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A push to enroll in AP calculus spurs a school to widen its program

November 2, 2015 - 7:27pm
A student is excelling in Advanced Placement courses, and the schools now want more students to try it.









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Rachel Dolezal admits she was born white

November 2, 2015 - 6:25pm
A story that surprised no one still managed to go viral as people argued about identity after a former civil-rights leader's roots were exposed.









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Yes, this stuff is still happening in U.S. schools - and it's wrong

November 2, 2015 - 4:37pm
Look at what is happening to students at an impoverished school in an impoverished suburb of Pittsburgh.









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Students accuse Yale SAE fraternity brother of saying 'white girls only' at party door

November 2, 2015 - 3:50pm
Fraternity member says the incident was mischaracterized -- and that the brother in question is black









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Walton Foundation's new education investment strategy: Scary or what?

November 2, 2015 - 1:16pm
The foundation has invested some $1.3 billion over 20 years to promote school reform, especially school choice. It isn't entirely happy with the results, so it's doing something new.









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How daylight saving time explains standardized test scores

November 2, 2015 - 4:33am
A primer, in six paragraphs.









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In Denver suburb, a school board race morphs into $1 million ‘proxy war’

November 1, 2015 - 9:53pm
In Jefferson County, teachers unions and Koch brothers battle for votes and the future of public schools.









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Personal-finance courses in Virginia teach teens to budget in the real world

November 1, 2015 - 6:32pm
The new requirement to teach money management exposes students to a range of topics, such as retirement.









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Charters grapple with admission policies, question how public they should be

October 31, 2015 - 8:42pm
Some schools restrict admission to early grades, fueling a national debate about fairness and access to quality schools.









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Study on online charter schools: 'It is literally as if the kid did not go to school for an entire year'

October 31, 2015 - 12:45pm
And a private pro-charter foundation provided support for the research.









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College funding heads to high school, as feds aim to fund dual-enrollment

October 30, 2015 - 8:05pm
Programs like one at Montgomery College aim to give high school kids a head start on higher education.









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Hey colleges: Don’t worry about what we do after school. Look at our grades.

October 30, 2015 - 4:29pm
A high school freshman, already worried about college admissions, offers her opinion about the perceived need for extracurricular activities.









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College president apologizes for wearing stereotypical Mexican costume for Halloween party

October 30, 2015 - 3:27pm
The University of Louisville president's chief of staff wrote an apology Thursday expressing "deep regret" to Hispanic and Latino people on campus.









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Why Alabama Teacher of the Year is quitting

October 30, 2015 - 2:57pm
She says the state Department of Education told her she wasn't qualified.









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Walmart, fast-food chains offer employees free GED program

October 30, 2015 - 1:55pm
Employer-funded program could reach large market of adults who lack a high school diploma.









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Are colleges coddling students or just leveling the playing field?

October 30, 2015 - 12:53pm
Not every student is raised by helicopter parents or attends an elite college, so, yes, some coddling might help.









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In a disadvantaged district, a parable of contemporary American schooling

October 30, 2015 - 12:53pm
A community is closing its one high school to give kids a better education — at another troubled school. Will it work?









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Confounding test questions - with no correct answer - at the community college gate

October 30, 2015 - 12:53pm
When all four answers to a standardized test question are wrong, how can we expect community college students to get it right?









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The world's largest Christian university relaxes some rules for students

October 30, 2015 - 12:53pm
It's Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., and here's what's new.









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Boy, 12, arrested in connection with plan to ‘shoot up’ charter school

October 30, 2015 - 12:52pm
A classmate at the Dallas school thought the boy might be kidding until he saw a detailed diagram.









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