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ITT Tech students refuse to repay loans in protest over government policy

September 15, 2016 - 12:04am
Former students at ITT Technical Institutes are refusing to repay their federal student loans in a protest designed to pressure the government into canceling the debt of everyone who alleges they were defrauded by the now-defunct for-profit chain.
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'Tonight's the type of night that makes fathers afraid to send their daughters away’: Fraternity suspended for email

September 15, 2016 - 12:04am
A fraternity at the University of Richmond has been suspended after an email containing offensive language was sent to about 100 students.
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Congress digs into issue of colleges using endowments to lower students' costs

September 15, 2016 - 12:04am
House members questioned whether universities could do more with their tax-exempt endowments to help families struggling with the high costs of college.
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Here are the best college rankings: From party schools to food

September 15, 2016 - 12:04am
The annual U.S. News and World Report rankings rate schools on prestige. These rankings rate almost everything else.
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Parents question delay in probe of alleged molestation of child on school bus

September 14, 2016 - 12:04am
Prince George’s school leaders face more allegations of lack of action on abuse reports.
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Students helped build D.C.’s new $16.5 million library

September 14, 2016 - 12:04am
Involving teens from the neighborhood, the new Woodridge Library is set to open soon.
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Internship program that places students in real-world situations aims to expand

September 14, 2016 - 12:04am
Genesys Works, which started an operation in Fairfax County this year, wants to spread to 15 more cities, preparing high school students for college and the workplace.
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A military academy was locked down after a report of gunshots. The likely culprit: Bubble wrap.

September 14, 2016 - 12:04am
False alarms are not uncommon in this era of heightened anxiety over mass shootings and terrorist attacks.
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Recess four times a day? Why some schools are now letting kids play an hour a day.

September 14, 2016 - 12:04am
'I tell parents all the time kids aren’t hard-wired to sit still all day, so we believe in essence we are giving children back their childhood.' And there are academic benefits.
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Yes, this campaign is nasty. Here's how to teach civics and not get lost in the circus.

September 14, 2016 - 12:04am
The keys are relating it to kids and keeping it age appropriate.
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Summer reading: Superintendents had these books on their shelves

September 14, 2016 - 12:04am
Check out the books local superintendents read during the summer
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U.S. News college rankings: Princeton, Williams and UC-Berkeley at the top, again

September 14, 2016 - 12:04am
Others analyze ‘return on investment.’ But so far the magazine has not used federal data on alumni earnings to sort schools.
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Riding the bus with Education Secretary John King

September 13, 2016 - 12:04am
The president’s point man on public schools says there’s still time to get more done.
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ACLU fights D.C. on its all-male high school’s admission policy

September 13, 2016 - 12:04am
D.C. says it has no plan to allow girls into Ron Brown College Preparatory High School.
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For-profit Bridgepoint Education forced to forgive $24 million in private student loans

September 13, 2016 - 12:04am
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says the company misrepresented the total cost of the loans.
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Principal at Pr. George’s high school dies unexpectedly

September 13, 2016 - 12:04am
Tanya Washington, who led Parkdale High School, recalled as outstanding administrator.
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Clinton's college calculator puts a fine point on her higher education plan

September 13, 2016 - 12:04am
The Democratic presidential candidate's interactive tool lets families calculate how much they would save under her proposal to eliminate tuition at public colleges and universities.
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The 20 schools that won 2016 Schools of Opportunity awards - and why they were selected

September 13, 2016 - 12:04am
What does it really look like to create opportunities for all students to learn? These schools are doing it.
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A new way to honor high schools, without looking at test scores

September 13, 2016 - 12:04am
Instead of scores and factors often linked to affluence, new rankings use research-proven methods of helping students and faculty.
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Virginia Tech initiative with Qualcomm to expose students to STEM

September 12, 2016 - 12:04am
The Thinkabit lab in Falls Church will help students learn about technology.
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