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Mizzou professor who pushed reporter away from protesters is charged with assault

January 25, 2016 - 2:58pm
Melissa Click, the University of Missouri professor caught on videotape during student protests, faces assault charge.









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U-Va. student detained in N. Korea was taken to the hospital from the airport, tour guide says

January 25, 2016 - 12:08pm
A University of Virginia student detained in North Korea was the last to go through customs, his tour group guide says.









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Police investigating report of rape at U-Va. off-campus residence

January 25, 2016 - 11:37am
A female student at the University of Virginia reported to campus police that she was raped by two unknown assailants early Sunday morning.









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The War on Education

January 25, 2016 - 11:37am
An expert draws a link between the bloody attack on a Pakistani university and threats and shootings at U.S. campuses.









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She made schools work for poor kids in Jennings, Mo., and now she is moving on

January 25, 2016 - 11:22am
Tiffany Anderson will be the first black female superintendent in Topeka, Kansas.









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Mount St. Mary's alumna says it's not a bunny-eat-bunny world

January 25, 2016 - 9:04am
An alumna responds to a remark by the Mount St. Mary's University president that struggling freshmen are bunnies who must be drowned.









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Sometimes, teacher turnover is a good thing, study finds

January 25, 2016 - 12:20am
The departure of poor teachers is good for students, study says. The exit of good teachers? Not so much.









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Does this 81-year-old hold the key to teaching kids how to understand math?

January 24, 2016 - 6:26pm
Meet Mary Johnson, a lifetime educator who says she knows how to reach struggling students.









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Report says Virginia is shortchanging public schools $800 million each year

January 24, 2016 - 6:11pm
Funding formulas, changed to save money in the recession, need to be adjusted, Commonwealth Institute says.









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Millions take AP courses, but percentage of schools offering them drops

January 24, 2016 - 2:35pm
Although more public schools have Advanced Placement, some small and rural schools have dropped it.









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Report: Why California's teaching shortage could worsen — and how to reverse it

January 24, 2016 - 12:48pm
Linda Darling-Hammond co-authors the report.









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Parent: No, my kindergartner won't be doing that homework assignment

January 24, 2016 - 11:30am
'I just can’t imagine prioritizing homework with my 5-year-old son when I feel it’s more important we spend time together as a family, nurture our children, or let the kids play together.'









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Can we stop saying 'take a listen'?

January 24, 2016 - 11:15am
What grammar experts have to say. (No, it's not a big problem but it's annoying nevertheless.)









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A protest over trees is the latest example of this high school’s activism

January 23, 2016 - 4:01pm
Maryland high school has tradition of speaking out, with students creating video, organizing demonstrations.









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What you have to do to forecast the weather (and do it well)

January 23, 2016 - 2:44pm
Meet Jason Samenow, the Capital Weather Gang's founder. And learn how meteorologists get their expertise.









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Florida finds yet another way to waste millions of dollars

January 23, 2016 - 11:55am
This one involves school uniforms.









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Detroit teacher: 'Why is separate and unequal okay in 2016?'

January 23, 2016 - 10:37am
Detroit teachers, prevented by law from striking, have been staging a series of “sick outs” in recent weeks to call attention to the miserable conditions in which they work and students are forced to come and supposedly learn. As my colleague Emma Brown wrote in this story: Teachers say they are fed up with working […]









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Pearson, world's largest education company, laying off 10 percent of workforce

January 22, 2016 - 3:54pm
The largest education company in the world and a big target of school reform critics has run into trouble. Here's why.









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Why the price tag of a college degree continues to rise

January 22, 2016 - 3:23pm
There is much speculation about what is exactly to blame for college costs that tick up more and more every year above the rate of inflation and well above lagging family incomes.









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Tour group to N. Korea takes people places 'your mother would rather you stayed away from'

January 22, 2016 - 3:07pm
Some college students like to explore places the U.S. government says they should avoid -- like Pyongyang.









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