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Mississippi Schools Sue State For More Money

November 26, 2014 - 4:18am

Mississippi has long ranked near the bottom of the states in educational performance. In a bid to change that, 21 school districts are suing the state for more than $200 million in education funding.

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Kids Get In On The Action With NaNoWriMo

November 25, 2014 - 4:28pm

November is national novel writing month and some schools are participating by having students write long-form fiction.

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Colleges Ill-Equipped To Investigate, Adjudicate Sexual Assaults

November 25, 2014 - 4:28pm

In light of the allegations of sexual assault at the University of Virginia, Ari Shapiro speaks with Yale law professor Jed Rubenfeld about his recent critique of campus policies in the New York Times.

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In Pakistan, A Self-Styled Teacher Holds Class For 150 In A Cowshed

November 25, 2014 - 4:28pm

In a remote village, poor children are on the front line of an education battle. The village's only educated person aims to teach them — and shame teachers who are paid but don't show up for work.

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Is Digital Learning More Cost-Effective? Maybe Not

November 25, 2014 - 4:03pm

Digital learning initiatives are spreading to schools across the country, but new research raises doubts about how well they work.

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Thought Bubbles And One-Liners From An Ohio Classroom

November 25, 2014 - 7:23am

Art imitates life for Chris Pearce — English teacher by day, comic artist by night. Inspired by his students, the material practically writes itself.

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Magazine Sheds Light On Allegations Of Rape Culture At UVA

November 25, 2014 - 5:20am

In an issue of Rolling Stone, a female freshman said she was raped by seven men at the prestigious Phi Kappa Psi fraternity in 2012. The University of Virginia's governing board meets Tuesday.

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California College Students Walk Out Of Class To Protest Tuition Hikes

November 24, 2014 - 5:21pm

The University of California system recently approved a 5 percent tuition hike, annually, for up to five years. Students at UC Berkeley have taken the lead in protesting the measure.

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Tools Of The Trade: The Presidential Physical Fitness Test

November 24, 2014 - 10:56am

For many, the now-retired national fitness test evokes dread. A timed mile run, pull-ups, curl-ups, a shuttle run and the V-sit. All for a small blue patch.

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UVA Bans Fraternities Until January In Wake Of Campus Rape Article

November 22, 2014 - 4:01pm

In a recent article, a student named Jackie describes how her initial excitement of being invited to a party was replaced by fear and violence, after a group of men trapped her in a room.

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Texas Education Panel OKs New History, Social Studies Textbooks

November 21, 2014 - 4:46pm

The 10-5 vote in the Republican-controlled panel was along party lines. The outcome is significant because Texas with it 5 million students has a large impact on the national textbook market.

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Texas Hits The Books

November 21, 2014 - 4:22pm

For the first time in more than a decade, the Texas State Board of Education has adopted new social studies textbooks. But the process came with a few hiccups.

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New Affirmative Action Cases Say Policies Hurt Asian-Americans

November 20, 2014 - 6:28pm

The same man who helped bring a suit against the University of Texas at Austin a few years ago is back, with new cases against Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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New Affirmative Action Cases Say The Policies Hurt Asians

November 20, 2014 - 6:28pm

The same man who helped bring a suit against the University of Texas at Austin a few years ago is back, with new cases against Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Why Working With Young Children Is (Still) A Dead-End Job

November 20, 2014 - 4:08pm

Twenty-five years after a landmark report, a follow-up study finds child care workers still earning about the same as fast-food workers.

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Jeb Bush Stands Firm On Common Core But Softens Tone

November 20, 2014 - 1:18pm

Other potential GOP candidates side with Tea Party-backed opposition to the education standards, but the former Florida governor is not backing away from his longstanding support.

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Jeb Bush Stands Firm On Common Core But Softens Tone

November 20, 2014 - 1:18pm

Other potential GOP candidates side with Tea Party-backed opposition to the education standards, but the former Florida governor is not backing away from his longstanding support.

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Are NOLA Schools Failing Students With Disabilities?

November 20, 2014 - 3:46am

In New Orleans, 9 in 10 children attend charter schools. But parents and activists say the city's nearly all-charter system is failing many children with disabilities.

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For Millions Of Millennials: Some College, No Degree, Lots Of Debt

November 19, 2014 - 4:27pm

Noelle Johnson has about $20,000 in student loans and is still working on her degree. Without the higher earnings a B.A. can bring, even a modest student debt load can pose a big challenge.

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No Child Left Behind, Pre-K Programs Could Be On New Congress' Agenda

November 19, 2014 - 4:24pm

With Republican majorities in the House and Senate, Congress may push for change on several big education issues, including a rewrite of the law known as No Child Left Behind. But it's also clear that, even on classroom issues that seem to have bipartisan support — including Pre-K funding — Democrats and Republicans may have trouble compromising.

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