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Princeton to remove 'overly celebratory' mural of Woodrow Wilson

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
A university official thanked the Black Justice League, which protested last year, for raising questions about former president Woodrow Wilson's racial legacy.
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A Florida school board just blocked transgender kids from choosing bathrooms

April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
The measure from Marion County comes as other localities and states have taken up transgender restroom bans.
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Partnership between U-Md. and Baltimore campuses is a go

April 9, 2016 - 8:27am
Gov. Larry Hogan has cleared the way for the University of Maryland, Baltimore to unite forces with the flagship University of Maryland campus in College Park.









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University of North Carolina president raises concerns over 'bathroom bill'

April 8, 2016 - 9:10pm
University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings has met with state leaders to share concerns about the "chilling effect" the law has had on campuses.









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Former U-Va. student 'Jackie' deposed in Rolling Stone lawsuit

April 8, 2016 - 8:54pm
"Jackie" gave a statement under oath regarding the account of gang rape she gave to Rolling Stone.









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For 4-H, a campaign to reach beyond corn fields and into cities

April 8, 2016 - 8:23pm
The traditional club of farm kids hopes to enroll more urban children into the leadership development program.









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'You must die': Police probing video of white teen with a noose threatening black student

April 8, 2016 - 7:22pm
The victim's lawyer says he was traumatized.









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Students play 'Jews vs. Nazis' beer pong; one side has a swastika, the other a Star of David

April 8, 2016 - 1:27pm
"I am deeply upset," the superintendent of schools in Princeton, N.J. said.









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Police arrest 17-year-old in slaying of first-year University of Texas student

April 8, 2016 - 12:11pm
Haruka Weiser's slaying earlier this week was the first homicide on the University of Texas campus since 1966, police say.









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Columbia University: About 45 percent of freshmen admitted early

April 8, 2016 - 11:09am
The Ivy League university in New York City provides data on its early decision admissions program to The Washington Post.









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Complaint alleges Maryland child-abuse task force violated open-meetings law

April 7, 2016 - 6:59pm
Prince George’s County’s schools chief defended the closing of meetings to the public.









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Police share video of suspect in homicide of a freshman dance major at UT Austin

April 7, 2016 - 4:40pm
The death of Haruka Weiser, a Portland, Ore., native, is the first homicide on the Austin campus in this century.









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Parents, pro-charter group sue New York City schools for allegedly failing to address violence and keep children safe

April 7, 2016 - 1:36pm
Black and Latino students bear the brunt of the problem, according to the lawsuit.









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Everything you need to know about paying for college before decision day

April 7, 2016 - 12:19pm
To make sure families are armed with all of the information they need during this time, we've compiled articles that cover everything from financial aid letters to tuition insurance policies.









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'She landed on her face!' Video shows Texas school police officer body-slam 12-year-old girl

April 7, 2016 - 11:17am
San Antonio Independent School District said it is investigating school police officer Joshua Kehm after he appeared to body-slam a sixth-grade girl the ground.









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'It's everyone's worst fear’: How a small college survived an outbreak

April 7, 2016 - 10:46am
After students were diagnosed with meningitis, Santa Clara University launched the fastest-ever mobilization of a mass vaccination clinic in the country, according to the county health department.









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Proposed changes to school system’s English-learners program draw concerns

April 7, 2016 - 9:29am
As Montgomery County’s ESOL population nears 15 percent, changes aim to improve services, but restructuring has advocates worried.









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The Post’s 2016 Teacher of the Year: A ‘one-woman powerhouse’ in Md.

April 7, 2016 - 8:27am
Howard County teacher Shalonda Holt aims to create a positive environment for students.









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Duke responds to some of protesters' demands, but they refuse to leave the administration building

April 7, 2016 - 5:22am
Duke University's president pledged to begin work to raise the minimum wage as protests continue on the North Carolina campus









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