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Justice Department Threatens To Sue Harvard In Admissions Probe
NPR • Merrit Kennedy
Document Fight Slows Inquiry of Affirmative Action at Harvard
The New York Times • Anemona Hartocollis, Charlie Savage
Tech Company Wins Ed. Dept Award to Create Accessible Books
Education Week • Christina Samuels
This Is How Student Loan Debt Affects Your Sex Life
Big Think • Philip Perry
What's Up With ESSA Block Grant Funding?
Education Week • Alyson Klein
Breaking: Indiana didn’t set aside enough money for schools. Senate leader says a fix is 'top priority.'
ChalkBeat • Shaina Cavazos
Here’s something both Democrats and Republicans actually agree on
MarketWatch • Jillian Berman
Examining the persistent tensions in US public schools
Brookings Institution • Louis Serino
Harvard targeted by U.S. Justice Department in affirmative action probe
CBC Radio-Canada • Reuters
U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policies
Reuters • Scott Malone
 
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
Justice Department Threatens To Sue Harvard In Admissions Probe
NPRMerrit Kennedy
The investigation is looking into claims that its admissions policies discriminate against white and Asian-American applicants by holding them to higher standards than black and Latino applicants.
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
Document Fight Slows Inquiry of Affirmative Action at Harvard
The New York TimesAnemona Hartocollis, Charlie Savage
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is threatening to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over student and applicant records, as the Justice Department presses forward with an unusual civil rights investigation into whether the university’s affirmative-action admissions practices amount to...
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Curriculum & Instruction, Digital Media
Tech Company Wins Ed. Dept Award to Create Accessible Books
Education WeekChristina Samuels
Over the past 10 years, the software company Benetech has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education to create accessible books for students with print disabilities through its Bookshare initiative. As the company embarks on its third five-year funding cycle with...
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Colleges & Universities, Paying for College
This Is How Student Loan Debt Affects Your Sex Life
Big ThinkPhilip Perry
There’s been lots of talk about the meteoric rise in student loan debt and how it’s affecting borrowers. Millennials especially has been saddled with such debt and we’re now just starting to understand how it’s affecting them. One study out of the...
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Education, Education Policy
What's Up With ESSA Block Grant Funding?
Education WeekAlyson Klein
Answering Your ESSA Questions! But first: Do you have an ESSA question? Email us at aklein@epe.org or aujifusa@epe.org. Or tweet at us at @PoliticsK12. Now, on to our next question, which deals with ESSA funding. It comes from Sarah Boder, the director...
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Charter Schools, Education
Breaking: Indiana didn’t set aside enough money for schools. Senate leader says a fix is 'top priority.'
ChalkBeatShaina Cavazos
State education officials are expecting a shortfall in school funding this year that could be as high as $9 million because state and local officials underestimated Indiana’s student enrollment. If the legislature does not act to increase funding, districts, charter schools and...
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AARP, Barack Obama
Here’s something both Democrats and Republicans actually agree on
MarketWatchJillian Berman
Getty Images We’re a politically divided nation, but standing up to student loan companies is a rare issue where Democrats and Republicans are starting to see eye to eye — at least in one state. Since 2015, legislators across the country have...
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Charter Schools, Education
Examining the persistent tensions in US public schools
Brookings InstitutionLouis Serino
Author How did America’s public school system come to be? According to Johann Neem, author of “Democracy’s Schools: The Rise of Public Education in America,” the founders of the American republic had three fundamental goals for the public school system: to educate...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
Harvard targeted by U.S. Justice Department in affirmative action probe
CBC Radio-CanadaReuters
The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws. Citing a 2015 lawsuit that charges the school's affirmative action policies...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policies
ReutersScott Malone
BOSTON () - The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school’s admission policies violate civil rights laws by discriminating against Asian-American applicants. The Justice Department...
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