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Your Money: When Colleges Dangle Money to Lure Students Who Ignored Them

Wed, 24 May 2017 04:10:06 GMT

Students at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., last year. Hampshire was among several colleges that contacted students after May 1 to hint at more financial aid.There is a May 1 deadline for students to choose a college and place a deposit, but increasingly, the negotiations continue well beyond that.


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Dozens of Middlebury Students Are Disciplined for Charles Murray Protest

Wed, 24 May 2017 23:35:27 GMT

Students turned their backs to the author Charles Murray at Middlebury College in March. After his lecture, some protesters became violent.Students at the Vermont college disrupted a speech by the political scientist, an encounter that, for some, symbolized a misunderstanding of free speech.


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Sally Yates Tells Harvard Students Why She Defied Trump

Wed, 24 May 2017 23:54:50 GMT

Sally Q. Yates, former acting attorney general of the United States, speaking to the graduating class of Harvard Law School on Wednesday.The acting attorney who was fired by President Trump told a graduating law class that she could not honestly defend his restrictions on Muslim travelers.


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Betsy DeVos Refuses to Rule Out Giving Funds to Schools That Discriminate

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:44:22 GMT

Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, defended a school choice agenda, including vouchers, before a House subcommittee on Wednesday.The education secretary defended plans to divert money to a school choice agenda, including funds for vouchers to private school, which she said states should regulate.


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Chinese Student in Maryland Is Criticized at Home for Praising U.S.

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:33:36 GMT

The commencement speaker Yang Shuping, a senior at the University of Maryland, was accused on social media of selling out her homeland.



Officials Decline to Call Fatal Stabbing of Black Student a Hate Crime

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:41:10 GMT

A group gathered at a candlelight vigil at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., on Sunday.Maryland law enforcement urged patience and said they would not determine whether to call the killing a hate crime until after a homicide investigation.


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It Was Hard This Year to Keep Politics Out of High School Yearbooks

Sun, 21 May 2017 22:28:22 GMT

A spread from the yearbook of Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kan. The contentious presidential election posed a challenge for high school yearbook staffs.A look at how students in the Kansas City region commemorated the campaign in keepsakes meant to be enjoyed by all classmates, no matter their leanings.


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Bringing the Dream of an Elite College to Rural Students

Sun, 21 May 2017 22:30:25 GMT

Emily Hadley of the College Advising Corps talking to students at Hobbton High School in Newton Grove, N.C., about what to expect in college. The organization places college advisers in rural high schools.By placing college advisers in public schools, an organization is trying to break down the social, economic and psychological barriers that keep low-income rural students from dreaming big.


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Notre Dame Students Walk Out of Mike Pence Commencement Address

Sun, 21 May 2017 20:33:22 GMT

Students walked out of the Notre Dame commencement ceremony on Sunday in protest of Vice President Mike Pence as he began speaking at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind.Dozens of students protested the vice president’s graduation speech, which he used to condemn political correctness.


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Pregnant at 18. Hailed by Abortion Foes. Punished by Christian School.

Sat, 20 May 2017 18:44:07 GMT

The Christian school that Maddi Runkles attends in Maryland barred her from participating in graduation ceremonies and removed her from her student council position because she is pregnant.A high school senior’s story sheds light on a delicate issue: how Christian schools, which advocate abstinence until marriage, treat pregnant teenagers.


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On Money: Should Students Get ‘Grades 13 and 14’ Free of Charge?

Tue, 16 May 2017 09:00:02 GMT

Four years of free public college might be unrealistic, but two years could help students find better jobs, and keep the country’s economy competitive.


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Education Dept. Keeps Obama Plan to Streamline Loan System

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:10:02 GMT

Under plans being considered by the Education Department, students at colleges and universities such as Columbia University in New York will see changes to how their federal student loans are managed.The department, led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, will carry out an Obama-era plan to streamline the federal system for administering $1.3 trillion in student loans.


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Grading the Teachers: The Little-Known Statistician Who Taught Us to Measure Teachers

Fri, 19 May 2017 14:00:16 GMT

William Sanders’s data-driven method of evaluating the effectiveness of teachers was a once-revolutionary idea that has gained wide acceptance.


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The Rise and Fall of Yik Yak, the Anonymous Messaging App

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:42:38 GMT

The app, which shut down in April, was plagued by bad press from the beginning, earning itself a reputation as a place for racism, sexism, bullying and bomb threats.


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Your Money Adviser: Graduating? Here’s What to Know About Your Student Loans

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:09:17 GMT

Keep in touch with your servicer, the company that manages your loans, and life will be much easier.



Trump Administration Considers Moving Student Loans from Education Department to Treasury

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:25:26 GMT

Betsy DeVos, the secretary of education. Her consideration of transferring the loan program led the student aid chief to resign.A program that handles more than $1 trillion in debt for 43 million students is in play, and the head of it has resigned in protest.


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Roger Boesche, Professor Who Stirred Obama’s Interest in Politics, Dies at 69

Thu, 25 May 2017 23:45:37 GMT

Roger Boesche in 2007 at Occidental College in Los Angeles. In 2010, President Barack Obama said Mr. Boesche’s political science class had been his favorite.Asked in 2010 to name his favorite college course, President Barack Obama replied, “I had a wonderful political science class. I still remember the name of the professor, Roger Boesche.”


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Student Brought Loaded Gun to Brooklyn School, Police Say

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:57:22 GMT

A teacher confronted the student, Daniel Barrow, on Thursday after seeing him in an online video with a gun, the police said. Mr. Barrow was arrested.



Surprise for a Mother Who Helped Her Paralyzed Son in Every Class

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:35:38 GMT

Judy O’Connor and her son, Marty, at the Chapman University commencement in Orange, Calif., on Saturday.Judy O’Connor was by her son’s side throughout his studies at Chapman University, in Orange, Calif. On Saturday, she was awarded an honorary M.B.A. degree.


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Anna Sui Gets a Degree, and Her Due

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:44:21 GMT

Anna Sui at the commencement ceremony with the New School president, David E. Van Zandt, left, and the provost, Tim Marshall.The designer, beloved for her memorable New York shows, has a full-scale retrospective opening this week at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London.


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On Campus: My Family Didn’t Accept Me. Ole Miss Did.

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:21:23 GMT

For gay students in the South, college often provides a welcoming environment.


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St. Paul’s School Acknowledges Decades of Sexual Misconduct

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:32:37 GMT

The investigation at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire began after disclosures that a teacher who worked there from 1967 to 1971 had pleaded guilty to molesting children at another private school.The New Hampshire boarding school named 13 former faculty and staff members who it said had engaged in sexual misconduct with students.


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The New Health Care: As Pollen Counts Rise, Test Scores Fall

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:30:02 GMT

What we breathe affects how well we perform at school or work, research shows.


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A Guide to Staying on Top of Your Student Loan

Sun, 21 May 2017 13:00:27 GMT

Federal student loan rates will rise for the 2017-18 academic year.Our best guidance for families and students trying to figure out the best strategies for managing college debt.


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