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California College Students Walk Out Of Class To Protest Tuition Hikes

The University of California system recently approved a 5 percent tuition hike, annually, for up to five years. Students at UC Berkeley have taken the lead in protesting the measure.
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UVA Bans Fraternities Until January In Wake Of Campus Rape Article

In a recent article, a student named Jackie describes how her initial excitement of being invited to a party was replaced by fear and violence, after a group of men trapped her in a room.

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Texas Education Panel OKs New History, Social Studies Textbooks

The 10-5 vote in the Republican-controlled panel was along party lines. The outcome is significant because Texas with it 5 million students has a large impact on the national textbook market.
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Texas Hits The Books

For the first time in more than a decade, the Texas State Board of Education has adopted new social studies textbooks. But the process came with a few hiccups.
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New Affirmative Action Cases Say The Policies Hurt Asians

The same man who helped bring a suit against the University of Texas at Austin a few years ago is back, with new cases against Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Why Working With Young Children Is (Still) A Dead-End Job

Twenty-five years after a landmark report, a follow-up study finds childcare workers still earning about the same as fast food workers.
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University of Virginia Addresses Magazine Article On Rape Allegations

Already under investigation by the federal government following complaints of sexual assault on campus, the Charlottesville school is facing a new public relations nightmare.

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Are NOLA Schools Failing Students With Disabilities?

In New Orleans, 9 in 10 children attend charter schools. But parents and activists say the city's nearly all-charter system is failing many children with disabilities.
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For Millions Of Millennials: Some College, No Degree, Lots Of Debt

Noelle Johnson has about $20,000 in student loans and is still working on her degree. Without the higher earnings a B.A. can bring, even a modest student debt load can pose a big challenge.

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No Child Left Behind, Pre-K Programs Could Be On New Congress' Agenda

With Republican majorities in the House and Senate, Congress may push for change on several big education issues, including a rewrite of the law known as No Child Left Behind. But it's also clear that, even on classroom issues that seem to have bipartisan support — including Pre-K funding — Democrats and Republicans may have trouble compromising.

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