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Year in Review: Heroes and villains

Education | New roles and responsibilities for students, teachers, and parents emerged in 2019
by Laura Edghill
Posted 12/26/19, 01:54 pm

Young men paid the ultimate price to save their classmates from gun violence. Teachers marched through the streets, demanding change. Prosecutors uncovered corruption in the high-stakes world of elite college admissions. Clashes characterized the field of education in 2019. The struggles that students, parents, and educators endured taught them important lessons they can carry into the new year.

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Anti-Semitism and free speech on college campuses

Education | President Donald Trump moves to protect Jews from discrimination at universities
by Laura Edghill
Posted 12/18/19, 05:35 pm

President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week targeting anti-Semitism on college campuses, drawing praise from some and fear from others that it may lead to a silencing of free speech.

“This is our message to universities: If you want to accept the tremendous amount of federal dollars that you get every year, you must reject anti-Semitism,” the president said. “It’s very simple.”

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U.S. math scores behind the curve

Education | Experts say international standardized testing has limits
by Laura Edghill
Posted 12/11/19, 07:31 pm

U.S. students scored above average in reading and science but lagged behind in math compared with their international peers, according to the latest Programme for International Student Assessment test results.

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