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The Fight for Equality at South Florida Colleges and Universities

NATIONAL | By Ian Maloney | Aug 20
We aren't concerned pencils and trapper keepers (do they even still make those?) but we are concerned about how LGBT students will be received on local campuses this fall.

More U.S. Schools Accused of Denying Education to Immigrants

CORPORATE | By Maryclaire Dale | Jul 22
Civil rights lawyers have sued a third U.S. school district over what they call a practice of denying older refugee and immigrant students a meaningful education by steering them to alternative high schools.

New For-Profit Medical Schools Springing Up Across U.S.

CORPORATE | By Rebecca Boone | Jun 24
For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, promising to create new family doctors for underserved rural regions.

Your Stadium Here: Public Schools Cash In With Naming Rights

FINANCE | By Tom Coyne | May 18
An idea that started with professional sports teams and worked its way through colleges and universities has taken root in public schools around the U.S. as funding for districts tightens.

Minnesota Burger King Workers Smash Windows After Prank Call

CORPORATE | Apr 12
A prank caller tricked workers at a Minnesota Burger King into smashing the windows of the restaurant to keep it from exploding, mirroring similar deceptions at Burger Kings and other fast-food restaurants in other states in recent months.

Lottery-Linked Scholarships Face Lower Sales, Higher Tuition

FINANCE | By Susan Montoya Bryan | Mar 2
The long lines at convenience stores during this year's frenzy over the $1 billion Powerball jackpot were supposed to be a lifeline for New Mexico higher education.

A Difficult Equation: How to Engage Students in Math

NATIONAL | Feb 29
A Los Angeles teacher may have come up with the solution to a math problem that has stumped the best minds for centuries: How do you get school kids to succeed at calculus?

Open-Source Textbooks Gain in Push for College Affordability

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Melia | Feb 15
Open textbooks are assembled with material that is available in the public domain or through a Creative Commons license, which allows for the use of a billion works that are otherwise copyrighted.

Growing Push to Expose More Students to Computer Science

SCIENCE | By Phuong Le | Dec 5
Backed by technology leaders, nonprofits and companies, schools in New York, San Francisco and other cities have committed to offer computer science to students in all grade levels.

Film Portrays Costs of South Korean Craze for Top Schools

MOVIES | By Youkyung Lee | Oct 12
"Reach for the SKY" follows three students and a teacher working for a test-prep company before and after South Korea's college entrance exam.

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