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Hundreds of students stay home from Orlando-area schools after social media threats

August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
Law enforcement said the threats are not credible and are searching for a 23-year-old transient who they believe are behind the threats.
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After athletics scandal, Kenneth Starr leaves Baylor faculty

August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
Months after he was removed as school president, Kenneth Starr's tenure at Baylor University is officially over.
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Genetics, evolution, the latest scary virus. These volunteers bring real-life science to the classroom.

August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
With an emphasis on boosting science, technology, engineering and math education, experts team with teachers to show that “science can be fun and interesting and relevant.”
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'We can no longer teach a whitewashed history'

August 19, 2016 - 12:04am
Teacher: "I believe that Black Lives Matter. I believe that Education About Race Relations Matter. I believe that Dismantling Systemic Inequities Matters."
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The ‘seven deadly sins’ of Common Core — by an English teacher

August 19, 2016 - 12:04am
This Georgia educator once supported the Core but doesn't anymore.
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Military families have an extra hurdle getting their kids ready for college. A mom says we should change that.

August 19, 2016 - 12:04am
A mother writes that states need rigorous, common standards to help students who move and change schools often.
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The nation’s teacher force lacks diversity, and it might not get much better

August 19, 2016 - 12:04am
Studies show minority students benefit from having minority teachers. But few minority college graduates are choosing the teaching profession, creating a “vicious cycle.”
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University of California faces abrupt leadership shakeups at two prized campuses

August 18, 2016 - 12:04am
UC President Janet Napolitano must fill leadership vacancies at Berkeley and Davis.
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Prompted by Flint water crisis, Northern Va. schools begin testing for lead

August 18, 2016 - 12:04am
Officials found traces of lead in an Arlington, Va. school, prompting the removal of a water fountain. The school district will now test all schools before they open next month.
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Feds end Head Start grant after finding schools humiliated kids, used corporal punishment

August 18, 2016 - 12:04am
Maryland county is no longer eligible to apply for federal Head Start funding — losing a $6.4 million grant — but school officials say classes will open as planned later this month.
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Saying kids were endangered, Uganda is closing schools backed by U.S., World Bank, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg

August 18, 2016 - 12:04am
The schools were also backed by the British government, Pearson and other companies as well as individuals.
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Students continue to improve on Virginia's statewide tests

August 17, 2016 - 12:04am
Passage rates for reading and math Standards of Learning exams rose for the third year in a row.
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Think teachers aren't paid enough? It's worse than you think.

August 17, 2016 - 12:04am
A new study reveals the extent of what is called the 'pay penalty' for public school teachers.
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Why the 'good' news about new standardized test scores really isn't

August 17, 2016 - 12:04am
Are comparisons fair if you compare apples and oranges?
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Students, and a college president, discuss housing ad seeking people of color only

August 17, 2016 - 12:04am
On the controversy at the Claremont colleges after black students advertised for a non-white roommate.
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Colleges partner with training boot camps and online course providers for federal experiment

August 17, 2016 - 12:04am
Eight colleges will team with companies that run computer coding boot camps or online courses for an experiment that lets students pay for nontraditional training programs with federal grants and loans.
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Vanderbilt University removes 'Confederate' from inscription at front of dorm

August 16, 2016 - 12:04am
University in Tennessee will pay United Daughters of the Confederacy $1.2 million for the right to strike the word from a campus building.
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In Utah, schools can now hire teachers with no training whatsoever

August 16, 2016 - 12:04am
What happened to a "highly qualified" teacher in every classroom?
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Foundation acquires farm to provide fresh produce to D.C.’s poorest areas

August 16, 2016 - 12:04am
The Bainum Family Foundation’s plan would bring produce to families and early childhood centers in Wards 7 and 8.
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A 12-year-old is off to the Ivy League. 'It's a challenge to keep him challenged,' his dad says.

August 16, 2016 - 12:04am
Jeremy Shuler is about to study engineering at Cornell as one of the Ivy League school's youngest students ever. Oh, and he took a year off of school when he was 8 to travel around Europe.
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