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It may get easier for some Corinthian students to get debt relief

November 17, 2015 - 3:15pm
Findings from a state investigation into Everest and Wyotech could bring faster relief to students harmed by the for-profit chain.









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Washington College closes 'until further notice' as search for armed student continues

November 17, 2015 - 11:55am
Maryland college shuts down for a second day as intense search continues for student believed to be armed with a gun.









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New York's costly experiment in test-based educator evaluation is crashing

November 17, 2015 - 11:55am
The standardized test-based teacher evaluation system was doomed by poor design and implementation.









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French students in Md. respond to attacks: No bullet will take away our joy

November 17, 2015 - 10:22am
Ninth grade students at the French International School in Maryland respond to the attacks in Paris with an open letter.









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An insider's view of community college reforms

November 17, 2015 - 7:33am
A faculty member at a northeastern community college comments on reforms aimed at making the two-year schools more useful to students, and the nation.









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Should all students be proficient in algebra to graduate?

November 17, 2015 - 5:30am
An associate professor in math asked friends, family, colleagues in other academic disciplines, and even strangers on Twitter, how they use math and which concepts and skills are important to them in their work and daily life.









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Concrete victories won by the anti-testing movement (so far)

November 17, 2015 - 4:28am
A new report looks at what's going on around the country.









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When terror strikes, here’s what you should tell children

November 16, 2015 - 6:58pm
Parents, teachers should not avoid the attacks, expert says, as even the youngest may need to talk.









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Montgomery County moves ahead with plans to scrap high school finals

November 16, 2015 - 6:42pm
School board members give final approval to policy revisions in the face of teacher opposition.









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Harvard evacuates four buildings after bomb threat; all are now cleared by police

November 16, 2015 - 6:27pm
The university announced an unconfirmed bomb threat Monday afternoon and began evacuating three classroom buildings and a dormitory.









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From Selma to Alexandria: Civil rights leader shares lessons with students

November 16, 2015 - 5:41pm
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) spoke to Alexandria’s T.C. Williams High on the school’s 50th anniversary.









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Clinton says ‘no evidence’ that teachers can be judged by student test scores

November 16, 2015 - 4:39pm
She slams a key tenet of Obama administration education policies during closed-door chat with teachers.









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U. Minnesota student government votes against annual 9/11 ceremony; some didn't want to spread Islamophobia

November 16, 2015 - 3:53pm
A student warned that marking the anniversary each year "might make a space that is unsafe for students on campus even more unsafe."









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Schools grapple with how to teach about Paris attacks

November 16, 2015 - 3:22pm
Schools face a tough balancing act: Teaching about a scary event without scaring children.









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Second largest for-profit chain to pay $95 million to settle fraud charges

November 16, 2015 - 3:07pm
Education Management Corp., the second largest for-profit college chain, on Monday agreed to pay $95.5 million to resolve allegations that it paid employees based on student enrollment in violation of federal law.









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Washington College shut down over warning about student armed with gun

November 16, 2015 - 10:14am
The college in Maryland shut down Monday morning after being warned about a student with a gun.









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Mom to governor: 'Please buy my child a teacher'

November 16, 2015 - 4:34am
'Transfer my taxes from the purchase of things to the purchase of people.'









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‘AP Lite’ for poor, urban kids is a pipe dream that ignores school realities

November 15, 2015 - 6:03pm
Students at all schools, regardless of their socioeconomic status or race, should get the challenge of AP.









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Baby boom in D.C. creates acute need for more and better child care

November 14, 2015 - 5:25pm
D.C. Council Education Committee hearing focused Saturday on availability and quality of programs.









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Naming of Margaret Spellings as UNC system president called 'a disturbing new low'

November 14, 2015 - 12:33pm
She was education secretary under President George W. Bush, and her appointment is being called political.









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