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Is an upcoming Supreme Court case a strike for individual rights or a deceptive attack on teachers unions?

November 20, 2015 - 4:36am
The Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a lawsuit with major implications for the future of organized labor.









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Princeton president and protesters reach agreement - and university warns of a bomb threat

November 19, 2015 - 11:13pm
Shortly after university leaders and protesters reach agreement on demands to improve the racial climate on campus, an alert goes out about threatened violence









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High school students in D.C. sound off on next year’s budget

November 19, 2015 - 2:45pm
Students said they want more college preparation, counseling and better facilities for alternative schools.









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House, Senate conferees endorse deal to replace No Child Left Behind

November 19, 2015 - 1:43pm
After eight years of trying, Democrats and GOP find agreement on new federal K-12 education bill.









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Protesters continue to occupy Princeton president's office, as they press for removal of Woodrow Wilson's name from buildings

November 19, 2015 - 1:12pm
Among their demands: Princeton should "recognize the racist legacy" of President Woodrow Wilson, a famous alumnus, and remove his name from buildings.









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Congress blasts U.S. Education Department for vulnerabilities in data bases

November 19, 2015 - 8:51am
Department Inspector General Kathleen Tighe says her investigators were able to penetrate the department's data systems without being detected.









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D.C. greenlights path to high school diploma for those who pass the GED

November 19, 2015 - 8:51am
The District’s State Board of Education asks superintendent to develop rules, but warns that diploma is not a “magic formula.”









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Report: Time spent on standardized testing in schools is underestimated

November 19, 2015 - 8:35am
What is missing from the usual estimates.









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12 lessons college applicants can learn from the presidential race

November 19, 2015 - 5:00am
Like a presidential candidate, a college applicant is really in the business of persuasion and diplomacy, winning over humans and swaying the vote in his or her favor.









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Moody's: Colleges have entered the new normal of flat tuition revenue

November 19, 2015 - 1:55am
It's going to be another year of lackluster tuition revenue growth for universities, as the pipeline of students heading to college dries up and families remain sensitive to prices.









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Is homelessness among U.S. kids declining, or surging? It depends on who you ask.

November 19, 2015 - 12:22am
HUD estimates there are 127,000 homeless children in the country. The Education Department says there are 1.3 million.









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Virginia ABC seeks dismissal of U-Va. student’s multimillion-dollar lawsuit

November 18, 2015 - 5:58pm
Martese Johnson is suing the state’s alcohol control agency and its officers involved in his bloody arrest in March.









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Increasingly unified protests over race gain voice nationally with #studentblackout day

November 18, 2015 - 5:42pm
Student activists are banding together with like-minded protesters on other campuses to send a national message about race.









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Financial arm of the Department of Education falling down on the job, watchdog says

November 18, 2015 - 4:25pm
Government watchdogs raised concerns about the financial arm of the Department of Education's ability to manage more than $1 trillion in federal student loans and grants.









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Yale's president responds to protesters' demands, announces new initiatives to ease racial tension

November 18, 2015 - 3:08pm
Last week protesters presented a list of demands to the Yale University president. On Tuesday he said that in 35 years on the campus he had never been so moved by students, and promised changes









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At least 500,000 students in 7 states sat out standardized tests this past spring

November 18, 2015 - 3:08pm
The “opt out” movement in pockets nationwide means some schools fail to meet federal test requirements.









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Washington College remains closed as hunt for armed student continues

November 18, 2015 - 12:03pm
Washington College begins a third day of uncertainty, with campus evacuated over concerns about a missing student with a gun









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Towson U. withdraws from swim meet amid uproar over locker room video

November 18, 2015 - 10:46am
A cellphone camera allegedly made secret recordings inside women’s locker room.









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College students are bankrolling the athletic ambitions of universities

November 18, 2015 - 10:46am
Many schools had big dreams when they entered NCAA Division I athletics, but much of the financial burden of athletic mediocrity -- or worse -- has fallen on their students.









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Sidwell Friends alumni raise concerns about purchase of nursing home

November 18, 2015 - 10:15am
Alumni say school has ‘moral responsibility’ to help displaced residents after land deal.









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