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A 63-year-old descendant of slaves sold to save Georgetown University will be a member of this year's freshman class

Can Massachusetts support four public universities?

Massachusetts is a national leader when it comes to education, but its public colleges have long been treated as second-class institutions, operating in the shadows of top-notch private schools. Declining…

Inside the oil industry’s not-so-subtle push into K-12 education

Pipeline to America’s schools

Group withdraws applications to convert remaining traditional schools in New Orleans to charters

This story is reprinted with permission. ExCEED Network Schools Charter Management Organization, a new group led by principals and Orleans Parish school district staff, has withdrawn its applications to convert…

Study says New Orleans schools spend more on administration and less on teaching after charter transformation

The research undercuts one argument for charters — that they’re a solution to bloated bureaucracies at parishwide school systems

Educators worry schools are botching student discipline reform

This story appears courtesy of Education Week. Teachers in Fresno, California, and Des Moines, Iowa, have come out against their districts’ efforts to reform how students are disciplined. Teachers…

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Who benefits from New York’s free college plan?

This story was originally published by the Education Writers Association and reprinted with permission. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to make tuition free year at New York’s public colleges and universities for…

Arkansas schools hire untrained teachers as people lose interest in the profession

Davida Wells is a 22 year-old biology teacher. CREDIT SARAH WHITES-KODITSCHEK / ARKANSAS PUBLIC MEDIA This story was produced by Arkansas Public Media and is reprinted…

Obama administration tries to smooth path back to school for jailed students

“It comes down to what the president has said many times before: Simply, some people make mistakes.”

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