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The pending federal rule changes could push a million kids off free or reduced-price school meals, at least temporarily.

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The Ivy League schools have been singled out in a federal crackdown on institutions of higher learning for allegedly not reporting hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign donations.

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About 95% of American public schools have adopted some form of active shooter drills. But there's little proof they're effective — and there's growing concern they can traumatize children.

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The largest gift in Howard University's history — a $10 million investment in its STEM program — has sparked a larger conversation: which institutions get private donor money, and why.

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In its first year, the forgiveness program turned away 71% of borrowers because of a paperwork technicality. Now, the department says it's fixing that roadblock.

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A little-known provision allows the U.S. education secretary to erase student loan debt without going to Congress. Elizabeth Warren says, if elected president, she would put that provision to use.

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The arts charter is turning to the Orange County Board of Education for help after the Santa Ana Unified School District issued a critical report on school policies.

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Santa Ana school board says the charter renewal for the Orange County School of the Arts is contingent on changes to admissions policies.

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Campus violence reports show rising incidents of rape, dating violence, and stalking at some colleges in Southern California.

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The board of trustees wants to pick a new chancellor to replace Tim White, who is retiring as leader of the 23-campus system, by June.

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