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February 14, 2020, 2:57 PM

Students from LeBron James' school surprised with free college tuition for 4 years

LeBron James Family Foundation surprised students with free tuition for four years at Kent State University.
February 14, 2020, 2:57 PM
LeBron James' school surprises students with free college tuition
February 3, 2020, 11:45 AM

Community leaders call out elected officials, schools for lack of classroom education to prevent human trafficking

In 2019, Florida became the first state to require students K to 12 to have lessons on child trafficking prevention.
February 3, 2020, 11:45 AM
Schools called out for lack of education to prevent human trafficking
1 month ago

Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

The Supreme Court's conservative majority appears ready to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program and make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling
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Supreme Court seems to favor public funds for religious schools
1 month ago

Phishing scam costs school district $2.3M, FBI and police are investigating

Manor Independent School District lost $2.3M in a phishing email scam.
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Phishing scam costs school district $2.3M, FBI investigating
2 months ago

District says it's not liable for boy, 8, who killed himself

Boy's parents say he killed himself after he was bullied by another student.
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Devos pushes school vouchers at Arizona event
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New Jersey bill would require all students to learn cursive by the end of 3rd grade

A New Jersey bill would make it a requirement for students to learn cursive.
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Proposed bill would make learning cursive a requirement for all students
3 months ago

Florida high school unveils synthetic frogs for dissection in biology class

The smell of formaldehyde in classrooms may soon be a thing of the past as high schools begin to introduce synthetic animals for dissection.
3 months ago
High school unveils synthetic frogs for dissection in biology class
3 months ago

How to get your degree debt-free

Eighty percent of families make decisions about where their child will go to college based on money rather than academics, but there are some other ways to earn a degree debt-free.
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How to get your degree debt-free
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Thousands of Indiana teachers convene for massive 'Red for Ed' rally

Nearly half of Indiana's public schools are closed because of the massive "Red for Ed" rally.
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Thousands of Indiana teachers convene for massive 'Red for Ed' rally
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These employers chip in on your student loans

These employers are among the small percentage of companies offering student loan repayment help as an employee benefit via direct loan payments or other monetary assistance
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#Teacherlife photos will make you want to hug a weary teacher today

A teacher's funny posts about teacher life.
3 months ago
#Teacherlife photos will make you want to hug a weary teacher today
3 months ago

Teacher accused of segregating students on political beliefs

She's been suspended with pay as the school and district investigate.
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Classes resume in Chicago for 1st time in 2 weeks

Mayor and union leaders agreed to make up five days of classes as the teachers strike ends.
4 months ago
Classes resume in Chicago for 1st time in 2 weeks
4 months ago

Deal reached in Chicago teachers strike, with classes set to resume

The city of Chicago and its teachers union have reached a deal to end the 15-day teachers strike, with a compromise on makeup days for the time teachers spent on the pick
4 months ago
Deal reached in Chicago teachers strike, with classes set to resume
4 months ago

Chicago mayor speaks on teachers' strike ending

The city of Chicago and its teachers union have reached a deal to end the strike, with a compromise on the makeup days required for spent on the picket line.
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Chicago mayor speaks on teachers' strike ending
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DeVos reacts after report shows two-thirds of students can't read at grade level

A national academic achievement test released on Wednesday revealed that 4th grade and 8th graders’ average reading scores in 2019 declined compared to 2017 results.
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DeVos reacts after report shows two-thirds of students can't read at grade level
4 months ago

Negotiations resuming in Chicago teachers strike

The union has requested that the school system schedule make-up days for time lost to the strike, but Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has said the days won't be made up.
4 months ago
Negotiations resuming in Chicago teachers strike
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Chicago Teachers Union considering tentative agreement to end strike

Teachers in Chicago walked out of classrooms on Oct. 17.
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Chicago Teachers Union considering tentative agreement to end strike
4 months ago

Georgetown University announces reparations fund to benefit descendants of slaves once sold by the school

Georgetown University announced plans to create a fund that could generate close to $400,000 a year to benefit the descendants of slaves once sold by the university.
4 months ago
Georgetown University announces reparations fund to benefit descendants of slaves
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Chicago strike negotiations ongoing; Monday classes canceled

City officials say the gap between the two sides remains huge.
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DeVos held in contempt of court in loan forgiveness dispute

A federal judge has held Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt of court for violating an order to stop collecting loans from thousands of former for-profit college students.
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Striking teachers march in Chicago ahead of mayor's budget speech

Wednesday marks the seventh day of the strike, the fifth day of missed classes.
4 months ago
Striking teachers march in Chicago ahead of mayor's budget speech
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New Jersey school district bans students with lunch debt from participating in extracurricular activities

A New Jersey school district is banning students with lunch debt from extracurricular activities.
4 months ago
Students who owe more than $75 in lunch fees banned from prom, field trips: District
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Chicago teachers hit the picket lines on day 5 of the strike

