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At the White House, college-bound students celebrated for overcoming steep odds

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
First lady Michelle Obama lauds the perseverance of students who have pushed through challenges to reach for higher education.
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Transgender students in Maryland, Wisconsin file federal discrimination lawsuits

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Both were banned from the boys’ restrooms at their schools.
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This transgender student won the right to run for prom king, now he’s suing to use the boys’ bathroom

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Case is another sign of the intensifying legal battle over transgender rights; student says school district wanted transgender students to wear special wristbands to identify them.
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Pokémon Go sparks concern about children's privacy

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
A nonprofit that works to promote the safe use of media and technology by young people raises questions about privacy, security and physical danger.
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Lost Advanced Placement exams located, but students are still looking for answers

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
The Educational Testing Service found 362 missing answer sheets in a warehouse, but anxious students are still awaiting their scores.
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Teachers: Melania Trump would have gotten an F - or even expelled - if she'd turned in her speech for a class

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Melania Trump's speech at the Republican convention Monday closely mirrored Michelle Obama's from 2008. If she were a student, there would be consequences, teachers say.
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FYI: The head of anti-Trump convention forces is a U.S. government teacher

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
She teaches at a Christian school in Colorado.
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What everybody thinks about student debt is wrong

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
That burden is largely borne by low-income students whose families lack the resources to help them cover the debt and those who attend for-profit colleges.
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U.S. students win prestigious International Math Olympiad - for second straight year

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Americans are supposed to generally be lousy at math, right? Not always.
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Proposed Texas textbook describes Mexican-Americans as 'lazy,' new coalition works to block it

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
The textbook is meant to accompany a course on Mexican-American studies, but opponents say it is offensive and full of factual inaccuracies.
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Berkeley student killed in Nice was second from that university to die in a terrorist attack this month

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Nicolas Leslie was taking part in a University of California at Berkeley summer program in France when a truck rammed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day.
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Superintendent: 'We have a moral obligation' to talk to kids about race, violence and guns

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
The head of the nation's largest school districts issues a letter to educators and families.
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As drop-off looms, a professor's note for new college parents

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
You can’t give good advice about managing an issue at college if you’ve become part of the drama.
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D.C. students choose to enroll in summer school to stay on track

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Educators are hoping to combat the “summer brain drain.”
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Teacher: 'There simply is a lot working against us'

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
An open letter to teachers from a colleague in North Carolina
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'I just wanted a piece of him’: College officers pushed through injuries in Dallas shooting

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
A Dallas community college, El Centro, became the epicenter of a deadly ambush of police officers.
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Fethullah Gulen: The Islamic scholar Turkey blames for the failed coup

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
The Islamic scholar lives in seclusion in Pennsylvania. Learn about the international charter school network said to be inspired by him.
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The job nobody can seem to keep: college president

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
If colleges and universities are going to fill their leadership void in the coming years, they will have little choice but to consider candidates who didn’t follow those typical pathways through academia.
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How Gov. Mike Pence worked to undermine the will of Indiana's voters

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Pence and the state's top elected education official have had an adversarial relationship, to put it mildly.
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How charter schools in Michigan have hurt traditional public schools, new research finds

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
How do some charter schools affect the traditional school districts in which they are located? Disastrously in some cases, a new study finds.
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