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What is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos doing with the rapper Pitbull in Miami?

Education News from Washington Post - April 6, 2017 - 9:56pm
He started a charter school, and she visited it, along with other schools on her latest trip to the Sunshine State.
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His application essay for Stanford? Writing #BlackLivesMatter 100 times. He got in.

Education News from Washington Post - April 6, 2017 - 9:56pm
Some college applicants take risks. This one — backed by academic and other credentials — seemed to pay off.
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Howard U faculty leaders vote no confidence in university president. But some say vote was flawed.

Education News from Washington Post - April 6, 2017 - 9:56pm
Some faculty leaders -- including the vice chair and secretary -- said the vote against president Wayne A.I. Frederick and provost Anthony Wutoh took them by surprise, and they questioned whether it was valid.
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Melania Trump visits all-girls charter school with Jordan's Queen Rania and Betsy DeVos

Education News from Washington Post - April 6, 2017 - 9:56pm
It was a rare public appearance by the first lady.
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N.Y. education chief under fire over comment on assignment asking students to argue for Nazi extermination of Jews

Education News from Washington Post - April 6, 2017 - 9:56pm
One PTSA calls for her removal because she said at first that such an assignment could foster critical thinking. She later retracted her comment.
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What protections do student journalists really have? Check your state on this map.

Education News from Washington Post - April 6, 2017 - 9:56pm
Students just exposed the false credentials of their principal at a high school in Kansas, which has a law protecting student journalists.
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Jeh Johnson, Spike Lee and Samuel L. Jackson question Morehouse board as leadership struggle intensifies

Education News from Washington Post - April 6, 2017 - 9:56pm
A trio of prominent alumni, and the student government association add to calls for Morehouse's board to reconsider its leadership decisions
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Accepted, 8 times over: Ohio quadruplets earn spots at Yale, Harvard

Education News from Washington Post - April 6, 2017 - 9:56pm
Nick, Aaron, Zach and Nigel Wade aren’t sure whether they’ll stay together in college.
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Veteran teacher: The fear that is finally driving me from the classroom

Education News from Washington Post - April 6, 2017 - 9:56pm
D.C. teacher, who bega began her teaching career the first year that Michelle Rhee was chancellor, writes, "Too much of what I see in my school today is exactly what I saw 10 years ago."
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School board race in Chicago suburb highlights fight over transgender bathroom use

Education News from Washington Post - April 6, 2017 - 9:56pm
Three conservatives in this suburban Chicago school board race vowed to pass bathroom restrictions.
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Trump says DeVos is 'highly respected', U.S. education is 'so sad' - and there's more

Education News from Washington Post - April 6, 2017 - 9:56pm
Ivanka Trump loves education issues, Trump said, and more from his response to an education question at a town hall with business executives.
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What does college affordability really look like?

Education News from Washington Post - April 6, 2017 - 9:56pm
Gauging the economic feasibility of higher education involves more than just the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board, new research argues.
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Beyond '1984': George Orwell's prophetic take on high-stakes tests

Education News from Washington Post - April 6, 2017 - 9:56pm
Here's what he wrote more than 60 years ago — and he also takes a shot at the teaching of history.
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At Fort Bragg, DeVos talks up school vouchers for military families. Not everybody is thrilled.

Education News from Washington Post - April 6, 2017 - 9:56pm
She visited an elementary school at the Army post in North Carolina.
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Feds kick off restoration of grant aid for students burned by for-profit college closures

Education News from Washington Post - April 6, 2017 - 9:56pm
People who ran out of Pell grant funding before their colleges closed could soon have some of the money restored.
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George Mason, NOVA partnership could revolutionize the transfer experience

Education News from Washington Post - April 6, 2017 - 9:56pm
Two Virginia schools seek single point of entry for admissions, financial aid and advising.
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Nonprofit wants 25 new or revamped D.C. city or charter schools in five years

Education News from Washington Post - April 6, 2017 - 9:56pm
CityBridge Education will award funds to help retool low-performing schools and open new ones.
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U.K. Court Upholds Fine for Dad Who Took Child From School for Disney Trip

Education News from NY Times - April 6, 2017 - 12:21pm
The heavily debated case pit the rights of parents to raise their children as they see fit against stiff truancy laws in a nation where school attendance is compulsory.
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