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Two candidates face no competition in races for Arlington school board

October 30, 2016 - 1:00am
Incumbent Nancy Van Doren and newcomer Tannia Talento are endorsed by the county Democratic Party for at-large seats.
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'Enjoy the holiday without being extremely offensive’: Some colleges advise students on Halloween costumes

October 29, 2016 - 1:00am
As Halloween parties begin, some colleges are trying to guide — or dictate — what costumes students wear
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U-Washington gets $210 million from Gates Foundation for health initiative

October 29, 2016 - 1:00am
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gift sets a record for the university.
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Matt Damon explains why he made this surprising new film

October 29, 2016 - 1:00am
The actor and activist narrates a new documentary about education reform.
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Feds will restore grant funding for thousands of students burned by for-profit college closures

October 29, 2016 - 1:00am
The move could help thousands of students affected by the closures of Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institutes in the past two years.
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The most important education issue we’re not talking about this election

October 29, 2016 - 1:00am
How we arm students with the skills necessary to succeed in this economy — and not the economy of a half-century ago — is the education and economic issue we need to be discussing in this election.
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A school district on the precipice

October 29, 2016 - 1:00am
Will charter schools be the undoing of this troubled school district?
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One parent’s utter dismay at her daughter's first-grade experience

October 29, 2016 - 1:00am
"At school, she is herded like cattle, not treated like a child. At school she is forced to sit in a chair most of her day watching a screen."
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Public liberal arts colleges: You won't find these schools on ESPN

October 29, 2016 - 1:00am
"A lot of students would thrive in a public liberal arts college," the University of Mary Washington's president said. "But they don't know what that means. We need to tell our story."
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New federal rules could make it easier to have student loans forgiven

October 29, 2016 - 1:00am
The regulations overhaul a statute that wipes away federal loans if a school used illegal or deceptive tactics to persuade students to borrow money for college.
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'Will & Jane’: Making literary celebrity work for the humanities

October 29, 2016 - 1:00am
Two English professors see lessons for academia in William Shakespeare-Jane Austen show.
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U-Va. sought to kill alumni magazine article on campus sex assault. The story never ran.

October 29, 2016 - 1:00am
As Rolling Stone magazine was working on a story about campus rape, U-Va. officials blocked interviews with administrators. They spoke to the alumni magazine, but U-Va. urged the independent publication to kill the story.
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Bankers ease rules on automatic student loan defaults

October 29, 2016 - 1:00am
Private lenders are revising student loan contracts to ensure people are not placed in default when the co-signer of their loan dies or declares bankruptcy.
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Higher education for the AI age: Let's think about it before the machines do it for us

October 29, 2016 - 1:00am
Northeastern University's president: We need to stop thinking of higher education as a once-in-a-lifetime event and more as a platform for lifelong learning.
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NYU president: High tuition causes 'unacceptable financial strain'

October 29, 2016 - 1:00am
Andrew Hamilton wants to limit price hikes at a school that charges $66,000 a year.
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A school board member's support for Trump stirs a free speech debate

October 28, 2016 - 1:00am
The chair of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee has called for Elizabeth Schultz (Springfield) to step down.
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Clinton proposes $500 million federal program to combat bullying

October 28, 2016 - 1:00am
Campaign claims Donald Trump’s election rhetoric is causing more bullying in schools.
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Texas pastor: 'A classroom is a holy place of learning — not a marketplace of financial gain'

October 28, 2016 - 1:00am
Why Pastors for Texas Children opposes school vouchers.
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Parents slam new D.C. schools health plan that could reduce nurse coverage

October 28, 2016 - 1:00am
Council member David Grosso introduced legislation to delay implementation.
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A teacher who showed up drunk to a field trip later sued her city. She is getting $75,000.

October 28, 2016 - 1:00am
A city council member says the city chose to settle with Maria Caya for 'an easy $75,000' rather than risk losing a court battle.
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