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Student recommended for mental health screening after drawing picture of lynching and ‘Black Lives Matter’

October 3, 2016 - 1:00am
The 11-year-old said he intended the drawing, part of a class assignment, to show that racism is not dead.
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This is the best election year ever, at least as a civics lesson

October 3, 2016 - 1:00am
The 2016 election cycle is unique in revealing the ugly details of democracy.
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Historic black school defaced with 'white power' and Nazi graffiti

October 2, 2016 - 1:00am
The old Ashburn Colored School building, which dates to 1892, was spray-painted with graffiti that covered three sides of the structure.
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Parents: Why our second-grader is not going back to school

October 2, 2016 - 1:00am
Parents of a child with autism write about their experience.
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California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes bills seeking more accountability for troubled charter-school sector

October 1, 2016 - 1:00am
The state's charter sector has been called the "Wild West" for its lack of oversight.
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After feds cancel Head Start grant over abuse, Md. county to have ‘Early Start’ instead

October 1, 2016 - 1:00am
The school system says the early education program will get a new name and $5.5 million in local funds.
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Veep debate spotlights host: Longwood University

October 1, 2016 - 1:00am
The public school in central Virginia will be the backdrop for nationally televised event with Mike Pence and Tim Kaine.
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Teen accused of stealing 65-cent carton of milk at middle school to stand trial

October 1, 2016 - 1:00am
The 14-year-old faces a petit larceny charge after he grabbed a milk in the school cafeteria.
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Student arrested after wearing gorilla mask, handing out bananas at Black Lives Matter protest

October 1, 2016 - 1:00am
An East Tennessee State University student was charged with civil rights intimidation after attempt to disrupt campus event.
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Feds found widespread fraud at Corinthian Colleges. Why are students still paying the price?

October 1, 2016 - 1:00am
Nearly 80,000 students of defunct for-profit giant Corinthian Colleges are facing some form of debt collection, even though the Department of Education unearthed enough evidence of fraud to forgive their student loans, says Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
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Graduation rates climb to an all-time high at D.C. Public Schools

September 30, 2016 - 12:04am
The city’s school system is getting closer to meeting its goal of graduating 75 percent of its students on time.
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On-time high school graduation rate in Virginia tops 91 percent

September 30, 2016 - 12:04am
Virginia had its highest rate in a decade; Northern Virginia remained steady.
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Chicago teachers set to strike Oct. 11

September 30, 2016 - 12:04am
The country's third-largest school district went on strike in 2012 for a week, and again in April for a day.
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12-year-old to school board: 'I hope you understand what being transgender means'

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
The video and transcript of Ari Bowman's speech.
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Maryland state education board moves on Hogan’s Labor Day executive order

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
Some members of state board say policies can’t be determined “by fiat” and that they are inclined to grant waivers to school districts that seek them.
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Dee-1, who rapped about paying off his student loans, joins financial literacy campaign

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
The New Orleans artist's "Sallie Mae Back" video went viral earlier this year.
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An empty holster, and stomach, as Va. Tech gun rights advocate goes on hunger strike

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
Ryan James Martin, 22, is protesting at Virginia Tech because he wants to be able to carry a handgun on a campus still shocked by a 2007 mass shooting.
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Manassas school buses now have stop-arm cameras to catch violators

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
The cameras are aimed at deterring drivers from illegally passing school buses and putting students in danger.
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'WE.ARE.SICK.OF.THIS!’: Students respond after racial slurs are shouted at Mizzou

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
Racial slurs were shouted at University of Missouri students, a year after issues of race caused massive upheaval at the state flagship school
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