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Salmonella infections are on the rise, sickening more than a million Americans a year

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"… ws21 is part of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education. Use of content requires attribution under Creative Commons.  …"

Back to school for the billionaires

By Rita Beamish

Business titans find reforming schools much harder than just writing checks

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"… ch data was available from the nationally recognized Editorial Projects in Education Research Center.iWatch News also looked at the holy grail of the Education …"

"… have been," says James Kemple, author of a study just published by Harvard Education Press that cites real gains from the Klein reforms in New York. "We are no …"

"… a 16-state sample tested better than in traditional public schools. A U.S Education Department-commissioned study last year was similarly mixed.“Putting the …"

"… s to be commended."Lois Leveen, communication director for Grantmakers for Education, a nonprofit association representing 260 foundations, agrees."The overall …"

Inside the Koch brothers' campus crusade

By Dave Levinthal

The billionaire industrialists aren’t just investing in politicians, but also young hearts and minds.

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"… delsons are also benefactors of the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus in Las Vegas, a pre-kindergarten through high school facilit …"

North Carolina foster teen languishes in adult jail for school incident

By Susan Ferriss

A judge freed a foster girl from adult jail after a school police arrest, but N.C. social services fail to come get her.

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"… ement, alleges the complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Educational Opportunities Section of the Civil Rights Division. Federal school-disc …"

"… in the country was supposed to report that data to the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection. The Wake County district has nearly 148, …"

"… udents have rallied to her defense and appealed to the county’s Board of Education this month to help free her, as local TV and other media have reported. A …"

"… ted Federal School Discipline Guidance released by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice in January. …"

Holder, Duncan stunned by discipline figures

By Susan Ferriss

Holder, Duncan express shock at suspensions of thousands of preschoolers.

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"… hat deserve to be addressed. …"

"… dings of the latest Civil Rights Data Collection by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The survey showed that nearly 5,000 preschool …"

"… ome learning plans, as the Center also reported from California. The Education Department’s assistant secretary for civil rights, Catherine LLamon, sai …"

California report: Don't spend new education money on campus police

By Susan Ferriss

As California readies to direct millions to districts with neediest kids, a new policy brief warns against spending it on campus security.

Harsh school discipline gets more scrutiny in Congress

By Susan Ferriss

Researchers and educators urge schools to embrace alternatives to kicking kids out on suspension.

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"… g. “It can work,” he said, “If it’s implemented with fidelity.” …"

"… ke at a Congressional briefing Thursday sponsored by the Black Caucus Education and Labor Task Force. Losen is the director of UCLA’s Center for Civil …"

"… at relatively high rates. In January, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education unveiled their own joint effort to promote alternative discipline ideas to …"

Education groups battle teachers unions in state races

By Rachel Baye

Groups funded by billionaires back state-level candidates who want to weaken teachers unions and promote charter schools.

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"… s, like philanthropist Eli Broad, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, hedge fund manager Dan Loeb and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. However, the full list of funders …"

"… ire philanthropists Laura and John Arnold, and $1 million from billionaire hedge fund manager Steven Cohen and his wife Alexandra. The StudentsFirst Institute reported …"

"… o indicated a 2012 Huffington Post story that named billionaire New Jersey hedge fund manager David Tepper, a major Mitt Romney supporter, among StudentsFirst’s …"

Lawyer selected for Czech ambassadorship also major Obama fundraiser

By Michael Beckel

Attorney Andrew Schapiro has become the latest of the president's campaign bundlers tapped for a top diplomatic post.

Obama announces foundation-funded project to help black, Latino youth

By Susan Ferriss

'My Brother's Keeper' is a $200 million program aimed at keeping minority youth out of the criminal justice system.

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"… r they’ve been arrested, sent to court or incarcerated. In January, the Education Department and Justice Department published guidelines for effective schoo …"

New California data show drop in overall school suspensions, expulsions

By Susan Ferriss

New California data reveal 12 percent drop in suspensions, expulsions.

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"… rural Kern County. The new data released by California’s Department of Education show that total student expulsions in the Golden State in the 2012-2013 ac …"

"… ts that students’ civil rights must be respected; both the Department of Education and Justice have fielded complaints about disproportionate punishment mete …"

"… mitted back into their home high school. California’s Superintendent of Education, Tom Torlakson, credited the statewide decline in suspensions and expulsio …"

Obama to lament DeVry grad's student debt

By Daniel Wagner

Graduates of for-profit company’s schools default at much higher rates than national average.

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"… who carries a massive debt burden after attending a school owned by DeVry Education Group, one of the biggest for-profit Education companies, according to a g …"

"… Vry students defaulted in their first two years of repayment, according to Education Department data. That’s well above the national average of 14.7 per …"

San Francisco takes lead in defining role of school police, sets limits on interrogations, arrests

By Susan Ferriss

City by the Bay pulls back on interrogations and arrests.

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"… is really extraordinary work,” said Matt Haney, a San Francisco Board of Education commissioner, at a meeting of the board this month. “We realize that the …"

"… bsp; Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education unveiled federal guidelines for school discipline that Obama Administratio …"

North Carolina complaint alleges excessive force by police in schools

By Susan Ferriss

North Carolina complaint complaint alleges heavy-handed tactics inside schools.

