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 In Navient Lawsuits, Unsettling Echoes of Past Lending Crisis
The largest U.S. collector of student loan payments is accused of engaging in the sloppiness and misleading tactics seen in the subprime market.

 Nominee Betsy DeVos?s Knowledge of Education Basics Is Open to Criticism
The school choice advocate seemed unfamiliar with basic terms and policies, including the federal law for students with disabilities.

 Lois Dickson Rice, Trailblazing Executive Behind Pell Grants, Dies at 83
Ms. Rice, who started life as a janitor?s daughter, helped persuade Congress to provide federal subsidies to tens of millions of needy college students.

 Donations Pour In to Band From Black College That Will Play at Inauguration
The Talladega College Marching Tornadoes have been under fire for agreeing to perform in the Trump inaugural parade.

 Beverly Hills to boot non-district K-8 pupils
After more than four hours of emotional and sometimes contentious debate, the Beverly Hills Unified School District approved a controversial proposal Tuesday to boot out more than 400 out-of-district students.

 ?At hope? kids better than ?at risk??

Sen. Rosa Franklin, D-Tacoma, is sponsoring a bill this session that would replace references to low-income children such as "disadvantaged," and "at-risk" with a more-positive term, "at hope." Decades ago, poor children became known as "disadvantaged." Then they were "at-risk." Now, a Washington lawmaker wants to replace those euphemisms with a new one: "at hope."


 Hawaii legislators seek to lengthen school year
Stuck with the nation's shortest school year, Hawaii lawmakers will consider proposals for longer and more school days when this year's legislative session opens Wednesday.

 Loophole frees mentally ill youth offenders

In this undated file photo provided by Jan Henry, her husband Todd Henry is shown playing a guitar in Tyler, Texas. Todd Henry, a special education teacher, was fatally stabbed by a student at the school.Recent slaying cases highlight the complexities of a 1997 law meant to keep mentally ill juveniles from being held in detention centers where they can't get proper treatment.


 Reconsider grammar plan, heads urge May
Secondary heads in North Somerset urge Theresa May to reconsider grammar proposals.

 Thousands of teachers needed to mark new GCSEs and A-levels, says report
Thousands more teachers will be needed to work as examiners as reforms kick in, says report.

 Cheshire East schools 'could face four-day week'
Schoolchildren face the prospect of a four-day week because of a shortage in funding, a group of head teachers warns.

 Thousands could miss out on free childcare, warns lobby group
Ministers are underestimating the number of children eligible for free childcare, says a lobby group.