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Md. students walk out after viral video slams Black Lives Matter movement

February 2, 2016 - 6:02pm
Students at Mount Hebron High School in Howard County organized the walkout.









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John Cleese will avoid colleges: He says they're too politically correct for comedy

February 2, 2016 - 4:45pm
Actor and comedian John Cleese says he has been warned to avoid most university campuses as students are too apt to be offended by jokes.









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Senior Education official collapses after heated four-hour hearing on Hill

February 2, 2016 - 4:14pm
Danny Harris was under investigation for ethical breaches, still earned large annual bonuses.









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Why in the world would rapper B.o.B think the Earth is flat? A quick science lesson.

February 2, 2016 - 3:43pm
He tweeted as much, and none other than Neil deGrasse Tyson responded. What is he thinking?









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Major public universities ranked on shift toward out-of-state students

February 2, 2016 - 2:57pm
A closer look at the data on in-state students at public universities









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How do states support their public schools? Badly, a new 50-state report card shows.

February 2, 2016 - 1:55pm
No state gets better than an overall C on six different criteria by a public education advocacy group.









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‘Chasing the Dragon’: FBI film aims to reach kids before drug addiction does

February 2, 2016 - 11:06am
Documentary examines epidemic of painkiller abuse and heroin use, telling harrowing — and sometimes deadly — s tories.









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Facing down debilitating anxiety - a college freshman's story

February 2, 2016 - 4:26am
'It felt like my heart was on fire and a hippopotamus was sitting on my rib cage and crushing me. It was in these moments that everything I had ever learned left me.'









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Top Education official will acknowledge ‘poor judgment’ at hearing into his behavior

February 1, 2016 - 5:23pm
Chief information officer ran home theater installation, car detailing business and employed subordinates.









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GOP-led states increasingly taking control from local school boards

February 1, 2016 - 5:08pm
Governors are seizing control of struggling urban schools, prompting bitter resistance.









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How Ohio Gov. John Kasich took over the schools in Youngstown

February 1, 2016 - 5:08pm
Handpicked business leaders met with state officials in secret for 10 months to craft a takeover law.









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Department of Education pulls federal aid to trade schools

February 1, 2016 - 2:49pm
The Department of Education cut off federal loans and grants to dozens of beauty schools and three technical trade schools for falsifying a wide range of records.









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Students rally over allegations that black women were attacked by white people shouting racial slurs

February 1, 2016 - 2:19pm
Police are investigating allegations by three black women that they were assaulted on a bus by a group of 10-12 people shouting racial slurs









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Teacher: 'If Donald Trump gets elected, will me and my family be deported?' - and other questions from 9-year-olds

February 1, 2016 - 11:45am
A student teacher reflects on what her fourth grade students are learning from Donald Trump.









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Baltimore schools lose hundreds of students, millions in funding

January 31, 2016 - 6:33pm
The school system is investigating whether students were kept on the rolls after enrollment dropped.









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Many parents hated Common Core math at first, before figuring it out

January 31, 2016 - 5:47pm
Almost all of the reactions I’ve heard have been positive, as early confusion morphed into understanding.









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U-Md.’s credibility questioned after news release touting chocolate milk

January 31, 2016 - 5:47pm
School to review PR about claims that beverage benefits football players on “concussion-related measures.”









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The testing opt-out movement is growing, despite government efforts to kill it

January 31, 2016 - 10:36am
Education activists and parents say threats of sanctions from the U.S. Education Department won't deter them.









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The hairy hand of the SAT reaches far into your future

January 31, 2016 - 9:35am
Teacher: 'I do not think at age 17 that I fully understood how far forward into my future the hairy hand of the SAT would travel.'









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Is it an advantage, or a disadvantage, to be an out-of-state applicant to a state school?

January 30, 2016 - 10:48pm
Students are anxious to know their chances of securing admission when the in-state share of seats is falling at dozens of prominent public schools









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