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Parents, teachers at odds over withholding recess as punishment

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Education | Is withholding school recess for disciplinary or academic reasons worth it? Many parents don’t think so and are pressuring their states to require minimum…

New Orleans charter schools set to return to local control

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Education | More than a decade after a catastrophic hurricane swept in the largest urban school reform program in U.S. history, Louisiana is poised to return more than 50…

School responds to parent protests over busing to religious classes

School responds to parent protests over busing to religious classes

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Education | A public school settled out-of-court last week with the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois regarding a longstanding practice of busing students an…

High-school seniors fail to improve on national report card

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Education | Nationwide testing results released this week show largely stagnant achievement rates and some declines for high-school seniors in 2015 compared to two years…

Taxpayers could get stuck with $7.8 billion student loan bill

Taxpayers could get stuck with $7.8 billion student loan bill

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Education | Nearly 400,000 student loan holders received letters from the U.S. Department of Education this week informing them that their loans may be eligible for…

Libraries struggle to remain relevant in a digital world

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Culture | Local libraries offer more than ever before, expanding far beyond books to provide community resources often available in few other places. But according to a…

Why do South Korean teachers get the rock star treatment?

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Education | A recent documentary shares a rare view inside the grueling, hyper-competitive world of the South Korean educational system, where the most successful…

California first state to require sexual consent lessons in high school

California first state to require sexual consent lessons in high school

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Sex Education | Last week, California became the first state in the nation to require lessons about sexual consent in high school sex education classes. The legislation…

Job seekers turn to ‘mini’ degrees in hopes of big career boost

Job seekers turn to ‘mini’ degrees in hopes of big career boost

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Higher Education | Nanodegree programs, the latest education offering from Udacity, promise inexpensive, efficient, career-retraining tools for a variety of popular tech…

Trivia website erases student loans but offers no financial wisdom

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Education | Youth pastor and recent college graduate Kevin Foster unexpectedly won his way out of more than $30,000 in student loan debt in June by registering with a…

Colorado high court strikes down school choice program

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Education | Scholarship students in a large, suburban Colorado school district are in limbo after the state’s Supreme Court ruled their program unconstitutional. 

Obama administration abandons college rating system amid opposition

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Higher Education | President Barack Obama’s promised college rating system is rapidly withering under sustained opposition from universities, consumers, and even lawmakers who…

 
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