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D.C.’s overhauled training program is paying off for some teachers

December 17, 2016 - 1:00am
The new training model aims to move away from professional development that is often costly and a waste of time.
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'The Big Bang Theory' actress Mayim Bialik surprises middle schoolers, talks science

December 17, 2016 - 1:00am
Mayim Bialik met middle school students in Fairfax County, Va., to promote science, technology, engineering and math education.
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Harvard and Columbia did it in November. Now, Princeton suspends team over 'vulgar' messages.

December 17, 2016 - 1:00am
The Ivy League athletic suspensions — as well as one at Amherst College — happened within weeks of each other.
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Washington Home finalizes sale of building, land to Sidwell Friends School

December 16, 2016 - 1:00am
Deal closed Thursday, capping a year-long controversy over the fate of displaced residents.
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Feds kick off loan counseling experiment on select college campuses

December 16, 2016 - 1:00am
Fifty-one colleges and universities are participating in a pilot to test the effectiveness of adding more counseling sessions and using a variety of tools to help students manage their debt.
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Why so many teachers need a second job to make ends meet

December 16, 2016 - 1:00am
While other professions have seen compensation growth, teachers’ salaries have stagnated for four decades.
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DeVry agrees to $100 million settlement with the FTC

December 16, 2016 - 1:00am
The for-profit college company is resolving allegations that it lied about the employment and earnings of its graduates in numerous radio, television, online and print advertisements.
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Obama: My Brother’s Keeper is something I’ll be ‘invested in for the rest of my life’

December 16, 2016 - 1:00am
Program champions support and direct involvement in the lives of young men of color.
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Gun-friendly Liberty University to open on-campus shooting range

December 16, 2016 - 1:00am
Liberty University plans to open a shooting complex on campus.
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United Negro College Fund: HBCU students are shouldering heavy debt burdens

December 16, 2016 - 1:00am
A persistent racial wealth gap, waning investment in higher education and limited institutional resources are driving up the rate of borrowing at historically black colleges and universities, the report says.
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‘Black Lives Matter’ debate in Potomac, Md., school stirs allegations of racism

December 15, 2016 - 1:00am
Montgomery GOP leader says high school Republican club targeted; school officials say a disagreement during a discussion was involved.
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Colleges are still cutting deals with Wall Street to peddle debit cards to students

December 15, 2016 - 1:00am
Banks are still peddling accounts riddled with fees to college students, taking advantage of a loophole in regulations meant to curb controversial financial agreements that yield millions of dollars for universities.
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Capt. Humayun Khan, a Muslim Army officer killed in Iraq, to be honored at U-Va.

December 15, 2016 - 1:00am
U.S. Army Captain killed in a car-bombing in 2004 will be honored with a plaque at the Rotunda on U-Va.' s campus.
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Virtual school operator K12 Inc. faces challenge from stockholders demanding transparency

December 15, 2016 - 1:00am
At a K12 meeting scheduled for Dec. 15, shareholders are going to ask for a vote on whether the company should be required to publicly disclose details about its lobbying efforts in various states.
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'We have a right to exist.' White supremacist fliers reported at the University of Maryland

December 15, 2016 - 1:00am
"Defending your people is a social duty not an anti-social crime," one read.
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Democratic senators press Trump's education pick Betsy DeVos to pay years-old $5.3 million fine

December 15, 2016 - 1:00am
DeVos's political action committee was fined $5.3 million for campaign finance violations in Ohio eight years ago, but never paid the debt.
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Trump's presidency could radically change colleges' response to sexual assault

December 15, 2016 - 1:00am
A lawyer anticipates that a Trump administration is likely to transform the way sexual assault allegations are handled on college campuses, giving greater deference to law enforcement and requiring more evidence
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The reason America's schools are so segregated - and the only way to fix it

December 15, 2016 - 1:00am
'We have adopted a national myth that neighborhoods are segregated “de facto;” i.e., because of income differences, individual preferences, a history of private discrimination, etc.'
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'The sort of company we wish to keep’: More than 1,500 academics ask to join controversial 'Professor Watchlist'

December 15, 2016 - 1:00am
Critics say the watch list — which is run by a conservative group and names academics they believe are advancing “leftist propaganda” in classrooms — is an assault on academic freedom.
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Head Start is underfunded and unequal, according to a new study

December 14, 2016 - 1:00am
Report calls for a bipartisan panel to look at the federal early education program for poor children.
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