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School Vouchers, Rising in Many GOP States, Founder in Texas

Education Week - May 1, 2017 - 8:42am
With Republicans controlling two-thirds of state legislatures, as well as the White House and Congress, expectations among conservatives are soaring that the time for a "school choice" revolution has finally arrived—that vouchers will become available widely rather than only in limited experiments.
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AP Investigation Reveals Hidden Horror of Sex Assaults by K-12 Students

Education Week - May 1, 2017 - 8:42am
Across the U.S., thousands of students have been sexually assaulted, by other students, in high schools, junior highs, and even elementary schools—a hidden horror educators have long been warned not to ignore.
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Looking to Cross the Border From Mexico, Into the N.C.A.A.

Education News from NY Times - May 1, 2017 - 2:00am
Cetys University is making an ambitious bid to become the first Mexican member of the N.C.A.A.
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All-girls group at D.C. high school aims to build confidence

Education News from Washington Post - May 1, 2017 - 1:00am
DCPS said it plans to create similar support groups in schools across the city.
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For so long, teens have agonized over colleges. Now they must make their choice.

Education News from Washington Post - May 1, 2017 - 1:00am
How do you know if a college is the right fit? Sometimes you just have to trust your gut.
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Shaming Children So Parents Will Pay the School Lunch Bill

Education News from NY Times - April 30, 2017 - 8:52pm
As school districts struggle under the burden of unpaid lunch debt, many of them resort to tactics that stigmatize children.
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Schools superintendent: Students are harming themselves and citing '13 Reasons Why'

Education News from Washington Post - April 30, 2017 - 1:00am
A Florida district superintendent writes: “As a father of a teenager and tween, I am very concerned about a dangerous trend we have observed in our schools in recent days."
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'Go and kill yourself,' a Louisiana teacher told an 11-year-old student, authorities say

Education News from Washington Post - April 30, 2017 - 1:00am
The teacher and another school employee are now facing criminal charges.
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Free Tuition in New York Adds Powerful Pull at Decision Deadline

Education News from NY Times - April 30, 2017 - 12:01am
The new Excelsior Scholarship, for use at the state’s public campuses, is “huge” for qualifying in-state families when weighed against the costs of private colleges.
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Why college presidents are becoming more like corporate CEOs

Education News from Washington Post - April 29, 2017 - 1:00am
The career path to the presidency is changing. So is the nature of the job, with more focus on short-term gains.
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D.C. investigation: Ex-schools chief gave special treatment for school transfers

Education News from Washington Post - April 29, 2017 - 1:00am
City’s inspector general faults Kaya Henderson. But she denies wrongdoing.
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