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Time Spent in Solitary Confine...

Oct 26, 2017 by

The recognition that solitary confinement can harm young offenders led to a move away from harsh punishment at juvenile correctional...

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How the CIA Staged Sham Academ...

Oct 17, 2017 by

A decade ago, the CIA secretly funded conferences to lure Iranian scientists to defect. If President Trump scuttles the Iranian...

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For-Profit Schools Get State D...

Oct 15, 2017 by

Schools touted by Betsy DeVos aggressively recruit at-risk students, offer barebones courses, and boost revenue by inflating...

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Voucher Program Helps Well-Off...

Jun 6, 2017 by

Regardless of their income, residents of small Vermont towns can use state vouchers to send their children to boarding schools and...

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Meet the Hundreds of Officials...

Mar 9, 2017 by

We have obtained a list of more than 400 Trump administration hires, including dozens of lobbyists and some from far-right media. by...

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Department of Energy Website f...

Feb 20, 2017 by

Effort meant to inform younger generations about energy and the environment sees sentences reworked and pie charts eliminated. Almost...

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DeVos’ Code Words for Creation...

Feb 3, 2017 by

Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s pick as secretary of education, has funded groups that champion “intelligent design,” a sophisticated...

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How Europe Left Itself Open to...

Oct 19, 2016 by

The ISIS attacks on France and Belgium exposed weaknesses in Europe’s approach to borders and information sharing that counterterror...

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Hacking the American College A...

Sep 1, 2016 by

by Annie Waldman – In recent years, foreign students have streamed into American universities, their numbers nearly doubling in...

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Median Income Is Down, But Pub...

Aug 26, 2016 by

From 2000 to 2014, the average cost of in-state tuition and fees for public colleges in America rose 80 percent. by Fan Fei...

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The Dig: Is Your School’s Plan...

Jul 25, 2016 by

School districts create roadmaps to help special needs kids thrive. But parents need to dig to find out if they’re working. by T....

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Why Liberal New York City’s Sc...

Jun 29, 2016 by

by Heather Vogell – New York City’s public schools are among the most segregated in the country – a fact that flies in the face...

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Feed Me, Pharma: More Evidence...

Jun 21, 2016 by

A third study shows an association between physician drug choices and their interactions with the pharmaceutical industry. by Charles...

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Uncovering the Stark Dispariti...

May 19, 2016 by

by Annie Waldman – Why do many school districts fail to meet the needs of their students? One commonly cited response is our...

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Mexico Finds It Easier to Focu...

Apr 27, 2016 by

Experts accuse the Mexican government of thwarting its investigation of a student massacre and torturing suspects, but the top story...

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Attorneys General Come Down on...

Apr 12, 2016 by

Citing ProPublica’s reporting, twelve attorneys general called on the federal Department of Education to revoke the recognition of...

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How a For-Profit College Targe...

Mar 20, 2016 by

Newly released emails and PowerPoints show first-hand Corinthian Colleges’ predatory practices. by Annie Waldman – Perhaps you...

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Out of Options, California Shi...

Jan 3, 2016 by

One 14-year-old boy’s search for care takes him to Utah as his home state struggles to safeguard its most challenging children. by...

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Kids Get Hurt at Residential S...

Dec 17, 2015 by

Some residential programs for kids have settled on better ways to handle children. But the best practices are almost entirely...

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Debt by Degrees

Nov 7, 2015 by

Which Colleges Help Poor Students Most? by Sisi Wei and Annie Waldman – New data from the U.S. Department of Education shows in...

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