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Thanks pour in for school bus driver who rescued children from flames

Education News from Washington Post - October 9, 2016 - 1:00am
Renita Smith is celebrated by community, appears on national television
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Teacher pushed out of Head Start kept in school system for months

Education News from Washington Post - October 9, 2016 - 1:00am
Prince George’s has placed more than 200 employees on leave amid allegations of inappropriate conduct, abuse or neglect.
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Editorial: Racial Profiling in Preschool

Education News from NY Times - October 8, 2016 - 2:30pm
A new study suggests that biases against black children, especially black boys, are creeping into classrooms filled with 4-year-olds.
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Why bankers got fined for wrongdoing - but teachers went to jail

Education News from Washington Post - October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Why no CEO of a company heavily involved in the chicanery of the Great Recession of 2008 has gotten convicted while some Atlanta school employees went to jail.
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Slurs, blackface, and gorilla masks: The academic year opened with racial ugliness

Education News from Washington Post - October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Confrontations have been powerful symbols of both the challenges and the possibilities that face universities -- and the nation -- in what many believe is an increasingly volatile racial climate.
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Students were told to select gender pronouns. One chose 'His Majesty' to protest 'absurdity.'

Education News from Washington Post - October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Grant Strobl says the University of Michigan's "designated pronoun” policy is another step "down this road of political correctness."
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Universities are not 'trade schools,' but they should prepare students for the workforce

Education News from Washington Post - October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
University president says schools must ensure students graduate with skills relevant for today’s workforce and an education that prepares them for an increasingly complex and unpredictable world.
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After years of neglect, public higher education is at a tipping point

Education News from Washington Post - October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
The former president of the universities of Michigan and Iowa argues that states must invest again in higher ed.
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Freaking out about your student loans coming due? Read this.

Education News from Washington Post - October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
A round-up of everything you need to know about repaying your student loans.
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As college admissions season begins, important advice for high-school seniors

Education News from Washington Post - October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Four pieces of advice from high school counselors and college admissions officers as students and their families consider higher education.
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Fairfax County School Board appoints interim superintendent ahead of Garza’s exit

Education News from Washington Post - October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Deputy Superintendent Steven Lockard will lead Virginia’s largest school district on an interim basis, beginning in December.
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Auditor says D.C. Public Schools should manage its own food program again

Education News from Washington Post - October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
The school system switched to a contractor in 2008 in an attempt to save money.
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Assistant principal charged with murder and feticide in death of pregnant school administrator

Education News from Washington Post - October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Lyntell Washington was seven months pregnant when she was found in a ditch in Louisiana.
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Another active-shooter false alarm related to ROTC training, this time at U-Md.

Education News from Washington Post - October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Students reported seeing a man with a gun on campus Thursday, but it turned out to be a Navy ROTC member with a replica rifle used in training.
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'One of the most important Supreme Court Justices ever': Justices, academics dedicate Scalia Law School

Education News from Washington Post - October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Justices and academics gathered to honor the late Supreme Court justice at George Mason University's law school, which is named for him.
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President of City College Quits Abruptly Amid Scrutiny of Her Finances

Education News from NY Times - October 7, 2016 - 10:12pm
The administrator, Lisa S. Coico, announced her resignation a day after The New York Times contacted officials with questions about the handling of more than $150,000 of her personal expenses.
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Neuroscience Should Inform School Policies

Education Week - October 7, 2016 - 3:41pm
Adolescent-brain science findings suggest four things that middle and high school teachers should stop doing, writes psychologist Thomas Armstrong.
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Negotiators Seeking to Avert Another Chicago Teachers' Strike

Education Week - October 7, 2016 - 2:45pm
Failure to reach a deal could send teachers in the nation’s third-largest district onto the streets for a second mass walkout in four years.
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Mock congressional hearings held by students

NCSS Smartbrief - October 7, 2016 - 1:17pm
Students in a Nebraska high school's government class are participating in weekly mock congressional hearings, in which they  -More
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