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FOCUS: Is Free Speech Fading on College Campuses?

In campus clashes from California to Vermont, many defenders of the First Amendment say they see signs that free speech, once a bedrock value in academia, is losing ground as…

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NY School Assigns Students Essay to Defend Holocaust

An upstate New York school district is under fire for assigning students to write an essay defending the Nazis’ Final Solution, claiming it would foster “critical thinking” among children. Education…

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High Court Bolsters Rights of Learning-Disabled Students

A unanimous Supreme Court on Wednesday bolstered the rights of millions of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards.…

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Median Per-Pupil Spending in NY More Than $22,000

New York state’s comptroller says the median per-pupil spending for school districts was $22,658. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released spending figures for the 2014-15 school year as part of a report…

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