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Higher ed leaders give tax plan an ‘F’

Education | University presidents urge lawmakers to reconsider imposing new taxes on endowments, graduate students
by Leigh Jones
Posted 11/29/17, 03:21 pm

While the Senate continues to grapple with its version of tax reform legislation, leaders in higher education, including those at Christian colleges, have started lobbying already for changes to the final version.

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Lockdown drills and the new school safety reality

Education | Staff members’ training and quick thinking credited with saving lives in California attack
by Leigh Jones
Posted 11/22/17, 02:42 pm

I remember my dad telling me when I was a kid about the Cold War–era safety drills he did in school. Students would hunker down under their desks, arms wrapped around their knees, until the hypothetical threat of Soviet missiles had passed.

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The Education Department’s staffing diet

Education | Is Betsy DeVos trying to starve public education or save it from gluttony?
by Leigh Jones
Posted 11/15/17, 02:02 pm

The Education Department workforce is shrinking, more evidence of the Trump administration’s attempt to destroy the public education system, according to teachers unions and other critics. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has cut about 350 department jobs so far and earlier this month offered buyouts to another 255 staffers.

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