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White House: Scrap Obama-Era School Discipline Guidance

THE WHITE HOUSE ON Tuesday released its long-awaited school safety report, recommending, among other things, that Department of Education scrap Obama-era guidance aimed at reducing the number of students of color who are disciplined – a move that ignited a firestorm among civil rights...

Social Issues Draw Harvard Into Legal Peril

A GROUP OF fraternities, sororities and students filed lawsuits against Harvard University earlier this week regarding a policy set by the school in 2016 that placed sanctions on members of single-sex clubs.  The lawsuits, which were filed in both state...

Nicotine Vaping Is Surging Among U.S. High School Students at Record Rates

MORE THAN A THIRD OF high school seniors in America reportedly vaped at least once in 2018, a new government-funded survey shows, and their record year-over-year surge in recently vaping nicotine is sparking concern about more traditional tobacco use in the future.

How California’s Tuition Waivers Opened Doors for ‘Dreamers,’ Undocumented Students

BY FEDERICK J. NGO California decided to crack open the door to higher education a little more for undocumented students through the California DREAM Act. In a new study of the impact of this 2013 policy, education researcher Samantha...

Court Rules Schools Must Investigate Threats – Anonymous, Online or Otherwise

University of Mary Washington officials could have done more to protect students from online harassment, a federal appeals court has ruled in a decision that is widely seen as broadening the responsibility of colleges to respond to cyberbullying. The case,...

Literacy at the Laundromat

OHIO GOV. JOHN KASICH signed a bill on Wednesday that will require students to learn how to write in cursive.  The legislation, House Bill 58, passed the state Senate earlier this month and mandates that every student in Ohio be able to write...

Tailoring the Charter School Population

CHARTER SCHOOLS AND public schools of choice – those in school districts that allow students to choose from any number of schools instead of zoning them to just one – are less likely to encourage students with a history of poor behavior, low...

Why Students Don’t Apply for Financial Aid

EVEN IF STUDENTS DON'T plan to borrow to pay for college, completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid automatically puts them in consideration for various types of aid, grants and scholarships offered by states, institutions and private funders, making the federal aid form an...

New Year Likely to Bring More Teacher Strikes

WHEN IT COMES TO education, 2018 was the year of the teacher strikes. The number of teachers who walked out of classrooms and onto picket lines to demand higher pay, smaller class sizes and increased funding for K-12 students was unprecedented,...

Apple now has dozens of doctors on staff, showing it’s serious about health tech

Apple has dozens of medical doctors working across its various teams, say two people familiar with the company’s hiring, showing how serious it is about health tech. The hires could help Apple win over doctors — potentially its harshest...
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