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Why is Christmas on Dec. 25? A brief history lesson that may surprise you.

Education News from Washington Post - December 25, 2015 - 10:44am
Christmas wasn't always on Dec. 25.









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2015: A year of tumult on college campuses

Education News from Washington Post - December 25, 2015 - 8:25am
Campuses nationwide faced uprisings, shutdowns, lockdowns -- and much more.









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Reforms to Ease Students’ Stress Divide a New Jersey School District

Education News from NY Times - December 25, 2015 - 5:00am
A superintendent’s letter advocating a “whole child” approach to learning revealed a fissure that broke down roughly along racial lines, with white parents on one side and Asian-Americans on the other.









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Program Offers Classes and Support for Young Adults Who Didn’t Finish High School

Education News from NY Times - December 24, 2015 - 8:54pm
The Y Roads program has helped young people in New York City finish their high school educations and find a place in the world.









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Rhode Island Prep School Expresses ‘Sorrow and Shame’ Over Sexual Abuse

Education News from NY Times - December 24, 2015 - 7:32pm
An investigation by the prestigious St. George’s School found that 26 students were abused by school employees in the 1970s and ’80s.









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McAuliffe's $240M higher education spending plan is a bigger deal than you might think

Education News from Washington Post - December 24, 2015 - 11:22am
If successful, the Virginia governor would reverse years of state disinvestment.









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The SAT, now the No. 2 college test, pushes to reclaim supremacy

Education News from Washington Post - December 24, 2015 - 11:07am
The SAT has replaced the ACT as a statewide test for Michigan schools. It is likely to do the same in Illinois and Colorado.









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Nine questions for the Obama administration about school reform

Education News from Washington Post - December 24, 2015 - 10:52am
What will a full accounting of the Obama-Duncan legacy look like?









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Debate Over Cecil Rhodes Statue at Oxford Gains Steam

Education News from NY Times - December 24, 2015 - 10:36am
A monument has inspired a petition and protests, along with a vigorous discussion about whether Britain’s colonial past should be judged by contemporary standards.









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A Harvard Medical School professor makes the case for the liberal arts and philosophy

Education News from Washington Post - December 24, 2015 - 8:33am
David Silbersweig, of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, says today's multidisciplinary world needs liberal arts -- and philosophy in particular -- more than ever.









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The Learning Network: Happy Holidays

Education News from NY Times - December 24, 2015 - 3:03am
We’ll be on vacation through Jan. 3, but we’ve left you with some fun things to do.









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Report: Teens said parent allowed parties ‘on a regular basis’

Education News from Washington Post - December 23, 2015 - 9:31pm
Kenneth Saltzman pleaded guilty to two criminal citations, paying $5,000 fine after crash leaves two dead.









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Inquiry Shows Struggles of Disabled New York Students and Their Families

Education News from NY Times - December 23, 2015 - 9:22pm
A federal investigation found that six of the city’s districts didn’t have a fully accessible school, forcing parents to lug children between classes or travel long distances to a sufficient school.









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Within the pages of a student yearbook, a First Amendment battle

Education News from Washington Post - December 23, 2015 - 7:43pm
The editor of Mount Vernon High’s yearbook wants to feature photos of a pregnant student.









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New Jersey School District Rejects Claim of Anti-Muslim Firing

Education News from NY Times - December 23, 2015 - 4:41pm
The Hunterdon County school district rejected accusations by a Muslim teacher that her employment was ended because of her religion as “brazenly false” and “frivolous.”









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