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'It pains me to write this': Obama's first summit on high schools was a big fail

December 4, 2015 - 12:33pm
Education philanthropist: The lead figures for the day were people with impressive titles and resources, but underwhelming ideas.









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Princeton protesters: Why we need safe spaces, and why honoring Woodrow Wilson is spitting in our faces

December 4, 2015 - 9:28am
On Woodrow Wilson, the protesting students write, "To continue to honor such a man in the present manner is to spit in the face of students whose presence on this campus Wilson would have abhorred."









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Another tough thing universities should do: Reform graduate school

December 4, 2015 - 8:26am
A new book suggests a new "campus ethic" that focuses reform efforts on fixing graduate school first.









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Charter schools appealing to more diverse families as D.C. gentrifies

December 4, 2015 - 7:25am
As demand grows for the city’s charters, maintaining diversity becomes a challenge.









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Students of defunct for-profit to receive $28 million in loan forgiveness

December 3, 2015 - 6:04pm
The Obama administration will forgive nearly $28 million in federal student loans for 1,312 former Corinthian Colleges students.









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After a possible violent threat, a university tells its students to 'run, hide, fight'

December 3, 2015 - 5:33pm
An anonymous threat to Florida International University prompts officials to warn the campus community









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Learning is an ‘expedition’ at schools that enhance class with field work

December 3, 2015 - 5:33pm
Project-based teaching gains popularity, immersing students in their subjects with real-world experiences.









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One-stop shopping for more than 200 schools at ‘Edfest’ in D.C.

December 3, 2015 - 3:30pm
Annual school fair is Dec. 12 at D.C. Armory, two days before enrollment lottery opens.









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Not all students are protesting. Some are pushing for change by volunteering.

December 3, 2015 - 1:42pm
A college student finds out whether 'making the world a better place' is just a slogan.









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Under federal pressure, Illinois school district allows transgender student to use locker room

December 3, 2015 - 1:26pm
The student will be allowed to change in private stations inside the locker room.









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Has political correctness really 'run amok' on college campuses?

December 3, 2015 - 1:11pm
College president: 'At a time when major presidential candidates demonize difference, and when attackers respond to groups they’ve been inspired to hate with terrorism, let’s recognize the constructive value of ongoing debate and that politicized campuses remain places of confrontation and of real learning.'









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University of Kentucky president talks about race, a mural and reconciliation

December 3, 2015 - 12:25pm
University of Kentucky president Eli Capilouto explains why he shrouded a mural that depicts African American slaves.









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Montgomery students take more than 33,000 AP exams

December 3, 2015 - 12:25pm
About 75 percent of the exams got passing grades in the suburban Maryland school district.









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New Mexico judge hits pause on controversial test-based teacher evaluations

December 3, 2015 - 11:39am
While the teachers' union lawsuit against the evaluations is pending, teachers won't be sanctioned for poor performance on them.









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Concern about elevated levels of radon in Montgomery schools

December 2, 2015 - 7:59pm
School officials acknowledge a mistake and say that retesting should have happened sooner.









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House leaves ‘No Child’ education law behind

December 2, 2015 - 7:44pm
Bipartisan bill to replace No Child Left Behind passes House; if enacted, it will shift power over schools to states.









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How Donald Trump answered the question he's asked most on the campaign trail

December 2, 2015 - 6:27pm
Donald Trump thinks college leaders get paid way too much, "as if they're running a business."









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At the Primary School, funded with Zuckerberg fortune, education will start before birth

December 2, 2015 - 5:56pm
Priscilla Chan uses Facebook fortune to launch a free, private school for low-income children.









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Teachers union president apologizes for remarks about 'chronically tarded' and 'medically annoying' kids

December 2, 2015 - 4:24pm
The remarks had drawn backlash from the disability community.









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The go-to websites for the college search

December 2, 2015 - 3:38pm
Picking the right college can be a daunting task, fraught with a few tears and cold-hard realities of costs and affordability. But don't freak out. Grab a laptop and check out these sites.









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