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U.S. News & World Report -- If (Hillary) Clinton is concerned about whether charter schools serve all students, she should propose creating incentives for more states and cities to create the kind of equity reports that D.C. released this week and provide federal funding for them to do so. Only by taking a hard look at data can we move from debate, defense and accusations to honest progress on these issues.

U.S. News & World Report -- Around the country students are calling for changes at colleges and universities. Some of the demands for change are more than reasonable – if not overdue. Others clearly trample free speech and are out of place in an intellectual environment. But one protest stands out – the actions of the some of the University of Missouri's football team.

U.S. News & World Report -- Goldman Sachs drew criticism from an unexpected source last week – early childhood experts questioning the investment bank's role in financing a Utah preschool program. In 2013-14, Goldman Sachs and philanthropist J.B. Pritzker paid for 595 children to attend preschool.

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U.S. News & World Report -- SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, Va. – It's not every day you see a White House initiative play out in real time with everyone happy about it. Actually these days, do you ever? But there it was: High in Virginia's mountains families hiked, picnicked and played under a cloudless blue sky on a crisp October Sunday. The mountain foliage was already spectacular and for some a fall visit to see it was an annual tradition.

U.S. News & World Report -- Bad news sells better than good news. Counterintuitive stories attract even more attention. That may be why a recent Vanderbilt University study of Tennessee's Voluntary Pre-K program has gotten so much attention.

U.S. News & World Report -- For education companies, the costs of going public often outweigh the benefits.

U.S. News & World Report -- What Arne Duncan's resignation means for the education debate, 2016 election and beyond.

Hechinger Report: For 50 years, American K-12 Catholic education had been in a quiet retreat. Thousands of schools were shuttered. Enrollment plummeted by millions. Though heroic educators and generous donors stemmed the tide in many places, even creating exemplars of what was possible, forecasts were bleak.

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