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One Md. school system grapples with state order to start school after Labor Day

September 26, 2016 - 12:04am
A Montgomery County proposal that reflects Gov. Larry Hogan’s order would cut into spring break if winter is severe.
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Luck got these students into a magnet program, and access to better grade points

September 26, 2016 - 12:04am
An incredibly complex grading system raises ire in a Maryland high school.
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Student mumps case confirmed at U-Md.

September 24, 2016 - 12:04am
The University of Maryland is also tracking two suspected cases. The viral disease is contagious.
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Sean 'Diddy' Combs gives $1 million to alma mater Howard U.: 'I was blessed'

September 24, 2016 - 12:04am
The musician and entrepreneur, one of Howard University's most famous alumni, announced the gift from the state during his tour stop in D.C.
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Prince George’s schools shake up staff as system reels from abuse allegations

September 23, 2016 - 12:04am
Chief executive Kevin M. Maxwell asked his top aide to step down, part of the fallout of an ongoing furor over child abuse in the Head Start program.
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Bipartisan Senate bill takes a carrot-and-stick approach to boosting college access, graduation rates

September 23, 2016 - 12:04am
The legislation would require some colleges to admit more low-income students or pay a fee to remain in the federal aid program.
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Days might be numbered for one of the nation’s largest college accreditors

September 23, 2016 - 12:04am
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools has enacted reforms and brought in new leadership, but its detractors say it's too little, too late.
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Kentucky governor can’t slash public university budget unless there’s a shortfall, state supreme court rules

September 23, 2016 - 12:04am
The court sided with the state attorney general in ruling that Gov. Matt Bevin overstepped his bounds by imposing a $41 million spending cut across Kentucky's nine colleges and universities.
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U. Kentucky is suing its student newspaper, trying to block sexual assault reporting

September 23, 2016 - 12:04am
The university has resorted to court action to keep information about victims private. The Kentucky Kernel says the school is interested in something else: protecting itself.
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Teaching through tears in Tulsa after a student’s dad is killed by police

September 23, 2016 - 12:04am
"I am convinced that if you can put yourself in the shoes of a child of color in Tulsa right now, you will have a clearer understanding of the crisis we're facing and why we say black lives matter."
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U-Md. launches a simple mission: Doing good

September 23, 2016 - 12:04am
The University of Maryland scales up its philanthropy efforts with a $75 million initiative to encourage social innovation and foster nonprofit leadership.
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How honeybee research improved your Internet experience

September 23, 2016 - 12:04am
Two university leaders point out that scientific exploration often has unforeseen benefits.
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New rankings: Oxford takes a turn as 'top' global university

September 23, 2016 - 12:04am
Caltech and Oxford, last year's No. 1 and 2, have switched places in the Times Higher Education rankings.
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Middle school girl records classmates chanting racial slur during bus ride home

September 22, 2016 - 12:04am
The girl, 13, captured the noisy chorus on her cellphone and was upset when she arrived home.
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'This is Me.' Actress Jamie Lee Curtis's new book aims to teach children about immigration

September 22, 2016 - 12:04am
Curtis read her new book, "This is Me: A Story of Who We Are & Where We Came From," to students at the Library of Congress on Wednesday.
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Another racial slur found on campus where 'KKK' was spray-painted on a wall

September 22, 2016 - 12:04am
More than 100 students protested at Eastern Michigan University after the graffiti was found on a campus building.
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'Here they will be reminded of the truth'

September 22, 2016 - 12:04am
"Today, I still boil when I think about how many generations of children were miseducated by that exhibit," an educator writes about a museum trip years ago and why the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture will change things.
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Why the student college application essay is often 'a con job'

September 22, 2016 - 12:04am
By a college counselor.
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Congress to hear arguments on Obama administration's proposed education spending rule

September 22, 2016 - 12:04am
Civil rights groups say the rules are necessary. School officials say they'll cause havoc.
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At top public universities, a mixed record for women in engineering

September 22, 2016 - 12:04am
The University of Virginia is a leader for women in engineering among public schools. But many flagships lag far behind.
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