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England finds Islamist indoctrination in publicly funded schools

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Education | Investigators in England announced this week they had found proof of deliberate “Islamization” of schools in the town of Birmingham. The investigation…

The first lady’s food fight

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Education | First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans over their efforts to introduce flexibility to healthy school meal standards, saying any…

Can free community colleges solve America’s education debt crisis?

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Education | As states including Tennessee, Oregon, and Mississippi consider providing free community college for students, critics say that such a program could create…

De Blasio pulls the plug on three charter schools

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Education | Earlier this month, newly-inaugurated New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio blocked three charter schools from using space inside public school buildings for…

Alzheimer’s patients teach medical students to remember compassion

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Education | At age 80, retired Chicago physician and educator Dan Winship is getting a bittersweet last chance to teach about medicine—only this time he’s the subject…

Northwestern football players try end run around NCAA rules with union bid

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Education | Northwestern University football players are advocating the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recognize them as university employees, which would form the…

Pigs and chickens save struggling Kansas school

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Education | The door to a hen house bursts open on a chilly winter day and several Kansas charter school students scramble inside, squealing “Thank you!” to the…

States regroup from Common Core backlash

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Education | Several states appear to be asking “What’s in a name?” with regard to the national Common Core standards for reading and math in public schools. In…

Ballot boxes expelled from public schools

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Education | As security concerns rise in the wake of school shootings, some schools are no longer willing to serve as official polling places during elections. Among them…

Test-weary Chinese students seek refuge in America

Test-weary Chinese students seek refuge in America

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Education | Shanghai ninth-grader Li Sixin spends more than three hours on homework each night and takes tutorials in math, physics, and chemistry on the weekends. When…

Homeschoolers defeat invasive proposal in Ohio

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Homeschooling | A proposed law in Ohio that would have subjected all homeschooling families to government inspections is being withdrawn in response to a groundswell of…

Digital currency getting use in more respectable places

Digital currency getting use in more respectable places

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Money | The largest private university on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus said last week it will start accepting the digital currency bitcoin as an alternative way…

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