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Dallas Schools, Long Segregated, Charge Forward on Diversity

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:24:38 GMT

First-grade students at Solar Preparatory School for Girls in Dallas. The school emphasizes the sciences and art.One of the nation’s most divided urban districts is a leader in trying to draw white and college-educated families back to public schools.

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A College Built for Canadian Settlers Envisions an Indigenous Future

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:22:36 GMT

Jennifer McGillivary, a nursing student, was in a program for first-year aboriginal arts-and-science students. The University of Saskatchewan is leading the way in a national charge to make amends for treatment of aboriginal children.

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A Campus Argument Goes Viral. Now the College Is Under Siege.

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 01:17:33 GMT

Attendees passed through metal detectors for Evergreen State College’s commencement on Friday, which was held at a baseball stadium 30 miles from campus.After a professor objected to a racial-awareness event, the protests against him were widely shared online, prompting threats against him and the college.

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Education Dept. Says It Will Scale Back Civil Rights Investigations

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:34:46 GMT

Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, has denounced discrimination, but has signaled that her office is “not going to be issuing any decrees” on civil rights.The department will not consider civil rights investigations mandatory, loosening rules that spurred broad looks at issues from sexual assault to disciplinary actions.

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On Campus, Failure Is on the Syllabus

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:00:03 GMT

Jaycee Greeley, a student at Smith College: “I think there’s kind of this very specific environment that elite colleges breed. No one has gone through college with a 4.0, getting 100s on every test, that’s just not reality. But I think it’s really easy to convince yourself that everyone else is a star.”A Smith College initiative called “Failing Well” is one of a crop of university programs that aim to help high achievers cope with basic setbacks.

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Does It Matter Who Runs New York City’s Schools?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:38:12 GMT

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Carmen Fariña, the city schools chancellor, far right, with students at a Brooklyn school this week.Mayoral control of education in New York City is in limbo. Experts say school boards can also be effective, but may be less accountable in a city challenged by poverty.

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Preaching the Value of Social Studies, in a Second Career

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:17:40 GMT

Anne Bartholomew, far right, and Jillian Moseman, both fourth-grade teachers at Public School 130 in Brooklyn, led students who were studying Dutch New York in a classroom exercise in April.As a principal, Anna Switzer believed children learned best by diving deep into topics like the Brooklyn Bridge. Now she is taking her method to other schools.

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Turkey Drops Evolution From Curriculum, Angering Secularists

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:39:42 GMT

Schoolchildren in Istanbul. Turkey’s decision to stop teaching evolution in high schools has deepened concerns that the president, a conservative Muslim, wants to radically change the identity of a secular country.A chapter on evolution will no longer appear in ninth graders’ textbooks because it is considered too “controversial” an idea, an education official said.

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Consumer Agency Condemns Abuses in Loan Forgiveness Program

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:01:11 GMT

An effort to forgive student loans for public service workers is rife with problems, a report said.A program meant to reward people who take public service jobs for 10 years by erasing their student debts is riddled with problems, a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau concludes.

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On Campus: An Intergenerational Graduación

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:22:01 GMT

A participant in the 2017 Nuestra Graduación at Stanford University. Her cap reads, “Fly as high as you can without forgetting where you are from.”My parents sacrificed everything for my safety and education. It was only fitting they share the stage with me at graduation.

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