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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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GWU, joining national movement, opens a food pantry to feed students in need

September 18, 2016 - 12:04am
Pasta, cereal and other staples are distributed, no questions asked, from campus basement.
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School left $4 million by librarian is spending $100,000 on library — and $1 million on a scoreboard

September 18, 2016 - 12:04am
Some don't like the way the money is being spent.
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American University investigating after black student says banana was thrown at her

September 17, 2016 - 12:04am
Another black student says she found a rotten banana outside her door the same night, as well as an obscene drawing.
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An urban school serving needy kids posted big test gains. How did they do it?

September 17, 2016 - 12:04am
Many students at Ketcham Elementary are homeless, and 88 percent are considered at risk.
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Ousted — but popular — superintendent lands high-level state education job

September 17, 2016 - 12:04am
Carol Williamson becomes Maryland’s deputy superintendent of teaching and learning.
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'Racially offensive' Snapchat image sparks outrage at Kansas State

September 17, 2016 - 12:04am
A former Kansas State University student posted a photo to Snapchat of herself and a friend with their faces darkened and a racial slur.
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U-Va. approves first projects financed by $2 billion fund that has been attacked by lawmakers

September 17, 2016 - 12:04am
Skeptics in the legislature and elsewhere have asked why so much reserve funding is needed, at a time when tuition is rising.
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