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It is the strongest statement that members of the civil rights group have collectively made about charters.
A University of Virginia rector emeritus makes the case for a $2.2 billion "strategic investment fund" at the school.
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The club issues a statement saying, 'Donald Trump is a threat to the survival of the Republic.'
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The president of Sweet Briar College writes about lessons learned after the small private school almost shut down forever.
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A Tucson school wants the Satanic Temple to remove the school’s name from the temple’s website; a legal group says it will help those who want to challenge the clubs.
Montgomery County, Md., authorities get more reports about employees as prevention effort scales up. The vast majority of cases don’t yield child-welfare investigations.
Experts offer advice on writing strong application essays and share some examples.
Loudoun County school board member Joy Maloney has been charged with trespassing after allegedly attempting to cut in line.
This is the latest in a series of security problems for the SAT's owner, the College Board.
Education Trust says the top 4 percent of colleges and universities hold three quarters of all endowment wealth in higher education, yet many expect the neediest families to hand over more than 60 percent of their income to cover the cost of attendance.
Reformers 'disrupted' public education. Now an Ivy League dean says the consequences for kids can be 'devastating.'
The dean of an Ivy League school of education says 'disruption that ignores research about what works can disrupt children’s lives and opportunities.'
The college search that has consumed many students for the past year focused largely on where to go to college, not how they should go to college.
The high court’s decision halts a court order that would have allowed a transgender teen to use the boys’ bathroom in his Virginia school while it awaits a petition from the school board.
Professor Walter Korte, Jr., has chaired the university's film department for more than 40 years.
Some teachers don't think so.