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Virginia To Reconsider Standardized Tests

A Virginia committee has laid out 12 ways that schools in the commonwealth can move away from teaching to the test.
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Mississippi Schools Sue State For More Money

Mississippi has long ranked near the bottom of the states in educational performance. In a bid to change that, 21 school districts are suing the state for more than $200 million in education funding.
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Kids Get In On The Action With NaNoWriMo

November is national novel writing month and some schools are participating by having students write long-form fiction.
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In Pakistan, A Self-Styled Teacher Holds Class For 150 In A Cowshed

In a remote village, poor children are on the front line of an education battle. The village's only educated person aims to teach them — and shame teachers who are paid but don't show up for work.
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Colleges Ill-Equipped To Investigate, Adjudicate Sexual Assaults

In light of the allegations of sexual assault at the University of Virginia, Ari Shapiro speaks with Yale law professor Jed Rubenfeld about his recent critique of campus policies in the New York Times.
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Is Digital Learning More Cost-Effective? Maybe Not

Digital learning initiatives are spreading to schools across the country, but new research raises doubts about how well they work.
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D.C. Student Groups Push Schools To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Students concerned about how their schools are contributing to climate change are pushing for divestment from fossil fuels, but at least at American University, the results have been mixed.

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Thought Bubbles And One-Liners From An Ohio Classroom

Art imitates life for Chris Pearce — English teacher by day, comic artist by night. Inspired by his students, the material practically writes itself.
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Magazine Sheds Light On Allegations Of Rape Culture At UVA

In an issue of Rolling Stone, a female freshman said she was raped by seven men at the prestigious Phi Kappa Psi fraternity in 2012. The University of Virginia's governing board meets Tuesday.
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California College Students Walk Out Of Class To Protest Tuition Hikes

The University of California system recently approved a 5 percent tuition hike, annually, for up to five years. Students at UC Berkeley have taken the lead in protesting the measure.

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