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  1. Man Charged After White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville Ends in Deadly Violence
    Protests of a plan to remove a statue of a Confederate general led to clashes that left at least one person dead and 34 others injured, officials said.
  2. Education Life: Behind Berkeley’s Semester of Hate
    When far left meets far right, sparks fly. Students from both sides discuss their political journeys.
  3. Seeing Hope for Flagging Economy, West Virginia Revamps Vocational Track
    Nearly two in five high school students now take vocational classes, including simulated workplaces designed to prepare them for good-paying jobs.
  4. Ole Miss Edges Out of Its Confederate Shadow, Gingerly
    At Ole Miss, where even an architect of disenfranchisement still has his name on a building, the process of addressing the past is more sensitive than at most universities.
  5. Affirmative Action Policies Evolve, Achieving Their Own Diversity
    The practice in college admissions has evolved from race-based quotas of decades ago into a range of approaches that only occasionally produce the desired results.
  6. What ‘Back to School’ Looks Like to Our Readers
    We asked readers to send us pictures that represented their experiences with this time of transition. Here are some responses.
  7. Developmentally Disabled, and Going to College
    Work-readiness programs for the intellectually challenged aim to prepare students for a dream job. Less than half will find one.
  8. Why Kids Can’t Write
    Some say English instruction must get back to basics, with a focus on grammar. But won’t that stifle a student’s personal voice?
  9. How to Conquer the Admissions Essay
    Your goal: to make someone fall in love with you (or at least your writing). First, choose a topic you really want to write about.
  10. Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain
    How an engineering professor who “flunked my way” through high school math and science went on to create the world’s most popular online course.
  11. Where All the School’s a Stage, and the List of Success Stories Is Long
    In high schools of the performing and visual arts, race, sexual identity and ZIP code are beside the point. But not academics.
  12. U.S. to Help Remove Debt Burden for Students Defrauded by For-Profit Chain
    The settlement could affect more than 36,000 students, many of whom are low-income, immigrant women.
  13. At Walmart Academy, Training Better Managers. But With a Better Future?
    A new program for store supervisors and department managers may make them better employees but may not help them reach the middle class.
  14. After Charlottesville Violence, Colleges Brace for More Clashes
    With their legal options limited by the First Amendment, colleges are expecting a rush of controversial speakers and are making plans to control violence.
  15. Square Feet: U.S.C. Expands in a ‘Neglected’ Neighborhood, Promising Jobs and More
    The University of Southern California’s campus extension in South Los Angeles brings together one of the state’s poorest areas and one of its wealthiest universities.
  16. On Campus: The ‘Free Speech’ Hypocrisy of Right-Wing Media
    Conservatives are obsessed with protecting “free speech,” but only the kind they agree with.
  17. On Campus: What U.Va. Students Saw in Charlottesville
    “The alt-right rally,” said one student, “had nothing to do with a statue. It was about intimidation.”
  18. A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry
    Mastery-based learning allows students to learn at their own pace.
  19. More Law Schools Begin Accepting GRE Test Results
    Many schools are casting wider nets to attract students who would not otherwise set their sights on a legal education.

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