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U-Md. system chancellor addresses higher education costs, his pay kerfuffle

October 5, 2016 - 1:00am
A conversation with Robert L. Caret.
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After gaining legitimacy, can online higher education replace traditional college?

October 5, 2016 - 1:00am
Virtual courses could have a significant impact on the future of higher education.
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Police investigate racist graffiti on historic black school house

October 5, 2016 - 1:00am
Local authorities in Northern Virginia are now working with the FBI and the Virginia State Police to determine who spray painted swastikas on the school house, which is under restoration.
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Award-winning principal reassigned in wake of testing opt-out irregularities

October 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Alexandria, Va. principal was found to have instructed staff to encourage low-performing students to sit out of state tests.
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Live it: A professor teaches the cell-phone generation about prehistory - blood, guts and all

October 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Award-winning professor Bill Schindler immerses his Washington College students in their ancestors' lives.
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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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