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Mayor announces grants for two new community schools in the District

October 21, 2015 - 7:18pm
The model, now funded in eight schools, will provide more wraparound services for families.









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Federal investigation into the way a university handled social-media threats

October 21, 2015 - 6:31pm
Members of the Feminists United group at the University of Mary Washington say they faced hundreds of anonymous harassing messages.









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Suburban school board race attracts focus from anti-LGBT activists

October 21, 2015 - 6:00pm
A conservative newsletter with ties to anti-LGBT activists is circulating widely among suburban Virginia voters, riling the heated race for the school board.









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Students take racist comments and spread them all over campus

October 21, 2015 - 5:30pm
American University students angry about racist posts on social media publicize the comments in an effort to force change on campus









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The student loan scandal that just won't die

October 21, 2015 - 5:14pm
An appeals court reversed a decision in a case that dredges up the misdeeds of former student lenders.









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North Carolina teacher exodus rises — despite efforts to halt attrition

October 21, 2015 - 2:24pm
It's not just low pay driving the exodus.









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School enrollment surges in Clarksburg, Silver Spring, N. Bethesda

October 21, 2015 - 1:53pm
Biggest increases in school enrollment since 2007 seen at elementary schools in three areas.









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Helicopter parents are not the only problem. Colleges coddle students, too.

October 21, 2015 - 12:05pm
Some colleges plan their students' entire academic lives, protect their students from failure and give out tons of A's (43 percent of all grades).









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Are Corinthian College's former schools on the mend?

October 21, 2015 - 10:16am
The Department of Education is hailing the progress made by ECMC, but critics remain wary of the new owner and the $24 million sale of Corinthian's former campuses.









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Why teachers should reconsider their beliefs about learning

October 21, 2015 - 4:36am
'Teachers, as the saying goes, teach the way they were taught rather than the way they were taught to teach.'









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‘Homicidal threat’ will not be included in 8-year-old’s school record

October 20, 2015 - 8:52pm
A Montgomery County principal alters wording in document and says it will be destroyed at year’s end.









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Maryland honored for environmental literacy standards

October 20, 2015 - 6:48pm
State gets award from World Future Council, Inter-Parliamentary Union and UNICEF









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Should CPR be a high school graduation requirement?

October 20, 2015 - 6:01pm
Advocates hope to amend a bill that would require each District school to have and maintain an automated defibrillator, or AED, to include the requirement that students learn CPR before graduation.









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Virginia Teacher of the Year calls fifth-grade her dream job

October 20, 2015 - 5:15pm
Natalie DiFusco-Funk, who teaches elementary school in Salem, Va., was honored as the Virginia State Teacher of the Year.









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Canada's new leader, Justin Trudeau, was a schoolteacher

October 20, 2015 - 4:13pm
The prime minister-designate taught at public and private schools.









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Before Ahmed and his clock, there was Kiera and her science project

October 20, 2015 - 4:13pm
She was expelled and charged with two felonies for a science project gone wrong.









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Should universities teach students to 'find themselves'?

October 20, 2015 - 3:11pm
A philanthropist writes about how few college students say they have a sense of well-being, and suggests ways to change that.









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Ben Carson says Americans were better educated in the 1830s than they are today. No, they weren't.

October 20, 2015 - 2:56pm
The information on which he bases his statement is wrong.









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Here's the famous 1895 eighth-grade test from Kansas. See how you would do.

October 20, 2015 - 2:56pm
It's the test Ben Carson says proves Americans in the 1830s were better educated than they are today.









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World-famous teacher files $1 billion lawsuit against Los Angeles schools to end 'teacher jail'

October 20, 2015 - 2:56pm
The district ordered Rafe Esquith out of his classroom last March and began to investigate him.









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