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U-Va. student detained in N. Korea described as 'buoyant,' inspiring and driven

January 22, 2016 - 2:37pm
A University of Virginia student being held by the North Korean government is described by friends as smart, driven, and joyful.









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'Phishing' hack at the University of Virginia compromises employee computer records

January 22, 2016 - 1:19pm
U-Va. announces that an FBI investigation turned up data exposure and that suspects are now in custody.









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Anticipating a lazy snow day? Teachers urge parents, students to think again

January 21, 2016 - 7:04pm
In an age of increased academic testing and fast-paced curricula, educators urge students to keep learning when classes are canceled.









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What your child needs to know before taking the SAT and ACT

January 21, 2016 - 6:34pm
Students are often asked to answer personal, non-academic questions so that the College Board and the ACT can collect data.









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This pediatrician is working to save 9,000 young lives in Flint, Mich.

January 21, 2016 - 6:03pm
Flint doctor is leading urgent effort to minimize the devastating effects of lead exposure for children.









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Snow brings school closings, and Twitter war, for students

January 21, 2016 - 5:32pm
Blizzard causes firestorm on twitter for students urging schools to shut down









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College-bound headache: Blizzard forecast disrupts the last 'old' SAT

January 21, 2016 - 1:56pm
The College Board says students affected by closure of test centers Saturday can take the exam on a makeup day.









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SAT canceled in some Asian test centers because of security breach

January 21, 2016 - 1:41pm
In China and Macau.









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Clinton on Detroit schools: 'No one would tolerate these conditions in a wealthy suburb.'

January 21, 2016 - 12:09pm
First the water crisis in Flint, and now the schools crisis in Detroit.









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Senate Democrats launch campaign to reduce student debt

January 21, 2016 - 12:09pm
Senate Democrats are seizing the opportunity to promote a legislative package designed to address affordability.









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Area schools cancel and delay classes due to icy roads

January 21, 2016 - 10:21am
Nearly every large school system in the area was affected after an inch of snow left many roads slick.









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Explaining key points of the new K-12 education law

January 21, 2016 - 10:05am
Diane Ravitch asks the questions. The staff director of the Senate education committee answers.









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The vast 'uncounted underground' of teachers in America

January 21, 2016 - 10:05am
Teacher: "The 'underground' isn't a handful of dissatisfied teachers with an ax to grind. I feel comfortable saying the majority of our profession can be found here."









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Mizzou should fire the professor who pushed reporters away from protesters, board member says

January 21, 2016 - 9:34am
A member of the governing Board of Curators writes his opinion about Melissa Click, the media professor who made headlines during protests at the University of Missouri.









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Singing, dancing and reading, a White House staffer makes the case for early childhood education

January 21, 2016 - 8:17am
Visit to a D.C. preschool highlights Obama administration's push to get more children ready for kindergarten.









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Teacher race affects black students' odds of being labeled 'gifted'

January 21, 2016 - 8:17am
The data raise "serious concerns," study says.









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Prince William County cancels school Thursday, Fairfax schools to open two hours late

January 21, 2016 - 12:05am
Virginia's two largest school systems will lose out on class time Thursday because of inclement weather.









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University of Maryland closes Friday through Sunday, ahead of snowstorm

January 20, 2016 - 5:55pm
College Park was one of the first schools in the region to announce a closure due to the heavy snow forecast.









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See the roaches, rats and crumbling ceilings that Detroit teachers are protesting

January 20, 2016 - 3:52pm
Photos tell the story.









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Mount St. Mary's University president defends his efforts to retain students

January 20, 2016 - 1:48pm
The president of Mount St. Mary's University writes about the "moral obligation" to improve student retention rates









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