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Student enrollment continues to surge in Maryland school district

August 12, 2016 - 12:04am
Montgomery County expects 2,500 additional students in the fast-growing system as statewide enrollment also is expected to increase.
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Medtech health-care schools in D.C. area shut down after feds cut off loans

August 11, 2016 - 12:04am
Although Medtech officials have not confirmed if the action led to the shutdown, federal financial aid is a critical lifeline for colleges and universities.
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UC Davis chancellor resigns after pepper-spray scandal

August 11, 2016 - 12:04am
University of California President Janet Napolitano said that an investigation "found numerous instances where Chancellor [Linda] Katehi was not candid."
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After cheating revelations, ACT Inc. security shakeup is reported

August 11, 2016 - 12:04am
A shakeup in the security department of ACT Inc. is being reported after revelations about cheating overseas in a program run by the giant testing nonprofit organization. Reuters, which has published a series of stories about cheating on high-stakes tests that students around the world take to get into college, has a new story that […]
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Parent: Why I want an actual person teaching my child - not a computer

August 11, 2016 - 12:04am
A Florida mom wonders why it has become 'bold' for school districts not to do things that aren't good for kids.
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LSU president: If we want public colleges to be affordable, a federal-state partnership is key

August 11, 2016 - 12:04am
Under current funding strategies, states like Colorado, Louisiana, Iowa, Michigan and Arizona soon could be spending nothing on public higher education.
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Why more STEM classes won't help solve the serious STEM achievement gap

August 11, 2016 - 12:04am
It seems intuitive that more science, technology, engineering and math classes would help, but here's why something else is needed.
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Cop turned college dean: Why police need to hit the books before hitting the streets

August 11, 2016 - 12:04am
Police officers who complete a degree in the human sciences will be much better equipped to respond to the people they serve in the community.
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Johns Hopkins students create high-heeled prosthetic

August 10, 2016 - 12:04am
A team of undergraduate engineering students created the first non-custom-made prosthetic that can be used with high-heel shoes.
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Camp hopes to close tech-industry gender gap by teaching girls to code

August 10, 2016 - 12:04am
Girls Who Code taught 120 D.C.-area teens to code during a free, seven-week summer program.
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Feds plead with colleges not to move up their financial aid deadlines

August 10, 2016 - 12:04am
The Education Department is imploring colleges and universities not to make any changes to their financial aid deadlines out of concern that low-income students will be negatively affected.
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Obama administration accused of trying to dictate education policy to states - again

August 10, 2016 - 12:04am
Some comments sent to the Education Department about its proposed regulations on "accountability" are tough.
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Bipartisan group of state lawmakers calls for big changes to improve U.S. public schools

August 10, 2016 - 12:04am
The group wants states to pattern their educational systems on high-performing nations.
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'Mounting concerns' from lawmakers over University of Virginia's $2.2 billion fund

August 9, 2016 - 12:04am
A group of Virginia lawmakers asked for a more complete explanation from the University of Virginia about its $2.2 billion strategic investment fund.
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Prosecutors decline to bring criminal charges after investigation into D.C. charter school

August 9, 2016 - 12:04am
Options Public Charter School has been under investigation for three years.
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Teacher: I'll ask a pilot how to fly a plane, not a CEO. Why won't policymakers listen to educators?

August 9, 2016 - 12:04am
"Even when well-meaning people say to the educators they meet, 'Oh, I could never do what you do, and good for you for following your calling, they are perpetuating the narrative that teaching is not a skillful profession full of experts in their fields, but rather a service teachers render to better society out of the goodness of their hearts. It is difficult to imagine someone telling a pilot, 'Good for you for following your calling.'"
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For thousands of D.C. students, school starts early with new, year-round schedule

August 8, 2016 - 12:04am
Eleven schools open Monday as part of a plan aimed at boosting academic achievement.
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NAACP members call for ban on privately managed charter schools

August 8, 2016 - 12:04am
It is the strongest statement that members of the civil rights group have collectively made about charters.
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Former U-Va. leader defends controversial fund: 'We cannot be satisfied with the status quo.'

August 8, 2016 - 12:04am
A University of Virginia rector emeritus makes the case for a $2.2 billion "strategic investment fund" at the school.
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School district removes a popular principal, drawing protests from parents

August 7, 2016 - 12:04am
Parents at a school in Arlington, Va., say the longtime leader is the victim of an over-emphasis on student performance data.
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