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Bettye Caldwell, Educator Who Helped Pave Way for Head Start, Dies at 91

April 22, 2016 - 4:37pm
Dr. Caldwell, a longtime advocate for what she called educare, collaborated on a pilot project that helped prepare poor children for elementary school.
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Girl, 16, Dies After Fight in a High School Restroom in Delaware

April 22, 2016 - 8:51am
The girl’s death led to an outpouring of grief, bewilderment and soul-searching on Twitter and Facebook.
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The Learning Network: Film Club | ‘Games You Can’t Win’

April 22, 2016 - 5:30am
In this short documentary, a transgender woman, a man with severe mental illness​, and the parents of a child with cancer transform their experiences into intensely personal video games.
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Greater Competition for College Places Means Higher Anxiety, Too

April 20, 2016 - 5:00am
Although the average acceptance rate at four-year colleges has remained stable, students are expressing their fears of rejection by applying to more institutions.
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Recruiting Students Overseas to Fill Seats, Not to Meet Standards

April 19, 2016 - 9:53pm
Several companies are using high-pressure tactics, critics say, to persuade international students to enroll in U.S. colleges. Many will need remedial help to succeed.
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Prep Schools Wrestle With Sex Abuse Accusations Against Teachers

April 17, 2016 - 8:34pm
Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire fired two teachers over sexual misconduct. As more cases come to light, schools are changing how they handle abuse.
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Race/Related: 272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown. What Does It Owe Their Descendants?

April 16, 2016 - 8:41am
In 1838, the Jesuit priests who ran the country’s top Catholic university needed money to keep it alive. Now comes the task of making amends.
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