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"… recent years. On Jan. 8, the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education jointly released federal guidelines — an unprecedented move — exp …"

"… limits and not get involved in routine disciplinary matters. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said, in unveiling the guidelines,  that “most exclusio …"

Obama moves to address campus sex assault issues raised by Center series

By Kristen Lombardi

President creates task force to help protect students from sexual violence

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"… ouse Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. Consisting of the Education and Justice Department secretaries, among other administration officials, …"

New federal guidelines aimed at stopping explosion in harsh school discipline

By Susan Ferriss

Departments of Education and Justice team up to produce resource for school discipline and role of school police.

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"… ." …"

"… rd failure rather than helping them engage academically. The Department of Education and the Department of Justice teamed up in a two-year effort to develop li …"

"… report to school only one day a week for a year. The U.S. departments of Education and Justice both have civil rights offices that have stepped up inves …"

"… ses safe havens where learning can actually flourish,” said Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in an announcement Wednesday. “Yet most exclusionary and dis …"

Data shows San Francisco's black students suspended at extremely high rates

By Susan Ferriss

Black students are only 8% of S.F. high schoolers, yet 50% of those suspended for 'willful defiance.'

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"… dents. On Tuesday, the San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education began considering a resolution introduced by a member to eliminate, by nex …"

A year after Newtown, searching for answers in the nation’s schools

By Nicholas Kusnetz

A year after Newtown, communities searching for answers.

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"… aid. “There’s a darn good template out there now.” In June, the Education Department published a how-to guide for schools to create comprehensi …"

"… on in fiscal year 2009 but has not been funded for the past two years. The Education Department’s Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities program, which i …"

"… e see that our teachers are compensated,” said Ken Zarifis, president of Education Austin, the city’s main teachers union. “The first thing I heard out o …"

Nation's largest school police force, in L.A., will stop ticketing kids 12 and younger

By Susan Ferriss

After years of issuing thousands of tickets to students for minor infractions, L.A. school police will no longer cite kids 12 and younger.

Calif. governor kills major school-discipline reform bill, deferring to 'local control'

By Susan Ferriss

Advocates upset by Gov. Jerry Brown's veto of bill they say would limit student transfers to 'community schools'

In nation's richest farmland, some workers' kids get no education at all

By Susan Ferriss

Disciplined teens get no education for months because they can't do commute.

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"… it the profile” of “motivated” students the California Department of Education advises can thrive on independent study. In Kern, county community school …"

"… ectly to Kern officials to get the data after the California Department of Education said it does not collect the raw numbers of kids placed on independent stu …"

GI bill covered tuition for nearly a million post-9/11 veterans without tracking their progress

By Meg Wagner, Anthony Cave and Hannah Winston

News21 investigation finds that despite billions spent, no federal agency keeps track of veterans who use the GI Bill.

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"… — unless we can prove a return on investment.” The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, designed to provide an Education to those who se …"

"… ll money. Led by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in 2010 launched a two-year investigation into for-pro …"

"… o any better than private schools, or the reverse. The U.S. Department of Education has suggested a system to track student veterans and active service member …"

Black Oakland youth arrested, but not charged, in stunning numbers, report says

By Susan Ferriss

Report questions 'disproportionate' targeting by Oakland police

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"… eral oversight almost a year ago after officials at the U.S. Department of Education began investigating spiraling numbers of suspensions of black students. Fo …"

Jindal's education cuts inspire super PAC formation

By Michael Beckel

New group formed by two Louisiana Young Democrats seeks to advance the interests of young professionals.

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"… ing GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy. A March report from the nonprofit State Higher Education Executive Officers found that Louisiana’s higher Education funding cuts …"

Parents, advocacy groups push back against independent study at home

By Susan Ferriss

Center piece on 'throwaway kids' spurs search for alternatives.

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"… ne-day visits with a teacher. On Aug. 14th, the California state Assembly Education Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on a number of bills related to s …"

Suit alleges mistreatment of California minors with mental health problems

By Susan Ferriss

California litigation cites 'unconscionable conditions' in Contra Costa County.

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"… . Kader is named in the suit, along with the Contra Costa County Office of Education, which supervises Education at the hall. Peggy Mashburn, chief communicat …"

"… eggy Mashburn, chief communications officers at the Contra Costa Office of Education — which is also named as a defendant — said that the office …"

Conference addresses alternatives to racial profiling, harsh school discipline

By Susan Ferriss

The Advancement Project, a civil rights initiative, holds conference in D.C. to address educators' frustrations as well as student concerns.

Child sex trafficking: schools could help stop it

By Susan Ferriss

This week's news about teen prostitution rings are a reminder that educators can help keep teens from predators.

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"… ongoing efforts to stop these criminal enterprises, the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Homeland Security also have special programs to help …"

"… ded a forum on child sex trafficking held in February at the Department of Education in Washington, D.C. A California educator who spoke about her experiences …"

Throwaway kids: disciplined California teens struggle to school themselves

By Susan Ferriss

Strict district policies, distance from alternatives leave some disciplined teens no option but to school themselves.

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"… leave them farther and farther behind. California’s state Department of Education doesn’t track tens of thousands of alternative school students after — …"

"… to the next grade. James Bartleson, president of the Kern County Board of Education, was surprised to hear that more than 320 students from 6th to 8th grade w …"

"… o return them to regular school. The report urged the state Department of Education to start collecting data on independent study students, but five years lat …"

"… ggles There’s little doubt among administrators at the Kelly F. Blanton Education Center in Bakersfield that the county campuses and their learning approach …"

Groups seek Justice Department intervention in Dallas-area school discipline

By Joy Crane

Advocacy groups seek Justice Department intervention.

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"… is filed with the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Equal Education Opportunities Section.  The complaint asks that the Justice Departmen …"