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Mar 30, 2017
#ThanksForTyping Spotlights Unnamed Women In Literary Acknowledgments
A professor shared book acknowledgment pages, where men thanked their wives for typing their manuscripts. #ThanksForTyping soon sparked a conversation on women and their uncredited roles in academia.

Mar 30, 2017
A Surprising Explanation For Why Some Immigrants Excel In Science
It has to do with language learning, according to a new study from Duke University.

Mar 29, 2017
Muslim Schoolchildren Bullied By Fellow Students And Teachers
One study revealed that teachers and school officials have participated in one in four bullying incidents involving Muslim students.

Mar 29, 2017
A New Kind Of March Madness Hits Schools
It's March Mammal Madness, a bracket with real animals facing off in fictional battles. Hundreds of science classes are playing in schools around the country.

Mar 28, 2017
Google Hopes To Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley
Howard, the historically black university in Washington, D.C., is sending computer science students to study at Google's headquarters in California, as part of an effort called Howard West.

Mar 27, 2017
College Classes In Maximum Security: 'It Gives You Meaning'
A privately funded program provides higher education to about 300 students in New York state prisons. Graduates are less likely to get in legal trouble after prison but getting hired is a challenge.

Mar 27, 2017
How For-Profit Colleges Sell 'Risky Education' To The Most Vulnerable
Tressie McMillan Cottom worked in enrollment at two for-profit colleges, but quit because she felt uncomfortable selling students an education they couldn't afford. Her new book is Lower Ed.

Mar 27, 2017
'Open Schools' Made Noise In The '70s; Now They're Just Noisy
'Open Education' was a big idea half a century ago. Kids were supposed to move around, learning in groups or exploring on their own. But, within a few years, the movement faded. So, what happened?

Mar 26, 2017
Concerns After Texas School Opens 'Prayer Room' That's Attracting Muslim Students
The state attorney general has raised constitutional questions about a public school's move to establish a room to accommodate all students and their religions. The debate has embroiled the community.

Mar 25, 2017
Howard University Aims To Build Silicon Valley Pipeline Of Black Software Engineers
The historically black university in Washington, D.C., is sending computer science students to study at Google's headquarters in California, as part of an effort called Howard West.

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Mar 30, 2017
DeVos contends giving students choice is solution. How about giving them stability?
In her first eight weeks as U.S. secretary of education, Betsy DeVos has aggressively preached the gospel of school choice, commending vouchers, tax credit scholarships and…

Mar 29, 2017
Back from the dead and in new form, campus rape bill lives another day. Anyone got a wooden stake?
The Legislature produces its own version of  “The Walking Dead,” legislation that appears lifeless yet manages to climb out of its coffin amid horrifying screams, “It’s alive!…

Mar 28, 2017
Legislation allowing guns on campus passes Senate. Could a veto be looming if bill prevails?
The Georgia Senate passed the campus carry bill today, keeping the controversial measure alive in these last days of the Legislature. House Bill 280 permits anyone with…

Mar 28, 2017
Students pair up for prom by drawing names. No romance? Maybe, but no drama, either.
You could hardly go anywhere in Atlanta this weekend without running into glamorous teenagers. Prom season is underway. And what used to be a teenage dance…

Mar 26, 2017
Opinion: Senate listened to student survivors of sexual assault; House mocked them.
UPDATE Tuesday: Former House Rules Chairman Earl Ehrhart is not one to back down from a fight. The Senate rebuff of his campus rape legislation did not…

Mar 24, 2017
Why is Georgia Legislature so intent on arming college students with guns?
Why does the Legislature keep pushing guns on Georgia college campuses? Polls repeatedly show students, parents and university officials don’t want armed 21-year-olds on the state’s public…

Mar 23, 2017
Opinion: Three bills in Legislature endanger Georgia’s colleges and universities
UPDATE: The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously late Thursday to table HB 51, the campus rape bill referenced in this essay. In this column, state Rep. David Dreyer,…

Mar 22, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court: Schools must raise standards so students with special needs can progress
The U.S. Supreme Court strengthened the case of parents children with special needs today when it ruled public schools must offer such students programs that meet higher…

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