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

October 30, 2015 - 12:37pm
A classmate at the Dallas school thought the boy might be kidding until he saw a detailed diagram.









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College president wore stereotypical Mexican costume for Halloween party

October 30, 2015 - 11:51am
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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The world's largest Christian university relaxes some rules for students

October 30, 2015 - 11:35am
It's Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., and here's what's new.









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In a disadvantaged district, a parable of contemporary American schooling

October 30, 2015 - 8:30am
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 - 8:30am
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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Are colleges coddling students or just leveling the playing field?

October 30, 2015 - 7:28am
Not every student is raised by helicopter parents or attends an elite college, so, yes, some coddling might help.









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FBI, Justice Department investigating S.C. police officer who threw student across classroom

October 29, 2015 - 9:59pm
Sheriff says Spring Valley High School student resisted, punched officer, but was "disturbed" by video.









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Budget bill rider would allow student debt collectors to robocall your cellphone

October 29, 2015 - 9:59pm
A provision tucked into the budget deal would let companies robocall Americans' cellphones to collect any money owed to or guaranteed by the government.









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Once bullied, now empowered, Lizzie Velasquez lobbies Capitol Hill

October 29, 2015 - 9:58pm
Young woman with congenital syndrome pushes for nation’s first federal anti-bullying law.









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More Virginia schools meet state benchmarks this year

October 29, 2015 - 9:58pm
The turnaround comes after tougher standardized tests led to a slump in scores.









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Md. sees major drop on national test as state includes more student scores

October 29, 2015 - 9:58pm
Maryland falls from upper echelon with nation’s worst decline; D.C. is a bright spot, showing improvement.









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U.S. student performance slips on national test

October 29, 2015 - 9:57pm
Scores dropped in math for the first time since the tests began in the early 1990s.









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What the national drop in 2015 NAEP test scores really means

October 29, 2015 - 9:57pm
The 'no-excuses' school reformers are trying to spin the results. Here's why their spin doesn't quite work.









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U-Va. student honored with first Hannah Graham Memorial Award

October 29, 2015 - 9:57pm
A sophomore studying biology received the school's inaugural award in honor of the student who was slain in Charlottesville last year.









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