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Jury finds reporter, Rolling Stone responsible for defaming U-Va. dean with gang rape story

November 5, 2016 - 1:00am
Deliberations about “A Rape on Campus” spanned three days.
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An election so toxic that it stopped an elementary school class project

November 5, 2016 - 1:00am
Parents question why project did not make it to Election Day.
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Suspect in custody after stabbing at Rutgers

November 5, 2016 - 1:00am
Three people were injured, including a suspect, university officials say.
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Two Virginia middle schoolers earn top prizes in national science competition

November 5, 2016 - 1:00am
Real-world challenges inspired both Kaien Yang, 14, and Eleanor Sigrest, 13.
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A teacher punched a second-grader in the face because she was 'tired of him,' police say

November 5, 2016 - 1:00am
Police with Houston's Alief Independent School District say Lisa Allison told them she didn't remember throwing the punch at Landis Elementary School.
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Why one university is quitting the National Merit Scholarship Program

November 5, 2016 - 1:00am
A Massachusetts school says it disadvantages some students.
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Harvard cancels men's soccer season after finding more 'scouting reports' on women

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
After finding sexually explicit 'scouting reports' of female soccer recruits, Harvard athletic director cancels the men's soccer team season
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Report: Closing achievement gaps should be priority for D.C. schools chancellor

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Mayor Muriel E. Bowser was expected to name the new chancellor in October, but the timeline was pushed back after concern from the community.
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Feds seek record $2.4 million fine against Penn State in Sandusky scandal

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Education Department investigators find numerous violations of federal campus safety law.
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Who will be the next U.S. education secretary?

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Possibilities.
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Bipartisan group of senators asks Obama to rein in Education Department proposals

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Their objections arise from two key regulations that the Education Department is seeking to finalize before Obama leaves office.
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School principal and secretary take heat for Trump and Clinton costumes

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
The principal dressed as Trump, and the secretary posed as Clinton in an orange jumpsuit.
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U-Va. president calls for postelection unity after anti-Muslim slur found on campus

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Teresa Sullivan's call to “rise above hostility” was not a direct response to recent graffiti incidents, but they were on her mind, a university spokesman said.
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Virginia continues to soar on national science exam

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Emphasis on science implementation over method has the state outperforming its peers.
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What's really keeping college graduates on the lower rungs of the wealth ladder

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
A confluence of stagnant wages, appreciation in home prices, conservative lending and rising student loan balances is making it difficult for millennials to create wealth though homeownership.
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Five school board seats on the line as Prince George’s reels from abuse scandals

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
The Prince George’s County election comes after an uproar about Head Start and abuse cases.
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UNC president on the 'bathroom law' and higher ed reform

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Margaret Spellings talks about college costs, access and student success in the 17-campus system.
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A college admissions dean learns something new as his son starts looking at schools

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
The admissions veteran offers a warning to high school students.
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A few hundred dollars in aid can make all the difference to some college students

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Some of the brightest students on the path to graduation are more likely to drop out of college if they lose even small amounts of financial aid.
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Protests shook Yale a year ago. Here's what has changed since.

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Last year students demanded changes at Yale. The president responded with a series of initiatives designed to make the school more inclusive.
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