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Naked man intrudes on UMD female student’s workout routine

16 hours 37 min ago
Campus police say he began working out with her near Tawes Hall.
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Racially offensive fliers found at the University of Michigan: 'Why White Women Shouldn't Date Black Men'

16 hours 37 min ago
The university is the latest campus to be caught up in national tensions over race.
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Outgoing D.C. schools leader wants to move out of public eye

16 hours 37 min ago
Kaya Henderson says she doesn’t want another public-sector job anytime soon: “I am tired.”
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For parents of rising kindergartners, school choice can add options - and stress

16 hours 37 min ago
Parents in Arlington, Va. and D.C. have an array of options for their five-year-old, from Montessori to STEM-focused.
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If you pay more than the amount due on your student loans, you might be in for a surprise

16 hours 37 min ago
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is concerned that student loan servicers are making it difficult for people to get rid of their debt.
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'Brain-hostile' education: how schools are failing adolescents

16 hours 37 min ago
Schools too often ignore how the brains of middle and high school students develop.
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Teachers travel abroad to bring lessons back home

September 26, 2016 - 12:04am
Two D.C. teachers are part of a select group who will travel to other countries to enrich their teaching methods under the Fulbright program.
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Stressed? Don’t fight it, retired professor says

September 26, 2016 - 12:04am
Author argues that ‘enjoying stress’ gives students and teachers control over it.
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As kindergarten ratchets up academics, parents feel the stress

September 26, 2016 - 12:04am
Studies show kindergarten has increased rigor as districts face standardized exams, and many parents fret over whether their children are ready to start school.
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One Md. school system grapples with state order to start school after Labor Day

September 26, 2016 - 12:04am
A Montgomery County proposal that reflects Gov. Larry Hogan’s order would cut into spring break if winter is severe.
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Luck got these students into a magnet program, and access to better grade points

September 26, 2016 - 12:04am
An incredibly complex grading system raises ire in a Maryland high school.
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Student mumps case confirmed at U-Md.

September 24, 2016 - 12:04am
The University of Maryland is also tracking two suspected cases. The viral disease is contagious.
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Sean 'Diddy' Combs gives $1 million to alma mater Howard U.: 'I was blessed'

September 24, 2016 - 12:04am
The musician and entrepreneur, one of Howard University's most famous alumni, announced the gift from the state during his tour stop in D.C.
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Prince George’s schools shake up staff as system reels from abuse allegations

September 23, 2016 - 12:04am
Chief executive Kevin M. Maxwell asked his top aide to step down, part of the fallout of an ongoing furor over child abuse in the Head Start program.
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Bipartisan Senate bill takes a carrot-and-stick approach to boosting college access, graduation rates

September 23, 2016 - 12:04am
The legislation would require some colleges to admit more low-income students or pay a fee to remain in the federal aid program.
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Days might be numbered for one of the nation’s largest college accreditors

September 23, 2016 - 12:04am
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools has enacted reforms and brought in new leadership, but its detractors say it's too little, too late.
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Kentucky governor can’t slash public university budget unless there’s a shortfall, state supreme court rules

September 23, 2016 - 12:04am
The court sided with the state attorney general in ruling that Gov. Matt Bevin overstepped his bounds by imposing a $41 million spending cut across Kentucky's nine colleges and universities.
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U. Kentucky is suing its student newspaper, trying to block sexual assault reporting

September 23, 2016 - 12:04am
The university has resorted to court action to keep information about victims private. The Kentucky Kernel says the school is interested in something else: protecting itself.
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Teaching through tears in Tulsa after a student’s dad is killed by police

September 23, 2016 - 12:04am
"I am convinced that if you can put yourself in the shoes of a child of color in Tulsa right now, you will have a clearer understanding of the crisis we're facing and why we say black lives matter."
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U-Md. launches a simple mission: Doing good

September 23, 2016 - 12:04am
The University of Maryland scales up its philanthropy efforts with a $75 million initiative to encourage social innovation and foster nonprofit leadership.
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