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Demand Booming on College Campuses for Creative Writing

Demand Booming on College Campuses for Creative Writing

By Michael Melia | Apr 10
Some credit the rise of social media. Others attribute it to a flourishing culture of self-expression. Whatever the reason, colleges across the United States are seeing a boom in demand for courses on creative writing.

Feds Pull Financial Aid Tool After Potential Data Breach

By Collin Binkley | Apr 2
Families applying for federal student aid are facing extra hurdles this year after a potential data breach led federal officials to remove an online tool that smoothed the process.

After-School Programs Threatened

After-School Programs Threatened

Apr 2
President Trump's proposed budget includes deep cuts at the Department of Education. But supporters of the move say the $9 billion rollback will put the department on a much-needed diet.

Ivanka Trump, Education Secretary DeVos Promote STEM Careers

Ivanka Trump, Education Secretary DeVos Promote STEM Careers

By Maria Danilova | Mar 31
Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday exhorted young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math, saying those fields will provide the jobs and innovation for the future.

Atlanta History Teaches the Violent Toll of Anti-Semitism

Atlanta History Teaches the Violent Toll of Anti-Semitism

By Jeff Martin | Mar 6
Amid a surge of bomb threats and vandalism at Jewish institutions nationwide, members of Atlanta's Jewish community have felt a familiar wave of apprehension about what may come next.

Relaunched #ClaimYourRights Campaign Supports Transgender Students

Relaunched #ClaimYourRights Campaign Supports Transgender Students

By Tucker Berardi | Mar 5
In response to the confusing messages being sent by DeVos and the Department of Education regarding Title IX, LGBT advocacy groups GLSEN and PFLAG have relaunched their 2009 #ClaimYourRights campaign.

Study: Big Data Helps Struggling College Students Graduate

Study: Big Data Helps Struggling College Students Graduate

By Maria Danilova | Feb 21
Getting through college isn't easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk.

Fake News 101: The New Civics Course in U.S. Schools?

Fake News 101: The New Civics Course in U.S. Schools?

By Carolyn Thompson | Feb 15
Teachers from elementary school through college are telling students how to distinguish between factual and fictional news - and why they should care that there's a difference.

How Google Chromebooks Conquered Schools

How Google Chromebooks Conquered Schools

By Anick Jesdanun | Feb 12
Chromebooks have defied expectations and made major inroads in an unexpected environment - U.S. schools.

Long-Running Texas Evolution Debate Has Big Classroom Impact

Long-Running Texas Evolution Debate Has Big Classroom Impact

By Will Weissart | Feb 4
The Texas Board of Education on Wednesday voted preliminarily to ease - but not completely eliminate - state high school science curriculum requirements that experts argue cast doubt on the theory of evolution.

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