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McGraw-Hill to rewrite text after complaint

Textbook publisher McGraw-Hill will rewrite a section in one of its books after a Houston-area mother complained that it whitewashes the role of slavery in bringing Africans to America.

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan stepping down

President Barack Obama praised Arne Duncan's service as secretary of education on Friday, hours after Duncan said he would step down in December.

"He's done more to bring our education system -- sometimes kicking and screaming -- into the 21st century...


The world's northernmost university

In the land of the midnight sun and the northern lights, in the most fragile ecosystem on the planet, you'll find the world's northernmost university.

Fewer students defaulting on their loans

Fewer college grads are defaulting on their student loans. That's the good news.

But there were still 611,000 new borrowers who entered default within three years of leaving school, according to an annual report released by the Department of Educatio...

Enrollment booms at River Rouge schools

Several years ago, you couldn't pay a parent to send their child to a school in the River Rouge School District.

New life for remodeled Detroit high school

It's a gift to those at Osborn High School in Detroit thanks to Life Remodeled.


How parasites worm their way into schools

Children share all kinds of things when they go back to school -- books, pencils, stories from summer vacation and, unfortunately, pesky and sometimes dangerous parasites that rely on close contact between people to spread.

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The newest champion for college students

You know Sheila Bair as a critic of big banks during the financial crisis and a fierce defender of taxpayers. Now she's landed in the world of higher education, fighting for another underdog: the college student.

Formerly head of the FDIC, Bair is no...

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Michelle Obama highlights education with...

62 million girls. That's the number of girls around the world who are not in school.

Bat festival underway at Cranbrook Institute of...

Paul Tutman gets up close and personal with a variety of bats.

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