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Lawsuit alleges Flint schools are failing to provide services to lead-poisoned children

October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
The window is closing for countering Flint children's lead exposure, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday.
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The United States' growing teaching shortage: How it looks state by state

October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
A data-rich map that details the growing problem across the country.
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If you answer 'yes' to question No. 8, expect an avalanche of college mail

October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
Answering the pre-exam questions on the PSAT/NMSQT this week will put students into a massive college recruiting database. Many enticing envelopes will follow.
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'They talked a lot.' What children are telling their teachers about the presidential debates

October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
Children have been captivated by this unusual presidential campaign.
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Teachers struggle with a presidential campaign full of vitriol, adult themes

October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
Sensitive topics make school civics lessons a tricky subject.
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With the largest gift ever to a public university, the University of Oregon has big plans

October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
University leaders hope the $500 million gift from Phil and Penny Knight signals dramatic change for a school that has undergone turmoil in recent years
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Federal watchdog sees major cracks in program to help student loan defaulters

October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
The CFPB cited problems with loan servicers, enrollment issues and misaligned debt-collection incentives.
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Want college to pay off? These are the 50 majors with the highest earnings.

October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
Many of the highest-paying entry-level jobs are tied to engineering and technology majors.
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Obama touts education record at D.C.’s Banneker High School

October 18, 2016 - 1:00am
The national high school graduation rate is up, and D.C. made greater gains than any state.
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Nation's high school graduation rate reaches new record high

October 18, 2016 - 1:00am
More than 83 percent of U.S. students earned a diploma on time, according to federal data released Monday.
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No, it's not cute when little boys force kisses on little girls. A primer on teaching boys to respect girls.

October 18, 2016 - 1:00am
'My daughter should not be made to feel uncomfortable and afraid of going to school because a boy is overly affectionate. Is this where violence begins? Maybe . . . or maybe not. But it is undeniably disrespect. And pervasive disrespect leads to violence and harm.'
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New D.C. Public Schools chancellor should protect this crucial program

October 17, 2016 - 1:00am
Teacher visits to student homes are daring and rare, and they work. Please don’t cut them.
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Teacher: I like to engage my fifth-graders in presidential elections. 'But not this year. I just can't!'

October 17, 2016 - 1:00am
'This year I cannot discuss the issues with children. In addition, I am faced with families so polarized on the candidates that any discussion is viewed as an attempt to indoctrinate children. '
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NAACP ratifies controversial resolution for a moratorium on charter schools

October 16, 2016 - 1:00am
The NAACP bucked a pro-charter campaign. Here's why.
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Fairfax school system hopes to put another $100 million toward teacher raises

October 16, 2016 - 1:00am
School officials have begun pleading their case for $134 million in additional funding, much of which would boost teacher salaries and cover pension and health-care costs.
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U-Va. dean speaks publicly on 20/20 ahead of Rolling Stone trial, set to begin Monday

October 15, 2016 - 1:00am
U-Va. administrator Nicole Eramo spoke to 20/20 for the first time about the Rolling Stone lawsuit.
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Obama signs bill creating new Commission on Native Children

October 15, 2016 - 1:00am
Supporters say they believe it's an important first step toward making real change for young people.
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Teachers are expected to remain politically neutral. These Teachers of the Year say they can't.

October 15, 2016 - 1:00am
'We are supposed to remain politically neutral. For valid reasons, we don’t want to offend our students, colleagues or community members. But there are times when a moral imperative outweighs traditional social norms.'
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Teaching Dylan: 'His work as a whole is as staggering as that of Homer or Shakespeare'

October 15, 2016 - 1:00am
Why courses are offered in Dylan's words and lyrics -- and course syllabi.
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