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Teacher: Why I stopped assigning homework to my third graders

December 18, 2015 - 9:32am
And they don't fill out reading logs anymore either.









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Religious colleges get exemptions to anti-bias law, allowing 'hidden discrimination' against LGBT students

December 18, 2015 - 6:28am
Human Rights Campaign report asserts LGBT students are at risk as schools seek waivers from federal civil rights rules.









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Furor over Arabic assignment leads Virginia school district to close Friday

December 17, 2015 - 11:01pm
The assignment asked students to copy the Muslim statement of faith to learn about Arabic calligraphy.









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Students help save the job of popular school librarian

December 17, 2015 - 6:09pm
How their protest worked.









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Rockville elementary school shows elevated levels of radon in retesting

December 17, 2015 - 5:22pm
Fourteen rooms at Fallsmead Elementary School showed radon levels at or above the EPA limit.









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Days from leaving office, Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks about successes, failures

December 17, 2015 - 4:05pm
Duncan addresses efforts to boost preschool, college funding for undocumented students and the problem of gun violence in the U.S.: "Other countries just value their kids more than we do, and that's heartbreaking. ... It's hard to educate a kid that's dead."









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University moves to fire professor who says Sandy Hook massacre is a hoax - and allegedly harassed parents of victims

December 17, 2015 - 2:33pm
Florida Atlantic University moves to terminate faculty member James Tracy, whose writing denying mass shootings outraged many.









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Students evacuated at two D.C. high schools

December 17, 2015 - 1:16pm
Police responded to a bomb threat at Ballou and a report of a suspicious package at Anacostia.









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The best gift to give kids heading to college - and 22 more great ideas from admissions counselors

December 17, 2015 - 11:28am
Ideas for parents and families of college applicants too.









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Master's degree programs can survive - if universities can attract more international students

December 17, 2015 - 10:26am
While many students are choosing alternatives to the master's degree, a consultant points to new data on international students to argue that demand for the programs remains strong overseas.









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Two Prince William schools on upgraded security, as police seek robber

December 17, 2015 - 9:56am
Gar-Field High and Bel Air Elementary are in a “precautionary secure the building status.”









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Northwestern professor raises questions about its branch in Qatar

December 17, 2015 - 9:25am
Stephen F. Eisenman, an art history professor at Northwestern's home campus in Evanston, has some questions about academic and faculty freedom in Doha.









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Can U.S. universities thrive in the Persian Gulf? These scholars say yes.

December 17, 2015 - 9:25am
Faculty, deans and students talk about life at Education City in Doha. The dorms? 'Like five-star hotels,' a student says.









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Experiment with StoryCorps in schools yields more than 50,000 interviews

December 17, 2015 - 8:23am
High schoolers' intimate interviews with relatives are revealing, and as much about the interview experience as the recordings themselves.









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College card dealer to sell off business after government crackdown

December 17, 2015 - 8:23am
Higher One Holdings is selling off its student checking and refund disbursement business to Customers Bancorp in light of new government regulations.









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Don't blame George W. Bush for what President Obama did to public schools

December 17, 2015 - 4:32am
What Obama did was go well beyond the reach of NCLB.









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Arlington okays new elementary school at Thomas Jefferson site

December 16, 2015 - 7:34pm
County board reverses January decision after citizen input.









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The provision in the budget agreement that could radically change student loan servicing

December 16, 2015 - 4:14pm
Congress wants the Department of Education to give nonprofit companies a better shot at managing more loans.









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Task force to study D.C. charter and traditional public schools

December 16, 2015 - 3:43pm
Twenty-six educators, parents and others named to committee formed to improve local educational options.









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Virginia governor proposes funding increase to hire additional teachers

December 16, 2015 - 12:53pm
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces a proposal to add a teacher to ever K-12 school in the state.









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