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The child poverty rate today is the same as in 1990

by Marielle Segarra Jun 17, 2019
In 2017, the child poverty rate was 18%. Go back nearly three decades to 1990: also 18%.
Children play as a woman, a member of the Navajo Nation, fills bottles of water at a public tap on June 05, 2019 in Thoreau, New Mexico.
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Scrimping and saving to attend college debt-free

by Mitchell Hartman Jun 10, 2019
One-third of students don't borrow. Some of them would qualify for federal loans, but want to enter the job market debt-free.
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How a group of teachers in Nashville is bridging the public-private divide

by Natasha Senjanovic Jun 10, 2019
The educators behind the new cooperative model hope to take it to schools nationwide.
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Inside India's "rotten" education system

by Victoria Craig May 21, 2019
India is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, but a lack of funding and a shortage of school capacity means the country’s education system doesn’t work for the tens of millions of students trying to get through it each year.…
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: School children attending virtual Class at Prabhadevi Municipal Secondary School, on April 10, 2018 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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Schools struggle to address rising student homelessness

by Robbie Feinberg May 7, 2019
More than 1.3 million students were identified as homeless nationwide in 2017, according to federal data.
More than 1.3 million students were identified as homeless nationwide in 2017, according to federal data.
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From Ph.D. to freelance writer, trying to make it as a journalist

by Bennett Purser Apr 22, 2019
Jennifer Mabry earned the degrees but is still hoping to land the right job.
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Nashville bans schools from online fundraising

by Shalina Chatlani Apr 10, 2019
In Nashville, the school district has put a ban on online fundraising for classrooms.
Despite teachers' continued reliance on crowdfunding sites, Nashville has decided to put an and to the practice in their schools.
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Study says support for school principals leads to better test scores

by Erika Beras Apr 8, 2019
The report is based on a program of investment in 1,100 principals.
The report is based on a program of investment in more than 1,100 principals.
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Will the college admissions scandal make the process more transparent?

by Amy Scott Mar 14, 2019
Elite schools have their choice of applicants and reveal little about how those choices are made.
The media is seen outside the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and United States Courthouse on March 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  Actors Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli are among 50 people charged in a college admission cheating scheme that involves bribery and fraud in attempts to get students recruited as athletes and help them cheat on exams.
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Scandal sheds light on murky world of college admissions

by Amy Scott Mar 12, 2019
Some are calling it the biggest college admissions cheating scandal in history. Federal prosecutors allege that more than 30 wealthy parents paid college coaches and test administrators to boost their kids’ chances of getting into elite schools. The scandal is…
Stanford University sailing coach John Vandemoer arrives at Boston Federal Court for an arraignment on March 12, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. John Vandemoer is among several charged in alleged college admissions scam.
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