Disagreements over pay, benefits and class size are among the top concerns for the teachers union.
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Chicago teachers hit the picket lines on day 5 of the strike
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Ludacris named artist-in-residence at Georgia State University

Ludacris is giving back to his former university and sharing his success in music and acting.
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Ludacris named artist-in-residence at Georgia State University
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California becomes 1st state to mandate later school start times

California becomes first state to mandate later school start times. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law Sunday.
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California becomes 1st state to mandate later school start times
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Chicago teachers may test unions' 'social justice' strategy

A threatened strike by Chicago teachers would be the latest test of teachers' unions strategy to expand contract talks beyond members' pay or benefits and into broader classroom issues
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'Tone-deaf': Harvard President Lawrence Bacow sorry for comparing wealthy donors to slaves

Lawrence Bacow was appointed the president of Harvard in July 2018.
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'Tone-deaf': Harvard president sorry for comparing wealthy donors to slaves
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Harvard president sorry 13th Amendment comment offended some

He invoked 13th Amendment referring to the university's relationship with donors
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US is urged to end probe of Middle East studies program

The education department says it is a misused grant money at Duke and UNC.
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Trump admin. urged to end probe into program it says is too 'positive' about Islam
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Chicago teachers union vote to strike if deal isn’t reached

Public school teachers have overwhelmingly voted to strike if their union can't agree on a contract with the Chicago schools district.
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Chicago teachers union vote to strike if deal isn’t reached
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School resource officer fired after arresting 6-year-olds

Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon said his department had no choice but to fire the school resource officer.
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School resource officer fired after arresting 6-year-olds
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Trump administration demands UNC, Duke revise joint Middle East studies program

The Trump administration is demanding that Duke and the University of North Carolina revise a joint Middle East studies program.
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Trump administration demands UNC, Duke revise joint Middle East studies program
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Feds cite Islam focus in review of Duke-UNC language grant

The admin. says they promote Islamic studies too positively compared to others.
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Trump admin. threatens to cut funding for Middle Eastern studies at UNC, Duke
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New Mexico announces plan to offer college tuition for free to state residents

New Mexico announced plans to offer free college tuition to all students for state residents.
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New Mexico announces plan to offer college tuition for free to state residents
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Teachers in Chicago inch closer to possible strike

The dispute follows teacher strikes this year over similar issues elsewhere.
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Ohio school district updates policy after child denied standard lunch due to outstanding balance

After a 9-year-old felt "humiliated" over a lunch debt, an Ohio school district updates its lunch policy.
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Ohio school district updates policy after child denied lunch due to debt
6 months ago

DeVos issues new loan forgiveness rule for swindled students

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has issued new rules on loan forgiveness for students defrauded by their colleges
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Kentucky finds 1,000 teachers violated law during 'sickouts'

Kentucky's labor secretary says more than 1,000 teachers violated state law by participating in mass rallies at the state Capitol that forced some schools to close
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Louisiana public schools will display 'In God We Trust' beginning this school year

Louisiana public schools will display "In God We Trust" in schools beginning this academic year following the passage of a law in May 2018.
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Louisiana public schools will display 'In God We Trust' beginning this school year
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What's on school menus this fall? Trade mitigation

School lunch trays may get a sprinkling of trade mitigation this fall
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Feds find potential fraud in student loan repayment plans

A federal watchdog agency says thousands of student loan borrowers may be getting their monthly payments lowered by lying about their incomes and family size
7 months ago
Feds find potential fraud in student loan repayment plans
9 months ago

Texas to approve $1.6 billion for teacher raises

"I said we must prioritize spending in the classroom, we've done that," the governor said.
9 months ago
Texas to approve $1.6 billion for teacher raises
9 months ago

4 California teachers posing with a noose spark outrage

The elementary school teachers and a principal were placed on administrative leave after the photo featuring the hateful symbol was circulated among staff.
9 months ago
4 California teachers posing with a noose spark outrage
9 months ago

Georgia professor barred from campus amid complaints

Investigators are reviewing several sexual misconduct complaints against him.
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What students can learn from the days before college loans

Without access to student loans, college students in the 1960s and earlier had to work, rely on support from their parents or find scholarships
10 months ago
1 year ago

Kenyan science teacher who gave most of his earnings away wins $1 million prize

Peter Tabichi, who is from a remote village, gave 80 percent of his paycheck away. Now, he won a $1 million teaching prize.
1 year ago
Kenyan teacher who gave earnings away wins $1 million teaching prize
1 year ago

Lawsuit threatened as Kentucky looks into teacher 'sickouts'

An attorney has threatened to sue the Kentucky Department of Education for seeking the names of teachers who used sick days to protest at the state Capitol
1 year ago
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Trump administration proposes $7.1 billion funding cut to Education Department

The Trump administration is looking to cut the Education Department’s funding by $7.1 billion compared to what it was given last year.
1 year ago
Trump administration proposes $7.1 billion funding cut to Education Department