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Probe looks at how dead Virginians came to be registered to vote in Harrisonburg

October 6, 2016 - 1:00am
Former mayor blamed the actions of a JMU student involved in a registration drive.
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Harvard University dining hall workers strike over wages and health-care costs

October 6, 2016 - 1:00am
Hundreds of dining hall workers at Harvard University have gone on strike after four months of negotiations over wages and health-care benefits with the Ivy League school failed to produce a new contract.
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Education Department slammed for charter school oversight — by its own watchdog office

October 6, 2016 - 1:00am
The federal agency's own objectives are at risk, the audit says.
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Activists warn that PCBs - toxic industrial chemicals - contaminate thousands of U.S. schools

October 6, 2016 - 1:00am
Up to 26,000 schools could be contaminated with carcinogenic PCBs, but no one knows for sure because schools aren't required to test.
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Beyond test scores: The right way to assess students and schools

October 6, 2016 - 1:00am
What a model program looks like.
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Many students in need have jobs and financial aid but still go hungry

October 6, 2016 - 1:00am
New national survey documents food insecurity problems on college campuses.
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Ivy League professor: 'I would much rather my own children interact with drugs than with the police'

October 6, 2016 - 1:00am
A Columbia University neuroscientist writes about race and the importance of having non-white faculty members at a time when police shootings are sparking protests and debate.
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Columbia student on dearth of black faculty: It's 'the chinks in our armor that give us the courage'

October 6, 2016 - 1:00am
A college student reflects on what he has learned from a professor who is black, both about academics and life.
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This school staged a 'Color Wars' pep rally. Then students showed up in 'White Pride' shirts.

October 6, 2016 - 1:00am
Two students wore “Trump 2016 White Pride” shirts to the school's annual Homecoming-week rally.
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Why dangling rewards in front of students and teachers is counterproductive

October 6, 2016 - 1:00am
Do rewards motivate people? Yes, but to do what?
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ROTC reforms weapons training after campus drills are mistaken for active shooters

October 5, 2016 - 1:00am
The college military leadership program seeks to allay fears by making training more discreet, but the Army command also encourages people to report suspicions.
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‘Long overdue’: Colleges needed lower standard of evidence in sexual assault cases, an advocate says

October 5, 2016 - 1:00am
An advocate writes in defense of federal policy on how university officials investigate claims of sexual assault on campus.
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Afraid to speak up: In the era of trigger warnings, a tenured professor stays silent

October 5, 2016 - 1:00am
An academic leader writes about self-censorship in higher education, where opposing viewpoints are not always welcome.
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U-Md. system chancellor addresses higher education costs, his pay kerfuffle

October 5, 2016 - 1:00am
A conversation with Robert L. Caret.
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After gaining legitimacy, can online higher education replace traditional college?

October 5, 2016 - 1:00am
Virtual courses could have a significant impact on the future of higher education.
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Police investigate racist graffiti on historic black school house

October 5, 2016 - 1:00am
Local authorities in Northern Virginia are now working with the FBI and the Virginia State Police to determine who spray painted swastikas on the school house, which is under restoration.
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Award-winning principal reassigned in wake of testing opt-out irregularities

October 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Alexandria, Va. principal was found to have instructed staff to encourage low-performing students to sit out of state tests.
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Live it: A professor teaches the cell-phone generation about prehistory - blood, guts and all

October 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Award-winning professor Bill Schindler immerses his Washington College students in their ancestors' lives.
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