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Your Weekly Recommendations Wednesday, September 20, 2017
 
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The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog
NPR • Anya Kamenetz
Sexual Revolutionaries and Cultural Marxists Infiltrating Our Schools
Flash Report • Katy Grimes
Bipartisan Policy Ideas on Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed • Paul Fain
Power list: the 50 people with most influence over UK universities
The Guardian • Rachel Hall
Company that 'fired' woman for saying 'it's OK to vote no' may have broken law
The Guardian • Paul Karp
District Schools Aren’t Charter Schools – and That’s Ok – by Michael J. Petrilli
Education Next • Michael J. Petrilli
California college students continue to borrow less than those in 47 other states
EdSource • Larry Gordon
Some states have more student debt than others — here’s why
MarketWatch • Jillian Berman
The Black Family Is Struggling, and It’s Not Because of Slavery
Heritage Foundation • Walter E. Williams
District Demand Growing for Data and Content Systems That Can Share Information
Education Week • Michele Molnar
 
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Education, Federal K-12 Policy
The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog
NPRAnya Kamenetz
The letters "CFPB" may not be much more than alphabet soup to your average student loan borrower. They stand for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a new-ish federal agency — created in 2011 — with a unique mission. This "soup" packs a powerful...
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Charter Schools, Education
Sexual Revolutionaries and Cultural Marxists Infiltrating Our Schools
Flash ReportKaty Grimes
“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.” ~G.K. Chesterson Concerned parents of school-aged children know that sexual revolutionaries and cultural Marxists are destroying our public schools and universities. But Charter schools were thought to be safe from these...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
Bipartisan Policy Ideas on Higher Education
Inside Higher EdPaul Fain
The Urban Institute this week released 10 new papers from a high-profile bipartisan group of scholars and experts on federal higher education policy. "The federal role in higher education has grown over the past two decades, and now a new administration has...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
Power list: the 50 people with most influence over UK universities
The GuardianRachel Hall
Michael Barber, the chair of the new higher education regulator, the Office for Students, has topped the list of the 50 most powerful people in higher education this year. Published by Wonkhe – a thinktank for higher education policy “wonks” – the...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
Company that 'fired' woman for saying 'it's OK to vote no' may have broken law
The GuardianPaul Karp
A children’s entertainment company that allegedly sacked a contractor after she expressed opposition to same-sex marriage on social media may have breached discrimination law, experts have warned. Experts including Sydney University associate professor Belinda Smith and Per Capita research fellow Tim Lyons...
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Charter Schools, Education
District Schools Aren’t Charter Schools – and That’s Ok – by Michael J. Petrilli
Education NextMichael J. Petrilli
David Osborne, known for his best-selling Reinventing Government, is out with a new book, Reinventing America’s Schools. To promote it, he is blitzing the country and filling the nation’s newspapers with an argument that is familiar yet powerful: High quality charter schools...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
California college students continue to borrow less than those in 47 other states
EdSourceLarry Gordon
Larry Gordon/ TodayStudents at Cal State Dominguez Hills. Many graduates of California’s colleges may be anxious about paying off student loans but a new study shows that they actually finish school with some of the lowest average debt in the nation. Only...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
Some states have more student debt than others — here’s why
MarketWatchJillian Berman
Getty Images With 70% of bachelor’s degree recipients graduating with loans, student debt is becoming an almost universal experience, but that experience may differ depending on where you live. The average student debt load in each state ranges from $20,000 in Utah...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
The Black Family Is Struggling, and It’s Not Because of Slavery
Heritage FoundationWalter E. Williams
That the problems of today’s black Americans are a result of a legacy of slavery, racial discrimination, and poverty has achieved an axiomatic status, thought to be self-evident and beyond question. This is what academics and the civil rights establishment have taught....
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Charter Schools, Education
District Demand Growing for Data and Content Systems That Can Share Information
Education WeekMichele Molnar
Scottsdale, Ariz. K-12 districts are starting to understand how important it is to have data interoperability for their digital tools, and to push for this capability. Ed-tech companies are starting to take notice, too. That was one of the key takeaways in...
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