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Some college students keep taking the knee, too

While attention has been focused on the National Football League and professional athletes kneeling during the national anthem — and President Trump’s angry reaction to them — some college campuses have seen continuing demonstrations as well. Patriotism and its symbols…

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The Groups Fighting for Girls’ Education in India

Once a year, the history lecturer Vijay Kumar Ballani and his colleagues go door-to-door in this rural village, imploring parents to send their children to a cinderblock complex that lacks classroom space, bathrooms, and desks.  He gives the same stock…

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Returning to class the morning after a massacre

Clark County School District, which serves Las Vegas and surrounding cities, held classes the day after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The attack killed 59 people at a country-music festival in the city, and injured more than 520 others.…

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Apprenticeships: ‘It’s the money that puts people off’

Apprenticeship starts this summer were down almost two thirds on the same period last year despite a new funding scheme which started in April. Tia Spencer, 20, from Manchester, recently completed a two-year apprenticeship in business administration. Pay us better "I think it's the…

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Puerto Rican students head to the mainland for school

It's not exactly how Deilanis Santana planned to spend her 13th birthday: waking up before dawn, packing up her life – and heading to Connecticut to live with her grandma. But here she is at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport…

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A barrier removed for low-income parents seeking education

California’s existing education code said parents who meet certain income criteria and are "engaged in vocational training leading directly to a recognized trade" could receive subsidized child care. Even though parents may need ESL or G.E.D. classes as a prerequisite, the…

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More older Americans than ever are struggling with student debt

MEGAN THOMPSON: Nancy Kukay works at a community college in Maryland, coordinating technical education programs. She’s worked in education most of her career and loves her job. But at 65-years-old, she had imagined retiring by now. NANCY KUKAY: I can’t afford to…

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10 disruptions that will revolutionize education

The idea that machines are smarter than humans has inspired a library of science-fiction stories and movies. What often happens when intelligent machines and ordinary humans cross cognitive swords? Humans lose. We weaker and dumber creatures are no match for…

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Why having more black male teachers matters

On Friday, Nate Bowling will board a plane to head to Philadelphia, a hot spot for a national conversation on an issue of growing prominence in education. “We can’t continue to go on having a school system in which the…

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