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Latest Religious Liberty Battle: Church-Affiliated Colleges And LGBT Students

A California lawmaker's push to reduce discrimination against LGBT people at religious colleges and universities sparks new debate over the separation of church and state.
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Americans Like Their Schools Just Fine — But Not Yours

Two new polls show contradictions and partisan divides in the public's opinion of education.
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California Teacher Tenure Laws Upheld

The state Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to laws protecting senior teachers. Opponents argued that tenure harms poor and minority students, saddling them with incompetent teachers.
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D.C. Celebrates Opening Of First All-Boys Public High School

Mayor Muriel Bowser addressed concerns about the new Ron Brown College Preparatory High School — a school for young men of color — at its opening ceremony Monday.

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U.S. Judge Grants Nationwide Injunction Blocking White House Transgender Policy

The Obama administration advised school districts that trans students should be given access to bathrooms based on gender identity. A judge in Texas says the guidance can't be enforced for now.
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Research On Tulsa's Head Start Program Finds Lasting Gains

Deborah Phillips at Georgetown University has spent more than a decade studying preschool programs in Oklahoma. Her latest research found strong gains in some areas, but slow progress in others.
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LISTEN: Diane Rehm And Isabel Wilkerson Remember Roosevelt High Over The Years

Two prominent alumnae of Roosevelt High School in D.C.'s Petworth neighborhood remember very different times attending the school — one when it was all white, the other when it was all black.

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For Students Studying Abroad, International Unrest Presents Hard Decisions

Elizabeth Redden, who covers international higher education for Inside Higher Ed, explains how unrest and instability around the world affects study abroad programs.
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When Teachers Take A Breath, Students Can Bloom

An evidence-based program teaches mindfulness to educators. Research suggests it can reduce their stress and improve their teaching.
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Prince George’s County Head Start Scrambles After Losing Millions in Funding

Prince George's County officials are moving quickly to assure parents that Head Start programs will open on schedule, despite reports of child abuse that led to a loss of $6.4 million in federal funding for the county this week.

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