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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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Could a late school start mean an end to spring break? Md. move could have consequences

September 12, 2016 - 12:04am
School systems across Maryland face stark choices after Gov. Hogan issues mandate to start school after Labor Day, a decision that has support, but also widespread implications.
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Education reform movement’s co-founder denounces its focus on teacher quality

September 12, 2016 - 12:04am
E.D. Hirsch Jr. says weak school curriculums keep teachers from succeeding.
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Enrollments surge at historically black colleges amid rise in racial tensions

September 12, 2016 - 12:04am
"Simply put, as we see young black people chant 'Black Lives Matter' in the streets, their actions clearly indicate that black colleges matter as well."
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Virginia Tech email threat came from outside U.S., officials say

September 12, 2016 - 12:04am
Campus police said the Aug. 29 threats were from “a South American country.”
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'If this guy is elected, you can kiss public schools goodbye'

September 11, 2016 - 12:04am
The most ridiculous part of Donald Trump's big education speech? Take your pick.
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Retrial ordered in case of Rutgers student who killed himself after being spied on kissing another man

September 10, 2016 - 12:04am
A new trial was ordered Friday for a former Rutgers University student whose roommate committed suicide
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University of Oregon will rename dorm that honored a professor who was a KKK leader

September 10, 2016 - 12:04am
It was the latest university to confront its own history, after a wave of student protests last year amid racial tensions nationally.
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County Head Start program needs full review after children humiliated, board chairman says

September 10, 2016 - 12:04am
Request for review stops short of the outside investigation into findings of corporal punishment.
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Advanced Placement participation soars in D.C. Public Schools

September 10, 2016 - 12:04am
More than 3,000 D.C. Public Schools students took AP courses last school year, an increase of 73 percent since 2010. Passage rates also have increased.
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How messed up is California's charter school sector? You won't believe how much.

September 10, 2016 - 12:04am
Amid scandal after scandal, Gov. Jerry Brown has to decide whether to sign a charter accountability bill or not.
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