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Mount St. Mary's trustees apologize, seek information from campus

February 16, 2016 - 5:48pm
After weeks of turmoil at Mount St. Mary's University, trustees reach out to campus community to gather information.









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D.C. schools budget emphasizes alternative high schools and programs

February 16, 2016 - 5:48pm
One of the biggest funding bumps in the school system’s budget would go to non-traditional high schools.









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Google says it tracks personal student data, but not for advertising

February 16, 2016 - 5:32pm
In a letter to Sen. Al Franken, Google says it doesn't target ads to students, but does track some K-12 student data.









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Third grader to school board: Why I can't stand going to school anymore

February 16, 2016 - 4:15pm
'' I want to love school and learning again.'









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Bernie Sanders and the votes of emerging adults

February 16, 2016 - 7:32am
The economic message of Bernie Sanders -- free college, universal health care, and his rally against Wall Street -- is resonating among emerging adults.









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Faculty asked the Mount St. Mary's president to resign. He didn't.

February 15, 2016 - 4:07pm
Faculty at Mount St. Mary's University had voted to ask Simon Newman to resign by 9 a.m. Monday.









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Mount St. Mary's alum: We need to stop our university from destroying itself

February 15, 2016 - 9:12am
In the thick of a national controversy at Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland, an alumnus writes a plea









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Teacher: What I didn't expect to learn about people from standardized testing

February 15, 2016 - 5:36am
'Standardized tests are the worst.... But I do have to say that there are a couple of aspects of the system that you might not know.









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The biggest regret from a 41-year career in education reporting (and a lot more)

February 15, 2016 - 4:34am
That regret involves Michelle Rhee. And learn who Merrow thinks was the most and least effective education secretary.









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Another survey at Mount St. Mary's - and this one shows strong support for the president

February 14, 2016 - 11:57pm
A survey of students at Mount St. Mary's University indicates strong support for embattled president Simon Newman









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Delving into the black hole of the American school system: the classroom

February 14, 2016 - 7:05pm
Former teacher examines schools in D.C. and Cleveland, comparing the experiences from the 1960s to today.









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These parents are interviewing teachers for a new D.C. charter school

February 14, 2016 - 5:32pm
New branch of Rocketship charter in Ward 8 makes parental involvement a central part of its core mission.









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Maryland graduation rates hit new high, with big rise for Prince George’s

February 12, 2016 - 7:37pm
Prince George’s says its graduation rate is the county’s highest on record.









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Mount St. Mary's faculty asks president to resign by Monday morning

February 12, 2016 - 6:35pm
Faculty resolution passed 87 to 3.









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D.C. Public Schools tweaks grading system, but teachers say it's not enough to stop grade inflation

February 12, 2016 - 2:59pm
Computer system will now calculate scores based on midpoint of letter grade.









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Fired, then suspended? Professor receives conciliatory letter from Mount St. Mary's.

February 12, 2016 - 10:07am
A tenured professor was terminated by Mount St. Mary's University, then got a letter which suggests that he is still on the payroll.









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The freshman survey that rang alarm bells for some at Mount St. Mary's

February 12, 2016 - 8:34am
A survey given to freshmen at Mount St. Mary's raised concerns for some about ethics and privacy









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ACT essay scores are inexplicably low, causing uproar among college-bound students

February 12, 2016 - 7:02am
Some students earn great marks overall -- at or near the top score of 36 -- but are graded in the low 20s for writing.









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D.C. accidentally uploads private data of 12,000 students

February 11, 2016 - 5:41pm
The information has since been removed from a publicly available website.









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Was Albert Einstein really a bad student who failed math?

February 11, 2016 - 4:40pm
What's true and not true about the great scientist.









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