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A school bus driver left a 6-year-old at an empty house. She was found walking down a highway.

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
Then a private investigator came to the rescue.
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As college leaders wonder what to make of Trump, one takes comfort in what he hasn't said

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
The higher education lobby seeks to work with a man few expected to win the presidency. Mary Sue Coleman, president of the Association of American Universities, doesn't want to make any presumptions about what's to come.
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Can gentrifying Ward 4 support two new middle schools? D.C. will soon find out.

January 6, 2017 - 1:00am
The city plans to open a middle school to feed into Takoma’s Coolidge High School.
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Now what? Trump ally is refusing to resign from school board after making vile remarks about Obamas.

January 6, 2017 - 1:00am
Now that Carl Paladino is refusing the Buffalo school board's demand that he resigns, the panel is moving to ask New York's state education commissioner to remove him.
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Historically black college stands firm on sending band to Trump inauguration, despite alumni anger

January 6, 2017 - 1:00am
Talladega College had faced criticism for taking part after a campaign seen by many as racially divisive.
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Anger at a cop killer, a plea for clemency, and a fight over free expression at American U.

January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
After American University removes a controversial sculpture, the artist says the school has violated its own contract with him and stifled free expression. But critics say the piece wrongly glorifies a man convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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Disparity in Maryland's public higher education goes on trial

January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
Inequality in Maryland's higher education system will take center stage next week in a trial to resolve a decade-old lawsuit over the lack of investment in the state's historically black colleges and universities.
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Senate schedules confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump's pick for education secretary

January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
DeVos is one of eight Trump picks that Democrats have singled out for extra scrutiny.
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'I’m a college student, but I was treated like a criminal. How can I not incorporate that into my world view?'

January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
College activists — especially students of color — are often seen as intolerant and hypersensitive. One explains why they react the way they do.
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The deepest fears - and hopes - parents harbor about their kids applying to college

January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
'I have witnessed a climate in college admission in which increasingly students and parents — in the pursuit of college acceptance — have lost perspective about what is really important.'
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A teen spread a racist video of a black classmate eating chicken. Both face criminal charges.

January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
The black teen had entered a chicken wing-eating contest at a high school pep rally. The Snapchat video of him contained racial slurs and insults.
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There is actually nothing for low-income students in Cuomo’s free-college plan

January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
Cuomo has proposed only covering the difference between tuition and students’ existing aid, meaning that those who get the most aid benefit the least from the proposal.
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Historically black college faces backlash over band’s plan to perform at Trump inauguration

January 4, 2017 - 1:00am
Alumni of Talladega College call for school’s president to reverse decision.
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A teacher's nine wishes for 2017

January 4, 2017 - 1:00am
"Every student. Not the chosen few, the wealthy few, the privileged few, the profitable few. Every student."
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New York takes a stab at debt-free college, covering tuition for families earning less than $125,000

January 4, 2017 - 1:00am
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is proposing to cover tuition for low- and middle-income students at state colleges and universities.
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Former students fight for a stake in ITT Educational Services bankruptcy

January 4, 2017 - 1:00am
A group of former students at ITT Technical Institutes filed a lawsuit against the parent company to ensure participation in bankruptcy proceedings.
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She started college as a single mother at age 18. Now she has a diploma.

January 2, 2017 - 1:00am
Emerita Ayala just graduated from George Mason University. She’s 23, and her son is 8.
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Debate over school start times flares anew

January 2, 2017 - 1:00am
Montgomery County principals describe toll of new bell times on children in the early grades.
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Liberal arts education in the Age of Trump

January 1, 2017 - 1:00am
A college president talks up teamwork, communication and critical thinking.
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