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Adult Education Nonprofit Gets On The Charter School Bandwagon

As one of D.C.'s nonprofit adult education centers goes charter and receives a windfall of city money, we explore the expectations that go along with that funding.

LA Schools Superintendent To Step Down Amid iPad Controversy

Rachel Martin talks with KPCC's Annie Gilbertson about the pending resignation of John Deasy, who had been at the center of a controversial plan to purchase 700,000 iPads for students and teachers.

Black Students Gather At Harvard To Watch 'Dear White People'

Dear White People follows the stories of four black students at a prestigious, majority white college, where racial tensions are threatening to bring chaos to the campus.

Harvard Law Professors Say New Sexual Assault Policy Is One-Sided

A group of 28 law professors has written an open letter criticizing the university's new sexual assault policy, citing due process concerns and saying it gives victims more rights than the accused.
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Per-Pupil School Spending In Region Varies Dramatically

Researchers found that as a group, D.C. public charter schools have the highest per-pupil spending of the eight school systems in the area, at approximately $18,000. Prince Georges County spends the least, a little more than $10,000.
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How Much Is Your School District Spending?

A local education think tank has released a new interactive tool that shows per-pupil spending across our region.


What Will Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Mean For Girls' Education?

Although important strides have been made, a children's rights expert says the world has a long way to go before Malala Yousafzai's vision of meaningful education for all is realized.

A New Credential For The Tech Industry

General Assembly, an alternative education program, announces a new set of credentials for software-related jobs.
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Commission Suggests Changes That Could Help Bring Down College Costs In Va.

A Virginia commission studying why the costs of a college education have soared in the state has some suggestions about bringing them down.
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D.C. Educators Praise Benefits Of Mandatory SAT Tests

All high school students in D.C. will take the SAT test today — part of an effort by DCPS to get more students to head to college.