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Community college students deserve better than they are getting

January 17, 2016 - 5:14pm
It took a dogged adult student to navigate the system’s failings. That asks too much of younger pupils.









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Martin Luther King: The problem with 'so-called educated people'

January 17, 2016 - 4:13pm
King's prophetic comments on education: 'We are likely to find that the problems of housing and education...will themselves be affected if poverty is first abolished'









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Teacher: Kids are judged by their test scores - not by their character

January 17, 2016 - 3:26pm
An essay to mark the Martin Luther King Jr., federal holiday.









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Problems with PSAT score delivery sparks anger at College Board

January 17, 2016 - 1:08pm
About a quarter of the more than 4 million students who took the PSAT in October have seen their scores.









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Two D.C. students expelled for sending bomb threat from Muslim student's email account

January 15, 2016 - 4:13pm
"Friday there will be big boom," the message said.









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Kentucky governor challenges legitimacy of the University of Louisville's board

January 15, 2016 - 3:42pm
The move comes as the University of Louisville's president is coming under fire from a small faction of board members.









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Free-range parents make video to ‘Frozen’ theme: ‘Let Them Go’

January 15, 2016 - 3:11pm
Free-range family from Maryland adapts “Frozen” hit “Let It Go” to comment on kids needing freedom.









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Are the Common Core math standards being misinterpreted?

January 15, 2016 - 12:37pm
A math educator says they are.









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'Enough is enough' - thousands of Florida teachers protest

January 15, 2016 - 12:22pm
Rally held where legislators could hear. Whether they listened is another story.









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Do black colleges matter to Obama?

January 15, 2016 - 11:51am
The leader of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund poses a blunt question to the nation's first black president.









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Doctors need to learn about dying, too

January 15, 2016 - 10:18am
A doctor who has taught at Stanford and Harvard's medical schools says medical education must change to help physicians learn how to work with terminally ill patients









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Va. bill would require students to use bathrooms that correspond with their 'anatomical sex'

January 15, 2016 - 9:01am
Del. Mark L. Cole (R-Spotsylvania) said he is trying to protect the privacy of Virginia schoolchildren.









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Md. school system keeps Jewish holidays, adds days off for Diwali, Lunar New Year and Eid al-Adha

January 15, 2016 - 6:27am
Howard County had considered opening on Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, but took opposite course.









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American Association of University Women challenges federal data on college sexual assault

January 14, 2016 - 6:54pm
Ninety-one percent of U.S. colleges reported to the federal government that they had no rapes on their campuses in 2014, and the advocacy group says that "defies reality."









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Ithaca College president resigns after protests over race issues

January 14, 2016 - 4:35pm
Thomas Rochon resigns as president of Ithaca College, effective July 1, after months of racial tensions on campus.









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Three Columbia and Barnard students killed on volunteer trip to Honduras

January 14, 2016 - 3:03pm
A humanitarian trip in Central America ended tragically after a bus carrying volunteers crashed









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Should kindergartners be taught to love testing?

January 14, 2016 - 2:47pm
This English teacher says: 'No. No no no no no no no no no, no.'









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Add a Muslim holiday? Remove a Jewish one? Schools debate calendars as diversity increases

January 13, 2016 - 8:34pm
Howard County will consider a proposal that could open schools on two Jewish holidays for the first time in more than three decades.









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Loudoun County schools budget proposal tops $1 billion for first time

January 13, 2016 - 4:43pm
Superintendent Eric Williams wants to expand full-day kindergarten and give teachers raises.









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The father of a boy killed at Sandy Hook gets death threats from people who say the shooting was a hoax

January 13, 2016 - 4:12pm
Parents of a Sandy Hook victim said they were harassed by a Florida professor who called the shooting a hoax. He was fired. And the father got death threats.









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