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Court deals a setback to Donald Trump in fraud case against Trump University

March 1, 2016 - 3:19pm
Decision comes as Trump leads the polls on Super Tuesday.









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Education Department misled public about investigation of loan servicers, says watchdog

March 1, 2016 - 1:31pm
The Education Department's inspector general is accusing the agency of conducting a deeply flawed review of its student loan servicers and knowingly misleading the public about the findings.









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South Dakota governor must decide Tuesday whether to restrict transgender students' access to school restrooms

March 1, 2016 - 11:43am
The bill conflicts with federal civil rights policy.









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Mount St. Mary’s University and the dilemma facing American higher education

February 29, 2016 - 10:22pm
There's a paradoxical challenge facing American higher education: universities need to be run with more of a focus on the bottom line, but at their core, colleges are not corporations.









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Howard University’s Founders Library named a national treasure

February 29, 2016 - 6:31pm
Designation means the National Trust for Historic Preservation will work to uphold the character of the historic landmark, with a restoration plan.









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‘Work Hard, Be Hard’ and ‘Work Hard, Be Nice,’ dueling takes on KIPP

February 29, 2016 - 5:45pm
Jay Mathews and Jim Horn take polar opposite views of the nation’s largest charter school network.









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Jesse Matthew to enter guilty pleas in Graham and Harrington cases

February 29, 2016 - 3:41pm
Jesse Matthew faced the possibility of the death penalty in the slaying of Hannah Graham









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U.S. legislators give Obama's education pick an astounding pass

February 29, 2016 - 2:09pm
Nobody asked about his stormy tenure in New York as education commission.









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Very few teachers receive poor job ratings, and new evaluations haven't changed that

February 29, 2016 - 1:38pm
New study offers insights into why principals sometimes inflate teacher ratings.









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How tampering with a teacher's soda got three 12-year-old girls in Florida arrested

February 29, 2016 - 12:21pm
"This is illegal. I could have died," said the seventh-grade teacher at Deltona Middle School.









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Taking the new SAT: Five tips from an expert who won a 'Shark Tank' deal for test prep

February 29, 2016 - 11:35am
Mark Cuban bought into his company.









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Obama breathed new life into federal grant aid, yet it's not enough to tackle college costs

February 29, 2016 - 11:19am
Amid rising higher education costs and dwindling state investment, the Pell grant program is fighting an uphill battle to make college affordable for low-income students.









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Bomb threat shuts down McLean High School

February 29, 2016 - 10:49am
The 10th largest school district in the country, Fairfax County schools face nearly daily threats.









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Mount St. Mary's future direction on the table as leaders meet today

February 29, 2016 - 10:02am
The small Catholic university in Maryland, rocked by national controversy, is facing questions from its faculty, alumni and an accreditation organization.









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Transgender students’ access to bathrooms is at front of LGBT rights battle

February 29, 2016 - 8:30am
Fourteen states are pushing back against the idea that students have a civil right to use their school restroom of choice.









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Stolen computer had special education student data on hard drive

February 29, 2016 - 1:49am
Contractor says data for hundreds of families has been compromised after burglary at their offices.









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As a KIPP supporter, this new book about charter schools is hard to believe

February 28, 2016 - 5:35pm
“Work Hard, Be Hard” offers a strongly anti-KIPP view that fails to explain its popularity and success.









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Mom: My third grader is losing 6-8 weeks this year to standardized testing - for no good reason

February 28, 2016 - 12:12pm
'I have to pause here to ask: Do the people who developed these policies have children -- or have they even spent any time around real children?'









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Something you should know about the new SAT

February 27, 2016 - 3:40pm
It's something the College Board isn't advertising.









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'Why are they in my class?' A teacher talks candidly about the most difficult students

February 27, 2016 - 11:03am
'Is it wrong that I don’t want to have to work miracles? Sometimes I just want to teach content.'









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