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Eight Steps to Rewrite the Special Education Script

Education Week - April 12, 2017 - 8:27am
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act entitles students to a better education than they often receive, writes Brent Betit.
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Rolling Stone settles with former U-Va. dean in defamation case

Education News from Washington Post - April 12, 2017 - 1:00am
In a lawsuit, Nicole Eramo said the magazine ruined her reputation with a story about an alleged gang rape.
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Former Cornell fraternity president gets probation in sex offense case

Education News from Washington Post - April 12, 2017 - 1:00am
The victim, a Cornell student, read a searing impact statement in court at the sentencing hearing.
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Former NYC schools chancellor: 'No one should be able to buy admission to college'

Education News from Washington Post - April 12, 2017 - 1:00am
The director of the Jack Kent Cooke foundation argues that colleges should not allow donations from wealthy families to impact admissions decisions
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DeVos dials back consumer protections for student loan borrowers

Education News from Washington Post - April 12, 2017 - 1:00am
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday withdrew a series of policy memos issued by the Obama administration to strengthen consumer protections for student loan borrowers.
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A teacher asked kids 'how comfortable' they are around black men, Muslims. She was fired.

Education News from Washington Post - April 12, 2017 - 1:00am
School district officials said the assignment did not “meet the standards of appropriate instructional material."
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Ravitch: Why the Supreme Court should not force the public to pay for religious schools

Education News from Washington Post - April 12, 2017 - 1:00am
"Religious liberty is best protected by keeping it separate from government dollars and government control."
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New York’s Free-Tuition Program Will Help Traditional, but Not Typical, Students

Education News from NY Times - April 11, 2017 - 8:42pm
A new program will mostly aid students who go to college straight from high school and graduate on time. But low-income students rarely fit that mold.
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Rolling Stone Settles Lawsuit Over Debunked Campus Rape Article

Education News from NY Times - April 11, 2017 - 7:53pm
The magazine settled with a University of Virginia administrator who had said the retracted November 2014 article portrayed her as the “chief villain.”
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Common Bond for Miami Schools Chief, Student: Being Undocumented

Education Week - April 11, 2017 - 9:27am
Daniela Pelaez will soon graduate from Dartmouth, five years after Superintendent Alberto Carvalho swore to shield her from deportation. But her immigration status is as tenuous as ever.
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Special Ed School Vouchers May Come With Hidden Costs

Education News from NY Times - April 11, 2017 - 8:55am
For parents of struggling students, a voucher for private school may seem like a golden ticket. But some may not realize what they are giving up.
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A Chance to Raise the Bar for Special Education

Education Week - April 11, 2017 - 8:32am
Schools and districts can preempt costly litigation by improving education for students with disabilities, writes Richard Lee Colvin.
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This farm in a shipping container is more than just a source of local produce

Education News from Washington Post - April 11, 2017 - 1:00am
Zeponic Farms in Virginia works with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Colleges can get free doses of naloxone for students overdosing on heroin and other opioids

Education News from Washington Post - April 11, 2017 - 1:00am
The Clinton Foundation announced they are working with a pharmaceutical company to give free doses of NARCAN nasal spray, which can be administered by people without medical training.
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DealBook: Book Pins Corporate Greed on a Lust Bred at Harvard

Education News from NY Times - April 10, 2017 - 9:06pm
“The Golden Passport,” by the veteran journalist Duff McDonald, argues that Harvard Business School is a leading reason there’s so much disdain for corporate America.
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