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It Was Hard This Year to Keep Politics Out of High School Yearbooks

A look at how students in the Kansas City region commemorated the campaign in keepsakes meant to be enjoyed by all classmates, no matter their leanings.

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Bringing the Dream of an Elite College to Rural Students

By placing college advisers in public schools, an organization is trying to break down the social, economic and psychological barriers that keep low-income rural students from dreaming big.

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Notre Dame Students Walk Out of Mike Pence Commencement Address

Dozens of students protested the vice president’s graduation speech, which he used to condemn political correctness.

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Pregnant at 18. Hailed by Abortion Foes. Punished by Christian School.

A high school senior’s story sheds light on a delicate issue: how Christian schools, which advocate abstinence until marriage, treat pregnant teenagers.

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On Money: Should Students Get ‘Grades 13 and 14’ Free of Charge?

Four years of free public college might be unrealistic, but two years could help students find better jobs, and keep the country’s economy competitive.

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Education Dept. Keeps Obama Plan to Streamline Loan System

The department, led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, will carry out an Obama-era plan to streamline the federal system for administering $1.3 trillion in student loans.

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Grading the Teachers: The Little-Known Statistician Who Taught Us to Measure Teachers

William Sanders’s data-driven method of evaluating the effectiveness of teachers was a once-revolutionary idea that has gained wide acceptance.

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A Guide to Staying on Top of Your Student Loan

Our best guidance for families and students trying to figure out the best strategies for managing college debt.

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The Cost of College: How Colleges Know What You Can Afford (and the Limits of That Tactic)

It’s called price discrimination, but its overuse points to the financial weakness of many private colleges.

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Education Disrupted: How Google Took Over the Classroom

The tech giant is transforming public education with low-cost laptops and free apps. But schools may be giving Google more than they are getting.

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Free Tuition? Tennessee Could Tutor New York

Enrollment is up by a third and federal student loan debt is down in the first state to offer free tuition at its community colleges.

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500 Students in a One-Room School: Fallout of New Jersey’s Funding Woes

Critics say the state has underfunded many school districts, leading to layoffs, overcrowding and even schools that use bookshelves and whiteboards in lieu of walls for classrooms.

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U.S. Crackdown on For-Profit Schools Is Said to Go Idle

The Education Department has tightly limited staff members working on the issue, employees say, after the Obama administration’s anti-fraud campaign.

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Anna Sui Gets a Degree, and Her Due

The designer, beloved for her memorable New York shows, has a full-scale retrospective opening this week at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London.

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Your Money: When Colleges Dangle Money to Lure Students Who Ignored Them

There is a May 1 deadline for students to choose a college and place a deposit, but increasingly, the negotiations continue well beyond that.

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Chinese Student in Maryland Is Criticized at Home for Praising U.S.

The commencement speaker Yang Shuping, a senior at the University of Maryland, was accused on social media of selling out her homeland.

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On Campus: My Family Didn’t Accept Me. Ole Miss Did.

For gay students in the South, college often provides a welcoming environment.

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St. Paul’s School Acknowledges Decades of Sexual Misconduct

The New Hampshire boarding school named 13 former faculty and staff members who it said had engaged in sexual misconduct with students.

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Officials Decline to Call Fatal Stabbing of Black Student a Hate Crime

Maryland law enforcement urged patience and said they would not determine whether to call the killing a hate crime until after a homicide investigation.

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The New Health Care: As Pollen Counts Rise, Test Scores Fall

What we breathe affects how well we perform at school or work, research shows.

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On Campus: A Conservative Christian College Protest of Mike Pence

The announcement that a member of the Trump White House would be the commencement speaker at my school drew considerable backlash.

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