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Senate Republicans celebrate vote that hasn’t happened yet

December 7, 2015 - 3:31pm
A Republican video credits the GOP for passing an education bill, but the vote won’t be held until Tuesday.









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University of Maryland president recommends changing name of Byrd Stadium, citing legacy of racism

December 7, 2015 - 3:31pm
Stadium could be renamed "Maryland Stadium" if Board of Regents approves Friday.









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New York City to spend $20 million on security guards at private and religious schools

December 7, 2015 - 3:31pm
Critics say the city shouldn't be using public funds on non-public schools.









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Some schools rely heavily on substitute teachers. Why?

December 7, 2015 - 1:59pm
Substitutes staff schools that are difficult to teach in.









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The successor to No Child Left Behind has, it turns out, big problems of its own

December 7, 2015 - 1:43pm
It might be better than No Child Left Behind, but the Every Student Succeeds Act has problems of its own.









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Survey: 32 private university presidents earned more than $1 million in 2013

December 7, 2015 - 1:13pm
The top earners were Columbia's Lee C. Bollinger (more than $4 million) and U-Penn.'s Amy Gutmann (more than $3 million).









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What's more telling for future earnings, your college or your major?

December 7, 2015 - 12:26pm
Graduates of some schools fare better in the job market than others. But why?









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Montgomery County announces radon testing for all 202 schools in its system

December 7, 2015 - 12:26pm
Concern triggered by data showing elevated levels of the radioactive gas at 26 schools.









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Two college students, both football players, rescued after allegedly being held hostage

December 7, 2015 - 11:25am
The two University of Rochester seniors were reported missing Saturday night.









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The Education City contracts: A case study from VCU in Qatar

December 6, 2015 - 11:06pm
The Post takes a look at the 10-year agreement between Virginia Commonwealth University and the Qatar Foundation.









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Sheikha Moza: The woman behind Doha's Education City

December 6, 2015 - 10:35pm
Mother of the emir of Qatar helped import elite U.S. higher education, seeking a 'knowledge-based' society in Arab Gulf.









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Doha's Education City by the numbers: Enrollment, diplomas, faculty, finances

December 6, 2015 - 10:35pm
A look at academic programs and data on diplomas, enrollment, faculty and finances for six universities with branches in Qatar.









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In Qatar’s Education City, U.S. colleges are building an academic oasis

December 6, 2015 - 9:33pm
Cornell, Georgetown, Northwestern and others participate. But it’s a gamble in the Persian Gulf.









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Fairfax music teacher lauded for her ‘electrifying’ methods

December 6, 2015 - 7:29pm
Angela Ammerman, 31, is admired for her energy and dedication to her students.









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College courses that don’t challenge students can hurt them. They need to go.

December 6, 2015 - 6:12pm
I took celestial navigation, with no homework and a boat-trip exam. Throwaway courses are getting out of hand.









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Parents allege corporal punishment at Blue Ribbon school in Maryland

December 6, 2015 - 5:42pm
Teacher at the center of allegations moved from Prince George’s to Montgomery schools, denies spanking students.









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The weirdest thing in the rewrite of No Child Left Behind

December 6, 2015 - 3:54pm
Not what you'd expect in an education law: Posthumous pardon for a former boxing champ









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Setting the record straight on early literacy instruction

December 6, 2015 - 12:03pm
'In these times of policy mandates and standardized education for even our youngest children, it is vital that critics be clear about the alternatives.'









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Northern Virginians to pick how toll money is spent

December 5, 2015 - 9:25pm
After a long debate, the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission agreed to administer revenue distribution for I-66 HOT lanes inside the Beltway.









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Hogan promises education money to rural counties

December 5, 2015 - 9:24pm
The decision raises ire among some Democrats who have been pushing for state funds to their districts









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