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Sep 23, 2017
New Data About Student Loan Borrowers; DeVos Changes Obama-era Guidance
The week in education, from student aid rules to HBCUs.

Sep 22, 2017
Can Teaching Civics Save Democracy?
Democracy thrives off an informed and active community, researchers say. The way to secure that future is integrating civics classes in K-12 education.

Sep 21, 2017
Examining Links Between Academic Performance And Food Stamps
South Carolina researchers have drawn a connection between low-income students' poor performance on math tests and the time of month when their families run low on food stamps.

Sep 20, 2017
Miami 4th-Graders Write About Their Experiences With Hurricanes
At Sunset Elementary in Miami, students are writing personal essays about their experience with Hurricane Irma, and they have some advice for other kids who have yet to live through one.

Sep 20, 2017
The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog
The Education Department has terminated two agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Here's why that matters.

Sep 19, 2017
Trump, And Most Black College Presidents, Absent From Annual Meeting
This week the White House hosted historically black colleges and universities. But many HBCU presidents stayed away, arguing that the administration is not interested in the issues HBCUs face.

Sep 19, 2017
How One Group Is Working To Build A More Diverse Teaching Force
The Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, a new organization, is working with minority-serving institutions to bring more color into the teaching ranks.

Sep 19, 2017
Is There A 'Better Way' To Handle Campus Sexual Assault?
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may be using some compromise plans devised by outside groups as a model for balancing the rights of alleged victims and accused students.

Sep 19, 2017
Starting School At The University That Enslaved Her Ancestors
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talked to Mélisande Short-Colomb, whose family was once enslaved by Georgetown University. Now, at 63, Short-Colomb has enrolled as a freshman there.

Sep 18, 2017
How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten
In his new book, MIT professor Mitchel Resnick lays out a vision for encouraging creative thinking, based on his research into what he calls Lifelong Kindergarten.

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Sep 22, 2017
DeKalb will extend school day by 20 minutes for days lost to Hurricane Irma
The DeKalb County School District will lengthen its school days by 20 minutes October through December to make up for closing four days last week due…

Sep 21, 2017
KKK roleplaying and crude rap lyrics: Mistakes but should they end careers?
Education professor Peter Smagorinsky peppers his University of Georgia undergraduate students with daily email compendiums of teachers-gone-wrong news stories under the heading “Don’t try this at home.” “I…

Sep 21, 2017
Sign at University of Georgia about Georgia Tech shooting upsets some students
This sign displayed outside the Tate Student Center at the University of Georgia Wednesday shocked some students. I assume the sign writer was asking students whether…

Sep 21, 2017
New study: Charter school teachers less likely to call in sick than peers in regular schools
A new report by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute looks at the number of teachers who miss 11 or more days of work a year and compares…

Sep 20, 2017
Opinion: People too quick to assume police at fault in Georgia Tech shooting
Rick Diguette is a local writer and retired college instructor who often writes about higher ed issues for this blog.  Today, he raises concerns about the…

Sep 19, 2017
Georgia Tech student: School must improve outreach and help for suicidal students
Duo-Wei Yang is a sophomore at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She majors in Computational Media (CM) and is a freelance reporter. She has written a…

Sep 19, 2017
Georgia Tech students rally around their campus and their police force
Georgia Tech students are showing support Tuesday for their school and their police officers. Upset with the damage to their campus and its reputation after a…

Sep 19, 2017
Georgia school chief: Governor’s accountability ideas rely too much on testing
Not everyone agrees with the vision for Georgia’s education system submitted today to the U.S. Department of Education. Including Gov. Nathan Deal. Georgia was among 33…

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