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Dec 07, 2016
School Choice 101: What It Is, How It Works And Does It Work?
President-elect Donald J. Trump said on the campaign trail that school choice is "the new civil rights issue of our time." But talk of school choice is, at best, confusing.

Dec 07, 2016
Trump's Pick For Education: A Free Market Approach To School Choice
Betsy DeVos is the president-elect's candidate for Secretary of Education. The Michigan philanthropist favors a free-market competition and choice approach to school reform.

Dec 07, 2016
What Former Employees Say ITT Tech Did To Scam Its Students
Here are the accounts from several former employees and students about what happened behind closed doors at ITT Tech to lure students into expensive loans that rarely paid off.

Dec 07, 2016
Art That Transformed A Miami Neighborhood Now Making Its Schools Cool
The principal of a Miami middle school that artists adorned with murals two years ago says the art has led to better attendance and enrollment. This year, it's an elementary school's turn for murals.

Dec 06, 2016
Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens
How do you cope with parenting in the digital age? And how do you balance it all? How do you protect your kids, yet give them the freedom to create and explore?

Dec 05, 2016
University Of California Pledges To Fight Trump On Immigration Policy
Following Donald Trump's election, the University of California system has announced it will not cooperate with federal immigration authorities or turn over records to the government regarding students in the country illegally. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California and former secretary of Homeland Security.

Dec 05, 2016
Yale Announces New Procedure For Renaming Of University Buildings
Yale has announced a new procedure for considering the renaming of university buildings, which could allow for the renaming of Calhoun College. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Jonathan Holloway, dean of Yale College, about the new procedure.

Dec 05, 2016
For College Students With Kids, Getting Cheap Child Care Is A Challenge
Here's how difficult it is for students with children to get access to federal money for child care.

Dec 03, 2016
Dyslexia: The Learning Disability That Must Not Be Named
Many parents and teachers report that schools won't use the word dyslexia. Why might this be? And what is the Department of Education doing about it?

Dec 03, 2016
'B' And 'D' Learning Process Debunks Dyslexia Jumbled-Letters Myth
Many believe dyslexia is about jumbled letters, but experts say that's not quite right. This story explores what's happening in the brain that causes those backward letters.

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Dec 08, 2016
Newly released state grades for schools show steep decline at elementary level
The Georgia Department of Education today released the College and Career Ready Performance Index, based on data from the 2015-16 school year. These state-generated grades for…

Dec 08, 2016
Opinion: Compassion for children of illegal immigrants shouldn’t outweigh law
D.A. King of Marietta is an anti-illegal immigration activist. He is president of the Dustin Inman Society, named for the Georgia teenager killed in 2000 when…

Dec 07, 2016
Opinion: Students today are misled by fake news and fake grades
Rick Diguette is a writer and teaches English at a local college. By Rick Diguette A recently published Stanford University study found that a large majority of…

Dec 06, 2016
Opinion: Cap college loans based on how much grads likely to earn in their field
John Konop is a 25 year financial services industry veteran who was part of an executive management team that built six consecutive successful businesses. A Woodstock resident,…

Dec 06, 2016
Agnes Scott president: We stand by our undocumented students and support their dreams
Elizabeth Kiss is president of Agnes Scott College in Decatur. A few days ago, she announced her campus would maintain its support of undocumented students. In a column…

Dec 05, 2016
Is Opportunity School District dead or is governor plotting a resurrection of sorts?
So what can the state Board of Education do in lieu of the stinging defeat of Gov. Nathan Deal’s Opportunity School District, an idea killed at…

Dec 05, 2016
Students can’t utter the N-word in school, but can read it in English class
No one believes the N-word belongs in the classroom. Yet, the racial slur appears in classic American novels routinely taught in high schools today. Should schools teach “The…

Dec 02, 2016
In warning of efforts to gut public education, teachers weren’t paranoid. They were prescient.
When I first began writing about schools, I thought teachers were a tad paranoid when they warned of covert campaigns to gut public education. Now, I…

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