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This photo essay shows what it really means to be adjunct faculty

October 26, 2016 - 1:00am
Part-time faculty at Ithaca College want people to know why so many of them are fighting for higher wages.
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Washington Home’s sale to Sidwell Friends may go forward, judge rules

October 25, 2016 - 1:00am
Nursing home residents had sought to use D.C. tenant protections to block sale.
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The big problems with the Obama administration's new teacher-education regulations

October 25, 2016 - 1:00am
They are cause for concern both about the future of teacher education in the United States and the increasing penetration of education policymaking by private interests.
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‘Jackie’ stands by account but says she had concerns about Rolling Stone article

October 25, 2016 - 1:00am
U-Va. student testifies she felt pressured to work with reporter, who “skewed” quotes.
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New D.C. Public Schools chancellor should protect charters, too

October 24, 2016 - 1:00am
Children in the city’s traditional public schools and public charters are doing better, in part because they’re working alongside one another.
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‘She didn’t have credibility anymore’: The moment Rolling Stone’s U-Va. rape story unraveled

October 23, 2016 - 1:00am
Former magazine writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely described to a federal jury the phone call that made her realize the alleged victim had been lying to her
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Police used pepper spray to break up fight at Washington-Lee High School football game against McLean

October 23, 2016 - 1:00am
The Friday night brawl during the game involved at least 20 parents and students and led to one arrest.
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Trump surrogate: GOP candidate would dismantle 'corrupted, incompetent urban school systems'

October 23, 2016 - 1:00am
The statement drew boos from an audience of urban school superintendents.
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Faculty strike ends at 14 Pennsylvania state universities

October 23, 2016 - 1:00am
A faculty union and Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education reached agreement on a new contract Friday, ending a strike that began earlier this week.
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A better idea than free college?

October 23, 2016 - 1:00am
The president of Nichols College in Massachusetts argues that there are other options to ease the student debt burden
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Veterans are getting short shrift as for-profit colleges close down, report says

October 23, 2016 - 1:00am
Thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans lost more than $1 billion in federal education funding that they can never get back. There have been proposals in Congress, but no movement.
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Rolling Stone reporter said she believed ‘Jackie’ felt ‘scared for her’

October 22, 2016 - 1:00am
Sabrina Rubin Erdely testifies at defamation trial that she tried to reach subject’s mother and was rebuffed in requests to speak to the U-Va. administrator now suing her.
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Education secretary visits Coolidge, a D.C. high school struggling with tragedy

October 22, 2016 - 1:00am
John B. King Jr. delivered a guest lecture as students remain ‘resilient.’
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How schools are turning 'joy' into a character strength — and why it's an awful idea

October 22, 2016 - 1:00am
Joy has been elevated to a central value at many charter schools.
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A once nearly all-white district now has a new largest group: Hispanic students

October 22, 2016 - 1:00am
Schools in Montgomery County, Md., were 94 percent white five decades ago. Now they are 30 percent Hispanic, 29 percent white, 22 percent black and 14 percent Asian.
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Obama's real education legacy: Common Core, testing, charter schools

October 22, 2016 - 1:00am
Obama went to a D.C. high school to talk up his education record. It's what he didn't say that was most revealing.
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President Obama's education speech at D.C.'s Benjamin Banneker High School

October 22, 2016 - 1:00am
The full text of the speech he gave at a D.C. high school.
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Rolling Stone reporter says ‘Jackie’ deceived her about U-Va. gang rape

October 21, 2016 - 1:00am
Sabrina Rubin Erdely testified that she believed the student’s account but also failed to reach out to key people.
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School district requires $15 background checks for all visitors — including parents

October 21, 2016 - 1:00am
Is this smart — or overzealous? A school district in Alabama is requiring that all visitors who come to school during the day — including parents and grandparents — must pass a background check and pay $15 to get it. The Pelham City School District had decided over the summer to require background checks for […]
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D.C. Council considers bill giving the city more oversight of student loan debt collectors

October 21, 2016 - 1:00am
Legislation that would give the District greater oversight of the companies that collect student loan payments is set for a Tuesday vote before the D.C. Council.
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