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Arizona 1st In Nation To Require High Schoolers To Pass Civics Test

The state's governor signed a bill into law that will require graduates to pass the same civics test given to candidates for U.S. citizenship. Similar measures are being considered in other states.
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Students, Hogan's Your Man — Governor-Elect Backs Post-Labor Day School Start

Supporters of moving the start of school in Maryland past Labor Day are going all in this year in Annapolis to get their way.

Do Fictional Geniuses Hold Back Real Women?

A new study finds that the academic disciplines most associated with "geniuses" are also the fields in which women are underrepresented.
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Transportation, Education Could Be Big Sticking Points For Hogan's Budget

Funding for large transportation projects — such as the Purple Line — and for large school districts are among Democrats' concerns as the new GOP governor prepares his fiscal plan.


A New Study Reveals Much About How Parents Really Choose Schools

Will choice and competition really improve academic quality? A new study out of New Orleans complicates the picture.
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Delayed Start For Most Of Area's Schools

A lot of districts are on a two-hour delay, but some are closed for the day.

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Va. Bill Would Require Colleges To Report Sexual-Assault Investigations

The goal, say supporters of the legislation, is to ensure that more cases make it into the justice system instead of being handled solely by college administrations.


North Carolina Rethinks The Common Core

Some states have been quick to drop the new national academic standards — but North Carolina is taking its time before deciding the Common Core's future in 2015.

For-Profit Charters Set To Run Pa. District's Schools

Pennsylvania's worst-performing district would have all of its schools run by a private charter school company.

Grief In The Classroom: 'Saying Nothing Says A Lot'

A new resource for educators offers insights and guidance to support students dealing with the loss of a loved one.