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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…

Court shoots down Kansas’ latest answer to school-funding crisis

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Education | A district court panel in Kansas ruled Friday that critical components of the state’s new block-grant school funding law violate the state’s constitution.

Taxpayers on the hook for Corinthian Colleges student loan bailout

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Higher Education | Taxpayers will be on the hook for a massive student loan bailout the federal government is offering students left stranded after the beleaguered for-profit…

ACLU plans suit over religious liberty protections for Michigan adoption agencies

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Adoption | Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law late last week three bills that provide protections for faith-based adoption agencies that don’t want to place…

Nevada students can take state funds to any school they want

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Education | School choice advocates in Nevada gained a sweeping victory last week when the governor signed a law releasing state funding for K-12 students directly to…

The young and the jobless in post-Arab Spring nations face tough odds

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Middle East | Millions of young people in the Middle East and North Africa are competing for jobs that are increasingly scarce. In the aftermath of the Arab Spring,

Report shows bullying on the decline in schools

Report shows bullying on the decline in schools

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Bullying rates have dropped in recent years, according to a recent study by the U.S. Department of Education. The report showed that just 22 percent of…

Texas debates mandatory heart testing for high school athletes

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Health | Texas lawmakers are pushing their state to become the first in the nation to require public high school athletes to undergo annual electrocardiogram (ECG)

For-profit college collapse could create massive bill for taxpayers

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Higher Education | Corinthian Colleges, the beleaguered for-profit chain, has not only shuttered all of its remaining 28 campuses, but has also filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Cities offer public boarding school to teens from troubled homes

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Education | Leaders in Buffalo’s chronically struggling school system are considering launching a publicly funded boarding school. The proposal aims to combat the…

Universal school breakfast programs give parents and teachers heartburn

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Schools nationwide are serving more breakfasts than ever, and many have adopted policies offering all students the meal, regardless of their income level or…

 
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