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Obama to nominate John B. King Jr. to officially take the role of education secretary

February 11, 2016 - 4:09pm
President Obama is slated to nominate John B. King Jr. to officially lead the Department of Education, where he has served as acting secretary since the start of the year.









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Parents outraged after students shown 'white guilt' cartoon for Black History Month

February 11, 2016 - 12:18pm
"Structural Discrimination: The Unequal Opportunity Race" was shown as part of Glen Allen High School's Black History Month program.









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A historic number of college freshmen expect to protest this year

February 11, 2016 - 11:16am
An annual survey of college freshmen finds that nearly one in ten expect to take part in demonstrations this year.









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Mom: I have a real issue with my kindergartner's Valentine's Day homework assignment

February 11, 2016 - 4:35am
"Usually I can find a work-around for these Hallmark holidays. On Mother’s Day, for instance, I show appreciation for any gifts the kids crafted at school, but I also explain that we don’t need a specific day to say, 'I love you.' But this time, there is no easy escape from the hype. I feel trapped by circumstance."









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Amid national backlash, Mount St. Mary’s president defends his tenure in letter to parents

February 10, 2016 - 8:07pm
The president of Mount St. Mary's University defended his tenure at the private college in Maryland in a letter to parents on Wednesday.









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He couldn't afford to stay at Morgan State, but once he made it he gave back millions

February 10, 2016 - 6:04pm
Retired UPS executive Calvin E. Tyler and his wife Tina have pledged $5 million to endow a scholarship fund at Morgan State University, the largest individual donation in the history of the school.









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The education mess in Ohio under Gov. John Kasich

February 10, 2016 - 1:26pm
Funding issues, charter scandals, a drop in the state's education ranking — and more.









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Berkeley is facing big budget trouble, 'painful' measures ahead for nation's top public college

February 10, 2016 - 11:39am
Growing budget deficit -- expected to be $150 million this year -- forces UC-Berkeley to launch a "strategic plan" to assess almost all aspects of the premier public school.









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D.C. Public Schools to overhaul teacher evaluation and training

February 10, 2016 - 10:37am
City’s experiments in education reform have been closely watched nationally; changes to take effect next school year.









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This teenager is one of 12 students in the world who aced the AP Calculus exam

February 10, 2016 - 7:32am
Landon Labuskes, of Virginia, was one of 12 to ace AP Calculus AB -- out of 302,532 who took the test last year. He was 14.









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The controversy at Mount St. Mary's goes national after professors are fired

February 9, 2016 - 7:13pm
Protests rise up after professors are fired at Mount St. Mary's University for what some interpreted as dissent from the president's policies









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Is more physical education at school linked to higher student math scores?

February 9, 2016 - 6:27pm
American University study of the D.C. Healthy Schools Act links physical education time to math competency.









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Three GW roommates want to give money to charity — and maybe to you

February 9, 2016 - 5:56pm
Their simple sweepstakes site, which they put online after the recent snowstorm, has 98,000 entrants.









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Obama wants to propel K-12 schools into digital age

February 9, 2016 - 5:10pm
The president’s budget proposal would invest in K-12 computer science and preschool, college for needy students.









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Tennessee students start to take new 'TNReady' standarized test - but find it isn’t ready

February 9, 2016 - 3:22pm
In the rush to put high-stakes standardized testing online, school reformers enamored with education technology haven't made sure the system actually works.









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Can Alexander and Murray recapture bipartisan magic to pass higher education legislation?

February 9, 2016 - 3:07pm
After finding common ground on K-12 legislation, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) are turning their attention to higher education.









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A critical problem affecting America's childcare system (but ignored by policymakers)

February 9, 2016 - 12:17pm
Understanding the 'mirroring of disadvantage' that affects up to 1 million childcare providers and millions of children.









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Maryland is still grappling with separate but equal in higher education

February 9, 2016 - 8:26am
A ruling in a decade-old case over the lack of investment in Maryland's historically black college shows the state's troubles with inequity in higher education are far from resolved.









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In an age of resegregation, these schools are trying to balance poor and wealthy kids

February 9, 2016 - 12:28am
An increasing number of school districts and charter networks are trying to break up concentrated poverty and balance their student populations by race and income.









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Controversy deepens after professors who opposed university president get fired

February 8, 2016 - 11:57pm
Alumni and others are upset after two professors are fired, and the provost is demoted, at Mount St. Mary's University









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