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NEA Calls for Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s Resignation

The nation’s largest teachers’ union wants Education Secretary Arne Duncan to quit.

Recent studies by Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research found that an estimated 20 percent of graduating seniors from urban school districts abandon their plans to attend college over the summer.

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The former University of North Carolina learning specialist who questioned the literacy level of Tar Heels athletes and said that the university had committed academic misconduct has filed a civil lawsuit against the school.

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Winthrop University fired its president after less than a year, saying she violated the Rock Hill college’s nepotism policy by hiring her husband, lied to trustees and was rude, hostile and demeaning to faculty, her own staff and school leaders.

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The authors found that there is no compelling evidence that online learning systems can deliver improved educational outcomes across the board, at scale, on campuses other than the one where the system was born and on a sustainable basis.

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The Education Department on Wednesday apologized for a tweet that depicted a scene from the movie Bridesmaids with the words “Help me. I’m poor” imprinted on it as part of an effort to get students to apply for federal aid.

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Julius Nyang’oro is embroiled in a scandal involving academics and athletics.

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Those with bachelor’s or associate degrees earn more money over their lifetime than those who skip college, even after factoring in the cost of higher education, according to a report released by The Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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The for-profit education company will receive an immediate $16 million in federal student aid funds and keep operating.

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Generation X: The Distinguished Generation

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A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center earlier this spring focused on Generation X. This is the group of Americans born between 1965 and 1979.

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