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12-year-old to school board: 'I hope you understand what being transgender means'

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
The video and transcript of Ari Bowman's speech.
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Maryland state education board moves on Hogan’s Labor Day executive order

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
Some members of state board say policies can’t be determined “by fiat” and that they are inclined to grant waivers to school districts that seek them.
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Dee-1, who rapped about paying off his student loans, joins financial literacy campaign

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
The New Orleans artist's "Sallie Mae Back" video went viral earlier this year.
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An empty holster, and stomach, as Va. Tech gun rights advocate goes on hunger strike

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
Ryan James Martin, 22, is protesting at Virginia Tech because he wants to be able to carry a handgun on a campus still shocked by a 2007 mass shooting.
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Manassas school buses now have stop-arm cameras to catch violators

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
The cameras are aimed at deterring drivers from illegally passing school buses and putting students in danger.
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'WE.ARE.SICK.OF.THIS!’: Students respond after racial slurs are shouted at Mizzou

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
Racial slurs were shouted at University of Missouri students, a year after issues of race caused massive upheaval at the state flagship school
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College student says she was 'verbally assaulted' for wearing a Trump hat

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
The Gustavus Adolphus student alleged that a male student confronted her, apparently in a bid to "intimidate."
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Why California's charter school sector is called 'the Wild West'

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
The second part of a series about the deeply troubled California charter school sector.
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School adopts gender-neutral Homecoming court, so there might be no ‘king’ or ‘queen’

September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
To be more inclusive, Maryland’s Bethesda-Chevy Chase High will break with tradition.
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Yale study suggests racial bias among preschool teachers

September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
Teachers are more likely to expect young black children -- especially young black boys -- to misbehave, according to a new Yale study: "Implicit biases do not begin with black men and police. They begin with black preschoolers and their teachers."
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Chimp researcher Jane Goodall brings her conservation message to students

September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
“Don’t you think it’s peculiar that with this clever brain we have, that we’re harming the planet so much?”
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After failed presidential bid, Jeb Bush is back in school - this time, as a teacher at Harvard

September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
But he'll be talking about education rather than politics.
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Tests scores rise in Md., but a majority of students in most grades still fail

September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
Students did better on many state exams aligned with the Common Core, but passing rates remain under 50 percent at most grade levels.
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Lawyer: Why the lower standard of evidence in college sexual-assault cases is dangerous

September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
Robert Shibley, the executive director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, writes about a federal directive that transformed the way college officials handle sexual assault complaints
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Elizabeth Warren comes out against raising cap on charter schools in Massachusetts

September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
Her position could matter.
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Many Americans know nothing about their government. Here's a bold way schools can fix that.

September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
Isn't it past time that American schoolchildren really learn civics?
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SAT scores fall modestly in a year of transition for college admission test

September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
Following lowest scores in a decade in 2015, this year’s numbers continued downward. But test results only cover students who took the old version, which ended in January.
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Naked man intrudes on UMD female student’s workout routine

September 27, 2016 - 12:04am
Campus police say he began working out with her near Tawes Hall.
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Racially offensive fliers found at the University of Michigan: 'Why White Women Shouldn't Date Black Men'

September 27, 2016 - 12:04am
The university is the latest campus to be caught up in national tensions over race.
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Outgoing D.C. schools leader wants to move out of public eye

September 27, 2016 - 12:04am
Kaya Henderson says she doesn’t want another public-sector job anytime soon: “I am tired.”
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