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For-profit Corinthian Colleges to close all campuses

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The for-profit Corinthian Colleges network will shutter its remaining 28 campuses effective Monday.

The closures include 13 Everest and WyoTech campuses in California, Everest College Phoenix and Everest Online Tempe in Arizona, the Everest Institute ...

UVA dean hires attorney and blasts Rolling Stone: 'Too little, too late'

University of Virginia in Charlottesville

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A University of Virginia administrator has retained a prominent defamation attorney and written a letter to Rolling Stone lambasting the way she was depicted in the magazine's retracted "Rape on Campus" story.

"Using me as the personification of a hea...

Docs to Columbia U.: We want Dr. Oz out

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Talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against a group of doctors who accuse him of "manifesting an egregious lack of integrity" in his TV and promotional work and who call his faculty position at Columbia University unacceptable.

In a wri...

Testing problems with Common Core jeopardize funds

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Common Core testing problems in Nevada, North Dakota and Montana could jeopardize their federal funding.

Atlanta educators say they're innocent

8 test scandal educators maintain innocence


Educators sentenced to prison in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal proclaimed their innocence Friday. Eight administrators and teachers were given prison terms ranging from one to seven years Tuesday.

US fines Corinthian Colleges $30 million


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The for-profit Corinthian College network has been fined $30 million by the Department of Education for overstating job placement rates for graduates.

The department found that the Corinthian-owned Heald College, based in San Francisco, misrepresente...

College enrollment rate surges for black HS grads

Cypress Bay High School graduation June 4, 2012

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The percentage of black high school graduates enrolled in college jumped last year, exceeding that of both white and Hispanics, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Atlanta educators sentenced in test-score scandal

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There was nothing routine about a sentencing hearing Tuesday in Atlanta that wrote the final legal chapter of one of the most massive school cheating scandals in the country.

Educators were convicted April 1 of racketeering and other lesser crimes re...

Graphic novels, diversity highlight 2014's most challenged books

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Books featuring Native Americans, on-the-run alien lovers, gay penguins and middle school theater geeks top the American Library Association's 2014 list of most challenged books.

NASA astronomer names asteroid after Malala

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Malala Yousafzai's stellar career has included a Nobel Peace Prize. Last week, she made it into outer space when a NASA astrophysicist named an asteroid after the teenage education activist from Pakistan.

At this high school, the schedule is flexible


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Most days, 16-year-old Jason Zobott walks into Huntley High School in suburban Chicago around 7:30 a.m. like any high schooler might. It's what he does the rest of the day that's not so typical.

Google exec bring clarity to job hunting


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Google is consistently rated the best place to work. So you need a degree from Harvard to get in the door, right?

Not really, according to Laszlo Bock, Google's Head of People Operations.

When the company was small, Google cared a lot about getting ki...

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Liberland: Can newest micronation succeed?

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It would have made Thomas Jefferson proud. Established on the birthday of the American founding father, Liberland -- the world's newest micronation -- is founded on a firm belief in liberty and non-interference.

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