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Universal school breakfast programs give parents and teachers heartburn

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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…

Controversial California sex-ed class spurs parental rights law

Controversial California sex-ed class spurs parental rights law

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Sex Education | A controversial sex-education program at a California high school has provoked state lawmakers into proposing legislation that would increase parental rights…

What went wrong with Rolling Stone’s campus rape story

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Media | Rolling Stone magazine has officially retracted its November 2014 article about an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia (UVA) fraternity party. The…

Obamacare edges out college health plans with costlier coverage

By Laura Edghill
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Healthcare | Increasing numbers of college-bound students are being forced off campus in their search for affordable health insurance. And many are finding their options…

Study: Families with Obamacare still can’t afford the deductibles

Study: Families with Obamacare still can’t afford the deductibles

By Laura Edghill
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Healthcare | A new study released by the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals many families lack the necessary funds to meet their health insurance deductibles under…

NYC mayor reaches out to religious schools to boost free pre-K access

By Laura Edghill
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Education | New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is reaching out to the city’s religious schools in an attempt to create 17,000 additional state-funded spots for full-day…

Despite some closings, small colleges are not doomed yet

By Laura Edghill
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Higher Education | Supporters of a small liberal-arts college unexpectedly rallied on social media last week following the abrupt announcement of the upcoming closure of Sweet…

High court weighs validity of teacher testimony in child abuse cases

High court weighs validity of teacher testimony in child abuse cases

By Laura Edghill
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Child welfare | The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday regarding statements children make to teachers and other non-law enforcement agents about abuse they have…

Illinois governor sues to protect state workers from ‘fair share’ union dues

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Government | February weather across the Midwest may be frigid, but the current stand-off between Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s public sector unions has…

Are today’s students working too hard?

Are today’s students working too hard?

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Today’s high school seniors party less and study more than their parents did. Most moms and dads might not think that’s a problem, but their kids do.

Mississippi and West Virginia maintain country’s strictest vaccination laws

By Laura Edghill
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Health | Vaccine-wary parents in Mississippi and West Virginia must continue to comply with mandatory immunization rules for their children to be eligible to attend…

Sham universities create student visa loopholes terrorists could exploit

By Laura Edghill
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Immigration | Immigrant student Bhanu Challa unexpectedly traded her anticipated diploma for handcuffs in 2011, during a federal crack-down on universities suspected of…

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