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Jan 20, 2018
DeVos: 'Common Core Is Dead'; A Large Online Charter School Is Shut Down
School-related arrests data, foster youth transportation and more education news of the week.

Jan 16, 2018
Students Across D.C. Graduated Despite Chronic Absences, An Investigation Finds
An official investigation into Ballou High School and other high schools in the District of Columbia found that students received diplomas despite missing more than 30 days in at least one class.

Jan 15, 2018
Budgets Suffer After A Drop In International Student Enrollment
After a decade of large-scale growth in overseas enrollment, the number of international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities is dropping — leading some schools to make budget cuts.

Jan 13, 2018
UC President Janet Napolitano On DACA Lawsuit
University of California President Janet Napolitano talks with NPR's Scott Simon about her involvement in a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the DACA program.

Jan 13, 2018
Student Loan Defaults On The Rise, Texas Special Education, And Other Education News
Plus, DACA students living in limbo as proposals fly in Washington and new concerns about school funding inequality.

Jan 11, 2018
Department Of Education Finds Texas Violated Special Education Law
Students lost out on federally guaranteed special education services in the state of Texas, the federal government finds.

Jan 11, 2018
America's Schools Are 'Profoundly Unequal,' Says U.S. Civil Rights Commission
More than 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education, the fight for equity in America's schools rages on.

Jan 11, 2018
Subsidized Housing May Help School Districts Retain Teachers
Indianapolis Public Schools lose about 400 teachers each year. In an attempt to stem that, a new housing project in the city is targeting teachers.

Jan 10, 2018
Outcry After Louisiana Teacher Arrested During School Board Meeting
A Louisiana teacher questioned whether the school's superintendent should receive a raise. Then she was handcuffed. The city's attorney says the teacher will not face charges.

Jan 09, 2018
4 Ex-Fraternity Members Sentenced In Pledge's Hazing Death
Four men from New York City were sentenced to jail time Monday in the 2013 hazing death of a Baruch College freshman during a fraternity trip to the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania.


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Jan 22, 2018
Opinion: Trump’s election fueled tensions in my diverse Cobb high school
Carlo Manuel is a senior at Wheeler High School in Cobb County. He is a writer and content creator for the school’s student-produced “Wildcat TV.” Carlo…

Jan 20, 2018
Every Student Succeeds Act: Betsy DeVos approves Georgia’s blueprint for school improvement
Based on Betsy DeVos’ repeated comments that the federal government ought to let states set their own course, I did not expect her U.S. Department of…

Jan 18, 2018
About these snow days: Should districts make them up and when?
UPDATE: Atlanta Public Schools announced at 6:30 p.m. Thursday that it will close Friday due to unsafe roads.  In a note to parents today, Atlanta Public…

Jan 18, 2018
A University of Alabama student from New Jersey posts racist rant and is sent packing
The University of Alabama is reeling from a viral racist rant this week by a 19-year-old student from New Jersey who defended her repeated use of…

Jan 17, 2018
Whether and when to close schools is tough call even for experienced districts
There’s always griping about how the south overreacts to snow, while districts farther north soldier through bad weather. But deciding whether and when to close schools is…

Jan 17, 2018
Snow day question: Should students be on computers or on sleds?
At least three local districts, Forsyth, Hall and Gwinnett, treat weather closings, including today, as mandatory digital learning days so students don’t lose valuable academic ground. …

Jan 16, 2018
Betsy DeVos: Common Core is dead at U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave a far-ranging speech today in Washington at an American Enterprise Institute conference, “Bush-Obama School Reform: Lessons Learned.” She announced…

Jan 13, 2018
Today Georgia Tech announces first round of students admitted
My son was among the high school seniors sitting at their computers last year waiting to find out if they won early action admission into Georgia…


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