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The resolution itself was not especially DeVos-friendly.
New research, and an argument for why all-girls schools can help eliminate the boys=brilliance stereotype for their students.
Colleges develop new ways to help students with weak records catch up
The brief argues that the order has been damaging to the universities, at which large numbers of students, faculty and scholars are international.
Fairfax County Public Schools provided no explanation for why the principal was placed on leave.
Test scores aren't the only measure of achievement.
Meet the Virginia teenager at the center of a prominent legal case about transgender rights.
Congress celebrated bipartisan law that cut deeply into program for hard-studying kids.
Forty finalists in a national science contest vie for a top prize: a $250,000 scholarship.
Hours after it was posted, the department corrected it and apologized.
Yale University will no longer have a residential college named in honor of 19th-century alumnus John C. Calhoun, known for his support of slavery. The decision reverses one made last spring, when the university president said he wanted to confront, rather than erase, history. The college will be renamed in honor of an alumna, Grace Murray Hopper, who was a pioneering computer scientist.
DeVos eventually entered Jefferson Academy, her first visit in office to a K-12 public school.
To supporters, the visit served as an important symbol of her commitment to equity in education. To detractors, it was a photo op, devoid of substance.
Some have been fierce critics of the new education secretary, including Diane Ravitch.
Administrators warned that participants could face discipline.
In an email to the school community, the principal of Patriot High School in Nokesville wrote that some groups “felt left out.”
The illness struck this week at Oakridge Elementary in Arlington.
A new survey shows what they are worried about.
Check out what he's actually said about himself.