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A look back at Jon Stewart’s 2004 commencement speech: ‘College is not necessarily predictive of your future success’

August 6, 2015 - 4:00am
Given at his alma mater, the College of William & Mary: 'So how do you know what is the right path to choose to get the result that you desire? And the honest answer is this. You won’t. And accepting that greatly eases the anxiety of your life experience. I was not exceptional here, and am not now. I was mediocre here. And I’m not saying aim low. Not everybody can wander around in an alcoholic haze and then at 40 just, you know, decide to be President. You’ve got to really work hard to try to...I was actually referring to my father.'

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A Harvard prank was not funny to Donald Trump. (But it might be to you.)

August 5, 2015 - 7:57pm
A longtime rivalry between two storied student publications at Harvard spills over into presidential politics.

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Anxiety, frustration and incredulity follow suggestion of school sports cuts

August 5, 2015 - 7:20pm
Community reacts strongly to early proposal that Fairfax County schools could save millions without athletics.

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Authorities worry that many U.S. schools could have dangerous asbestos

August 5, 2015 - 7:13pm
Thirty years after Congress flagged asbestos in schools as a health risk, no one knows the size or scope of the problem.

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How else are women pulling one another into the tech world?

August 5, 2015 - 4:05pm
After frustration over stereotypes in tech go viral with the #Ilooklikeanengineer hashtag, many women highlight their ongoing efforts to encourage others to join the tech world.

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U.S. probe into Georgia special ed program could have national impact

August 5, 2015 - 1:34pm
Justice Department says segregation of disabled students is illegal under the Disabilities Act.

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Teacher: I’m not Tom Cruise but my job is a lot like ‘Mission Impossible’

August 5, 2015 - 12:15pm
Sound familiar? 'Ethan Hunt, Tom Cruise's character, is nearly always on the run from his own organization. He is blamed for its failures. His successes are never really appreciated, or at least only appreciated during the last five minutes of a given movie before it all goes downhill again in the next one. In nearly every movie, he not only has to do his job, he has to work against his own organization's dysfunction to get it done. '

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