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Doctors need to learn about dying, too

January 15, 2016 - 10:18am
A doctor who has taught at Stanford and Harvard's medical schools says medical education must change to help physicians learn how to work with terminally ill patients









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Va. bill would require students to use bathrooms that correspond with their 'anatomical sex'

January 15, 2016 - 9:01am
Del. Mark L. Cole (R-Spotsylvania) said he is trying to protect the privacy of Virginia schoolchildren.









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Md. school system keeps Jewish holidays, adds days off for Diwali, Lunar New Year and Eid al-Adha

January 15, 2016 - 6:27am
Howard County had considered opening on Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, but took opposite course.









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American Association of University Women challenges federal data on college sexual assault

January 14, 2016 - 6:54pm
Ninety-one percent of U.S. colleges reported to the federal government that they had no rapes on their campuses in 2014, and the advocacy group says that "defies reality."









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Ithaca College president resigns after protests over race issues

January 14, 2016 - 4:35pm
Thomas Rochon resigns as president of Ithaca College, effective July 1, after months of racial tensions on campus.









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Three Columbia and Barnard students killed on volunteer trip to Honduras

January 14, 2016 - 3:03pm
A humanitarian trip in Central America ended tragically after a bus carrying volunteers crashed









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Should kindergartners be taught to love testing?

January 14, 2016 - 2:47pm
This English teacher says: 'No. No no no no no no no no no, no.'









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Add a Muslim holiday? Remove a Jewish one? Schools debate calendars as diversity increases

January 13, 2016 - 8:34pm
Howard County will consider a proposal that could open schools on two Jewish holidays for the first time in more than three decades.









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Loudoun County schools budget proposal tops $1 billion for first time

January 13, 2016 - 4:43pm
Superintendent Eric Williams wants to expand full-day kindergarten and give teachers raises.









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The father of a boy killed at Sandy Hook gets death threats from people who say the shooting was a hoax

January 13, 2016 - 4:12pm
Parents of a Sandy Hook victim said they were harassed by a Florida professor who called the shooting a hoax. He was fired. And the father got death threats.









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Student loans were meant for a different era. Here's how to fix them.

January 13, 2016 - 8:30am
It's time to bring a federal student loan system created for a different era into the 21st Century.









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Netflix chief announces $100 million fund for education

January 13, 2016 - 8:15am
Hastings is a longtime charter school supporter.









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Man charged with killing U-Va. student said he was ‘really drunk’ that night

January 12, 2016 - 9:58pm
New details emerge about encounter between Jesse L. Matthew Jr. and Hannah Graham.









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Judge calls for Jackie to release documents in Rolling Stone lawsuit

January 12, 2016 - 7:24pm
A federal court judge plans to order U-Va. student to release documents related to debunked rape story.









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Conservative activist James O'Keefe targets Common Core with new hidden-camera video

January 12, 2016 - 6:07pm
Video purportedly captures textbook sales rep saying companies embraced national academic standards because of their profit potential; she says comments were misconstrued, taken out of context.









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What to do when they say your kindergartner needs a tutor

January 12, 2016 - 1:15pm
It is common that imaginative, hands-on, independent-thinking, playful types who are in classrooms where work is heavily rote are the ones being recommended. This mismatch is the problem, not your child.









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Why UMUC skips the U.S. News rankings of online schools

January 12, 2016 - 12:25am
The University of Maryland University College, a large public school, takes issue with the list of 'best' online programs.









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What I learned about myself while living like David Bowie over the past year

January 11, 2016 - 8:03pm
A cultural studies professor spent the past year living as David Bowie did -- reading, walking, eating, dressing, painting, and whipping off a blond wig -- just as Bowie would. He learned a lot about Bowie, and himself.









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George Washington University rescinds Bill Cosby's honorary degree

January 11, 2016 - 3:56pm
In an about-face from the university's position this fall, George Washington University's president announced that it will revoke comedian Bill Cosby's honorary degree.









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The new federal education law returns power to the states. But how will they use it?

January 11, 2016 - 2:24pm
State lawmakers and school officials are readying for an opportunity to reshape local policies with less federal input.









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