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Air Force Academy launches investigation into suspicious final exam results

The Air Force Academy launched an investigation into whether underclassmen cheated on their final exams. “Academic integrity at the academy is taken extremely seriously,” Air Force Academy spokeswoman Lt. Col. Tracy Bunko said, according to ...
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House Republican rips Democrats for stripping SECURE Act of provisions helping home-schooled children

The House is expected to pass a measure Thursday that some Republican lawmakers are grumbling was gutted of provisions supporting families with home-schooled children. Language from the Student Empowerment Act expanding tax-advantaged savings accounts to ...
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More than 75 colleges host blacks-only graduation ceremonies

Graduation used to be for coming together as a class one last time to celebrate academic accomplishments, but today there’s a growing trend for segregated celebrations highlighting race and ethnicity. A new report by the ...
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Army dad turns up at daughter's high school graduation 10 years after he last saw her

A Florida schoolgirl was surprised at her high school graduation ceremony when the father she hadn't seen in a decade, an Army staff sergeant, appeared on stage in uniform after returning from South Korea. Kayla ...
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Homeless valedictorian earns $3M in college scholarships

A high school valedictorian in Memphis, Tenn., was awarded more than $3 million in scholarships before he graduated in May. Tupac Mosley, 17, received more than 50 scholarships and was accepted into more than 40 ...
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Billionaire's plan to pay off Morehouse College student debt just created opening for fascinating social science study

Billionaire Robert F. Smith became a hero to hundreds of Morehouse College graduates on Sunday when he announced he was going to pay off all of their student loan debt. He could also become a ...
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More for your money: School choice

Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, hopes to halt school choice expansion in Wisconsin. His budget proposes a suspension of new, independent charter school openings until 2023 and a freeze in enrollment for students using vouchers ...
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Elizabeth Warren: For-profit charter schools are 'a real problem'

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren sided with fellow White House hopeful Bernie Sanders Saturday on the need to eliminate for-profit charter schools. "Yeah, I think it's a real problem right now," the senator ...
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Some Taylor University students walk out of Pence's commencement speech

Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech to the graduating class of Taylor University on Saturday, although not everyone chose to stay for it. Dozens of students and faculty at the Indiana evangelical Christian college ...
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West Point to graduate record number of African American women

Thirty-four cadets at West Point, the U.S. Army’s military academy, will make history as they graduate next week. This year’s graduating class boasts more African American women than ever. It’s part of a trend for ...
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Happy graduation! Sadly, the peer pressure faced by conservative women doesn't end on campus

As we enter college graduation season, outspoken conservative women deserve special praise. But they should be prepared to face the same pressures after graduation. Grace Bannister is a student at Harvard College from Logan, W.Va ...
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For teachers unions, up is down on charter schools

When it comes to education policy and teachers unions, it is often the case that up is down and down is up. Teachers unions couch most arguments that benefit unionized public school teachers, like increased ...
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Here's how the College Board can fix the SAT without intersectional nonsense

Once again, College Board has attempted to rectify the fairness of the SAT, this time with the introduction of an "adversity score," which is supposed to contextualize the social and economic backgrounds of individual test-takers ...
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Charter school facilities are still overlooked and underfunded

It's National Charter Schools Week, when advocates speak out for the 3.2 million students — 6% of all public school students — educated at charter schools, a thriving public education option that is increasingly popular ...
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Social justice warriors are just getting started

The forthcoming young adult novel "Blood Heir" would not strike most readers as racist. Its Chinese author, Amélie Wen Zhao, was born in Paris and grew up in Beijing. Its fantastical plot — a princess ...
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