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Student recommended for mental health screening after drawing picture of lynching and ‘Black Lives Matter’

Education News from Washington Post - October 3, 2016 - 1:00am
The 11-year-old said he intended the drawing, part of a class assignment, to show that racism is not dead.
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This is the best election year ever, at least as a civics lesson

Education News from Washington Post - October 3, 2016 - 1:00am
The 2016 election cycle is unique in revealing the ugly details of democracy.
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Retro Report: The Unintended Consequences of Taking a Hard Line on School Discipline

Education News from NY Times - October 2, 2016 - 6:03pm
“Zero tolerance” policies in schools have resulted in the suspension of three million students each year, and are shown to have a disproportionate effect on minority students.
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Historic black school defaced with 'white power' and Nazi graffiti

Education News from Washington Post - October 2, 2016 - 1:00am
The old Ashburn Colored School building, which dates to 1892, was spray-painted with graffiti that covered three sides of the structure.
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Parents: Why our second-grader is not going back to school

Education News from Washington Post - October 2, 2016 - 1:00am
Parents of a child with autism write about their experience.
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California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes bills seeking more accountability for troubled charter-school sector

Education News from Washington Post - October 1, 2016 - 1:00am
The state's charter sector has been called the "Wild West" for its lack of oversight.
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After feds cancel Head Start grant over abuse, Md. county to have ‘Early Start’ instead

Education News from Washington Post - October 1, 2016 - 1:00am
The school system says the early education program will get a new name and $5.5 million in local funds.
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Veep debate spotlights host: Longwood University

Education News from Washington Post - October 1, 2016 - 1:00am
The public school in central Virginia will be the backdrop for nationally televised event with Mike Pence and Tim Kaine.
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Teen accused of stealing 65-cent carton of milk at middle school to stand trial

Education News from Washington Post - October 1, 2016 - 1:00am
The 14-year-old faces a petit larceny charge after he grabbed a milk in the school cafeteria.
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Student arrested after wearing gorilla mask, handing out bananas at Black Lives Matter protest

Education News from Washington Post - October 1, 2016 - 1:00am
An East Tennessee State University student was charged with civil rights intimidation after attempt to disrupt campus event.
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Feds found widespread fraud at Corinthian Colleges. Why are students still paying the price?

Education News from Washington Post - October 1, 2016 - 1:00am
Nearly 80,000 students of defunct for-profit giant Corinthian Colleges are facing some form of debt collection, even though the Department of Education unearthed enough evidence of fraud to forgive their student loans, says Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
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Significant Education Cases on Supreme Court Docket

Education Week - September 30, 2016 - 4:37pm
The 2016-17 high court term could prove to be the most consequential in years for K-12, including cases on special education and aid to religion.
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H.S. Debaters Cast Critical Eye on Presidential Nominees’ Bout

Education Week - September 30, 2016 - 4:35pm
As Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump squared off, a crowd of high school debate team members gathered at a watching party in Nevada were less than impressed.
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Single-Gender Schools Prove Best for Some Students

Education Week - September 30, 2016 - 4:32pm
Dallas and other urban districts opened new single-gender schools this year, aiming to boost access to specialized programs and compete with charter, private, or suburban schools.
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