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Feb 24, 2017
Liz Coleman: How Do We Teach College Students To Ask Big Questions?
Former Bennington College President Liz Coleman believes higher education is overly-specialized & complacent. She says we need to encourage students to ask bigger questions and take more risks.

Feb 23, 2017
In Eastern Virginia, Mixed Feelings on Trump's Trans Restroom Guidance
Gloucester County, Va., is embroiled in a battle over transgender restrooms. The case of one of its high school students is slated to be argued before the Supreme Court next month.

Feb 23, 2017
Trump And Transgender Rights: What Just Happened?
On Wednesday, the Trump administration rescinded Obama-era guidance on transgender students' rights in schools. Here's what that means for the Supreme Court and for students in school right now.

Feb 23, 2017
Go To College, Play Video Games. E-Sports Make A Play For The Big Ten
There's no prize money involved, although League of Legends maker Riot Games offers scholarships for the e-sports teams at Ohio State and competitors at other Big Ten campuses.

Feb 23, 2017
English Language Learners: How Your State Is Doing
The number of English language learners in public schools is nearing 5 million. Many are struggling academically, despite well-intentioned efforts to help them learn English.

Feb 22, 2017
Trump Administration Rescinds Obama Rule On Transgender Students' Bathroom Use
The administration will not direct public schools to allow students to use facilities that match their gender identities. It notes the primary role of state and local districts in education policy.

Feb 22, 2017
After Making History In Space, Mae Jemison Works To Prime Future Scientists
For the first African-American woman in space, her path to spaceflight and beyond includes trying to pave the way for more girls of color to follow in her footsteps.

Feb 22, 2017
A Student's Perspective On Mississippi: Beautiful, Engulfing And Sometimes Enraging
In 1962, the University of Mississippi was at the heart of the desegregation battle. More than 50 years later, a junior on campus talks race, belonging and his sense of pride in Mississippi.

Feb 22, 2017
What Students Can Learn By Writing For Wikipedia
Replacing "alternative facts" with a footnoted, neutral point of view. Some professors say students work harder knowing their research will have a broad audience.

Feb 21, 2017
Adulting School Teaches Young Adults Grown-Up Skills
Many young adults struggle with the transition to adulthood, finding it difficult to do things like manage their money and pay bills on time. This new school in Maine is here to help.


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Feb 24, 2017
A kinder, gentler Opportunity School District? Maybe, but it’s still unnecessary.
After the stinging defeat of the Opportunity School District in November, lawmakers are now attempting to achieve with legislation what voters would not allow through the…

Feb 23, 2017
Trump administration undoes Obama’s policy on transgender students and school bathrooms
The Trump Administration retreated today from the Obama White House’s position that transgender students should be able to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their…

Feb 22, 2017
Should colleges hire equal numbers of liberal and conservative professors? Should that be a law?
A Republican legislator in Iowa wants a political litmus test for faculty at the state’s public campuses to ensure a balance of ideologies. Sen. Mark Chelgren, R-Ottumwa, told the…

Feb 21, 2017
Meria Carstarphen shares APS consolidation strategy: Streamline schools. Strengthen programs.
FIRST OF NINE VIDEO SEGMENTS With Atlanta Public Schools proposing school closings, I sat down with Superintendent Meria Carstarphen for a long video interview. AJC multimedia journalist Erica…

Feb 21, 2017
Instead of criticizing teachers in ‘receive mode,’ DeVos ought to adopt listen-and-learn mode
Betsy DeVos‘ first visit as U.S. secretary of education to a public school did not start off well. During the Feb. 10 visit to Jefferson Middle School Academy…

Feb 20, 2017
Opinion: Georgia won’t improve its schools until it stops teacher blame game
Tim Mullen has taught seventh grade life science in Gwinnett County Public Schools for 24 years and is the author of the book, “Stop Blaming and Start…

Feb 19, 2017
Does Nathan Deal’s plan for struggling schools go too far or not far enough? Should it include school choice?
Disappointed over the defeat of his Opportunity School District, Gov. Nathan Deal has offered up an alternative state takeover plan that could be imposed through legislation.…

Feb 18, 2017
Opinion: Guns on Georgia college campuses endanger students
I have been in the northeast for a week and returned today to find Georgia back where it was a year ago with a proposal to…


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