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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is concerned that student loan servicers are making it difficult for people to get rid of their debt.
Schools too often ignore how the brains of middle and high school students develop.
Two D.C. teachers are part of a select group who will travel to other countries to enrich their teaching methods under the Fulbright program.
Author argues that ‘enjoying stress’ gives students and teachers control over it.
Studies show kindergarten has increased rigor as districts face standardized exams, and many parents fret over whether their children are ready to start school.
A Montgomery County proposal that reflects Gov. Larry Hogan’s order would cut into spring break if winter is severe.
An incredibly complex grading system raises ire in a Maryland high school.
The University of Maryland is also tracking two suspected cases. The viral disease is contagious.
The musician and entrepreneur, one of Howard University's most famous alumni, announced the gift from the state during his tour stop in D.C.
Chief executive Kevin M. Maxwell asked his top aide to step down, part of the fallout of an ongoing furor over child abuse in the Head Start program.
Bipartisan Senate bill takes a carrot-and-stick approach to boosting college access, graduation rates
The legislation would require some colleges to admit more low-income students or pay a fee to remain in the federal aid program.
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools has enacted reforms and brought in new leadership, but its detractors say it's too little, too late.
Kentucky governor can’t slash public university budget unless there’s a shortfall, state supreme court rules
The court sided with the state attorney general in ruling that Gov. Matt Bevin overstepped his bounds by imposing a $41 million spending cut across Kentucky's nine colleges and universities.
The university has resorted to court action to keep information about victims private. The Kentucky Kernel says the school is interested in something else: protecting itself.
"I am convinced that if you can put yourself in the shoes of a child of color in Tulsa right now, you will have a clearer understanding of the crisis we're facing and why we say black lives matter."
The University of Maryland scales up its philanthropy efforts with a $75 million initiative to encourage social innovation and foster nonprofit leadership.
Two university leaders point out that scientific exploration often has unforeseen benefits.
Caltech and Oxford, last year's No. 1 and 2, have switched places in the Times Higher Education rankings.
The girl, 13, captured the noisy chorus on her cellphone and was upset when she arrived home.
Curtis read her new book, "This is Me: A Story of Who We Are & Where We Came From," to students at the Library of Congress on Wednesday.