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Harvard suit has split local Asians over affirmative action

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Trial begins Monday in an anti-affirmative action lawsuit that alleges Harvard University’s race-conscious admissions process discriminates against Asian students.

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Does Harvard Treat Asian-American Applicants Unfairly? The Case Goes To Trial

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A federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in Harvard University's admissions process goes to court this week. It could have big consequences for higher education.

Youth from Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood write songs about experiences with bullying

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The Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood teamed up with music industry professionals to help students write about their experiences of being bullied. The result? a two-track EP.

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DeVos Misses Rulemaking Deadline; Teachers Sue Loan Servicer; Detroit Students Strike

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Also in our weekly round of education news: For-profit college regulations stay in place, for now; a new study says to judge low-income schools on growth, not just achievement

Gay romance ban reinstated on campus of Azusa Pacific University, an evangelical Christian school

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Azusa Pacific had been working to expand LGBT student rights this semester. But the school's board of trustees backpedaled after a backlash from inside -- and outside -- the university.

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New Law Aims To Reduce Pre-Schoolers' High Expulsion Rate

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Preschoolers are three times more likely to be expelled than K-12 students. California has passed a new law that aims to lower that rate by giving state-funded pre-school programs more money if they hire consultants who are experts in early childhood mental health.

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LAUSD school, once a target for ‘parent trigger,’ posts huge gains on latest statewide tests

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The results are in from the standardized tests students in California public schools took last spring — and overall, kids across the state scored a little better this year than they did in 2017.

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5 Simple Ways To Encourage Brain Development In Your Little One

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According to a team of Harvard researchers, the key to addressing the achievement gap lies in connecting parents' natural instincts with what we know about developmental science.

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Education Spending Bill; Yale Discrimination Investigation; Faults In Student Loan Forgiveness

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Also in our weekly education news roundup: 6 ways to talk to your kids about sex after Kavanaugh; Homeschooling is growing and changing rapidly

Chicago Schools Lose Millions For Allegedly Not Shielding Students From Sexual Abuse

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The Department of Education is withholding $4 million, funding that supports elementary schools serving low-income and minority students.

On eve of mediation, LAUSD makes new offer to teachers

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The contract dispute has United Teachers Los Angeles members ready for a possible strike, which could come as soon as this year if the two sides don't reach a deal.

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Need Help Paying For College? There's An App For That

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The U.S. Department of Education has developed a new smartphone app that it hopes will make the notoriously difficult Free Application For Federal Student Aid a little easier.

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USC sounds off on new president search

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A year of abuse scandals led USC's president to resign. USC's board of trustees wants to hear what students, faculty, and staff want in a new leader.

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Community college remedial classes on their way out

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Researchers say community college students have been placed in remedial classes when they don't need them. Campuses are creating new classes for students.

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New Findings On Loan Forgiveness; Puerto Rico Schools After Maria; DeVos Calls For Free-Speech

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The Education Department offers new findings on student loan forgiveness; Enrollment in Puerto Rico's schools drops after Hurricane Maria; DeVos calls for more free and open speech on college campuses

How To Talk To Young People About The Kavanaugh Story

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In the age of #MeToo, experts say parents are the primary educators about consent, and the current debate offers a teachable moment.

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