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Anne Holton, wife of Clinton’s running mate, resigns as Va.’s education secretary

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
Holton, a former child advocate, stepped down three days after her husband, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) was tapped to be Clinton’s running mate .
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Feds cut off financial aid funding to health-care trade schools in the Washington area

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
Hundreds of students enrolled in Medtech College in Falls Church, Silver Spring and the District will no longer have access to federal loans and grants because the for-profit trade school allegedly lied to authorities about the number of graduates who landed jobs.
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This school district tops the nation for teacher planning time

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
Elementary-school teachers in Montgomery County, Md., rank No. 1 — averaging 84 minutes of planning time daily — but a union argues that the data is flawed.
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Illinois Gov. Rauner once said half of Chicago's teachers are 'virtually illiterate'

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
He also trashed principals.
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Superintendent says narrowing academic achievement gap is ‘a moral imperative’

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
Jack Smith delivers passionate call for action to improve black and Hispanic student achievement in Montgomery County.
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What it’s like to be a D.C. high school student interning at a big federal agency

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
500 D.C. Public Schools students have summer internships at the White House, Microsoft and elsewhere.
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Bad day for summer school: Air conditioning falters as temperatures soar

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
Air conditioning operated at 50 percent at John F. Kennedy High in Silver Spring.
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Kaine, as governor, left a mark on higher education in Virginia

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
While in Richmond, Timothy M. Kaine pushed to boost college funding and sought to console Virginia Tech after the 2007 massacre there.
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Are summer ‘camps’ the next frontier in helping disadvantaged students catch up?

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
Summer classes, poetry, theater, field trips aim to shrink academic and “opportunity” gaps for black, Hispanic students, amid a new push to avoid summer learning loss.
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Physicist’s tumultuous life reveals China’s education flaws

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
Fang Lizhi used humor to illuminate tragedies before he fled to the United States.
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Why charter schools get public education advocates so angry

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
Why placing the adjective 'public' in front of 'charter' is an affront to those who deeply believe in the mission of public schools.
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Meet Tim Kaine's wife, a longtime child welfare advocate and Virginia's secretary of education

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
A lawyer by training, Anne Holton has long worked on behalf of children in foster care.
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Five lessons I learned the hard way from the college application process

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
A college-bound freshman writes about how she navigated the admissions process, and what she learned along the way.
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'All these teachers do is whine' - and other myths

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
What's true and not true.
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Online education programs aim to stop sexual assault before it occurs

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
Washington-based EverFi acquired LawRoom and will provide assault-prevention programs to 1,300 campuses.
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Think teachers can't be fired because of unions? Surprising results from new study.

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
What if highly unionized districts actually fired more teachers than others?
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A rather unusual collaboration: Amazon teams up with Wells Fargo on private student loan deal

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
Wells Fargo is offering Amazon.com customers discounted interest rates on private student loans, creating a partnership with the online retail giant at a time when private lenders are losing market share to the federal government.
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