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Education News from Washington Post
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Many of the schools, in Virginia and New Jersey, received the threats by automated telephone calls, known as robocalls. Schools in Augusta, Maine, also closed Friday due to an emailed threat.
The dean agrees with a committee at Harvard Law School thats recommends that the symbol, based on the family crest of an 18th-century slaveholder, be changed.
Senate Democrats are asking the Department of Education to retract a the findings from a review its inspector general called "unsupported and inaccurate."
DePaul U.'s enrollment chief says requiring these written testimonials may give privileged students an edge.
Hundreds of thousands of students are scheduled to take the revised college admission exam for the first time this week. Out are 'SAT words.' In are charts and analysis.
A small liberal-arts college was set to close permanently for financial reasons, until alumnae stepped in. A year later, with the school up and running, they are optimistic about the future.
'We know that the social emotional well-being of our students is central to our students’ learning. It’s time for us to do better attending to the social emotional well-being of teachers as well.'
Dozens of students, parents, educators and activists are urging the U.S. Senate not to confirm John King, President Obama’s choice to succeed Arne Duncan as education secretary, because he pushed education policies when he was education commissioner of New York State that they say were “ineffective and destructive.” The Senate education committee held confirmation hearings […]
Gov. Terry McAuliffe said the state board of education should have the authority to set state standards.
Three transgender South Dakotans met with Gov. Dennis Daugaard as he weighed whether to sign bathroom restrictions for transgender students into law.
You heard about the diversity furor at the Academy Awards. Here's one you didn't hear about - but should have
'Something far more disturbing happened a few months ago that will have a lasting impact on higher education and the ability to diversify the fields of science, technology, education, and mathematics -- the subjects collectively known as STEM.'
College Board says the move is a new security measure to prevent cheating. The ACT doesn't want test prep providers taking its test either.
Withdrawn letter said the university took a “hands off” approach to fraternities and failed to identify and address a “sexually hostile environment.”