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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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School board chief: How to fix the mess we've made in Florida's public schools

November 14, 2015 - 11:00am
A school board chairman in Florida: 'The more restrictive we become in allowing teachers the latitude to do what they do best, the less effective they become. '









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More than 11,000 school staff members are 'missing' from Virginia schools

November 13, 2015 - 8:08pm
Study says that during the recession, school enrollment boomed but school districts didn't hire teachers and staff to keep up.









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Mizzou's impact is felt on campuses nationwide

November 13, 2015 - 6:20pm
The dramatic results of protests at the University of Missouri have catapaulted diversity issues to the forefront of campus conversations in protests happening nationwide









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Tentative deal struck on a replacement for No Child Left Behind

November 13, 2015 - 4:17pm
Congressional negotiators agree on an education bill to shift power over K-12 grades to the states.









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Minority students at Yale give list of demands to university president

November 13, 2015 - 1:59pm
Students inspired in part by protests at Mizzou demand changes to Yale University, including ending the use of the title "master."









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Marist College shut down as police investigate online threat

November 13, 2015 - 10:38am
Marist College in upstate New York was closed Friday morning as police investigated a threat made on Twitter.









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How do parents in prison affect children in school?

November 13, 2015 - 6:32am
D.C. Council wants to study the issue and recommend policies to better help children of incarcerated adults.









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Why death should be discussed in school - and how teachers should handle it

November 13, 2015 - 4:44am
Not all children have someone at home to whom they can turn.









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How classrooms look around the world - in 15 amazing photographs

November 13, 2015 - 4:29am
From the poorest to the well-resourced.









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U. of Illinois settles with professor in a free-speech dispute over anti-Israel tweets

November 12, 2015 - 5:57pm
Steven G. Salaita will receive $600,000 after the university revoked its offer to join its faculty. His anti-Israel tweets were at issue.









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Million Student March fights for debt-free college

November 12, 2015 - 4:40pm
Students at 110 college campuses across the country planned to walk out of class Thursday to march for an affordable education.









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Death threats at Howard U., with references to Mizzou, under investigation

November 12, 2015 - 2:37pm
An anonymous message, angry about the protests that forced resignations at the University of Missouri, threatens violence against black people at Howard University in D.C.









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Education researchers caution against using students’ test scores to evaluate teachers

November 12, 2015 - 12:18pm
Many states are now evaluating teachers using a method that researchers are calling questionable.









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PARCC switches to a Chinese menu of standardized testing options

November 12, 2015 - 12:18pm
Next year, states will be able to buy the entire Common Core test, or parts, or even just a few questions.









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The astonishing amount of data being collected about your children

November 12, 2015 - 9:59am
Remember that ominous threat from your childhood, 'This will go down on your permanent record?' Well, your children's permanent record is a whole lot bigger today and it may be permanent. Information about your children's behavior and nearly everything else that a school or state agency knows about them is being tracked, profiled and potentially shared.









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Senator wants to help homeless students, who are 'taking out loans for survival'

November 12, 2015 - 7:25am
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) reintroduced legislation to make it easier for homeless college students to complete school.









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