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An After School Satan Club could be coming to your kid’s elementary school

3 hours 21 min ago
The Satanic Temple plans to open After School Satan Clubs in public elementary schools as a counterpoint to evangelical Christian groups.
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Insiders or outsiders: who runs public school districts better?

3 hours 21 min ago
What the research really says.
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The continuing myth of free college

3 hours 21 min ago
Hillary Clinton’s proposal still lacks many necessary specifics and suffers from some of the same problems that higher-education experts pointed out in Bernie Sanders’ plan months ago.
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Maryland couple fined more than $500,000 for sending kids to D.C. schools

July 29, 2016 - 12:04am
The parents, both D.C. police officers, used a rental property’s address to send their three kids to the city’s top public schools while living outside of the city.
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Little Rock schools desegregated 59 years old. Now 'we are retreating to 1957.'

July 29, 2016 - 12:04am
'Once again, the fate of Little Rock's schools is a test of principles that may be adopted nationwide; only this time, in an effort to divide communities rather than unite them.'
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Feds open a new sexual violence investigation at U-Va.

July 28, 2016 - 12:04am
The U.S. Education Department discloses a new probe connected to the University of Virginia. It is one of about 200 schools nationwide to face such scrutiny.
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City living is difficult on a teacher’s salary. Could this new building change that?

July 28, 2016 - 12:04am
An apartment building in Washington, D.C.’s Brookland area will offer low rent to teachers.
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Anti-abortion activist agrees to limit protest activity outside of charter school

July 28, 2016 - 12:04am
Robert Weiler, who has been protesting a Planned Parenthood clinic, will stay away from school next door, says he had no plans to return.
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U.S. Education Department issues guidelines for supporting homeless students

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
New federal guidance aims to help more than 1.3 million homeless students in U.S. public schools.
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Education policy expert tapped as president of state education board

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
Andrew Smarick, a Hogan appointee who helped found a charter school, is the new leader.
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Once all but left for dead, is cursive handwriting making a comeback?

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
Reports of the handwriting style’s demise might be exaggerated as it has displayed a gritty staying power.
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Anne Holton, wife of Clinton’s running mate, resigns as Va.’s education secretary

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
Holton, a former child advocate, stepped down three days after her husband, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) was tapped to be Clinton’s running mate .
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Feds cut off financial aid funding to health-care trade schools in the Washington area

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
Hundreds of students enrolled in Medtech College in Falls Church, Silver Spring and the District will no longer have access to federal loans and grants because the for-profit trade school allegedly lied to authorities about the number of graduates who landed jobs.
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This school district tops the nation for teacher planning time

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
Elementary-school teachers in Montgomery County, Md., rank No. 1 — averaging 84 minutes of planning time daily — but a union argues that the data is flawed.
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Illinois Gov. Rauner once said half of Chicago's teachers are 'virtually illiterate'

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
He also trashed principals.
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Superintendent says narrowing academic achievement gap is ‘a moral imperative’

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
Jack Smith delivers passionate call for action to improve black and Hispanic student achievement in Montgomery County.
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What it’s like to be a D.C. high school student interning at a big federal agency

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
500 D.C. Public Schools students have summer internships at the White House, Microsoft and elsewhere.
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Bad day for summer school: Air conditioning falters as temperatures soar

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
Air conditioning operated at 50 percent at John F. Kennedy High in Silver Spring.
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Kaine, as governor, left a mark on higher education in Virginia

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
While in Richmond, Timothy M. Kaine pushed to boost college funding and sought to console Virginia Tech after the 2007 massacre there.
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Are summer ‘camps’ the next frontier in helping disadvantaged students catch up?

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
Summer classes, poetry, theater, field trips aim to shrink academic and “opportunity” gaps for black, Hispanic students, amid a new push to avoid summer learning loss.
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