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The country’s newest all-boys public high school opens its doors

August 23, 2016 - 12:04am
School opens for 110 freshmen at Ron Brown College Prep, the only single-sex public school in D.C.
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California Supreme Court decision leaves state's teacher tenure law in place

August 23, 2016 - 12:04am
The court declined to hear a closely watched challenge to state tenure laws.
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Wells Fargo to pay $4 million for illegal student loan practices

August 23, 2016 - 12:04am
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said the bank illegally charged late fees to consumers.
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Federal judge temporarily halts Obama's directive to schools on accommodating transgender students

August 23, 2016 - 12:04am
Judge in Texas rules that public schools do not have to let transgender students use the bathrooms of their choice — at least for now.
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For-profit college fights Education Department decision to block its conversion to a nonprofit

August 23, 2016 - 12:04am
The Center for Excellence in Higher Education, a Utah-based chain of career colleges, is accusing the agency of disregarding legal precedent to advance a political agenda.
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Can a revamped Roosevelt High serve everyone in its gentrifying neighborhood?

August 23, 2016 - 12:04am
D.C. students starting the year Monday will find a $127 million renovation and a new dual-language program, which aims to make the school more attractive to families.
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At U-Va., Block Party continues despite administration’s warnings

August 22, 2016 - 12:04am
Thousands of students gathered in Charlottesville for the raucous off-campus, back-to-school party, though some described it as “tamer.”
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A principal berated a new teacher in front of his class. He needed her support instead.

August 22, 2016 - 12:04am
She forced him to tell several classes how inferior he was. Why would a principal turn so quickly, publicly and viciously against a teacher who sought her help?
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Why white students need black teachers - by a white teacher

August 22, 2016 - 12:04am
'Obviously, students of color need teachers of color, but from experience I know the importance of white students having teachers of color too,'
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Trump’s perplexing comments about education

August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
They raise more questions than they answer.
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U-Va. tries to break Block Party, the annual alcohol-soaked rite of passage

August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
School officials are pleading with students to stay away from the off-campus party Saturday. It has been the scene of out-of-control drinking, and last year an alleged sexual assault among athletes.
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What the modern world has forgotten about children and learning

August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
'We have radically altered our own evolved species behavior by segregating children artificially in same-age peer groups instead of mixed-age communities, by compelling them to be indoors and sedentary for most of the day, by asking them to learn from text-based artificial materials instead of contextualized real-world activities, by dictating arbitrary timetables for learning rather than following the unfolding of a child’s developmental readiness.'
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'Your son will learn to problem-solve.' Arkansas school puts helicopter parents on notice

August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
The school's policy -- which bars parents from dropping off forgotten assignments and lunches -- has sparked a furious debate on Facebook.
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Should schools let parents bring lunch, homework to kids who forget them? This one doesn't.

August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
The Catholic school in Arkansas says it has a good reason.
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Hundreds of students stay home from Orlando-area schools after social media threats

August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
Law enforcement said the threats are not credible and are searching for a 23-year-old transient who they believe are behind the threats.
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After athletics scandal, Kenneth Starr leaves Baylor faculty

August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
Months after he was removed as school president, Kenneth Starr's tenure at Baylor University is officially over.
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Genetics, evolution, the latest scary virus. These volunteers bring real-life science to the classroom.

August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
With an emphasis on boosting science, technology, engineering and math education, experts team with teachers to show that “science can be fun and interesting and relevant.”
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