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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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Maryland panel on policing practices cancels meeting

December 5, 2015 - 6:51pm
Some worry about the effect of the delay on legislation the General Assembly is supposed to consider.









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More trouble for Rahm Emanuel: Chicago teachers to vote on strike authorization

December 5, 2015 - 12:56pm
Teachers will vote starting Dec. 9.









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The disturbing provisions about teacher preparation in No Child Left Behind rewrite

December 5, 2015 - 11:08am
A researcher on teacher preparation finds three major causes for concern in the Every Student Succeeds Act.









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Yale instructor at the center of racial protest to leave teaching role

December 4, 2015 - 7:59pm
A couple who touched off outrage from some students when she sent an email urging people not to be so readily offended by Halloween costumes have left Yale University.









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High-poverty schools often staffed by rotating cast of substitutes

December 4, 2015 - 5:56pm
The problem appears to be growing because of teacher shortages in many communities.









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D.C.’s Wilson High School beefs up security after gun found on campus

December 4, 2015 - 4:24pm
Improvements include increased security staff and a new police officer assigned to the school.









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In Baltimore, ‘home girl’ uses theater to provoke action on racial disparities

December 4, 2015 - 3:22pm
Anna Deavere Smith’s new work takes on Freddie Gray and the school-to-prison pipeline.









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Racist? That's not the Yale I know.

December 4, 2015 - 2:51pm
After heated protests over Yale's racial climate, a recent graduate and business-school student writes about some of the ways the college was particularly welcoming to all sorts of minorities.









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