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School board, sued by transgender student, asks for Supreme Court review in bathroom case

August 30, 2016 - 12:04am
The Gloucester County, Va., board had passed a policy barring the student from the boys’ bathroom.
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Washington College creates a scholarship that rewards parents who save

August 30, 2016 - 12:04am
Parents who use money from a college savings plan to pay for tuition this year may receive a portion of it back.
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'Daddy says I’m going to Harvard, but I want to go to Papa John's'

August 30, 2016 - 12:04am
A cute story.
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A new school year, and a 204th school, as enrollment surges in Maryland district

August 29, 2016 - 12:04am
Hallie Wells Middle School is named for “extraordinary ordinary woman” in Clarksburg, Md.
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Why I wanted to demote myself to education reporter

August 29, 2016 - 12:04am
A back-to-school story about wayward journalists and other adventurers.
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A fatal crash and the thoughts a father lives with

August 28, 2016 - 12:04am
Paul Li says his son, Calvin, was drifting from his Chinese heritage, trying to fit in as an all-American kid: “If I knew what I know now, I would’ve been a much better parent.”
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Why school is a 'confusing mental mish-mash' for kids

August 28, 2016 - 12:04am
The serious problems with the core curriculum in K-12 classrooms -- and what to do about it.
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A debate over U-Va.'s investment fund, and the university's role in Virginia

August 27, 2016 - 12:04am
State lawmakers met with University of Virginia leaders to get answers about a $2.2 billion investment fund.
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A Southern city wants to secede from its school district, raising concerns about segregation

August 27, 2016 - 12:04am
This federal court battle highlights the power of school district borders to define communities, separating poor from affluent and white from black.
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Navient chief: There are 56 options for repaying federal student loans. It’s time to simplify.

August 27, 2016 - 12:04am
Simplifying the number and complexity of repayment programs will increase borrower engagement and reduce defaults, says Jack Remondi.
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Low-income kindergartners are closing the achievement gap, reversing a decades-old trend

August 27, 2016 - 12:04am
The good news surprised researchers, who also found that low-income parents are spending more time reading with their young children.
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Will the thing that charter schools love so much be their undoing?

August 27, 2016 - 12:04am
Charter schools fight hard to keep from being regulated. But will the deregulation that the high-scoring charters love -- which leads to many scandals and fraud -- be their undoing?
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Three ways to fix college tuition pricing

August 27, 2016 - 12:04am
We need to bring transparency to the tuition bill that confuses most parents and students. Here's how.
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Chicago teacher's back-to-school video goes viral. Watch it.

August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
The rap song is fun.
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Lawmakers want to know why U-Va. stockpiled billions but still boosted tuition

August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
On Friday, school officials will be in the hot seat over their use of taxpayer funding and discretionary revenue.
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How the University of California and other public schools use reserve funds to keep pace

August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
The University of California and others keep large pools of cash on hand for projects -- and fiscal emergencies.
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Don't ask us for trigger warnings or safe spaces, the University of Chicago tells freshmen

August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
The dean of the College at the University of Chicago sent a letter to incoming freshmen emphasizing the school's commitment to free speech, even if that speech might be upsetting to some students.
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Portland schools reconsider ban on rap music after 'racist memo' goes viral

August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
The memo states: "The stations that are deemed inappropriate include any religious, rap music or talk show programs."
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This really might be the end of ITT

August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
The Department of Education has curtailed the for-profit company's access to millions of dollars in federal financial aid, a potential death blow for the publicly traded company.
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Eight new questions parents should ask at back-to-school night

August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
They aren't the standard "what is your homework policy" questions.
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