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A few hundred dollars in aid can make all the difference to some college students

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Some of the brightest students on the path to graduation are more likely to drop out of college if they lose even small amounts of financial aid.
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Protests shook Yale a year ago. Here's what has changed since.

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Last year students demanded changes at Yale. The president responded with a series of initiatives designed to make the school more inclusive.
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Georgia has something on its mind — and a lot of people think it's a really bad idea

November 2, 2016 - 1:00am
Voters will decide next week on a governor-proposed plan involving public schools.
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D.C. school principal trashes beloved Spirit Week. Maybe she's right.

November 2, 2016 - 1:00am
These are her reasons.
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Number of home-schooled students has doubled since 1999, new data shows

November 2, 2016 - 1:00am
An estimated 1.8 million children are home-schooled, or 3.4 percent of U.S. students.
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A school wanted to teach teens a lesson. So students were told their classmates died.

November 2, 2016 - 1:00am
The drill at Wisconsin's Brodhead High School went too far, some students and parents say.
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This 11-year-old survived cancer. Bullying drove her to suicide, her family says.

November 2, 2016 - 1:00am
Bethany Thompson of Cable, Ohio, was bullied over her “crooked” smile, her mother said. “I think that she was just done."
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Hiding in plain sight: The adult literacy crisis

November 2, 2016 - 1:00am
The consequences for individuals and society -- and solutions.
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Prosecutor drops charge against school board member arrested at Trump rally

November 1, 2016 - 1:00am
School board member had been accused of cutting in line and refusing to leave. Her attorney said authorities had no right to kick her off school grounds. A prosecutor agreed.
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One of Michelle Obama’s legacies in D.C.? This nonprofit.

November 1, 2016 - 1:00am
Inspired by the first lady, DC Greens works to provide the city’s children with access to fresh produce.
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More racist graffiti shakes up a college

November 1, 2016 - 1:00am
The president of Eastern Michigan University alerted the campus community that “racist graffiti targeting the Black community” had been spray-painted on buildings, just weeks after slurs prompted protests on campus.
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This Virginia high school led the nation with six perfect AP test scores

November 1, 2016 - 1:00am
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology recorded six perfect AP scores.
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This school was on the brink of closure. Here's how it saved itself.

November 1, 2016 - 1:00am
This high school in Seattle is one of 20 to be honored in the Schools of Opportunity project.
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The potty-training expulsion that got a N.J. school sued by the state

November 1, 2016 - 1:00am
"The company’s hardline corporate decision has harmed this child and her entire family," New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino said.
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No easy path forward for ITT Tech students

October 31, 2016 - 1:00am
Students in an ITT nursing program in Virginia are struggling to find a way to transfer their credits.
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My mom spread a gospel of sensible, attentive parenting, neither too strict nor too loose

October 31, 2016 - 1:00am
She lived to 99, specializing in teaching adolescents and helping parents communicate.
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Two candidates face no competition in races for Arlington school board

October 30, 2016 - 1:00am
Incumbent Nancy Van Doren and newcomer Tannia Talento are endorsed by the county Democratic Party for at-large seats.
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'Enjoy the holiday without being extremely offensive’: Some colleges advise students on Halloween costumes

October 29, 2016 - 1:00am
As Halloween parties begin, some colleges are trying to guide — or dictate — what costumes students wear
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U-Washington gets $210 million from Gates Foundation for health initiative

October 29, 2016 - 1:00am
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gift sets a record for the university.
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Matt Damon explains why he made this surprising new film

October 29, 2016 - 1:00am
The actor and activist narrates a new documentary about education reform.
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