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Mostly White Alabama Town Can Split From Diverse District, Court Rules

Education Week - May 9, 2017 - 8:34am
A federal judge will allow Gardendale, Ala., to form its own school district of mostly white students in spite of her criticism that city leaders are doing so as a way to control racial demographics in public schools.
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Trump Orders Hard Look at Federal Reach on K-12 Policy

Education Week - May 9, 2017 - 8:34am
A task force will take nearly a year to examine regulations put out by previous administrations, determine which step on local control, and issue recommendations.
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We are teaching kids how to write all wrong — and no, Mr. Miyagi's rote lessons won't help a bit

Education News from Washington Post - May 9, 2017 - 1:00am
'We can either train students to pass assessments that make teachers and bureaucrats happy, or we can help them learn how to think and write in ways that will allow them to operate effectively in the world. We can't do both.'
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A disturbing truth about medical school — and America's future doctors

Education News from Washington Post - May 9, 2017 - 1:00am
How a high-stakes test affects medical education and students studying to be doctors.
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Can the middle class afford college?

Education News from Washington Post - May 9, 2017 - 1:00am
Often, families that don't qualify for need-based financial aid are not wealthy enough to pay full tuition.
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Trump Walks Back Threat to Defund Black Colleges

Education News from NY Times - May 8, 2017 - 8:12pm
Some African-American educators were left feeling used, many black politicians were enraged and some demanded that President Trump show his support by offering more funding.
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