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Far higher share of students are passing at least one AP test during high school

February 24, 2016 - 12:25am
Maryland leads the nation in the portion of its graduates from the Class of 2015 who earned a 3 or better on at least one Advanced Placement exam. Virginia was 6th in the country.









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A 'broader bolder' approach to even the education playing field

February 23, 2016 - 12:52pm
What policies are really needed to make a difference.









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Never finished college? Washington state lawmakers want to help.

February 23, 2016 - 10:17am
The state's proposal to give college dropouts a chance to finish their degree for free could have far reaching implications for boosting national completion rates.









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College student: Women should be required to register for the draft, and that includes me

February 23, 2016 - 10:02am
A student at Santa Clara University argues that women should be held to the same standards as men -- including being required to register for the draft









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Who won the education 'award' nobody wants to receive?

February 23, 2016 - 9:46am
It's called the Bunkum Award for a reason.









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This Marine vet was banned from his kid's school after objecting to Islam lessons

February 23, 2016 - 7:43am
Veteran objected to high school lessons that taught Islam as a "peaceful religion" with adherents whose faith "is stronger" than the average Christian. Ban would prevent him from seeing daughter graduate.









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The false hope of free college

February 23, 2016 - 7:28am
Free college mostly helps students who would get a degree anyway, not all high school seniors are ready for college, and free tuition doesn't reduce the cost of college.









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Prince George’s schools launch task force to review policies after child porn case in Glenarden

February 22, 2016 - 8:25pm
The task force will be led by Charlene Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College.









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Three key things to know about Obama's new education chief

February 22, 2016 - 6:21pm
John King, the former education commissioner of New York state, is coming up for confirmation hearings to head the U.S. Education Department.









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Calls to change U. of Alabama building name to honor Harper Lee instead of KKK leader

February 22, 2016 - 5:04pm
A growing number of people are calling on University of Alabama leaders to rename a building on campus









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Teachers are using theater and dance to teach math — and it’s working

February 22, 2016 - 1:44pm
A study found that educators trained in integrating art into math lessons saw better test results from students.









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When students face financial hardships, these colleges step up

February 22, 2016 - 1:13pm
Colleges are using emergency aid programs to prevent students from dropping out.









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Black Law Students at Georgetown: We are shaken and angry at conservatives' response to Scalia's death

February 22, 2016 - 10:08am
The Black Law Students Association adds their voice to the debate at Georgetown Law over how and whether to mourn the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.









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In the age of Common Core, states are still defining ‘proficient’ differently

February 22, 2016 - 12:23am
A new study says that PARCC tests are scored much more rigorously than Smarter Balanced.









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Peyton, 10, brings her robot to see the governor, hoping to help other kids

February 21, 2016 - 5:42pm
The Maryland student used the robot to stay connected to classes while undergoing cancer treatment in N.Y.









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Learning lessons of the past, D.C. overhauls teacher evaluations. Will it work?

February 21, 2016 - 5:11pm
More than five years after Michelle Rhee left D.C. Public Schools, her most unusual innovation will fall.









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Williams College cancels a speaker who was invited to bring in provocative opinions

February 20, 2016 - 8:39pm
The president of Williams College cancels a speaking event, saying the writer's views cross the line into hate speech.









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Chocolate makes this Johns Hopkins science class a whole lot sweeter

February 20, 2016 - 9:06am
A materials science course at Johns Hopkins University teaches students by using chocolate. Lots of chocolate.









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John King is trying to repair the Obama administration’s frayed relationship with teachers

February 20, 2016 - 8:19am
Obama’s nominee for education secretary has apologized for a climate in which teachers feel “attacked and unfairly blamed.”









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Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging LGBTQ protections for schoolchildren

February 19, 2016 - 9:33pm
The lawsuit, filed by the leader of a conservative group, sought to overturn the school district's policy to bar discrimination against gay an transgender students.









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