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Who donates to Jeb Bush's education foundation? Here's the somewhat surprising list.

January 8, 2016 - 12:14pm
Some interesting corporations and foundations are on the list.









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Baltimore Academy of Illustration offers alternative path for artists

January 7, 2016 - 6:16pm
Drawn together by common artistic goals, illustrators find a program to help them develop their skills.









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New student database slammed by privacy experts

January 7, 2016 - 4:59pm
They say there are not adequate protections to keep data safe.









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Ben Carson asks fifth-graders to single out the 'worst student' in their class, and they did

January 7, 2016 - 4:59pm
A bunch of kids pointed to the same classmate. Oops.









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New president leads Montgomery school board into budget deliberations

January 7, 2016 - 3:42pm
Michael Durso, a retired principal, is also heading up the search for a new superintendent.









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Chicago's Rahm Emanuel is on the ropes - and now he does this?

January 7, 2016 - 3:26pm
He makes a controversial pick for the city's Board of Education.









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My college got caught up in the horrifying rage over Wheaton's Muslim-Christian God debate

January 7, 2016 - 12:52pm
A college president writes about a toxic culture that turns disagreement and civil debate into threats and harassment, after a controversy at another college over religion and free speech goes viral









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U.S. Senator: Education Dept. overstepped authority on sexual assault complaints

January 7, 2016 - 11:51am
Sen. James Lankford says federal officials skirted the rules for making new rules.









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Out with the Department of Education, and in with the Department of Talent?

January 7, 2016 - 11:35am
Jamie Merisotis lays out a compelling case in his new book that the Department of Education, and other federal agencies, should be remade to focus on creating a skilled workforce.









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Fairfax superintendent proposes teacher raises, class size reductions

January 7, 2016 - 11:19am
Karen Garza had previously warned of significant budget cuts, but $2.7 billion plan seeks more county funding.









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A primer on the damaging movement to privatize public schools

January 7, 2016 - 4:23am
How and why some reformers want to privatize the public education system.









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Capri Sun innovator gives $16 million to Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

January 7, 2016 - 12:32am
Hans-Peter Wild has expressed appreciation for U.S. troops serving in Germany during World War II.









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A worthwhile opportunity for public high schools

January 6, 2016 - 2:16pm
If you are a principal, teacher, student, parent, school board member, or community member of a high school in the United States, read this.









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Maryland high school evacuated due to bomb threat

January 6, 2016 - 10:40am
Parkdale High School in Prince George's County has been evacuated due to a bomb threat.









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University fires professor who says Sandy Hook was a hoax

January 6, 2016 - 8:52am
Florida Atlantic University officially terminates James Tracy, a professor who questioned the veracity of media reports of the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.









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Qataris say Texas A&M pact for Doha branch should remain secret

January 6, 2016 - 8:37am
Virginia Commonwealth University has disclosed its contract to operate in Qatar. Texas A&M, also public, has not.









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A serious rant about homework

January 6, 2016 - 4:31am
Mom: ' I am all for high standards and a demanding education. But when I watch demands for more rigor and increased grit undermine my children’s childhoods, I get angry.'









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Tardies at all D.C. schools would not count as absences under proposed law

January 5, 2016 - 6:46pm
Legislation would reduce the number of students caught in the court and social service systems for being late to school.









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He’s acting, but the nation’s new education secretary is for real

January 5, 2016 - 3:10pm
John B. King Jr. visited a Maryland elementary school during his second day on the job.









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