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Is it time to rename a school honoring an architect of Massive Resistance?

December 13, 2015 - 8:26pm
Virginia statesman Harry F. Byrd fought integration, but a middle school was named in his honor.









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New UDC building embodies pride, hope for future

December 13, 2015 - 7:09pm
The state-of-the-art student center in Northwest symbolizes a new direction for the college.









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On the fence about Common Core: Brilliant new approach or another fad?

December 13, 2015 - 5:37pm
I’m part of the wind faction on this educational hot potato. Convince me about which way to lean.









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Report: Most states providing less K-12 funding than before Great Recession

December 13, 2015 - 9:40am
The data and the consequences.









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Rapid response unit aims to counter criticisms of Teach for America

December 12, 2015 - 4:58pm
The effort seeks to answer those questioning the placing of new college graduates in classrooms.









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Can a Supreme Court justice be forcibly removed from the bench? A quick civics lesson.

December 12, 2015 - 11:51am
What the Constitution says -- and what's happened in U.S. history.









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What Scalia's controversial remarks about African Americans expose about U.S. higher education

December 12, 2015 - 11:04am
'The issue no one is talking about beneath the embarrassment of Justice Scalia’s comments: Vulnerable populations of students admitted to colleges and universities (often black, brown, poor, and English language learners)—those who need higher education the most, in fact—are being neglected by the very institutions who admit them.'









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Another school district learns about anonymous messaging app the hard way

December 12, 2015 - 12:02am
School officials in Virginia Beach say a student posted a shooting threat to the After School message board.









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New U.S. education law includes ban on abortion funding by school-based health centers

December 11, 2015 - 6:38pm
But it doesn't actually affect the clinics, because they were already prohibited from using public funds on abortion. Here's how the provision wound up in the law anyway.









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Prince George’s schools chief proposes plan to lower class sizes, boost salaries

December 11, 2015 - 6:23pm
Schools CEO Kevin M. Maxwell outlines changes he describes as “bold ideas” to boost student achievement









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New kids learn to be mascots, blissfully unaware of the Army-Navy rivalry risks

December 11, 2015 - 5:52pm
The U.S. Naval Academy has two new goats training to be mascots, kept in hiding to avoid kidnapping by rival teams. Saturday they'll be at the Army-Navy game.









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Protesters seek to reverse appointment of Margaret Spellings to run UNC system

December 11, 2015 - 1:30pm
Demonstrators greet members of the University of North Carolina's governing body on Friday, and some were escorted out of the meeting room.









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U-Md. board of regents votes to strip Byrd name from football stadium

December 11, 2015 - 12:13pm
Overwhelming vote for change came after university president and chancellor endorsed a move to "Maryland Stadium."









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Dear Justice Scalia: Here's what I learned as a black student struggling at an elite college

December 11, 2015 - 11:58am
Under-prepared black students will struggle at a demanding educational institution. I know, because I was one. Here's what struggling at an advanced institution taught me.









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Wanted in New York City: A thousand black, Latino and Asian male teachers

December 11, 2015 - 8:23am
The nation’s largest public school system wants teaching force to better match its student body.









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Why adults have to stop trying so darn hard to control how children play

December 11, 2015 - 4:31am
Kids need room to play -- and do it by themselves.









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Common Core takes a hit: N.Y. Gov. Cuomo's task force recommends overhaul

December 11, 2015 - 12:10am
Gov. Cuomo's task force calls for change in standards and testing.









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Lawyers for famous L.A. teacher say allegations against him are ‘baseless’

December 10, 2015 - 11:54pm
Rafe Esquith’s legal team says L.A. school district ‘crafted an illegal and criminal strategy to smear’ him.









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GW president apologizes to student after Palestinian flag incident

December 10, 2015 - 10:37pm
Police asked student to remove his Palestinian flag from his dorm room, per university policy against all flags, but he initially viewed it as discriminatory.









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Citadel cadets who wore KKK-like hoods are suspended

December 10, 2015 - 6:31pm
"Ghosts of Christmas Past," skit called "disturbing and offensive," leads university president to suspend some of those involved.









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