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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…

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

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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…

 
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