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Columbus Day is still a U.S. federal holiday. But why?

October 11, 2016 - 1:00am
Christopher Columbus didn't "discover" America.
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American schools offer scholarships for Syrian students displaced by war

October 10, 2016 - 1:00am
U.S. students are pushing for their colleges and universities to help.
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Five underutilized ways to give yourself an advantage with your college essay

October 10, 2016 - 1:00am
Early action applications are due next month. Here’s how to make them better.
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Upset teacher wrote 'focus' on a student's forehead. Now, he's charged with assault.

October 10, 2016 - 1:00am
Officials say Daniel Board, a math teacher, became upset with the student for asking questions and not focusing in class.
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Thanks pour in for school bus driver who rescued children from flames

October 9, 2016 - 1:00am
Renita Smith is celebrated by community, appears on national television
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Teacher pushed out of Head Start kept in school system for months

October 9, 2016 - 1:00am
Prince George’s has placed more than 200 employees on leave amid allegations of inappropriate conduct, abuse or neglect.
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Why bankers got fined for wrongdoing - but teachers went to jail

October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Why no CEO of a company heavily involved in the chicanery of the Great Recession of 2008 has gotten convicted while some Atlanta school employees went to jail.
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Slurs, blackface, and gorilla masks: The academic year opened with racial ugliness

October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Confrontations have been powerful symbols of both the challenges and the possibilities that face universities -- and the nation -- in what many believe is an increasingly volatile racial climate.
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Students were told to select gender pronouns. One chose 'His Majesty' to protest 'absurdity.'

October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Grant Strobl says the University of Michigan's "designated pronoun” policy is another step "down this road of political correctness."
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Universities are not 'trade schools,' but they should prepare students for the workforce

October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
University president says schools must ensure students graduate with skills relevant for today’s workforce and an education that prepares them for an increasingly complex and unpredictable world.
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After years of neglect, public higher education is at a tipping point

October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
The former president of the universities of Michigan and Iowa argues that states must invest again in higher ed.
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Freaking out about your student loans coming due? Read this.

October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
A round-up of everything you need to know about repaying your student loans.
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As college admissions season begins, important advice for high-school seniors

October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Four pieces of advice from high school counselors and college admissions officers as students and their families consider higher education.
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Fairfax County School Board appoints interim superintendent ahead of Garza’s exit

October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Deputy Superintendent Steven Lockard will lead Virginia’s largest school district on an interim basis, beginning in December.
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Auditor says D.C. Public Schools should manage its own food program again

October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
The school system switched to a contractor in 2008 in an attempt to save money.
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Assistant principal charged with murder and feticide in death of pregnant school administrator

October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Lyntell Washington was seven months pregnant when she was found in a ditch in Louisiana.
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Another active-shooter false alarm related to ROTC training, this time at U-Md.

October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Students reported seeing a man with a gun on campus Thursday, but it turned out to be a Navy ROTC member with a replica rifle used in training.
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'One of the most important Supreme Court Justices ever': Justices, academics dedicate Scalia Law School

October 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Justices and academics gathered to honor the late Supreme Court justice at George Mason University's law school, which is named for him.
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Parents and teachers rally for public education funding at schools across the country

October 7, 2016 - 1:00am
Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine was among the participants.
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Scary clown rumors, threats feed hysteria, leading to school lockdowns, arrests

October 6, 2016 - 1:00am
A flood of social-media messaging about “scary clowns” has many communities on edge, but authorities say the reports are hoaxes.
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