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Fairfax County school officials brace for a grueling superintendent search

September 21, 2016 - 12:04am
Karen Garza announced her resignation Monday, three years after starting and shortly after renewing her contract.
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School lunch worker quits after being forced to refuse hot meal to poor student

September 21, 2016 - 12:04am
"There's enough wealth in this world that no child should go hungry, especially in school," the Pennsylvania school cafeteria worker said.
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Montgomery Blair High School given all-clear after bomb threat

September 21, 2016 - 12:04am
Students and staff were evacuated for about 90 minutes after the second-hand threat.
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Record number of colleges now have ACT/SAT 'optional' or 'flexible' admissions policies

September 21, 2016 - 12:04am
A new analysis of college admissions policies found that half of the top 100 national liberal arts colleges on the U.S. News & World Report rankings now have test-optional or test-flexible policies. In addition, a record number of more than 870 colleges and universities now report having changed their admissions policies on requiring the ACT […]
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D.C. would have more oversight over student loan debt collectors under council proposal

September 21, 2016 - 12:04am
D.C. Council member David Grosso (I-At Large) wants to establish a student loan ombudsman to regulate education loan servicers doing business in the District.
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When should school start? One Md. school system looks to create two calendars.

September 21, 2016 - 12:04am
Montgomery County schools could open in September. But maybe in August. Two calendars are in the making.
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DeVry voluntarily dials back revenue from federal student aid

September 21, 2016 - 12:04am
DeVry Education Group will cap the amount of revenue it receives from federal student aid, getting in front of a controversial issue as the for-profit industry buckles under economic and regulatory pressure.
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Want to be able to buy a house in California? Don't become a teacher.

September 21, 2016 - 12:04am
Just 17 percent of homes for sale were affordable for the average California teacher.
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At the country’s most elite colleges, some Trump supporters stay quiet

September 21, 2016 - 12:04am
Students supporting Donald Trump say they are frustrated by what they see as political correctness at some colleges, appreciate Trump's frank words and really dislike Hillary Clinton.
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Education Department beefs up effort to help ITT Tech students

September 21, 2016 - 12:04am
The federal agency announced a set of online resources for students affected by the abrupt closure of ITT Technical Institutes.
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She remembers the Virginia Tech massacre. Here's what she wants to say to the person who just threatened the school.

September 21, 2016 - 12:04am
After dozens of people on campus received the same threatening email message — a message also sent to other colleges — a Virginia Tech student writes a heartfelt response.
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Fairfax County Schools superintendent Karen Garza resigns

September 20, 2016 - 12:04am
First woman to lead Virginia's largest school system to step down after three years, shortly after renewing her contract.
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‘Racism at AU is bananas’: Hundreds protest incidents on American U. campus

September 20, 2016 - 12:04am
Students gathered Monday to demand suspension of students who threw banana at a black woman.
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Online ‘sextortion’ against children growing, feds urge back-to-school awareness

September 20, 2016 - 12:04am
Online sexual exploitation often involves adults pretending to be younger and preying on children aged 10 to 17.
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School reform: What went wrong, what went right, and what we should do in the future

September 20, 2016 - 12:04am
'We have embarked on economic and educational paths that systematically privilege only a small percentage of the population.'
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For parents and children, difficult history at African American Museum

September 19, 2016 - 12:04am
Exhibits on slavery and lynching are raw. Experts say it’s important to teach children about the realities of the past.
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Dual-enrollment high school programs are oversold, but they do have value

September 19, 2016 - 12:04am
Colleges should accept more credits from such courses.
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'I am truly sorry’: Former Kansas State student apologizes for Snapchat image that had racial slur

September 19, 2016 - 12:04am
A former Kansas State University student apologized for a Snapchat image that school officials condemned as racially offensive.
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Man found dead in Prince George’s County stream

September 19, 2016 - 12:04am
The body was noticed by a passerby in an area behind Adelphi Mill.
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What Texas did to its special-education students

September 19, 2016 - 12:04am
What a newspaper's investigation revealed.
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