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Donald Trump Shapes the Policy Debate and Hillary Clinton's Emails Continue to Weigh on Campaign

August 21, 2015
Trump is behind Hillary by the slightest of margins, GOP candidates announce their policy positions, and Clinton continues to answer questions on her email use.
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Republican Presidential Candidates Address Education Reform at NH Summit

August 19, 2015
At an education summit in New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidates outlined their vision to fix the elementary and secondary education system in America. A common theme among the GOP hopeful was how student achievement should be measured and how education standards should be set.
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Debt-Free College: Democrats' Plank, GOP's Challenge

August 11, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
Republican presidential candidates on Monday said they were unimpressed with Hillary Clinton’s $350 billion debt-free tuition plan unveiled in New Hampshire, even as tens of millions of American families struggle with college sticker shock.
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Conservative Action: The battle over race preferences at Harvard

June 9, 2015
Joan Biskupic | Reuters
A litigious activist’s latest cause: ending affirmative action at Harvard
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Senate Attempts To Revise No Child Left Behind Measure

April 14, 2015
Juana Summers | NPR
A Senate committee begins work on a bill that would overhaul the education law. That measure — once considered a great uniter of politicians on the left and right — has since become a great divider.
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Obama administration pushes for legislation on student data privacy

February 6, 2015
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
The White House began pushing Thursday for legislation to protect the online privacy of students, allowing them to do schoolwork while keeping the door closed to marketing and sales, according to senior officials.
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Obama's 180 on 529 Plans Explained Here

January 29, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama’s most recent job approval ratings may help explain why he decided so swiftly that reducing the tax benefits of a popular college savings plan – a proposal he’d made earlier this month – had become an unwanted “distraction” and should be reeled back.
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Obama plan would make community colleges nearly free for millions

January 9, 2015
Jason Song, Teresa Watanabe, Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
Aiming to dramatically expand access to higher education, President Obama on Thursday proposed making community college virtually free for millions of high school graduates — a potential boon for California's system, the largest in the nation.
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Will loan forgiveness offer long-term student debt solution?

June 10, 2014
The average person graduating from college in 2013 borrowed nearly $30,000 in student debt. To help Americans overburdened by their loans, President Obama signed a new executive order that expands on a 2010 law that capped federal loan repayments at 10 percent of borrowers' monthly income. Gwen Ifill talks to Richard Vedder of Ohio University and Deanne Loonin of the National Consumer Law Center.
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