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Student loans were meant for a different era. Here's how to fix them.

January 13, 2016 - 8:30am
It's time to bring a federal student loan system created for a different era into the 21st Century.









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Netflix chief announces $100 million fund for education

January 13, 2016 - 8:15am
Hastings is a longtime charter school supporter.









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Man charged with killing U-Va. student said he was ‘really drunk’ that night

January 12, 2016 - 9:58pm
New details emerge about encounter between Jesse L. Matthew Jr. and Hannah Graham.









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Judge calls for Jackie to release documents in Rolling Stone lawsuit

January 12, 2016 - 7:24pm
A federal court judge plans to order U-Va. student to release documents related to debunked rape story.









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Conservative activist James O'Keefe targets Common Core with new hidden-camera video

January 12, 2016 - 6:07pm
Video purportedly captures textbook sales rep saying companies embraced national academic standards because of their profit potential; she says comments were misconstrued, taken out of context.









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What to do when they say your kindergartner needs a tutor

January 12, 2016 - 1:15pm
It is common that imaginative, hands-on, independent-thinking, playful types who are in classrooms where work is heavily rote are the ones being recommended. This mismatch is the problem, not your child.









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Why UMUC skips the U.S. News rankings of online schools

January 12, 2016 - 12:25am
The University of Maryland University College, a large public school, takes issue with the list of 'best' online programs.









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What I learned about myself while living like David Bowie over the past year

January 11, 2016 - 8:03pm
A cultural studies professor spent the past year living as David Bowie did -- reading, walking, eating, dressing, painting, and whipping off a blond wig -- just as Bowie would. He learned a lot about Bowie, and himself.









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George Washington University rescinds Bill Cosby's honorary degree

January 11, 2016 - 3:56pm
In an about-face from the university's position this fall, George Washington University's president announced that it will revoke comedian Bill Cosby's honorary degree.









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The new federal education law returns power to the states. But how will they use it?

January 11, 2016 - 2:24pm
State lawmakers and school officials are readying for an opportunity to reshape local policies with less federal input.









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Teacher 'sickout' forces dozens of school closures in Detroit

January 11, 2016 - 1:38pm
About 60 schools were closed "due to high teacher absences," according to Detroit Public Schools.









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Why forcing kids to do things 'sooner and faster' doesn't get them further in school

January 11, 2016 - 1:38pm
Teacher who taught at no-excuses charter school: 'Maybe letting small children linger in childhood would endow them with more of the real skills necessary to 'stay focused on achieving excellence.'









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Maryland launches search for state schools superintendent

January 11, 2016 - 1:07pm
Maryland board hired a search firm to help find a replacement for former state superintendent Lillian Lowery.









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This teacher is running for office, and his former student is running the campaign

January 11, 2016 - 8:30am
Rich Nixon is running for North Carolina’s state house, aided by a student who took his high school class three years ago.









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Jesse Matthew to appear in court in Graham capital murder case

January 11, 2016 - 6:27am
Newly elected prosecutor Robert Tracci will take over case against Matthew, who allegedly killed U-Va. student.









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First-time principal will lead D.C.’s first all-male public high school

January 10, 2016 - 7:10pm
Principal Ben Williams has overcome hardships, and he wants his students to seem themselves in his successes.









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Montgomery schools superintendent could be selected as soon as March

January 10, 2016 - 6:39pm
School board members say they are pleased with the pool of candidates for the district’s top job.









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Is the Supreme Court about to take aim at teachers unions? And what happens if it does?

January 10, 2016 - 1:31pm
The justices will hear arguments Monday in a case involving union funding. Here's an argument about why defunding public sector unions will harm U.S. democracy.









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Letting students sink doesn’t teach them to swim

January 10, 2016 - 12:30pm
A new book says that giving students failing grades does not make them better; helping them succeed does.









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What Easter Island's colossal stone statues teach about the dangers of modern school reform

January 10, 2016 - 4:48am
  Eastern Island is a remote volcanic island in Polynesia that is a territory of Chile and known worldwide for its colossal statues — more than 800 — that were created by early inhabitants during the 10th – 16th Centuries. The carved statues, known as moia, humans with huge heads, sometimes sitting on platforms of […]









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