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Student from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High reelected to Montgomery school board

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
Eric Guerci, 16, won a rare second term on the eight-member board.
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It's almost impossible for students to sue a for-profit college. Here's why.

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
Enrollment contracts have become a popular way for career schools to protect their financial interest by tucking in clauses that bar students from filing class-action lawsuits.
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Who are the biggest winners of science fairs today? It's not the kids.

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
In many places, it's the corporate sponsors. Here's why that's not a good thing.
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New U.S. rules for standardized testing have been drafted. Here's what they mean for kids.

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
Details matter. Here's what they are.
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National Teacher of the Year: I was a teenage mom, and teachers changed my life

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes said she wants to help remind Americans that teachers have the potential to be powerful, positive forces in their students' lives.
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What's a degree worth? Depends on what you study - and where

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
Sometimes an associate's degree is more valuable than a bachelor's.
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Teacher claims she was fired for saying 'vagina' in discussing Georgia O'Keeffe's art

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
Allison Wint said she is no longer a substitute teacher at Harper Creek Middle School in Battle Creek, Mich., following an eighth-grade art lecture.
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Lawmaker delivers petition opposing George Mason's decision to rename its law school for Scalia

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
A Virginia lawmaker is asking commonwealth officials to consider more than 1,000 signatures on a petition calling for greater transparency into the name
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At Virginia home of President Monroe, a sizable revision of history

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
Discovery, revealed on the former president's 258th birthday, shows his "modest" home was probably anything but.
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White House steps up effort to reform student loan servicing to stave off rising defaults

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
The White House unveiled a series of initiatives to improve the way the government collects payments on education loans, at a time when defaults are rising.
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Yale keeps the Calhoun name despite racial concerns, but ditches the 'master' title

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
After student protesters demanded changes to improve Yale University's racial climate, the university announced two changes.
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Maryland colleges rank among the most affordable in the country, but that's changing

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
A new study ranks Maryland 6th in the nation; Virginia ranks 26th.
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Longest-serving member on Md. school board is defeated in election

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
Jeana Jacobs served as board president from 2007 to 2013.
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Tennessee cancels standardized testing in elementary and middle schools, citing delayed delivery of exams

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
The testing problems have dragged on for months.
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Professors hate online education. To save colleges, they have to learn to love it.

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
A scholar argues in favor of adapting traditional classrooms to embrace the potential of online education.
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Howard University gives tuition rebates to some members of its graduating class

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
Howard University is refunding more than a hundred soon-to-be graduates half of the tuition they paid out of pocket this semester, in an effort to encourage more students to complete their education on time.
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Academia and motherhood: We can have both

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
A Yale University scholar questions the notion of a 'baby penalty' for ambitious faculty on college campuses.
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Princeton to remove 'overly celebratory' mural of Woodrow Wilson

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
A university official thanked the Black Justice League, which protested last year, for raising questions about former president Woodrow Wilson's racial legacy.
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A Florida school board just blocked transgender kids from choosing bathrooms

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
The measure from Marion County comes as other localities and states have taken up transgender restroom bans.
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