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Trump Administration Rescinds Obama Rule On Transgender Students' Bathroom Use The administration will not direct public schools to allow students to use facilities that match their gender identities. It notes the primary role of state and local districts in education policy. A Student's Perspective On Mississippi: Beautiful, Engulfing And Sometimes Enraging In 1962, the University of Mississippi was at the heart of the desegregation battle. More than 50 years later, a junior on campus talks race, belonging and his sense of pride in Mississippi. What Students Can Learn By Writing For Wikipedia Replacing "alternative facts" with a footnoted, neutral point of view. Some professors say students work harder knowing their research will have a broad audience. Adulting School Teaches Young Adults Grown-Up Skills Many young adults struggle with the transition to adulthood, finding it difficult to do things like manage their money and pay bills on time. This new school in Maine is here to help. Denver Looks For Balanced Approach To School Choice Denver's innovative approach to school choice gets high marks from parents and pundits. The program also includes rebooting and even closing down under-performing schools, mostly in neighborhoods with some of the most vulnerable students.
The Mile High Promise, And Risk, Of School Choice Denver's innovative approach to school choice gets high marks from many parents and pundits. The program also raises questions about the limitations of choice in narrowing access and equity gaps. Lack Of Education Leads To Lost Dreams And Low Income For Many Jehovah's Witnesses When it comes to education, not all religions are created equal. Jehovah's Witnesses have the lowest rate of formal education. And that can have a detrimental effect on those who leave the religion. Why This High School Band Is Only Buying Music From Composers Of Color This Year Often, high school band music is composed by white men. So this school is seeking out music from women and composers of color who are writing music, but aren't being published at the same rate. DeVos Spars With Teachers, Trump On Autism And More Education Stories Of The Week With Secretary Betsy DeVos rolling up her sleeves and joining President Donald Trump to talk with educators and parents, Washington, D.C., is at the center of a lot of education news this week. Beyond DeVos, What 5 Key Trump Appointees Could Mean For Schools Here's a roundup of how new leadership could affect education.
Despite Protests And A Fire Alarm, Martin Shkreli's Show Goes On At Harvard The former pharmaceutical executive — who earned notoriety for jacking up the price of a life-saving drug — spoke to a student group Wednesday night, though about a tenth of his audience walked out. 5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News In an era of national attention to what's real and what isn't, we asked educators to share their strategies for helping students sort out fact from fiction. These Top Schools Are Offering Big Savings On Master's Degrees, But There's A Catch A master's degree, especially from an elite university, can be expensive. But a several universities are trying an experiment online to see if that cost, for some degrees, can come down. Beyond Sex Ed: How To Talk To Teens About Love One school counselor's take on how to help teens get past the pop culture myths. School District In Canada Cancels Trips To U.S., Citing Border Policies, Safety The decision was made out of caution, says the Greater Essex County District School Board, which cites uncertainty over President Trump's immigration and travel ban.