduate salary-to-debt ratios, some lower-ranked state schools can also lead to a highly paid job to tackle hefty tuition bills.
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