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Rolling Stone fact checker acknowledges U-Va. gang-rape article flaws

October 26, 2016 - 1:00am
Elizabeth Garber-Paul testifies that she has regrets about the retracted article, wishes she had noticed red flags indicating potential problems before it published.
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Why the shine is off the charter school movement

October 26, 2016 - 1:00am
'How much “choice” is enough? How many schools are sustainable given a population of students? What happens when choice exacerbates segregation? Who ensures that separation of church and state is enforced?'
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Harvard reaches a tentative deal with striking dining hall workers

October 26, 2016 - 1:00am
The agreement, struck around 1 a.m., arrived a day after an estimated 600 students walked out of class in support of the food service workers.
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D.C. charter enrollment continues to soar as more families choose public schools

October 26, 2016 - 1:00am
The District saw its eighth year of growth in the city’s public schools; charter schools now account for 46 percent of the city’s student enrollment.
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Resolution, years later, in boy’s suspension over ‘pastry gun’

October 26, 2016 - 1:00am
Seven-year-old allegedly chewed a pastry into the shape of a gun and aimed at classmates; parents fought disciplinary measure for longer than three years.
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Trump said U.S. inner cities are 'a disaster.' This inner-city teacher begs to differ.

October 26, 2016 - 1:00am
National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes says she sees promise and possibility where others see hopelessness.
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U-Chicago leader: Beware the 'speech police committee'

October 26, 2016 - 1:00am
Robert J. Zimmer questions some 'safe spaces,' plugs freedom of speech.
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Three contested races for Montgomery County School Board

October 26, 2016 - 1:00am
Candidates weigh in on the budget, achievement gap, school construction, and language immersion.
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Hundreds of Harvard students stage a walkout, occupy building to support striking dining hall workers

October 26, 2016 - 1:00am
"They've always had our back in the past, so students have increasingly felt that now it's our turn,” said one senior.
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This photo essay shows what it really means to be adjunct faculty

October 26, 2016 - 1:00am
Part-time faculty at Ithaca College want people to know why so many of them are fighting for higher wages.
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Washington Home’s sale to Sidwell Friends may go forward, judge rules

October 25, 2016 - 1:00am
Nursing home residents had sought to use D.C. tenant protections to block sale.
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The big problems with the Obama administration's new teacher-education regulations

October 25, 2016 - 1:00am
They are cause for concern both about the future of teacher education in the United States and the increasing penetration of education policymaking by private interests.
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‘Jackie’ stands by account but says she had concerns about Rolling Stone article

October 25, 2016 - 1:00am
U-Va. student testifies she felt pressured to work with reporter, who “skewed” quotes.
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New D.C. Public Schools chancellor should protect charters, too

October 24, 2016 - 1:00am
Children in the city’s traditional public schools and public charters are doing better, in part because they’re working alongside one another.
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‘She didn’t have credibility anymore’: The moment Rolling Stone’s U-Va. rape story unraveled

October 23, 2016 - 1:00am
Former magazine writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely described to a federal jury the phone call that made her realize the alleged victim had been lying to her
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Police used pepper spray to break up fight at Washington-Lee High School football game against McLean

October 23, 2016 - 1:00am
The Friday night brawl during the game involved at least 20 parents and students and led to one arrest.
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Trump surrogate: GOP candidate would dismantle 'corrupted, incompetent urban school systems'

October 23, 2016 - 1:00am
The statement drew boos from an audience of urban school superintendents.
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Faculty strike ends at 14 Pennsylvania state universities

October 23, 2016 - 1:00am
A faculty union and Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education reached agreement on a new contract Friday, ending a strike that began earlier this week.
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A better idea than free college?

October 23, 2016 - 1:00am
The president of Nichols College in Massachusetts argues that there are other options to ease the student debt burden
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Veterans are getting short shrift as for-profit colleges close down, report says

October 23, 2016 - 1:00am
Thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans lost more than $1 billion in federal education funding that they can never get back. There have been proposals in Congress, but no movement.
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