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It should be easier for community college students to transfer to selective private schools

January 28, 2016 - 6:37am
Many private colleges accept community college transfers, but the bad news outweighs the good.









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This little piggy, rescued from Snowzilla, is spared a trip to market

January 27, 2016 - 6:33pm
Wee Wee, a piglet a family rescued from the weekend's blizzard, arrived home at Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary on Wednesday.









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Duke suspends all sorority events after a student is hospitalized

January 27, 2016 - 5:32pm
After a new member is hospitalized for alcohol-related problems, Duke University suspends all sorority activities.









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Another school closing? Sing it! This Maryland school system did.

January 27, 2016 - 5:16pm
Anne Arundel schools spokesman created a robocall that puts his school closing news to Adele song “Hello.”









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Three predictions about the future of higher education

January 27, 2016 - 2:42pm
Law schools are in trouble, the strongest universities must have diversified revenue, and most public colleges won't be able to survive without strong state funding.









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Parents told to stop wearing pajamas when they come to school. Really.

January 27, 2016 - 1:55pm
In northern England, it turns out a good number of parents liked to drop off and pick up their kids in pajamas.









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Fact-checking Trump's new anti-Common Core video

January 27, 2016 - 1:40pm
Are U.S. schools as bad as Trump claims?









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Walton family steps up support for school choice with $1 billion pledge

January 27, 2016 - 1:25pm
The family foundation has been accused by critics of seeking to privatize public education.









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If you want to carry a gun on campus, these states say yes

January 27, 2016 - 12:38pm
But many others say no.









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Va. transgender student’s case could have national implications

January 27, 2016 - 6:28am
A transgender teen’s fight to use the boy’s bathroom could shape how schools deal with transgender rights.









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Best-selling teen author: If schools want kids to write well, let them pick their own topics

January 27, 2016 - 4:25am
He hit the best-seller list at age 12. His third book just came out -- and he's only in 10th grade.









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Spending in nation’s schools falls again, with wide variation across states

January 27, 2016 - 12:19am
Outlays in 2013 ranged from $6,432 per child in Utah to more than $20,000 in D.C., federal data say.









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'Lord Jeff' was never Amherst's official mascot. But the college just dropped him anyway.

January 26, 2016 - 6:25pm
A prestige school distances itself from a British lord named Amherst who proposed infecting Native Americans with smallpox.









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Emergency food program in D.C. schools expands its reach

January 26, 2016 - 6:10pm
Schools were closed for classes but open for meals, serving 201 breakfasts and 745 hot lunches.









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The Citadel punishes cadets in case involving KKK-like costumes

January 26, 2016 - 12:46pm
The public military college sanctions 14 cadets after probe of incident in which some wore white pillowcases while singing holiday songs.









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Teacher: How school reformers have redefined my profession - and diminished it

January 26, 2016 - 11:29am
'Most of us went into teaching precisely because we imagined becoming transformational teachers, making a difference in students' lives by helping them become their best selves, helping them transform themselves into more fully whole and human persons. But advocates of education reform have, intentionally or not, worked to redefine teachers as transactional coaches.'









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Why private school leaders are glad No Child Left Behind is no more

January 26, 2016 - 8:56am
It has to do with resources.









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Former dean questions costs of 'no excuses' charter schools on students of color

January 26, 2016 - 4:34am
"'Why has 'no excuses' been celebrated, packaged and sold to people of color as the prescription for educational and career excellence?"









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For hungry D.C. kids stuck in snow, schools open their doors for meals

January 25, 2016 - 6:03pm
City launches first-ever emergency food program to help students missing meals because of storm.









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Award-winning teacher: 'America really doesn’t care what happens to poor people and most black people. There, I said it.'

January 25, 2016 - 2:58pm
"Ask yourself: Would suburban schools ever be allowed to decay like what we saw in Detroit? Nope."









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