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What went wrong at D.C.’s high-achieving Wilson High School?

September 3, 2016 - 12:04am
A deeper look at why one of the test scores of one of the city’s top public school dropped so dramatically.
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At Georgetown University, a family reunion 178 years after fateful slave sale

September 3, 2016 - 12:04am
A group of descendants of slaves sold by the university in 1838 emerges to assert its place within the community of the Catholic university.
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'Now is the time’: Descendants respond to Georgetown's efforts to confront the legacy of slavery

September 3, 2016 - 12:04am
In the wake of Georgetown's pledge to apologize for its role in the slave trade, at a time of racial tensions in the United States, descendants of those enslaved people reflect on the past and the future.
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The future of public universities is in jeopardy, and this documentary explains why

September 3, 2016 - 12:04am
A new documentary says the ideal of higher education as a public good is being supplanted by a market-based ideology that views education as a commodity to be consumed by students at their own expense.
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Prince George’s takes disciplinary action against staff in troubled Head Start program

September 2, 2016 - 12:04am
Schools chief Kevin Maxwell says six staff members “will no longer be in front of any child” in the district’s schools.
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Michelle Obama visits the District’s Howard University with host of NBC’s ‘Late Night’

September 2, 2016 - 12:04am
It’s her last back-to-school season as first lady.
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Moody's warns that graduate student unions could hurt private universities, but not the ones you might think

September 2, 2016 - 12:04am
Operations at private universities could take a hit if schools are forced by graduate student unions to raise pay or lighten workloads, but the brunt of the impact would be felt at midsize institutions.
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Georgetown plans to apologize for its role in slavery

September 2, 2016 - 12:04am
A report on slavery and the Catholic university examines how the school benefited from the sale of 272 slaves in 1838.
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Maryland Jesuits grateful for Georgetown slavery report

September 2, 2016 - 12:04am
The Maryland Province of Jesuits, addressing its ties to slavery, says it wants to understand more deeply "the sins and failures of our past."
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Almost the entire D.C. school district is ignoring its PE requirements

September 2, 2016 - 12:04am
The failure is a factor of time, money and priorities, one assistant superintendent said.
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George Washington University hires a former al-Qaeda recruiter

September 2, 2016 - 12:04am
A former Islamic extremist turned informant for U.S. law enforcement and intelligence has joined George Washington University as a research fellow
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Obama administration proposes rules for how school districts spend money meant for poor kids

September 1, 2016 - 12:04am
Critics say the administration is overreaching its authority and threatening to introduce chaos into the nation's schools.
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Amazon and Wells Fargo part ways on private student loan deal

September 1, 2016 - 12:04am
Barely a month after teaming up, Wells Fargo has stopped offering Amazon.com customers discounted interest rates on private student loans.
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This welfare reform program could be a model to help impoverished college students

September 1, 2016 - 12:04am
Arkansas's Career Pathways Initiative pulls together the services of state community colleges, workforce development agencies and social service providers to help low-income parents overcome hurdles that can disrupt their education.
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Montgomery County Teacher of the Year is finalist for Maryland honor

September 1, 2016 - 12:04am
Michael Williams helped launch the school district’s Minority Scholars Program.
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'Dear Mayor Emanuel: I resign my position as principal of the #1 rated neighborhood school in Chicago'

September 1, 2016 - 12:04am
Excerpts from the resignation letter.
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A top-performing D.C. school just saw a dramatic drop in its English test scores

August 31, 2016 - 12:04am
At Wilson High, scores fell nearly 30 percent; overall, D.C. students made modest gains.
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Gavin Grimm just wanted to use the bathroom. He didn’t think the nation would debate it.

August 31, 2016 - 12:04am
A Gloucester County high school boys’ room has put this Tidewater community at the center of the debate over transgender rights.
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By day, these identical twins are school principals. By night, they’re a traveling live art duo.

August 31, 2016 - 12:04am
Rebecca and Rachel Crouch are D.C. principals and successful painters.
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Prep school sexual assault victim: 'I feel ready to stand up and own what happened to me'

August 31, 2016 - 12:04am
Owen Labrie was convicted of misdemeanor sexual assault in 2015 after the incident at St. Paul's School in New Hampshire.
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