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This Is the Way the College ‘Bubble’ Ends
The Atlantic • Derek Thompson
Betsy DeVos Is Making “School Choice” Toxic for Democrats
New Republic • Graham Vyse
Are States Taking the Trump Ed. Dept.'s ESSA Critiques to Heart? Not Always.
Education Week • Alyson Klein
Consider Debt-To-Earnings Ratios When Researching Colleges
Forbes • Contributor, Willard Dix
Analysis: Non-White Mass. Voters More Troubled By Climate Change Than White Voters
WBUR • Wbur
Next Big Thing in Education Reform May Be Practice, Not Policy – by Michael J. Petrilli
Education Next • Michael J. Petrilli
Senator Seeks to Protect Medicaid Services for Schools in GOP Health Care Bill - Politics K-12 - Education Week
Education Week
Is Public Education Valuable? - Education Week
Education Week • Jessica Keigan
Trump and the Golden Age of Stupidity
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Music Students Get a Little Help From Latin Grammy Friends, Thanks to Nearly $1M in Scholarships
Billboard Biz • Leila Cobo
 
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Colleges & Universities, Community Colleges
This Is the Way the College ‘Bubble’ Ends
The AtlanticDerek Thompson
For the past few decades, the unstoppable increase in college tuition has been a fact of life, like death and taxes. The sticker price of American college increased nearly 400 percent in the last 30 years, while median household income growth was...
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Charter Schools, Education
Betsy DeVos Is Making “School Choice” Toxic for Democrats
New RepublicGraham Vyse
Last September, at a rally in Roanoke, Virginia, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump made a promise to black America. “I will fight to make sure every single African-American child in this country is fully included in the American dream,” he said. “That includes...
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Education, Education Policy
Are States Taking the Trump Ed. Dept.'s ESSA Critiques to Heart? Not Always.
Education WeekAlyson Klein
States refusal to change their plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act based on the department's feedback could put U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her team in a tough spot.
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Colleges & Universities, Education
Consider Debt-To-Earnings Ratios When Researching Colleges
ForbesContributor, Willard Dix
Harvard University (yes, that Harvard University) recently suspended accepting applications for its graduate-level theater program. A federal study had found that its students ended up being saddled with an average $78,000 of debt for the two-year program. Given that those who received...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
Analysis: Non-White Mass. Voters More Troubled By Climate Change Than White Voters
WBURWbur
Massachusetts voters are more concerned than ever about climate change. That's according to a poll released earlier this summer, which found more of the state’s voters than ever believe climate change is real, already underway and likely to bring serious consequences. The...
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Assessments & Testing, Common Core Standards
Next Big Thing in Education Reform May Be Practice, Not Policy – by Michael J. Petrilli
Education NextMichael J. Petrilli
The era of hyperactive education policymaking is about to come to an end. That might be hard to believe, given this summer’s high-decibel policy disputes, both in Washington and in the states. The implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA); debates...
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Education, Education Policy
Senator Seeks to Protect Medicaid Services for Schools in GOP Health Care Bill - Politics K-12 - Education Week
Education Week
Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., said Tuesday she wants to protect the GOP legislation from causing "decimating" cuts to traditional Medicaid
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
Is Public Education Valuable? - Education Week
Education WeekJessica Keigan
When I decided to write about the purpose of public education, I assumed it would be an easy topic. As a teacher with 14 years of experience in the classroom, I have been lucky to observe the many benefits of public education...
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Barack Obama, Climate Change
Trump and the Golden Age of Stupidity
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
David Rothkopf catches the essence of the Trump era: It is America’s “Golden Age of Stupidity.” “Hello, you have reached the United States of America. We’re sorry no one is here to take your call right now. We have taken leave of...
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Education, Music Industry
Music Students Get a Little Help From Latin Grammy Friends, Thanks to Nearly $1M in Scholarships
Billboard BizLeila Cobo
A record 44 students from around the world will receive $870,000 in scholarship money from the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation. The number of awards and the amount is a record for the foundation, which has been providing financial aid to music students...
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