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Before pop stardom, many of today’s young musicians earn college degrees

January 2, 2016 - 6:51pm
Some are choosing higher education — and the boost of a college audience — before chasing the big time.









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Why the new education secretary is a lightning rod

January 2, 2016 - 1:59pm
And why getting "acting" removed from his title may be difficult.









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The small Vermont university with arguably the best school motto

January 1, 2016 - 2:54pm
It's simple and direct.









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Enrollment challenges at several colleges in Virginia and Maryland

December 31, 2015 - 6:38pm
What the student head counts say about a turbulent higher education market.









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These states might forgive some of your student debt

December 31, 2015 - 5:52pm
Forty-five states and the District of Columbia have programs that will wipe away some college debt for residents.









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Charlottesville mourns a moving landmark, 'Running Man,' after he is hit by an SUV

December 31, 2015 - 5:21pm
Philip Weber was a familiar site around the University of Virginia and Charlottesville, an eccentric long-distance runner who died suddenly this week









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I've got to hand it to you, Arne Duncan

December 31, 2015 - 4:35pm
A farewell to Arne Duncan, education secretary, on his last day in office.









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Top 10: What readers liked most in 2015

December 31, 2015 - 3:49pm
Topics vary -- but early childhood education is a popular theme.









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Ellen heaps prizes on teacher who pays for class supplies out of her own pocket

December 31, 2015 - 1:15pm
Teachers usually shell out for school supplies without fanfare or thanks.









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The message our children need to hear but almost never do

December 31, 2015 - 10:26am
Teacher: "Instead of giving help where we can and lifting up people around us and designing our institutions to do the same, we let people flounder and sneer at them-- 'You'd better toughen up, because this is how the world works.' Well, people-- this is how the world works if we decide to make the world work this way!"









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A letter that shows how big business pushed Common Core

December 30, 2015 - 3:11pm
From the chief executive of ExxonMobil to the governor of Pennsylvania.









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Arne Duncan calls for addressing gun violence in final speech as education secretary

December 30, 2015 - 3:11pm
He also talked about police brutality, calling for a “seismic” shift in police culture.









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Conservative advocate sues school board over new transgender policy

December 29, 2015 - 8:27pm
Andrea Lafferty, leader of the Traditional Values Coalition, said the school board acted outside of its authority.









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Lawsuit claims teaching assistants at Amherst were told to sleep with students to boost enrollment

December 29, 2015 - 5:37pm
A former Spanish lecturer claims she was retaliated against after complaining about sexual harassment concerns.









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Dear Mr. Tillerson of ExxonMobil: 'Please leave our children alone'

December 29, 2015 - 4:05pm
A letter from a veteran educator in response to comments about public schools made by ExxonMobil's chief.









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Why education activists are furious at ExxonMobil's CEO

December 29, 2015 - 3:49pm
It's something he said about public schools.









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Amid budget deadlock, Pa. governor releases emergency funding to keep cash-strapped schools open

December 29, 2015 - 1:46pm
Schools are strapped for cash after a six-month budget impasse.









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Teacher: What happened when a troubled little boy appeared at my classroom door

December 28, 2015 - 1:55pm
'I am determined to teach the common core of goodwill. Those are my standards.'









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Former South African president calls campaign to remove Rhodes's statue to protest racism 'folly.' And protesters laugh him off.

December 28, 2015 - 1:39pm
Former South African president F.W. de Klerk writes in a public letter that he disagrees with the student-led movement to remove statues of colonialist Cecil Rhodes from university campuses. Protesters respond with disdain.









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Bill Gates keeps pushing Common Core, with big money (and a bid to get Charles Koch to like it)

December 27, 2015 - 10:00pm
See the organizations that got millions of dollars to promote the Core.









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