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The Largest For-Profit College Shutdown In History

Students say goodbye to Corinthian Colleges ... but not necessarily to their debt.
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Virginia Schools Will Have To Release Budget Data Under New Legislation

Starting on July 1, all school divisions across Virginia will be required disclose all of their budgets line by line.

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In Texas, Questions About Prosecuting Truancy

Chronic, unexcused absence from school in Texas often sends students and parents to adult criminal courts.
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What If Students Could Fire Their Professors?

A bill in the Iowa state Senate would rate and fire professors based solely on student evaluations. Research suggests that's not such a good idea.
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Uncomfortable Conversations: Talking About Race In The Classroom

H. Richard Milner's new book helps educators understand how to incorporate talk of race, class and inequality into their lessons.
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aha! Aha! AHA! How 3 Insightful Moments Changed Safeena Husain's Life

She ran away to an ashram to heal from an abusive childhood. She used the Yellow Pages to pick a new career. Then a harsh encounter in an Indian village inspired her to found a group to educate girls.
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Beating The Odds: Coping With An Incarcerated Parent

On top of the challenges of being a first generation immigrant, Blossom Ojukwu struggled to cope with the incarceration of her father. Despite her obstacles, she graduated high school with a 3.9 and is pursuing a career in the arts.
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To Get More Students Through College, Give Them Fewer Choices

A new book recommends simplifying community college pathways to help more students graduate.
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Could It Be? Researchers Find A Hiring Bias That Favors Women

A new study shows that universities have a 2:1 preference for hiring women for STEM tenure-track positions.
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Teaching Students To Hear The Music In The Built World

Cooper Union architecture professor Diana Agrest has influenced generations of accomplished architects. Agrest was one of the first women to teach in the largely male-dominated field.

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