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Montgomery middle schoolers to learn to use technology responsibly, safely

October 21, 2016 - 1:00am
A new program includes instruction on such issues as privacy, cyberbullying and Internet security.
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Who's No. 1? As college rankings proliferate, it depends.

October 21, 2016 - 1:00am
The Wall Street Journal joins the growing ranks of college rankers, which used to be a field U.S. News and World Report dominated.
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Here's a new college ranking, based entirely on other college rankings

October 21, 2016 - 1:00am
A composite ranking shows usual suspects at top, but also some surprises.
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The four biggest mistakes students make when applying to college

October 21, 2016 - 1:00am
While we’re inundated with more college rankings than ever before, it seems that hasn’t made us better consumers.
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Alternative school student's leg amputated after contractor slammed him to ground, lawyer says

October 21, 2016 - 1:00am
The mother of 13-year-old Montravious Thomas plans to file a lawsuit against the Muscogee County School District in Georgia.
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These states are spending less on education now than before the Great Recession

October 20, 2016 - 1:00am
Twenty-three states are continuing to spend less per student in the 2016-2017 school year than they were in 2008.
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Rolling Stone attorney contests charge that article devastated U-Va. dean’s career

October 20, 2016 - 1:00am
The lawyer noted that Nicole Eramo had misgivings about how the “Jackie” case was handled.
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Education Secretary says civics education should encourage activism

October 20, 2016 - 1:00am
Preparing students for their role in a democracy is an essential purpose for schools, says John B. King Jr., Jr.
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College is disrupted for more than 100,000 students as Pennsylvania faculty members strike

October 20, 2016 - 1:00am
Contract negotiations affecting 14 Pennsylvania state universities ground to a halt and professors took to picket lines.
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This school is holding a presidential election — but Trump and Clinton aren't on the ballot

October 20, 2016 - 1:00am
A teacher engages her students and school in the election of 1800. And it was a nasty one, too.
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Georgetown Prep gets $20 million anonymous gift, largest in its history

October 20, 2016 - 1:00am
Donation to 227-year-old school in Maryland will allow for restoration of two halls on campus.
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A teacher was caught on video dragging a special-needs student by the hair

October 20, 2016 - 1:00am
The Greenville Public School District board of trustees has voted to terminate Linda Winters-Johnson.
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D.C. Public Schools’ interim chancellor wants to keep the job

October 20, 2016 - 1:00am
At the District’s State of Schools address, John Davis spoke of improvement in the city’s schools, something he’d like to continue.
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'To be white is to be racist, period,' a high school teacher told his class

October 20, 2016 - 1:00am
An offended student who recorded the lecture said she felt picked on because she's white.
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U-Va. dean testifies that retracted Rolling Stone article devastated her

October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
As defamation trial begins, Nicole Eramo says magazine’s retelling of “Jackie’s” rape account was made to fit a predetermined narrative and was unfair.
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After U-Md. students propose a new way to pay for sexual-assault investigations, school agrees to hire more staff

October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
Student government leaders at the University of Maryland proposed a student fee to help fund the office that investigates claims of sexual assault. University leaders say they'll fund new positions for the office.
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Lawsuit alleges Flint schools are failing to provide services to lead-poisoned children

October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
The window is closing for countering Flint children's lead exposure, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday.
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The United States' growing teaching shortage: How it looks state by state

October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
A data-rich map that details the growing problem across the country.
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If you answer 'yes' to question No. 8, expect an avalanche of college mail

October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
Answering the pre-exam questions on the PSAT/NMSQT this week will put students into a massive college recruiting database. Many enticing envelopes will follow.
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'They talked a lot.' What children are telling their teachers about the presidential debates

October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
Children have been captivated by this unusual presidential campaign.
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