What Parents Should Know About...

May 24, 2020 by

You never planned on raising kids during a pandemic, and there are no easy decisions. ProPublica scoured the latest research and...

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Illinois Will Allow Prone, Sup...

Dec 5, 2019 by

The changes to a ban on restraints came after some schools said they could no longer serve children. by Jennifer Smith Richards,...

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As Students From China Flock t...

Sep 17, 2019 by

The allegations came at a time when the flagship campus at Urbana-Champaign was enrolling more Chinese undergraduates during some...

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Parents Gave Up Custody of The...

Sep 2, 2019 by

Some families are frustrated about a public backlash, saying what they did was legal. They say the real problem is the cost of higher...

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Parents Are Giving Up Custody ...

Aug 1, 2019 by

First, parents turn over guardianship of their teenagers to a friend or relative. Then the student declares financial independence to...

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There Has Been an Explosion of...

Jun 17, 2019 by

Some California county jails saw their rate of inmate-on-inmate homicides triple or quadruple, and statewide the number rose 46%...

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How Have Saudi Students in the...

Apr 28, 2019 by

We know of cases in eight states and Canada where Saudi college students, under investigation for serious crimes, have disappeared...

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Chicago Public Schools Monitor...

Feb 11, 2019 by

School officials say the monitoring was about keeping students safe, not punishing them. But critics say it expanded the role of...

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Long Island Schools Move to Cu...

Jan 11, 2019 by

In response to our story about a student who was detained and deported after drawing a doodle of his school mascot, the Huntington...

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Immigrant Youth Shelters: “If ...

Jul 30, 2018 by

We obtained police reports and call logs from more than two-thirds of the shelters housing immigrant children. Here’s what they show....

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How the Fight Against Affirmat...

Jul 16, 2018 by

If preferences for black and Hispanic applicants are abolished, expect a backlash against admissions boosts for children of alumni...

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How Health and Education Journ...

Mar 24, 2018 by

Government records officers frequently cite privacy restrictions to deny data requests. Here are some tips on how to overcome or...

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Arkansas Spurns Warehousing of...

Dec 25, 2017 by

In much of the country, alternative schools are neglected, underfunded and stigmatized. But one of the poorest states is spending big...

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How Students Get Banished to A...

Dec 7, 2017 by

In this era of so-called “school choice,” a pattern has emerged: Students don’t choose their alternative schools. They’re sentenced...

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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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