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Carnegie Mellon pushes for more women in engineering and computer science

September 17, 2016 - 12:04am
The university in Pittsburgh wants to bust gender barriers. But its president acknowledges the school has a 'long way to go.'
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Incomes aren’t the only thing not keeping pace with rising tuition. Neither are scholarships.

September 17, 2016 - 12:04am
Encouraging foundations and private donors to create and give to scholarships could help in shrinking the growing economic divide.
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'Stop trying to write my essay' - and other things high school seniors want to say to their parents

September 17, 2016 - 12:04am
Applying for college is stressful enough without intrusive parents.
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Trial in U-Va. administrator's defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone set to begin next month

September 17, 2016 - 12:04am
A federal judge ruled a lawsuit against Rolling Stone will go to trial.
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Women break barriers in engineering and computer science at some top colleges

September 17, 2016 - 12:04am
Prominent schools now seeing half of engineering and computer science programs filled with women, but the share of men in tech-heavy disciplines remains lopsided overall.
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Bullies tormented a 9-year-old boy. Relatives say it may have driven the child to suicide.

September 17, 2016 - 12:04am
"Please stop bullying," Jackson Grubb's sister wrote on Facebook. "I just lost my brother jackson ... he hung himself."
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This woman got [expletive] mad at a school board meeting. Then she got called into court.

September 17, 2016 - 12:04am
“Doesn’t matter, I’m out,” Johanna Boratko said at the meeting. “I’ll dismiss myself because [you’re] a bunch of — ” Then Boratko used a couple of obscenities.
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At D.C.’s Anacostia High School, police department builds a foundation

September 17, 2016 - 12:04am
The school’s Public Safety Academy lets students earn credits toward the cadet program and guarantees them enrollment in the University of the District of Columbia Community College.
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Jefferson's iconic Rotunda is restored at the University of Virginia — and you're invited

September 17, 2016 - 12:04am
The centerpiece of the university campus has reopened for students and visitors after a two-year renovation.
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The problem with the growing effort to 'disrupt' teacher preparation in the United States

September 17, 2016 - 12:04am
One of the most contentious areas of school reform in recent years has been how best to educate students to be effective teachers. Traditional schools of education have come under attack — in some cases for good reason and in some cases not. Independent alternative programs have become popular, sometimes without evidence that they work. […]
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Public-interest groups are calling on Education Dept. to track racial disparities in student lending

September 17, 2016 - 12:04am
Advocates say reducing delinquencies and defaults for African American and Hispanic borrowers may require targeted outreach.
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America has a teacher shortage, and a new study says it’s getting worse

September 15, 2016 - 12:04am
Minority and low-income students will feel the brunt of the coming crisis.
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D.C. charter school wins $10 million prize to redesign high school

September 15, 2016 - 12:04am
Washington Leadership Academy is one of 10 campuses nationwide to win a first-of-its-kind “Super School” award.
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More Virginia schools earn accreditation this year

September 15, 2016 - 12:04am
A new state law eased requirements for certain schools.
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ITT Tech parent company to cease all operations

September 15, 2016 - 12:04am
ITT Educational Services, the parent company of ITT Technical Institutes, is ceasing all operations Friday, a week after closing the doors at the national chain of for-profit colleges.
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American U. receives gift of $15 million estate known for hosting diplomats, civil rights leaders

September 15, 2016 - 12:04am
The Airlie Center, in Warrenton, Va., was scene of talks in the 1960s among civil rights leaders
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What is a safe space? The mind of a student able to think critically.

September 15, 2016 - 12:04am
In the midst of a national debate about safe spaces and trigger warnings, a tutor at St. John's College asks how to make real conversation -- without political agendas -- possible in college classrooms.
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Wall Street's new way of making money from public education — and why it's a problem

September 15, 2016 - 12:04am
Five myths about Pay For Success — busted.
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A telling experiment reveals a big problem among college students: They don't know how to study.

September 15, 2016 - 12:04am
Nobody taught them how to plan, either. Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham looks at new research on the problem.
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