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Donations Pour In to Band From Black College That Will Play at Inauguration

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:10:21 GMT

Talladega, a small, historically black college in Alabama, had been struggling to raise the money needed to send its band to Washington for the inauguration.The Talladega College Marching Tornadoes have been under fire for agreeing to perform in the Trump inaugural parade.


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Cost of College: Programs That Are Predatory: It’s Not Just the For-Profit Colleges

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:36:27 GMT

Students of the 2015 class of Harvard’s A.R.T. Institute performed the musical “The Light Princess.”Even programs at prestigious universities like Harvard may not care enough about whether their degrees are worth the cost.


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Justices Face ‘Blizzard of Words’ in Special Education Case

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:18:59 GMT

Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., in November.The Supreme Court was asked to decide whether public schools should do more under a federal law to provide a free education for children with disabilities.


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Jewel Plummer Cobb, 92, Dies; Led a California Campus

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:28:11 GMT

Jewel Plummer Cobb at her office at California State University, Fullerton, in 1988. The campus experienced a surge in growth during her tenure there.Dr. Cobb, the first black female president of Cal State, Fullerton, had been denied a New York college post in a move that led to bias accusations.


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City to Close or Merge 9 Schools That Were in Support Program

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 01:50:23 GMT

The city plans to close Junior High School 145 Arturo Toscanini, on Teller Avenue in the Bronx. In the 2015-16 school year, fewer than 10 percent of its students passed state exams in reading and math.The institutions that will no longer be operating as before are part of the de Blasio administration’s Renewal program for low-performing schools.


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Trump’s Pick for Education Could Face Unusually Stiff Resistance

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 02:00:22 GMT

Betsy DeVos will have her confirmation hearing before a Senate education committee next week.Betsy DeVos, a billionaire who has never been an educator or overseen a state education agency, has her own questions to answer about potential conflicts of interest.


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Ending Speculation, Black College Says Band Will Play at Inaugural Parade

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:04:41 GMT

The marching band at Talladega College featured on the front page of a local newspaper in Talladega, Ala. The school has become the subject of an impassioned national outcry.The president of Talladega College issued a statement arguing, in essence, that the presidential inauguration is about something bigger than Donald J. Trump.


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A Majority Agreed She Was Raped by a Stanford Football Player. That Wasn’t Enough.

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 20:38:45 GMT

Stanford (above) and other universities have struggled to balance the desire and legal obligation to cultivate a safe campus, where victims of sexual assault feel comfortable to come forward, with maintaining due process for the accused.Stanford has an uncommonly high bar for sexual assault cases, so the player was never punished despite two panels ruling in favor of the accuser.


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Sinosphere: Shanghai’s Move to Curb International Programs in Schools Worries Parents

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 10:41:46 GMT

Wu Dongmei, right, is worried that the international school program her 14-year-old son, Wu Zhengxuan, is enrolled in might be replaced by Shanghai’s education commission.A city commission has accused private schools of replacing official curriculums, which stress political ideology, with others infringing on “China’s education sovereignty.”


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Janet Yellen Gives an Economic Short Course, Beyond Interest Rates

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 04:21:07 GMT

Janet L. Yellen spoke to educators Thursday, stressing the Fed’s role in fighting financial crises.Meeting with educators, the Fed’s chairwoman emphasized its role in fighting financial crises but hoped that in the future it would be less interesting.


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Social Q’s: $60,000 in Tuition, and My Son Wants to Become a Farmer?

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:24:36 GMT

Also, patriotic gestures, mother-daughter dynamics and retroactive gifts.


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Entrepreneurship: For Young Entrepreneurs, College Debts Can Snuff Out Start-Up Hopes

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:37:36 GMT

Catherine Berendsohn in her parents’ home in Miami last month. Her student debt prevented her from getting the money she needed to grow her own business.Fewer millennials are founding companies at a time when student loans are on the rise. As one business founder put it, “The debt is always there, drowning you.”


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Elizabeth Bradley, Global Health Expert, Will Be Vassar’s New President

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:00:13 GMT

Elizabeth H. Bradley, a professor of public health at Yale who has worked to improve health care systems worldwide, is set to take over at Vassar on July 1.Dr. Bradley, a professor of public health at Yale who has worked to improve health care systems worldwide, arrives as colleges debate questions of access and identity on campus.


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