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How bad are conditions in Detroit public schools? This appalling.

January 20, 2016 - 1:33pm
Teachers called in sick Wednesday, forcing the closure of scores of schools.









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Rats, roaches, mold – poor conditions leads to teacher sickout, closure of most Detroit schools

January 20, 2016 - 1:33pm
See the problems that teachers are protesting.









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Record year for public school enrollment in Maryland

January 20, 2016 - 12:00pm
Nearly 880,000 students attend Maryland’s schools, with enrollment on the rise since 2008.









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Most educated city in U.S.? Data says it's Washington, D.C.

January 20, 2016 - 9:11am
Here's the top 10.









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Here's how one student answered the essay questions on her college applications

January 20, 2016 - 8:25am
A high-school senior offers samples of her essays as she waits for answers to her college applications.









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Baring my soul in 500 words: How I survived 16 essays and the college application process

January 20, 2016 - 8:25am
A high-school senior writes about the agony of answering questions about herself -- in college-application essays that are supposed to be insightful, disarming, surprising, and erudite -- over and over and over.









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University president allegedly says struggling freshmen are bunnies that should be drowned

January 19, 2016 - 7:35pm
A campus newspaper reports that Mount St. Mary's president sought to dismiss freshmen unlikely to succeed early in the semester in order to improve reported retention rates









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Police investigate threats against schools in six states

January 19, 2016 - 6:33pm
Many of the threats were delivered via computer-generated robo-calls.









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How Jeb Bush wants to shake up education from pre-K through college

January 19, 2016 - 5:47pm
Bush’s plan calls for market-driven policies, block grants, choice, private school vouchers.









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Police investigate threats against schools in five states

January 19, 2016 - 1:40pm
Law enforcement officials are investigating threats at schools in Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania on Tuesday.









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Obama proposes expansion of Pell grants to spur college completion

January 19, 2016 - 12:53pm
President seeks funding to encourage students to take a full schedule of courses year-round.









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Kindergarten the new first grade? It's actually worse than that.

January 19, 2016 - 10:19am
Can we stop calling kindergarten the new first grade? We've been doing it for more than a dozen years.









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Schools in Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William to open two hours late

January 18, 2016 - 10:14pm
Wind chills in the single digits lead to delayed opening for Prince William County Public Schools.









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Teen with cerebral palsy plans to retrace the path of WWII soldiers

January 18, 2016 - 7:25pm
Kimberly Ortiz, 16, will walk in the footsteps of American soldiers who stormed Normandy in 1944.









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How different groups of Americans view racism in U.S. society

January 18, 2016 - 2:48pm
A growing number of Americans see racism as a big problem in U.S. society, according to research.









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D.C. students recite MLK's 'I Have a Dream Speech' on the steps of Lincoln Memorial

January 18, 2016 - 2:17pm
David Reese saw Dr. King deliver the speech in 1963, and then saw his granddaughter recite it on the same steps Friday.









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More U.S. academic groups join boycott of Israel - and critics push back

January 18, 2016 - 12:14pm
The American Anthropological Association and the National Women's Studies Association Executive Committee have taken steps to embrace the boycott.









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Acting U.S. Education Secretary: Civil rights community must be vigilant

January 18, 2016 - 12:25am
The new federal education law should be a 'clarion call' to civil rights advocates, new Acting Education Secretary plans to say.









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Sexual violence isn’t just a college problem. It happens in K-12 schools, too.

January 17, 2016 - 10:06pm
Federal officials have seen an increase in sexual violence complaints at the nation’s schools.









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Reporting a school sexual assault can increase a victim's risk of punishment

January 17, 2016 - 6:31pm
Reporting sexual violence means admitting sexual contact -- which often is against school rules.









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