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Like Catania, Bowser Says No To School Boundary Changes

D.C. mayoral candidates Muriel Bowser and David Catania may argue over plenty of things, but there is one thing they see eye to eye on: changes to the city's four-decade-old school boundaries and feeder patterns have to be put on hold.
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Is Google's Free Software A Good Deal For Educators?

The tech giant launches new tools for teachers.
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D.C. Extends Day At 25 Schools, Hoping That More Time Means Better Scores

Students at 25 D.C. public schools will stay in school longer every day, a move that city officials hope will help struggling students catch up with their peers.
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Student Activists Keep Pressure On Campus Sexual Assault

More than 70 colleges are under investigation for how they've handled sexual assaults. The current attention to campus sexual assault has been driven largely by student activists using social media.
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Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software

One company and its algorithms are changing the way America's schools handle classroom ethics.
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Catania Rejects School Boundary Changes, Says He'll Delay Implementation

Mayoral candidate David Catania says he will delay implementation of a plan that would redraw the city's school boundaries and feeder patterns.
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Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens' Health

The science is clear that teenagers need more than eight hours of sleep a night. The nation's pediatricians say school districts need to buck up and change schedules to let kids sleep later.
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D.C. Schools Offer Teachers Guidance On Discussing Ferguson

As students return to the classroom today, the city's public school system has prepared a guide for teachers who want to discuss the events surrounding the shooting of an 18-year-old by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
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Nearly 1,100 New Central American Students Join D.C. Area Schools

Schools across the D.C. area are returning to the classroom this week, and hundreds of unaccompanied minors will be counted among their ranks, bringing their own unique challenges to school systems.

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University Tackles Sexual Assault Before The Parties Start

Students entering the University of New Hampshire will be required to complete an online seminar about sexual assault and are urged to talk with their parents about it before arriving on campus.

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