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The heartbreaking portrait of two murdered children, made with their own Legos

February 19, 2016 - 6:44pm
Mosaic artist honors Connor and Brittany Kirk, who were teenagers when their step-father killed them.









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Rapper Dee-1's Sallie Mae song might just be the anthem for a generation

February 19, 2016 - 5:27pm
A new song from New Orleans rapper Dee-1 captures the angst of repaying college loans in a way that makes it impossible not to delight in his pay off.









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White House wants to pair 1 million students with mentors to reduce absenteeism

February 19, 2016 - 1:04pm
The mentors will be people linked to schools, officials said, including coaches, teachers and guards.









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School district cancels class for Super Tuesday over concerns about crowds of voters

February 19, 2016 - 12:34pm
The school board said it worried about the logistical challenges of holding classes for 190,000 students on primary day.









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UMass lifts lockdown after report of armed man on campus

February 18, 2016 - 7:52pm
The University of Massachusetts at Amherst issued a shelter-in-place order after reports of an armed person on campus









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ISIS-related threat on social media shuts down rural military school

February 18, 2016 - 4:32pm
Hargrave Military Academy received what authorities said was a credible ISIS threat, prompting FBI response.









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Georgetown Law professors argue over how, and whether, to mourn Scalia

February 18, 2016 - 2:59pm
A memorial announcement after Scalia's death touched off a heated personal debate at Georgetown Law about the Supreme Court justice's legacy, grieving, and academic freedom across the political spectrum.









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Senate committee schedules confirmation hearing for John King as education secretary

February 18, 2016 - 12:56pm
The hearing for Obama’s nominee will be next week.









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Maryland teacher receives $25,000 award

February 18, 2016 - 12:10pm
Angela Malone of Oxon Hill Middle School in Prince George’s County was given the Milken Award.









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No test scores, no transcripts, no problem. This college says video applications are a success.

February 18, 2016 - 11:54am
Goucher College claims success with experiment that allows students to apply through video submissions -- without transcripts or tests.









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Is it time to abolish federal student loans? This group says yes.

February 18, 2016 - 11:39am
New America Foundation argues that the existing financial aid system provides minimal incentives for state investment or for colleges to curb expenses, and is irreparably broken.









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Georgetown faculty joins Mount St. Mary's in calling for academic freedom

February 18, 2016 - 9:20am
The controversy at Mount St. Mary's continues, as its embattled president tries to make his case.









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Top Peace Corps colleges: Many are in Washington state and D.C.

February 17, 2016 - 7:28pm
Here are the nation's leading schools in providing volunteers for an agency that promotes peace and service abroad.









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Va.’s governor wants to remake high school education

February 17, 2016 - 5:09pm
McAuliffe put forward a bill that would ask the state board of education to revamp high school requirements.









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Guns are okay in classrooms, not in dorms, University of Texas president says

February 17, 2016 - 2:04pm
University of Texas at Austin president issues guidelines to comply with the state's new campus carry law, which he opposes.









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Middle-class minorities are most at risk of falling behind on student loans, report says

February 17, 2016 - 1:18pm
Middle-class African Americans and Hispanics are disproportionately falling behind on student loan payments, signaling that higher education is failing to ward off the financial instability for minorities.









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Parents, teachers and children rally for public education at schools across the nation

February 17, 2016 - 11:30am
Alliance including teachers unions stages "walk-ins" at hundreds of schools.









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D.C. charter board votes to shut down Potomac Prep

February 17, 2016 - 10:44am
Potomac Prep says that the board's targets for the school were unrealistic. Its more than 400 students will need to find new schools.









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New nonprofit aims to push for social mobility, educational equity

February 17, 2016 - 12:28am
The Opportunity Institute’s founders, and many board members, are Democrats with ties to the Clintons.









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U.S. Marshals arrested this man over a three-decade-old student loan

February 16, 2016 - 11:57pm
Failing to pay up on a federal student loan could result in all sorts of awful consequences, including ruined credit and loss of wages. But arrest?









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