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A black Princeton professor says she was handcuffed to a table for her unpaid parking ticket

February 8, 2016 - 4:46pm
Imani Perry says she was treated unfairly during her arrest because of her race.









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There's a newish cop on the beat as Department of Education launches enforcement unit

February 8, 2016 - 4:31pm
The Department of Education launched a new enforcement unit Monday to investigate fraud, waste and abuse within higher education.









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D.C. teachers say new school system policy could cause grade inflation

February 8, 2016 - 2:28pm
DCPS officials say they are addressing the concerns.









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University of Phoenix parent company to go private

February 8, 2016 - 11:07am
Apollo Education Group, the publicly-traded owner of the University of Phoenix, has agreed to be taken private by a group of investors in a $1.1. billion deal.









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As immigration resurges, U.S. public schools help children find their footing

February 7, 2016 - 9:00pm
Maryland’s High Point High offers an example of how a school adjusts to a rapid influx of immigrant students.









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Growing ties between U.S. and Asia are helping schools on both side of Pacific

February 7, 2016 - 5:40pm
China and America are seeking a balance between mastering academics and preparing for life.









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ADHD in kids: What many parents and teachers don't understand but need to know

February 7, 2016 - 12:48pm
What it is, who it affects, and help for parents and teachers from an ADHD expert.









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An astonishing admission from a controversial school reformer

February 7, 2016 - 10:29am
What Cami Anderson said at the Teach For America 25th anniversary summit.









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Teach for America celebrates 25th anniversary at Washington event

February 6, 2016 - 8:22pm
Thousands of alumni attend summit featuring some of the most prominent names in education reform.









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The speech that could help Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders seal the deal

February 6, 2016 - 6:34pm
It's about education.









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This is the road near Va. Tech where Nicole Lovell was to be killed

February 6, 2016 - 5:17pm
Two college freshman plotted to kill a 13-year-old girl somewhere along this road, authorities say.









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Cornell fraternity president charged with sexual assault

February 6, 2016 - 12:24pm
A junior at Cornell University was arrested on sexual assault charges.









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Signs in Okla. school now warn visitors: Adults carry guns and are ready to use them

February 6, 2016 - 12:09pm
Officials think everything will be okay in Okay if staff members are allowed to carry guns while on campus.









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Unsure of cadavers’ identities, GW medical school stops accepting bodies

February 5, 2016 - 5:40pm
George Washington University says it cannot return ashes to families of donors.









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He’s the stinkweed at the Teach for America garden party

February 5, 2016 - 5:09pm
Gary Rubinstein is on a mission to “disrupt” the TFA celebration in Washington, D.C. this weekend.









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Scientific research needs the humanities, the president of a technical university says

February 5, 2016 - 3:05pm
A university president argues that increased funding for scientific research isn't enough -- that scholars must also learn creativity, critical thinking and empathy.









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Cruz wants to force D.C. to fund a school voucher program it doesn't want

February 5, 2016 - 10:12am
Legislation introduced in both chambers of Congress would force the District to use local taxpayer money to fund a school voucher program that many city officials have long said they oppose.









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For-profit colleges in Maryland are ripping off students, consumer group says

February 5, 2016 - 9:57am
Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition says students in the state are making a risky bet attending for-profit schools that are saddling them with high levels of debt for often worthless degrees.









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They took the tests. But they got into a selective college without sending scores.

February 5, 2016 - 9:42am
Why students are drawn to test-optional schools like George Washington University.









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Every school wants 'good' teachers - but what does 'good' actually mean?

February 5, 2016 - 5:36am
Here's one interpretation.









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