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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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Yale graduate students look to unionize after labor board ruling

August 31, 2016 - 12:04am
Teaching fellows are filing petitions with the National Labor Relations Board to join a union, days after a board decision granting graduate students the legal protection to unionize.
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Police investigating body found at Morgan State say there's no sign of foul play or trauma

August 31, 2016 - 12:04am
The 45-year-old graduate student was last seen Aug. 4, Baltimore police say.
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National Labor Relations Board decides charter schools are private corporations, not public schools

August 31, 2016 - 12:04am
The board's two recent decisions regarding charter schools in New York and Pennsylvania speak to a long-running national debate over whether charters are public institutions.
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So you like the University of Chicago's rejection of 'safe spaces' for students? Consider this.

August 31, 2016 - 12:04am
Maybe it's 'bold' stand isn't such a great idea.
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Private school teens held an Instagram debate on the n-word. It went as well as you'd expect.

August 31, 2016 - 12:04am
Officials at Orlando's First Academy "unequivocally" denounced the debate. Students who participated could face disciplinary action.
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Why do kids go to school? Americans are divided on the answer, a new poll shows.

August 30, 2016 - 12:04am
An annual poll has some surprising results.
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'So loved by everyone he touched': Ithaca College student is mourned after stabbing at Cornell

August 30, 2016 - 12:04am
Family and friends mourned a 19-year-old who died after fights broke out on the Cornell University campus over the weekend.
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