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July 30, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Round-up: For-profit colleges get billions from GI Bill, teacher tenure heats up in NYC

For-profit colleges get billions from GI Bill (AP): As one troubled chain of for-profit colleges prepares to sell or close all its U.S. campuses, a new report from the chair of the Senate Education Committee finds for-profit schools received $1.7 billion in Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits in the 2012-13 school term. The sum represents about a quarter of the total amount paid out in GI benefits that year.

Teacher-tenure battle brewing in New York (The New York Times): Teachers in New York City are fighting back after two parent groups filed lawsuits in the wake of California’s landmark teacher-tenure ruling. The educators say tenure protects against unjust firings; critics say the laws make it difficult to remove subpar teachers from the classroom.

Department of Defense will oversee senator’s plagiarism probe (AP): In an unusual step, the U.S. Department of Defense will be in charge of an investigation into the plagiarism allegations against Sen. John Walsh. The Montana Democrat is accused of using other people’s work without attribution in a paper required for his master’s degree.

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