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Despite the objections of Senate Democrats, teachers unions and others, school choice activist and billionaire Republican donor Betsy DeVos passed a committee vote to be secretary of education. The nomination now moves to the full Senate. Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Gov. Bill Haslam and his wife, Crissy, leave the House chamber after Haslam gave his annual State of the State address in Nashville on Monday. Haslam is looking to expand a free community college program to include adults. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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Universities Grapple With Trump's Executive Order On Immigration

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In the 2013-14 school year, nearly 70,000 students were arrested in a small share of America's public schools — about 8,000 schools. While every state had arrests in that year, most individual schools did not report any arrests. Education Week Research Center original analysis of Civil Rights Data Collection, 2017 hide caption

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Education Week Research Center original analysis of Civil Rights Data Collection, 2017

The William T. Young Library on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. Andy Lyons/Getty Images hide caption

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Judge Sides With University In Legal Fight With Student Newspaper

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Gallaudet University President Roberta Cordano speaks using American Sign Language in her office in Washington, D.C. She is the first Deaf woman president at the university. Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Gallaudet President Navigates From World Of Hearing To Sound Leadership Of The Deaf

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Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander and Education Secretary John B. King Jr. had been in a battle over Title I enforcement for some time. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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Education Department Drops Fight Over School Money

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Report Finds More People Over 60 Struggling To Pay Off Student Loans

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At DeVos' Senate Hearing, Questions Of Choice, Charters, 'Other Options'

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A growing number of older Americans with federal student loans had their Social Security benefits offset because of unpaid student loans. Screenshot by NPR/Consumer Financial Protection Bureau hide caption

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Sen. Maggie Hassan: I Will Listen Carefully To What DeVos Has To Say

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